Tag Archives: rockstar

June 14, 2012

How Rockstar deals with Max Payne 3 cheaters

Anyone found to have used hacked saves, modded games, or other exploits to gain an unfair advantage in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, or to circumvent the leaderboards will be quarantined from all other players into a “Cheaters Pool”, where they’ll only be able to compete in multiplayer matches with other confirmed miscreants.

I love it when cheating is dealt with in inventive ways like this.

December 28, 2010

Games of 2010: my top three

With all major video game publications selecting their games of the year, an unordered list of my top three follows.

Alan Wake

In my book, Alan Wake is all about atmopshere. But Alan Wake may very well be the most atmospheric game I’ve ever experienced, which in itself warrants a spot on my top three list. It’s a crying shame that this title evidently didn’t meet sales expectations.

Red Dead Redemption

Taking place in a setting that is grossly underused and with a story and ending that gripped me from start to finish, Read Dead Redemption is one of the very best of 2010. Rockstar has come a long way in terms of both storytelling and refined gameplay, and this game is their best showpiece.

Gran Turismo 5

One would not have expected Gran Turismo 5 to have as many flaws at release, but the sheer experience of driving a high-powered automobile is sublime, and unlike and other racing game on the console market. I’ll be playing this for many years to come.

August 26, 2010

Red Dead Redemption

As an open-world game, Red Dead Redemption is arguably Rockstar’s finest to date. An engaging main storyline and the atmosphere of the old west more than make up for the occasionally poor dialogue and glitches, but the ending — which I found to be a nice change of pace compared to the usual fare — may prove to be disappointing to players looking for a mechanically challenging finale.