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Review: Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 makes video-game violence mean something again.
Max Payne's bloody Brazilian getaway
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 15, 2012
Winter Games: Preview

The games of winter

Despite a quiet January, this winter gives gamers much to look forward to: long-awaited sequels, promising original franchises, and even a new handheld system.
Sci-fi, fantasy, and Sony's new handheld
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 30, 2011

Review: Alan Wake

Alan Wake  proves, once again, that developers don’t need to reinvent entire genres to make a good game — they simply need to play to their strengths.
Shadowplay: Remedy Entertainment puts on a light show
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 04, 2010

Max Payne

No longer the undercover DEA agent of the game, Max oversees NYPD “cold case” files. They don’t come much colder than this one.  
Bloodless, PG-13-rated action noir
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 21, 2008

Shoot ’em up

There’s a great line in the 1992 John Woo movie Hard Boiled : “Give a guy a gun and he thinks he’s Superman. Give him two and he thinks he’s God!”
Stranglehold is a soft-boiled shooter
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 26, 2007

Emergency exit

Ah, the urban-shooter genre. Overcrowded. Stale. Boring. The last thing we need is another one. But I guess if you’re putting out a sequel, you get a pass.
State sequel an honest mistake
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 10, 2006