Turn around, walk away, blow town. That would have been the smart thing to do. Guess I wasn’t that smart.
I guess the Moving Pixels crew isn’t that smart either. Rather than bask in the warmth of the summer sun, our podcast crew revisits the darkened, snowed-in streets of Noir York City with a discussion of Max Payne.
Arriving in 2001 with stylish bullet time gunplay and an attitude boiled harder than any novel by Dashiell Hammett, Max Payne remains a significant influence on this decade’s games. We consider why and whether it holds up nearly a decade after its release.
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Additional discussion of the Max Payne series:
All This Useless Interactivity by G. Christopher Williams
Imitating Intimacy in Video Games by G. Christopher Williams
Our podcast contributors:
Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.