The official Max Payne 3
television commercial debuted last night during the Lakers v. Spurs game on ESPN last night, and it's chock full of all the Max Payne-y things you'd expect – slow motion bullets, slow motion jumping, slow motion ladies, etc.
It's a little sad that the game is billed as "from the makers of Grand Theft Auto
and Red Dead Redemption
," considering that the original Max Payne
predates both GTA3
and the entire Red Dead franchise. Then again, a modern 18 year old gamer would only have been seven years old when the series originally debuted in 2001, so we can't really blame Rockstar for playing to its target demographic's familiarities. Kids these days with their Macintosh computers
and their Fiat 500s