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Review: Max Payne 3 (Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC)

By now, everyone should know that the people over at Rockstar Games always create mind-blowing games: the Grand Theft Auto Series, Red Dead Redemption, to name a couple.

Max Payne 3 is no exception.

Before we begin, lets take it back and have a quick insight into the first two games.

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PC Build

PC building isn’t difficult, once you have done it once it’s very straightforward the 2nd, 3rd, 4th…..time you do it. If its your first time, I highly recommend it, you will definitely learn a lot more about computers in the process. The first and foremost thing to think about is what kind of PC do YOU want to build ? Do you want a low-budget PC to do simple tasks or perhaps a high-end PC for gaming/video editing ? Once you have made this decision you can then go on to research/source the parts and then ultimately, go on to build the PC you want.

Anyway, lets crack on shall we?…

The PC my Dad had built about 4-5 years ago was in need of an overhaul – so, yes you guessed it….an overhaul it got.

Me and my oldman decided to upgrade all the parts and start a fresh PC build. After about a month of checking out many websites and various parts, it was time to order and get this beast of a PC put together.

I won’t bore you with the specs of the old PC, but in all fairness, it wasn’t that bad. It struggled to play some games I really wanted to play on PC and when editing videos it, well, definitely took its time.

Anyways, the new PC parts are pretty biblical – Check them out below…

It’s Showtime

More inside…

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Tritton AX180 Universal Headset (Xbox 360/PS3/PC)

After using the standard Xbox 360 headset for about 6 years now, I decided it was well and truly time to upgrade my gaming headset. Having recently got a PS3 as well, I decided that I could not play online on the PS3 using my O2 bluetooth jabra headset as it was, in a nut-shell, complete garbage.

Anyway, after reading several reviews of different headsets and coming to the conclusion that a) I wasn’t going to spend £100+ on pair and b) they had to be universal – I decided to pick up a pair of the Tritton AX180’s.

Tritton AX180 Headset

Retail they sell for around £45 (Amazon, Game and Tesco), depending on where you purchase them, but I got these for a cool £30 in the end using some reward points.

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Steam: Massive Sale

It’s starting to get really cold over here in Scotland but Steam have made sure to keep us warm with the HOT monster sale they have on just now.

Steam’s Autumn Sale 2011 started yesterday and will finish on Sunday 27th of November. There are literally hundreds of PC games you can download at a fraction of the price and there will be even more bargains added over the weekend.

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Golden Joystick Awards 2011

With over 2 millions votes cast across various different categories, the organisers-and folk over at the Guinness World Records-claim this to be the biggest video games award ceremony on the planet.

This was the Golden Joystick Awards 29th Ceremony and it was Valve’s Portal 2 that was crowned ‘ultimate game of the year’ – beating the likes of LA Noire, Call Of Duty: Black Ops and Gran Turismo 5 to the top spot.

No game was awarded more than one award this time, but check out this list below to see the winners of each category.

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Battlefield 3: New Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

Just when I thought I couldn’t get anymore impatient to get my hands on this game, they release a brand new trailer of some sweet looking multiplayer action.

The video pretty much includes everything that we expect from a battlefield game: loads of vehicles, explosions, jets, helicopters, mass destruction, new maps and BASE jumping…

Yes, BASE jumping ! I shall say no more, just watch the video (courtesy of Battlefield on YouTube) below to see for yourself.

 

Ubuntu Latest Version: 11.10 ‘Oneiric Ocelot’ Released

The long-awaited and most recent version of the Linux operating system, Ubuntu, was released yesterday.

Credit: Hameddanger - deviantART

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Hitman: Absolution – 16 minute gameplay trailer

There hasn’t been an awful lot of media released about IO interactive’s fifth installment of the Hitman series, Hitman: Absolution.

Being a big fan of Hitman personally, I’ve been searching high and low to find out any new details of the game that is due for release sometime in 2012.

So im pretty glad I can now share with you (courtesy of the bald man himself) a 16 minute video showing you actual gameplay of Agent47 taking refuge in an abandoned library somewhere in Chicago.

The video shows off many new gameplay elements, including IO Interactive’s new Glacier 2 engine. As well as this, you will of course witness some of Agent47’s new/old tricks – such as changing into his dead victims clothes, eating chocolate donuts and also crashing the party at a hippie, weed infested flat.

Sit back and Enjoy…

Resident Evil 2 PC

With Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X HD being re-released on Xbox 360/PS3 and on top of playing Gears of War 3 and Dead Rising 2, it’s probably a bit of an understatement to say I’ve had zombies on the mind over the past couple of weeks.

Little did I know that when I left the house this morning I would be in for a little treat. On return from the local supermarket, I decided to pop into a secondhand shop (just for a look) as they had quite a lot of old skool game consoles and games displayed in the window. As I was leaving the shop I stopped to tie my shoelace and at the corner of my eye, saw this….

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Battlefield 3 Open Beta – September 29th (All platforms)

(Credit: EA/Dice)

EA’s biggest installment of the battlefield franchise, Battlefield 3, opens its doors for public beta testing at the end of the month for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 owners. The beta will begin on the 29th September 2011 until the 10th October, giving gamers over a week of insane online multiplayer action. 

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