Tag Archives: Rockstar

Contemplating The Mirror: Manhunt Revisited

Memories Rockstar’s Playstation 2 games were the video nasties of my generation. I remember my father reading an article in USA Today about prostitution in Grand Theft: Auto Vice City and telling me that I couldn’t have it. Likewise, the … Continue reading

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Snuff Enough: Hotline Miami, Manhunt, and the Theater of Killing

The question posed in Hotline Miami is rhetorical. “Do you like hurting other people?” Of course you don’t. Or you shouldn’t. But this is a game, and so you do. Killing is often the language of games. It lubricates plots, … Continue reading

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The Many Lives of Max Payne

I can’t help but wonder if I’m playing the same games as everyone else. I just put down the controller and looked up Max Payne 3′s Metacritic in a fit of irritation: “A technological tour de force,” sighs G4TV; GamesRadar … Continue reading

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Knowing is the Half the Battle: Max Payne 3 and the Fourth Wall

by Adam Boffa Max Payne 3 is a brutal game. But I do not think it is a stupid one. Since its release, many players have (rightfully) commented on its excessive use of violence and the miserable, almost pitiable nature … Continue reading

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