How Would You Like To Be In Max Payne 3 Multiplayer?
Are you excited about the March, 2012 release of Max Payne 3? Perhaps you should be. Did you know it’s been nearly 9 years since Rockstar games released a Max Payne game? I’m not kidding, it really has been longer than a typical successful presidency.
The reason for this is that despite positive critical response, Max Payne 2 kind of tanked, and it hurt the franchise. Yes, it probably sold about 2 million copies, but the original Max Payne sold closer to 5, and to this day the series total hovers around 7 million sold. That’s disappointing, especially compared to Rockstar’s GTA series which, at the time Max Payne 3 was released, had already enjoyed the staggering success of III (12 million copies to date) and Vice City (17 million), and they were less than a year away from San Andreas (the third best selling game of all time).
The fact that the 2008 Max Payne movie was absolutely terrible probably didn’t help, but at long last, Rockstar is bring back Max Payne for a third installment, and they’ve concocted an interesting gimmick – dah, I mean, interesting promotion – to drum up buzz for it. They’re selecting 8 lucky players to have their likenesses immortalized FOREVER, or at least until people stop playing Max Payne 3 the second GTA V comes out, as playable characters in Max Payne 3 multiplayer.
Interested? Here’s what you need to do:
1) Start by following @RockstarGames on Twitter. If you don’t have a Twitter account, then get one. But I’m not making that step one since it’s 2011 and you should already have a twitter account.
2) Start coming up with reasons to use the hashtag #maxpayne3, and start doing so now. Every time you
3) Because each week from now (actually, from last Friday) until January 13, 2012, Rockstar will be randomly choosing 10 such hashtaggers and contacting them via email to solicit a photo for consideration.
4) Of the 10 people per week asked to do so, 2 will be chosen to appear in Max Payne 3 multiplayer as a gang character.
It’s already on going, so you’d better get started. To find out more, visit the official site. And hell, as long as you’re milling about the Twitterverse: