If you plan on renting this from redbox.. Don't.

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#1 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -

"ONLY DISC 1 AVAILABLE. DISC 1 INCLUDES THE FIRST HALF OF SINGLE PLAYER GAME AND THE MULTIPLAYER PORTION OF THE GAME."

http://www.redbox.com/games/max-payne-3-x360
Why even make it available?

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#2 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (402 posts) -

Aww, man. :( That's really unfortunate.

You could always get the PS3 version, if that's an option though right? That should all be on one disc?

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#3 Posted by AssInAss (3296 posts) -

Wait, what?! "First half of single player game" HAHA!

So Max Payne 3 is as long as an RPG now?!

I've never heard of something like this.

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#4 Posted by Justin258 (14796 posts) -

@AssInAss said:

Wait, what?! "First half of single player game" HAHA!

So Max Payne 3 is as long as an RPG now?!

I've never heard of something like this.

Dead Space 2 was an action game and it was on 2 discs; Rage's campaign was on two discs with the multiplayer on the third.

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#5 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@AssInAss said:

So Max Payne 3 is as long as an RPG now?!

These words are attractive.
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#6 Posted by AssInAss (3296 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@AssInAss said:

Wait, what?! "First half of single player game" HAHA!

So Max Payne 3 is as long as an RPG now?!

I've never heard of something like this.

Dead Space 2 was an action game and it was on 2 discs; Rage's campaign was on two discs with the multiplayer on the third.

Whoah, really? Were the graphics and cutscenes that good? How long was the game, I remember Dead Space 1 being around 10-12 hours.

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#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

So if I don't plan on renting it from Redbox, I should?

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#8 Posted by BBQBram (2488 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: One does not imply the other. That's not how logic works.

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#9 Posted by JasonR86 (10181 posts) -

@CL60:

That's really dumb. Was this Redbox's decision or the publisher's demand?

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#10 Posted by zidd (1932 posts) -

it could stop assholes stealing games from the redbox and selling them on craigslist.

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#11 Posted by TMThomsen (2080 posts) -

@AssInAss: The size of a game has absolutely nothing to do with its length.

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#12 Posted by Slay3r1583 (746 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@CL60:

That's really dumb. Was this Redbox's decision or the publisher's demand?

My guess is that it is a technology/logistics issue of trying to deal with multiple discs for one game rather than an anti-consumer issue on the part of either company.

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#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@BBQBram:

Look, when you're using Alice in Wonderland to learn Japanese, logic gets thrown out the goddamn window.

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#14 Posted by Justin258 (14796 posts) -

@AssInAss said:

@believer258 said:

@AssInAss said:

Wait, what?! "First half of single player game" HAHA!

So Max Payne 3 is as long as an RPG now?!

I've never heard of something like this.

Dead Space 2 was an action game and it was on 2 discs; Rage's campaign was on two discs with the multiplayer on the third.

Whoah, really? Were the graphics and cutscenes that good? How long was the game, I remember Dead Space 1 being around 10-12 hours.

Dead space 2 was a slight bit shorter, actually, but it included a multiplayer. Yes, DS2's graphics were damn good looking as far as I'm concerned; the space areas and set pieces were particularly good looking and massive.

Now that I've mentioned a multiplayer, I should note something: Dead Space 2's campaign actually includes more content because it has very little backtracking, as compared to the first game which was a backtracking extravaganza. There are more environments, more areas, more variety, etc., which contributed to its shorter length yet larger size. It's a 9-11 hour game instead of 10-12, but a better 9-11 hours.

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#15 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1783 posts) -

You'll have to go with the PS3 version. I wonder why Redbox aren't offering the second 360 disc. 

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#16 Posted by louiedog (2390 posts) -

@Slay3r1583 said:

@JasonR86 said:

@CL60:

That's really dumb. Was this Redbox's decision or the publisher's demand?

My guess is that it is a technology/logistics issue of trying to deal with multiple discs for one game rather than an anti-consumer issue on the part of either company.

This. Redbox does not normally rent multiple disc games. They only carried games like Mass Effect 3 and Rage for PS3, not 360. I assume that Max Payne has no online pass and this rental is for people interested in playing multiplayer. The alternative would be to not make it available at all.

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#17 Posted by Ubersmake (771 posts) -

So what happens with the other discs? Do they just sit in a warehouse somewhere?

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#18 Posted by Jace (1154 posts) -

@AssInAss said:

Wait, what?! "First half of single player game" HAHA!

So Max Payne 3 is as long as an RPG now?!

I've never heard of something like this.

....Are you serious? Where have you been for the like 4 years?

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#19 Posted by mosdl (3422 posts) -

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

You'll have to go with the PS3 version. I wonder why Redbox aren't offering the second 360 disc.

Their system is probably setup for one disc per rental.

I wonder if more games will do this on purpose to hurt rentals?

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#20 Posted by AssInAss (3296 posts) -

@Jace said:

@AssInAss said:

Wait, what?! "First half of single player game" HAHA!

So Max Payne 3 is as long as an RPG now?!

I've never heard of something like this.

....Are you serious? Where have you been for the like 4 years?

I've never owned a multi-disc'ed game aside from FF VIII, so that might be it.

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#21 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@AssInAss

Wait, what?! "First half of single player game" HAHA!

So Max Payne 3 is as long as an RPG now?!

I've never heard of something like this.

Your Derp of the Day, ladies and gentlemen.
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#22 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

Who uses Redbox who's not some backhill, redneck, tooty-hooty?

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#23 Posted by louiedog (2390 posts) -

@Ubersmake said:

So what happens with the other discs? Do they just sit in a warehouse somewhere?

Good question. At some point, when the game is old and no longer being rented they'll likely be sold at some clearance outlet somewhere. A long, long time ago in the young days of recorded history, the early 2000s, Netflix sold discs that were just taking up space on sites like half.com. Of course they didn't come in cases with their original artwork. It's possible that Netflix threw that away when they stocked the movies originally. I have no idea what Redbox does. If they just used generic cases for old games they couldn't sell Max Payne without that second disc.

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#24 Posted by Firepaw (3086 posts) -

This raises three question for me...

1. Who the hell thought it was a good idea to only have the first disc?

2. Who rents games from Redbox?

3. What happens to all those other discs? Do they have a warehouse full of Max Payne 3 Disc Two?

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#25 Posted by louiedog (2390 posts) -

@Village_Guy said:

This raises three question for me...

1. Who the hell thought it was a good idea to only have the first disc?

2. Who rents games from Redbox?

3. What happens to all those other discs? Do they have a warehouse full of Max Payne 3 Disc Two?

Redbox game rentals = pick up at 10 AM Saturday, return 9 PM Sunday, pay $2. There are plenty of single player campaigns you could blow through in a weekend for cheap if you wanted to. 1 & 3 have been addressed in this thread.

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#26 Posted by Firepaw (3086 posts) -

@louiedog:

Fair enough. It just seems really odd to only have disc one and not disc two...

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#27 Posted by Quarters (2631 posts) -

Wow...ouch.

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#28 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

@TMThomsen: uh yes it does. it has everything to do with it. sure a short game can be a large filesize and a long game can have s small filesize. but the size and length are directly related.

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#29 Posted by Mikemcn (8306 posts) -

That sounds like a redbox limitation rather than them trying to screw you over.

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#30 Posted by smitty86 (708 posts) -

@louiedog: $2?!?!?! I may have to mail you some money for your information. I really should have looked into Redbox by now...

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#31 Posted by Rmack (1113 posts) -

Seriously, Redbox is great for games you can finish in an afternoon. I had no interest in MW3 Multiplayer, so I finished the campaign day one and brough it back day two. 2 bucks well spent. Don't know why some people are giving the service a bad name.

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#32 Posted by MrSlapHappy (231 posts) -

So what you are saying is that for $2 bucks you can play the first half of a brand new AAA game and you are outraged? Fuck dude, you can't even get a sandwich for 2 dollars... Who would have thought some sort of mysterious, fly-by-night, discounted service of this nature would cut corners to purposely stiff the customer, those bastards!

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#33 Posted by Demoskinos (17363 posts) -

So is redbox gonna have Ps3 too?

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#34 Posted by TentPole (1856 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

So is redbox gonna have Ps3 too?

Yes.

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#35 Posted by Solh0und (2117 posts) -

If it makes you guys feel any better, Gamefly counts multiple disc games as a seperate rental. They did that for FF13 and LA Noire.

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#36 Posted by Stonyman65 (3689 posts) -

@AssInAss said:

Wait, what?! "First half of single player game" HAHA!

So Max Payne 3 is as long as an RPG now?!

I've never heard of something like this.

The older games where pretty long IIRC. That was back in the days before we paid $60 for a shitty 4 hour single player and a shitty multiplayer game.

Ahh the good 'ol days!

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#37 Posted by _Zombie_ (1483 posts) -

The fuck?

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#38 Posted by Vonocourt (2194 posts) -

@Solh0und said:

If it makes you guys feel any better, Gamefly counts multiple disc games as a seperate rental. They did that for FF13 and LA Noire.

They ship all the discs under one rental.

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#39 Posted by turboman (9251 posts) -

I will Redbox the PS3 version then.

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#40 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6420 posts) -

Shoutouts to the system making an oversight.

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#41 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

So exactly WHAT are they doing with the other discs? It's not like they can use the excuse that they need them for other copies... you need to play the first disc first. Weird.

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#42 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6420 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

So exactly WHAT are they doing with the other discs? It's not like they can use the excuse that they need them for other copies... you need to play the first disc first. Weird.

Apparently they "have top men working on it right now."

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#44 Posted by AssInAss (3296 posts) -

@RickyF said:

@AssInAss said:

@Jace said:

@AssInAss said:

Wait, what?! "First half of single player game" HAHA!

So Max Payne 3 is as long as an RPG now?!

I've never heard of something like this.

....Are you serious? Where have you been for the like 4 years?

I've never owned a multi-disc'ed game aside from FF VIII, so that might be it.

This seems like a weird topic to decide to troll.

I don't think you know the definition.

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#45 Posted by TMThomsen (2080 posts) -

@Clonedzero said:

@TMThomsen: uh yes it does. it has everything to do with it. sure a short game can be a large filesize and a long game can have s small filesize. but the size and length are directly related.

Your statement is contradicting itself.

Will I make a game longer if all textures are 4096x4096 .BMP files and all music/sound are .FLAC files?

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#46 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

@TMThomsen: if you use more of them, thus making the game longer, then it increases the file size. yes you can change the size of the files by changing the actual files. but regardless. if you have more of a type of file it will make that total file size bigger.

if you have a short game with all 4096x4096 .BMP files and all flac files, it WILL BE SMALLER than a LONG game with all 4096x4096 .BMP files.

how is that even remotely hard to understand? the bigger something is, the bigger it is. a 2 year old could figure that out. it is absolutely a variable in the total size of the game

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#47 Posted by agentboolen (1995 posts) -

At this point its just a really long demo!

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#48 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

@TMThomsen said:

@AssInAss: The size of a game has absolutely nothing to do with its length.

This ^

Also Xbox HD dvd's have long been outdated, 8.5 gigs isn't that much space.

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#49 Posted by TMThomsen (2080 posts) -

@Clonedzero said:

@TMThomsen: if you use more of them, thus making the game longer, then it increases the file size. yes you can change the size of the files by changing the actual files. but regardless. if you have more of a type of file it will make that total file size bigger.

if you have a short game with all 4096x4096 .BMP files and all flac files, it WILL BE SMALLER than a LONG game with all 4096x4096 .BMP files.

how is that even remotely hard to understand? the bigger something is, the bigger it is. a 2 year old could figure that out. it is absolutely a variable in the total size of the game

You still can't estimate how long a game takes to beat by looking at its size. Rage for instance takes around 10 hours to complete, but it requires 20+ GB of HDD space simply because of its huge textures.

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#50 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

"Only RPGs are long enough to require multiple discs" is super funny. Especially considering how old DVD is.

Call of Duty would require 12 CDs. Longer than Final Fantasy 8!

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