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Max Payne 3 Delayed Until Rockstar’s Favorite Month (May)

In a move that is both disappointing and also a bit puzzling, Max Payne 3 has been delayed until May 15th (in North America) and May 18th (in Europe). The original release date for what is looking to be one of Rockstar's huge releases was March 6th, and with the announcement only coming a few days ago, it makes me wonder why they decided to go with the extra delay. One thing to note is that it will be releasing on almost exactly the same day as LA Noire was released in 2010 and Red Dead Redemption was released in 2009.

Now there are two main theories that I have as to why there is such a delay. One is that they have a history of releasing very critically strong games in May, and they may just feel safer with it coming out at that time (also, there is really nothing that comes out in May, which gives them the opportunity to sell a lot more copies for people looking for games). The other, much more unlikely, theory that I have is that it was delayed so that later in the year, they can give either much more news or a solid release date for GTA V. With the added knowledge that they pretty much own May, they could announce a May 2013 release for GTA V (keep in mind, this is purely speculation). With only 2 months until release, what games will you be looking to hold your time until the release of Max Payne 3?


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