The question posed on the title will be dealt later, first the thing which made us raise the question, Max Payne has been released on the Apple App
Store and can be downloaded at a price of $ 2.99. Although game lovers all over the world will be in no need of introduction of Max Payne, still for those who don’t know, Max Payne is a video game series developed by Remedy Entertainment and recently, Rockstar Vancouver. The series is named after its protagonist, Max Payne, a New York City police officer turned a vigilante. As of 2011, the Max Payne franchise has sold over 7.5 million copies. The game also won a BAFTA Award and a movie adaptation of the game has also been made starring Mark Wahlberg.
The game released on the App store is being called Max Payne Mobile, and as of now is compatible on the following devices.
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPod touch (3rd generation)
- iPod touch (4th generation)
- All versions of the iPad
An android version is also waiting in the wings for release, and will be out on April 26th. Now the big Question, is iPad ready to jostle with Xbox 360 and PS3 to be the king of gaming console ? Max Payne Mobile will feature HD graphics, High Resolution textures, User customisable controls and a special Retina supported resolution for the iPad 3, and along with Max Payne certain other high Profile games like Infinity Blade, EA’s Burnout Crash,Mirrors Edge,Rainbow Six:Shadow Vanguard, Chaos Rings II and Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies. etc. are availaible so does that mean iPad is now a viable competitor to other gaming consoles. Well Tim Cook thinks so , as he stated at the launch of iPad 3 “We asked iPad users who also had a portable gaming device, and even a gaming console, their favorite device for playing games. Their response? iPad. In fact, for so many activities, they responded iPad. This is incredible when you remember that this device has been on the market for less than two years,”.
When it is providing a high quality gaming experience, and has so many famed games to offer, also a better resolution than many of the existing consoles, then why not consider it as a worthy competitor. Also a major plus point that the iPad 3 has over others is that while Xbox and PS3 are age old, the iPad posess the latest technology and hardware.
But the limited screen size is obviously it’s biggest drawback, along with no controller to opreate but motion sensing and touch, does iPad holds enough to feed the appetites of Game Lovers over the world?.
: Puneet Tyagi is a blogger who bogs about technology
,internet and many other things related to tech.