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Max Payne 3 cheater's pool now live

Noticed a sudden decrease in available Max Payne 3 players? Son, you're locked up with the rest of the dirty cheats.

"We've taken steps to quarantine confirmed cheaters in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. Starting today, anyone we've found using hacked saves, modded games, or other exploits has officially been cordoned off in a dedicated cheater pool, confined to wallow with other unscrupulous reprobates," Rockstar announced earlier today.

The cheater's pool probably has a fairly hefty population as the publisher revealed its plans almost a month ago, and asked players to submit offenders for consideration.

As a reminder, you can dob in cheaters by sending an email to maxpayne3.banhammer@rockstargames.com with the following information:

  • platform (PC, PS3 or Xbox 360)
  • cheater’s Gamertag / ID
  • description of the violation
  • if possible, concrete evidence, such as a video or a screenshot

If you're in the pool and unsure why, you can also email the same address to plead your case. Good luck with that, hey.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.