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Max Payne

Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Gathering of Developers
Developer: Remedy
Release Date: July 23, 2001 (US), July 27, 2001 (EU)


Wrestler Maxx Payne Sues Videogame Maker

by Thomas on July 28, 2003 @ 7:20 a.m. PDT

Max Payne chronicles a lone man's nightmarish journey to the darkest depths of the criminal underworld in order to avenge the murders of his loved ones and make sense of a twisting web of betrayal and conspiracy.

"I left wrestling to come home to Utah and be with my family and I find myself in the biggest battle of my life — to save my identity," said the ex-fighter, whose real name is Darryl Peterson. "They stole something from me that I'm not going to give up."

Peterson said he introduced the Payne persona_ also known as Maximum Payne, Max Pain and Lucifer Payne — in 1988, and uses it in commercials, voice-overs and movies.

A spokesman for Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games and Gathering, declined to comment. Spokesmen for the other companies did not immediately return calls.



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