New: Three's a crowd

Another recent development in shooters is the limit on how many weapons you can carry at a given time—the original Max Payne games allowed Payne to schlep around a full arsenal, despite how nonsensical that is. During the demo, though, Rockstar told me that "he's not Mary Poppins;" he can only carry three weapons at a time.

He doesn't have a magic purse that holds a dozen guns, and in MP 3, "you want to use everything that you come across," they said, because ammo can be scarce.