aka Mark van Alphen

  • I live in The Netherlands
  • I was born on November 15
  • My occupation is Community Technical Specialist at FANDOM
  • I am male
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    When I walked out of the Mafia 3 demo, several thoughts sprung to mind. What on earth did I just see? Is this going to be one of the best games of 2016? Why don't I listen to The Rolling Stones more often? Suffice to say, the short gameplay demo American developer Hangar 13 presented to us blew me and, well, everyone else in the room away. Everything about the game just felt right.

    The game is set in the city of New Orleans in 1968, and it follows the story of Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam war veteran who seeks vengeance against the Italian mafia after they killed his friends and left him for dead. It's clear that Clay will let nothing and no-one stand in his way - he's utilizing all of the techniques he learned in the war to take out his advers…

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    Yes! Joe is getting it's own DLC. announced it today. Here's a quote from the newpost:

    Joe's Adventures takes place during the middle segment in Mafia II that sees Vito heading to jail. During this time, you'll be playing as Joe while he strives to learn the truth behind Vito's detainment and the goings on and machinations of the rival Clemente family.
    Joe's Adventures will boast similarly action-packed arcade gameplay to Jimmy's Vendetta and will feature new clothing, items (such as moustache and aviators!) and period music.
    There's currently no price tag or release date for Joe's Adventures. There are however, five new screenshots of the DLC. See 'em in the freakin' gallery.

    Nice! I rather hoped for an DLC for Joe at …

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    As it's just a week until the game will be released, the first magazine exclusive reviews are arriving! From what I've heard, all these reviews are extremely positive about the game! I will give details on the review of the Dutch games magazine Power Unlimited, which I received today. The game got a Gold medal, which means its among the best games out now.

    • The game does not have any ways of "fast travelling" like GTA IV does, as such you have to take extremely good care of your cars, as stealing cars is a dangerous and time-consuming task. You'll also have to repair your cars. In exchange, you have the ability to "pimp" your car like we saw in for example GTA San Andreas. The game features several missions where you have to drive to a cert…
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    Mafia II specs

    July 16, 2010 by MarkvA

    For those not sure if they'll be able to run Mafia II on their pc's, 2K Games has released the PC specs for Mafia II. Be prepared to upgrade your pc, as they are quite high:

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    Processor: Pentium D 3Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (Dual core) or higher
    RAM: 1.5 GB
    Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8600 / ATI HD2600 Pro or better
    Hard Disc Space: 8 GB
    Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Peripherals: Keyboard and mouse or Windows compatible gamepad

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
    RAM: 2 GB
    Video Card: nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or better
    Hard Disc: 10 GB
    Sound Car…

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