Rockstar has done an amazing and outstanding thing with Max Payne 3′s multiplayer. They have created a ‘cheater pool.’ This pool forces any “gamers” who have been confirmed as cheaters or has cheated with hacked saves, modded games, or any other types of cheats into a lobby with… other cheaters and hackers.
These lobbies are set up to keep the dirty dishonest gamers from ruining the game for the heavenly honest gamers. (No need to fear, Rockstar here is looking out for honest gamers.) Now, if you have cheated or hacked, you will be place in this pool.
If you don’t think you’re in this pool, you will realize it when you are in a lobby that is completely empty or when you are playing against other dishonest gamers. There may be a few people that stuck in these horrid playlists by accident but there is no need to worry, Rockstar as a way to fix this problem.
Any questions or concerns you have about the cheater pool can be answered here at Max Payne 3 Cheater Pool FAQ. There are also support emails on the faq page.
I am assuming the lesson that Rockstar is trying to teach us is that “Cheaters never win, winners never cheat.” or maybe its that if you cheat you regret it. Whatever the lesson may be, just avoid cheating, and you won’t be in the cheat hell hole.