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‘L.A. Noire’ Re-Release Coming To Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, VR
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It’s been announced that publisher Rockstar Games will be re-releasing developer Team Bondi’s detective game L.A. Noire on multiple platforms. The game used special MotionScan technology which scanned actors faces with 32 cameras, giving the characters lifelike emotions, reactions, and mouth synchronization. This was essential to the interrogations of various suspects and witnesses working.

It was originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011, with a Microsoft Windows version arriving later that same year. Now the game is being re-released on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. And on top of that, a virtual reality version of the game has been announced as well.

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Must Watch: Live–Action ‘L.A. Noire’ Shows Cole Phelps May Not Be The Best Detective
The Movie God   |  

An amusing new video has hit Funny or Die for those of you who played the recent Rockstar Games and Team Bondi release, L.A. Noire (Read: Game Review: L.A. Noire).

The video shows us what the popular game—which takes place in 1940s Los Angeles as a WWII vet named Cole Phelps works his way up the LAPD ranks by showing off his keen eye for details and his ability to solve tough cases—might look like if it existed in real life.

The video exaggerates some of the things you find yourself doing often in the game, which is what makes it so humorous. Though I must question the jab about running over pedestrians at the end of the video—anyone who’s played knows that every person in ’40s L.A. was a ninja, and almost always finds a way to inexplicably avoid death by vehicle.

You can see the live-action L.A. Noire video by heading below now!

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Game Review: L.A. Noire
The Movie God   |  

L.A. Noire
Xbox 360 I PS3
PUBLISHER: Rockstar Games
RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2011

Of all the many exciting titles being released in the year 2011, L.A. Noire has easily developed one of the biggest buzzes of them all. With game-changing (literally) performance capture technology being used and some intriguing new crime-solving gameplay, folks have been lining up to get their hands and eyes on this one for some time now.

As far as whether or not the game lives up to all the hype, we’ll get right into the down and dirty truth: yes, L.A. Noire is an impressive accomplishment with many elements worthy of praise. The world is huge and detailed, the performances from an awesome cast of recognizable character actors is phenomenal, the music is fitting and sets the tone wonderfully, and the cases are complex and often times brutally realistic. In this game you get to be a detective more so than you ever have before, and that, my friends, is pretty damn cool.

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Rockstar Video Game ‘L.A. Noire’ Is An Official Selection At The Tribeca Film Festival
The Movie God   |  

In an unexpected bit of news, it’s been announced that the upcoming Rockstar Games crime title, L.A. Noire, has officially been selected to the Tribeca Film Festival.

Yes, you read that correctly: a video game has been chosen as a selection at a film festival — the first to achieve such an impressive feat. The game uses unbelievable performance capture technologies that present flawless facial expressions and lip synchronization unlike anything we’ve ever seen in a game. This plays into the game’s crime solving gameplay, where you’ll need to read many different people, decide whether they’re telling the truth or not, and choose your questions carefully based on your reads.

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Take Your Excitement For Rockstar’s ‘L.A. Noire’ To The Next Level With New Gameplay Trailer
The Movie God   |  

We’ve seen a trailer and impressive first images from Rockstar Games’ upcoming title, L.A. Noire. We’ve also seen a video showing off the astounding technologies behind the game, which create shockingly accurate facial expressions and lip-to-word synchronization.

All of these previews of the game have been created using in-game content, but what we had not yet seen was true gameplay — what it will actually look like when we get this bad boy in our hands and begin our adventure in 1940s post-World War II Los Angeles.

Rockstar has now release just that and as you might expect, it looks pretty incredible. As you’ll see, it does look like a Grand Theft Auto-style game, but mixed with these awe-inspiring new performance capture effects and the added crime-solving elements that require you to interrogate suspects, read their expressions, and find evidence, L.A. Noire is no doubt going to be a top contender for game of the year.

You can see the new gameplay trailer by clicking over to the other side now!

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Must Watch: The Technology Behind Rockstar Games’ ‘L.A. Noire’
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Back in November, we helped to show off a great trailer and impressive screenshots for a game that’s been catching eyes everywhere: L.A. Noire.

The game comes from Australian developer Team Bondi and publisher Rockstar Games, who are responsible for a couple of titles you may have heard of like Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. L.A. Noire takes that same type of open world, hop in a mode of transportation and travel to your destination type of game we all love so much, but adds an insane cinematic tone and gameplay that requires you, a detective, to investigate and solve crimes.

The big selling point, however, has to be the shocking realism that has been achieved with the characters in the game. Incredible detail goes into every face you’ll see or talk to (which plays an important role in the game when you need to read whether someone is lying to you or not), and you’ll want to weep with joy when you see how accurate their animated lips synch up with every word spoken.

Speaking of this detail, there’s now a feature showing off the technology that went into making L.A. Noire so realistic, and you can see how it all works by clicking on over right now. You shan’t regret.

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Trailer & Screenshots From Rockstar’s Next Great Game ‘L.A. Noire’
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For those who aren’t aware of its existence yet, a new game is on the way from publisher Rockstar Games and Australian developer Team Bondi titled L.A. Noire, and so far it looks like it’s going to blow minds.

The game is very much in the same vein as acclaimed film L.A. Confidential — set in the decade prior in post World War II 1940s Los Angeles where “corruption, drugs, and jazz” reign. The city was meticulously recreated for the time period right down to billboards and ads selling actual products from back then, setting the stage for one of the biggest and most ambitious video game titles to date.

If you’d like — and it’s highly recommended that you do — you can click on over to the other side now to see the first trailer for the game, as well as a bunch of new screenshots. See for yourself why gamers are oh-so-very-excited for this one.

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