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Like any good comedy, Funny or Die's interpretation of LA Noire protagonist Cole Phelps is a bit over the top, but it also does a great job of pointing out some of the game's oddest missteps. For instance: why are there so, so many useless bottles to look at?!

June 17th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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For the past seven years, Team Bondi and Rockstar Games have been toiling away on LA Noire -- an effort that, at least from a critical standpoint so far, has been totally worth it. But some developers who supposedly had a hand in solving the case of how to launch a game have gone uncredited and t...

June 5th 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Okay, so you're not convinced whether LA Noire's "Rockstar Pass," which gives you access to all the DLC for a flat $10 ($12 after June 14), is a good deal. Well, what if you were to see a couple of seconds of each DLC case? Would that help you reach a conclusion?

June 1st 2011 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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Detective, thank goodness you're here! We've got a hot case that just came in and we're stumped. Here's what we've got so far: Rockstar has revealed a steady slate of LA Noire DLC, coming until late July, that includes four new cases for Cole Phelps to bring his seething congeniality to. (Yep,...

May 31st 2011 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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During this afternoon's Take-Two investor call, CEO Strauss Zelnick said that though he wasn't interested in comparing every new intellectual property to the "extraordinary success of Red Dead Redemption," Rockstar's latest has all the makings of a key franchise. "We have every reason to believe...

May 24th 2011 at 5:50pm 0 Comments
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Rockstar Games' official blog recently announced that the first patch for LA Noire went live earlier today for Xbox 360 and PS3. Title Update 1.00 improves stat tracking for the game's Rockstar Social Club functionality, adds an age verification feature for DLC purchases and includes a few fixes...

May 21st 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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We know how it is for a rookie cop on the streets of L.A. Noire. You and alter ego Cole Phelps are doing your best to dig deep to get the real dirt, the straight poop, and all you're getting to aid in your investigation is a bunch of Lying Leos and Dishonest Deborahs. To help you navigate these...

May 20th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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"Nicholson Electroplating," L.A. Noire's first DLC add-on will be released via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on Tuesday, June 21. Vouchers for the apparent arson case -- outed earlier this week -- were handed out, sparingly, at Best Buy launch events for the game. Rockstar has posted a redemp...

May 19th 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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You might miss it if you don't know to look for it, but right there in the options for L.A. Noire you can activate a "black and white mode." The resulting look is reminiscent of the classic films the game attempts to emulate. "We always knew we would create a proper noir mode with the black &amp...

May 19th 2011 at 11:55am 0 Comments
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Known for his "Hap and Leonard" tales, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the crime novelists lending their skills with prose to the upcoming L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories eBook from Rockstar. Today you can read his contribution, "Naked Angel," in its entirety for the low, low price of free. Complex...

May 19th 2011 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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We get it: You're too busy taking down thugs and murderers in LA Noire to bother snooping around for film reels and pointing out landmarks in the City of Angels. But what about later? What will you do when there isn't a single lowlife left to bust? Then you'll probably want to go sightseeing. Th...

May 18th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The methods -- that is to say, witchcraft -- used to create the eerily accurate faces of L.A. Noire's suspicious characters were previously exposed, but how did Team Bondi create the face of the game's titular city? The story is more thrilling than you might imagine: Much of the gameworld was des...

May 17th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments