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As is so frequently the case with big, upcoming blockbusters, Amazon has sweetened the pot for anyone willing to lay down a pre-order on LA Noire. Anyone who pre-purchases Rockstar and Team Bondi's cinematic crime drama will also get their hands on a $15 credit for future purchases....

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The first of eight original short stories in Rockstar's LA Noire: The Collected Stories series has just hit the web. Jonathan Santlofer's What's In a Name? (no relation to our own series, we assure you) tells the story of "a sociopath with high hopes, and a curious knowledge of the Los Angeles under...

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Rockstar Games and the L.A. Times recently collaborated on a very neat (and yet very upsetting) project -- an interactive map displaying all of the real-life crimes that inspired the plot of Rockstar's upcoming drama, LA Noire. The crimes, all of which took place between January 1 and December 31...

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Alright, gumshoes, bust out your novelty-sized magnifying glasses and fingerprint dusters -- we've got a heck of a mystery for you today. We've gone ahead and titled this case "The Mystery of How Buy.com Can Afford To Pre-Sell LA Noire For $44.99." Have at it, inspectors!...

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Rockstar has announced both the in-game and web-based online Social Club features that will be integrated into LA Noire. Within the game itself, logging into the Social Club will unlock the Chicago Lightning Suit, which can be worn by protagonist Cole Phelps once he becomes a detective. For some ...

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While much has been said about the animation technology used in L.A. Noire, a recent piece from the Los Angeles Times reveals that Rockstar and Team Bondi have expended considerable effort in recreating Los Angeles as it was in 1947. The development team used 1930s era Works Progress Administrati...

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Rockstar said it had some new "Crime Desk" screens from LA Noire, but then we looked through the gallery in this feature and found a knife, a boxing ring, a slot machine and plenty of people ... but no desks. What gives? Oh, wait -- we get it. "Crime Desk" refers here not to a literal desk, bu...

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The rise from lowly beat cop to member of the Vice Squad will be one fraught with danger, but you're up to the challenge, right? The latest trailer for LA Noire certainly hopes so, as it shows off some exciting details leading up to your big promotion. You've only got a few weeks left! Look livel...

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The Hollywood Reporter chatted with Rockstar's Dan Houser at the Tribeca Film Festival (where L.A. Noire is being shown off as an "interactive screening") and he said that, despite all of the attempts at solid transmedia properties recently, "no one has done it very successfully yet." The issue, ...

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Just about every human being that's laid eyes on the eerily accurate visages of L.A. Noire have had roughly the same reaction of shock and awe. Every human being, that is, except for Quantic Dream's David Cage, who spoke to CVG about Team Bondi's mocap process, saying, "I think it's an interestin...

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There are plenty of similarities between LA Noire and Rockstar's other crime-centric franchise, Grand Theft Auto. Namely, the former contains a lot of grand theft auto. Check out the trailer for "A Slip of the Tongue," a case offered exclusively as a Walmart pre-order bonus, posted just below....

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To hear Take-Two describe it -- "L.A. Noire has been honored as an Official Selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival [...] the first time ever that a video game has been recognized by the festival" -- you'd think that Rockstar's latest production was a small-budget longshot, competing for nece...

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She had breezed into my office two weeks ago looking for a missing game, a special edition of LA Noire. Not my usual gig, but I was strapped for cash so I took the job, running down every Google Shopping and eBay back alley I could think of. And then it was staring me in the face, right in the co...

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I've had murder on my mind for the last couple of days. A woman, seemingly cut down in the prime of her life, laid dead and naked on a bluff on the outskirts of LA. She died of blunt trama to the head, her murderer striking her head in the dead of night with what looked like a pipe. The only witn...

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The second of Rockstar's "gameplay series" videos for LA Noire emphasizes, once again, that it'll take brains -- not necessarily brawn -- to crack open the various cases the game holds. See how investigations unfold and how to interrogate suspects in this brand new video....

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