What was happening in the world of video-game news this week one year ago? Well, Bethesda "moved on" from Skyrim, LA Noire's creator's next game crashed and burned (or did it?), and EVE developer CCP had some grand news about World of Darkness. Haha... awwww.
Why the hell is Cole Phelps, L.A. Noire's detective protagonist, lying frozen on these stairs? Well, cosplayer Lady of Rohan took the familiar glitchy GIF to the next level, mimicking it perfectly.
Well, that might be the weirdest headline I've ever had to write.
I love a game with a cool, interesting main character. But you know what I think I might love even more? A game with multiple cool, interesting main characters.
The past few years produced a huge amount of great games and a surprisingly decent amount of them have well-developed characters that are hard to forget. And, of course, some of them look really attractive.
According to sources from KMM’s games division, the team currently working on Whore of the Orient with L.A. Noire creator Brendan McNamara, is being shut down after the game’s publisher withdrew support.
Wednesday's PlayStation 4 event showed us what next-gen graphics are capable of, so if you had any doubts that game environments could grow even better looking and more detailed, they're probably now gone.
Is this reel real? Depth Analysis, which created the face scanning technology used in 2011's L.A. Noire, for some reason released an outtakes reel on Thursday and it shows just how sophisticated the technology really is. We're not just hearing voice actors flub lines, snicker and look off-camera, we're seeing their…
The publisher of L.A. Noire is disputing a director's claims of a legal threat over his planned L.A. Noir TV show.
Hollywood director and writer Frank Darabont was working on a TV show called LA Noir, which aside from having a similar name to Rockstar's 2011 adventure was also set in Los Angeles circa 1947, the same year the game begins. Despite being based on a book by the same name, he says he's had to change the name after…
When you introduce a video game to an older relative who doesn't play them—a parent or a grandparent—and they realize they've underestimated how detailed, how immersive these things really are, the conversations you have after that really are special. If this hasn't happened for you, ask anyone for whom it has.
While the cover art appears to be predictably awful, there's little disputing the quality of the contents of this compilation of Rockstar games that's turned up on retail sites.
Brendan McNamara's most recent game had players exploring the seamy underbelly of an impressive, gleaming recreation of 1940s Los Angeles with L.A. Noire. The first glimpse at his next game—being produced with director George Miller's film production firm KMM Interactive—the grime is all out in the open.
Proving once again that it pays to wait when it comes to the hottest PlayStation 3 games, today Sony is launching Ultimate Editions, a selection of hit PS3 titles bundled with all of their downloadable content for one low price. How much would you pay for complete editions of Red Dead Redemption, BioShock 2, or L.A.…
Following the rules and doing what I’m ‘supposed’ to do in life are troublesome ideas to me.
Think about it: L.A. Noire should work on a tablet. Rockstar's 2011 crime drama essentially updates the old-school adventure game formula that has players going places and clicking on items. A natural for conversion to a tablet, right? Well, yes… and no.
Part of the appeal of Rockstar's LA Noire was the fact it was set in a time period that video games normally avoid like the plague. The hats, the music, the black & white, it should be poison to a generation of gamers accustomed to wars, aliens, sports and fast cars.
But apparently it does. Poor Cole. His suit looks a little worse for wear. At least he's kept his hat in tip-top shape!
Just like a comic-book plotline where two crimefighters battle it out to find out who's best, the members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts will decide whether Cole Phelps and Batman had the better video game.