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PC, XB360 / Strategy / Release: Sep 24, 2010 / ESRB: U

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Indie Royale unleashes The Mash Bundle

Indie Royale unleashes The Mash Bundle

It's time for a new bundle of PC games from Indie Royale, with this week's batch collectively called The Mash. This bundle of five titles includes something from Telltale Games, and no, it's not Sam & Max or The Walking Dead.

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Five for $5 Indie Bundle launches

Five for $5 Indie Bundle launches

Continuing a trend that we can all get behind--that is, bundling great indie games and selling them for a ridiculous discount--developer Lunar Workshop has partnered with some other indies to provide a "5 for $5" bundle. The bundle is DRM-free, and all of the proceeds go directly to the developers.

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Daily Filter: January 17, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features L.A. Noire, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Homefront, LittleBigPlanet 2, and Two Worlds II. Read more »

"LA Noire sounds like it'll be really good but thing is Rockstar advertises games all HBO ..."
- Sailor of Fortune    See all 2 comments


L.A. Noire Screenshots Full of Looking at Things

Rockstar has released four new screenshots for L.A. Noire and they are quite full of characters glancing, staring, and otherwise looking at things. More trailers, please.

The game, developed by Team Bondi, is scheduled for release in the first half of 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (cue hate from PC gamers). The main character, Cole Phelps, is portrayed by Mad Men's Aaron Staton. The technology behind this is detailed in this video.

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"I love when a game is console exclusive, the pc gamers get way too upset. Like they haven't had ..."
- whatsinthebox11    See all 17 comments


L.A. Noire Trailer Reveals the Marriage Between Technology and Performance

In the latest trailer for Rockstar's upcoming detective title, L.A. Noire, we're given a behind-the-scenes look at the facial tracking tech powering the performance of the actors involved with the title. If you were to track our expression after seeing the tech in action, our digital clones would be mouth agape.

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"Woah, it's the game with the creepy non-floating but floating heads. "
- huntmasters    See all 33 comments


Daily Filter: December 6, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

It's the end of the day and you know what that means: it's Daily Filter time! Today's Filter features of what may be the greatest launch party of all time and a new video for Bejeweled 3, as well as media for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, L.A. Noire, Yakuza 4, Total War: Shogun 2, Homefront, and Combat Arms. Read more »

"Well, I'm real excited about L.A. Noire. The voice talent looks to be there in force. Couple ..."
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Daily Filter: November 19, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

It's the last Filter of the week! Today we've added new media for L.A. Noire, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Homefront, Heroes of Newerth, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Front Mission Evolved, Overgrowth, Test Drive Unlimited 2, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, and The Next Big Thing. Read more »

"anyone else think that "Homefront" will totally suck in the story department? just too much ..."
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Extra! Extra! 'First' Trailer for L.A. Noire Released

Here's the straight poop, dames and fellas, Team Bondi--a quaint little outfit out of Australia--just released the first trailer offering what is presumably an in-engine glimpse at its upcoming, open-world title L.A. Noire. Taking place in Los Angeles during the late 1940s, the Rockstar Games published title follows a pair of detectives as they set off to solve a series of murders around the city.

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"Hmm, the facial animations aren't as good as I was hoping for. Still pretty amazing but just not ..."
- etherealrhythm    See all 60 comments


L.A. Noire Delayed, Expected 'First Half' of 2011

If you were looking forward to visiting a virtual world of "dames" and fedoras, you'll have to wait a little longer than expected.

In its Q3 earnings release, Take Two Interactive revealed its period piece L.A. Noire has been delayed until "the first half of calendar 2011." Read more »

"Oh look, not on PC. Another great game idea I can forget about."
- The_Turbinator    See all 15 comments


Mafia 2 Delayed

2K Czech's old-timey gangster game sequel Mafia 2 won't be hitting its projected release window either, as publisher Take-Two today revealed that the game--once expected by July-- is now slated to arrive between August 1 and October 31, 2010.

That period correlates to the fourth quarter of Take Two's current fiscal year--the same time that L.A. Noire, Max Payne 3 and Civilization V are due--with Mafia 2 in development for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. As for why Mafia 2 was delayed, Take-Two CEO Ben Feder cited a focus on quality and the need for more development time. Read more »

"a bit disapointing but theres loads of great games out at the moment so lets hope they polish ..."
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L.A. Noire Screenshots: Appropriately Old Timey

Fedoras. Pinstripes. Plaid. A California license plate from 1947. Travel Service. All hallmarks of a bygone era, and all in this new batch of screenshots from L.A. Noire.

Mostly unseen outside of a four-year-old cinematic teaser, Team Bondi's old-timey detective thriller is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The shots arrived via Game Informer, which has now confirmed that the game is due September 2010.

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"HEY Opera Guys! Click on the comment below to see what I'm talking about!"
- mrblarg    See all 14 comments


L.A. Noire 'Apparently' Due in September

Team Bondi's former PlayStation 3 exclusive L.A. Noire is "apparently coming in September," according to games journalist and GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley.

The release window reveal came in the form of a tweet Keighley made after reading the new issue of Game Informer, which features the old-fashioned game on its cover. "It definitely sounds interesting," he added. Read more »

"Now all we need is wardevil then all figments will have come true"
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L.A. Noire No Longer PS3 Exclusive, Hitting Xbox 360

Once a PlayStation 3 exclusive, Team Bondi's Rockstar-published thriller L.A. Noire will also be released for Xbox 360 according to information picked up by Destructoid relating to the latest issue of Game Informer magazine, which this month gives the first look at the elusive title. Read more »

"It'll be really interesting to see what this game looks like if it ever comes out. "
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