L.A. Noire PC version announced for fall

Team Bondi's detective thriller is coming to PC this fall with enhanced graphics, Rockstar has announced.

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PC gamers, rejoice! Publisher Rockstar today announced that Team Bondi's 1940s detective thriller L.A. Noire will be released for PC this fall.

The PC port is developed by Rockstar Leeds, and promises "increased fidelity and graphical enhancements," keyboard remapping, and gamepad support. You'll also be able to play it in 3D future-o-vision, if you have the appropriate hardware.

Rockstar claims that L.A. Noire "will run on a wide range of PCs," which is good to hear after the terrible performance problems suffered by Grand Theft Auto IV on PC.

L.A. Noire was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in May, and has shipped around four million units so far. If you've had your fingers in your ears, pretending L.A. Noire didn't exist until you heard of a PC version, you should check out our review.

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    June 23, 2011 8:20 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, L.A. Noire PC version announced for fall.

    Team Bondi's detective thriller is coming to PC this fall with enhanced graphics, Rockstar has announced.

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      June 23, 2011 8:23 AM

      I guess everyone who said to keep dreaming for a PC version can now stfu.

      RDR now please.

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      June 23, 2011 8:24 AM

      Oh yeah, looking good.

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      June 23, 2011 8:27 AM

      Awesome! They should add a cops and robbers multiplayer mode :P

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      June 23, 2011 8:31 AM

      I never thought it would happen. Now only if they would do Red Dead on PC the circle would be complete...

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      June 23, 2011 8:31 AM

      I already own it on PS3 but I'm glad more people can play this game. I'm glad that there's a big budget adventure game that's actually selling well too.

      I hope that when they do the sequel, which they will since this game sold a ton, they make it non-linear and have the clues and criminal for each case change every time you do it. And also make it that if you fuck up the case, you actually lose instead of just getting a lower score.

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      June 23, 2011 8:38 AM

      WTF!@##%!$@$!@$@$!

      Freaking finally :) , I thought RS had pissed on PC gamers, see the word is going around money can be made on the PC and its popular. . . .and EPIC of course.

      Very cool news, PLEASE Red Dead too \m/

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      June 23, 2011 8:44 AM

      WTF. Why did I buy this on 360?

      Fuck me.

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      June 23, 2011 8:45 AM

      Those a-holes can keep their game console exclusive for treating PC gamers like we're 2nd class.

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        June 23, 2011 8:48 AM

        Guess we won't see you in the Shackbattles then, eh grumpy?

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        June 23, 2011 8:49 AM

        Hahahaha

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        June 23, 2011 8:55 AM

        u mad bro?

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        June 23, 2011 8:57 AM

        Quiet, you

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        June 23, 2011 8:57 AM

        They treat pc gamers like there 2nd class because the majority have such a superiority complex it tends to annoy people.

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        June 23, 2011 8:57 AM

        You're not helping the elitist PC gamer perception at all. You get a PC version of the game and yet you are still mad.

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          June 23, 2011 9:00 AM

          elitist pc gamers are unpleas-able. they just like to complain and complain no matter what they get

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            June 23, 2011 9:10 AM

            I think it's just because they're in a bad mood from having to sit on milk crates all the time instead of comfy couches.

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            June 23, 2011 10:27 AM

            False. We mostly complain about poor console ports. That just happens to be damn near every game. And there are some of us that will avoid games obviously made for consoles. I won't touch any of the FABLE games if you paid me to, for example.

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              June 23, 2011 11:09 AM

              Avoiding a pretty enjoyable RPG simply because PC wasn't lead SKU? That makes absolutely no sense.

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                June 23, 2011 11:38 AM

                Fable 3 isn't really an RPG though, it's an action or hack and slash game with "RPG elements". And it was pretty awful.
                Fable: Lost Chapters on the other hand, that was a pretty fun game.

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          June 23, 2011 9:36 AM

          At least I didn't ejaculate into my pants the moment I read the game is going to be released on PC... like the rest of you spineless-game-buying-bad-corporate-practice-approving 12 year olds.

          On a serious note - I'll just vote with my wallet and probably pick up the game when it's 5€ on Steam or something.

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            June 23, 2011 9:39 AM

            I just picked it up on PS3 and enjoyed a great game rather than bitching about how being a PC gamer is frowned upon

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              June 23, 2011 11:15 AM

              How dare he be annoyed! How dare he!! He should just suck it up and be grateful for those scraps, damnit!

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            June 23, 2011 9:40 AM

            At least we get excited when we read a well received game is going to be released on PC... unlike the irrational non-logical-dont-know-shit-about-business-corporation-hating12 year olds.

            FTFY

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            June 23, 2011 10:19 AM

            You want to send a message? Don't buy console games, buy PC games at full price. Money talks.

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            June 23, 2011 10:45 AM

            Fucking front pagers, i swear to god you give everyone a bad name.

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            June 23, 2011 11:14 AM

            Just because you have a keyboard doesn't mean you should type anything that pops into your little brain.

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            June 23, 2011 11:18 AM

            lol get the fuck out, the whole reason people were complaining was that it wouldn't be released on PC and now it will be. If you want to vote with your wallet then buy the game at full price on PC, they're never going to release more PC games if dipshits like you keep whining even when they throw us a bone.

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            June 24, 2011 9:22 AM

            Are you fucking retarded?

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        June 23, 2011 8:58 AM

        OTHERWISE IMPOSSIBLE PRE-ORDER CANCELLED

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        June 23, 2011 8:58 AM

        It's literally like Apartheid times The Holocaust + 1,000,000

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        June 23, 2011 8:58 AM

        ok

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        June 23, 2011 8:59 AM

        You're going to miss out on a great game for being naive.

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        June 23, 2011 9:00 AM

        YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! SMASH A BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        June 23, 2011 9:00 AM

        with all due respect - shut. up.

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        June 23, 2011 9:12 AM

        They find your words VERY hurtful.

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        June 23, 2011 9:12 AM

        front pagers :(

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        June 23, 2011 9:18 AM

        That's ok, I'll pick it up for you at some point down the line.

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        June 23, 2011 9:42 AM

        im starting to get sick of seeing people that get "angry" about video games and post stupid shit like this.

        OK THEN DON'T PLAY IT MORON - CONGRATS, YOU'RE MISSING OUT ON A GREAT GAME.

        *facepalm*

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        June 23, 2011 10:01 AM

        My indignation.

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          June 23, 2011 10:18 AM

          uhm, actually... I believe that this is technically righteous & entitled indignation. get it right, bro

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        June 23, 2011 10:13 AM

        hahahahhaah i love it

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        June 23, 2011 10:15 AM

        hey look, its an actual entitled PC gamer!

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          June 23, 2011 11:18 AM

          So what's the term for consolers? Quietly polite and grateful consolers? (Yeah, d'okay.) I like how it's (apparently) awful for a customer to expect to be treated decently.

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            June 23, 2011 12:11 PM

            We should be god damned grateful we get anything at all with our piss poor attitudes and rampant pirating. FUCK

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        June 23, 2011 11:08 AM

        Yeah, screw those guys for bringing this game to an entirely new platform and audience. How dare they!

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        June 23, 2011 11:14 AM

        you are 2nd class

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      June 23, 2011 8:49 AM

      Schweeeeeet

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      June 23, 2011 8:51 AM

      OH SHII

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      June 23, 2011 8:51 AM

      Fuck yes!

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      June 23, 2011 8:54 AM

      If only they'd have said a PC version was coming when the game launched on console.

      I'm not buying the game a second time, but I'd have much preferred to play it on PC than 360. Way to butcher PC sales, Rockstar. (which was probably their goal)

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        June 23, 2011 8:58 AM

        Real PC gamers hold out for the PC version.

        (yes this is sarcasm)

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        June 23, 2011 9:04 AM

        Yeah I'm in the same boat, I bought it for my 360 since I didn't think we would see a PC release, now I guess I'll stop playing and wait for the PC version.

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          June 23, 2011 10:11 AM

          Yeah, I just purchased it a week ago. Oops.

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        June 23, 2011 9:12 AM

        the beauty of non-PC games: you can trade em in. Amazon usually has good rates

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        June 23, 2011 10:02 AM

        You think they're GOAL, as a company who makes money, would be to BUTCHER a market?

        What? Explain yourself.

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          June 23, 2011 11:09 AM

          It's butchering the market in the sense that many people wanted it on PC. With no early announcement that it was ever coming to PC many people opted to get it for the XBox or PS3. And I suspect many of those are not going to buy a second copy, so the sales on PC are going to be a lot lower than they would have been.

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          June 23, 2011 3:16 PM

          It'll be another way they can pin low sales on PC game piracy, instead of admitting they butchered their own sales figures by not announcing a PC version from the start.

          Game companies do not WANT to continue making PC games, as sad as it is.

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      June 23, 2011 9:00 AM

      I feel like dancing.

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      June 23, 2011 9:01 AM

      I just came in my pants!!!!!!!!

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      June 23, 2011 9:02 AM

      geegeeeeeee

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      June 23, 2011 9:11 AM

      LA Noire BEFORE Red Dead Redemption? :'(

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        June 23, 2011 9:14 AM

        Truly an affront to my tastes :(

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        June 23, 2011 9:15 AM

        Definitely, having played both this is not the Rockstar joint to cartwheel around the room over

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          June 23, 2011 9:21 AM

          Well, maybe this means then that RDR isn't too far away from being released. If they can do GTA4 + LC Stories & LA Noire, not much technical (if anything?) should be keeping them from doing RDR

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            June 23, 2011 9:32 AM

            I believe L.A. Noire is built upon Team Bondi's own in-house engine rather than Rockstar's RAGE, so this doesn't necessarily mean anything for Red Dead Redemption.

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          June 23, 2011 9:42 AM

          True, but it will be awesome to see it in crisp hi-res on PC at a high framerate.

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            June 23, 2011 9:54 AM

            I didn't have beef with the crispness or frame rate. It was just boring.

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              June 23, 2011 11:01 AM

              Indeed it was. I traded in in, got 30 bucks towards Zelda 3DS.

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        June 23, 2011 1:44 PM

        Yeeeahh, about that... Hate to say it, but I'm thinking it's pretty safe to assume RDR is not coming to the PC. Would like to be proven wrong, though.

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        June 23, 2011 5:29 PM

        Personally I thought RDR was garbage. To each their own, I guess.

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      June 23, 2011 9:20 AM

      and I was about to use the Toys R Us deal to pick it up.... :P

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      June 23, 2011 9:29 AM

      my guess is they looked at the first week numbers, combined that with the knowledge they already had about the state of interest in adventure games on PC and decided the port was worth it.

      Also, I think it'd be a bit easier to port to PC than RDR, with all the point 'n click, plus the subject matter is appropriate for the older PC gaming demographic (i mean the older, older end of it, in particular).

      Anyhow, it's a fantastic game - you will loooove it!

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      June 23, 2011 9:39 AM

      I'd rather have a PC version of Red Dead Redemption instead. I have no interest in interactive movies. After all, that's all this game is.

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        June 23, 2011 10:05 AM

        doooooon't stoooop, belieeeeeeviiiiiiing!

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        June 23, 2011 10:14 AM

        It's really not, but you can keep believing that, if you'd like.

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      June 23, 2011 10:13 AM

      AWESOME!!!!!!!

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      June 23, 2011 10:13 AM

      I'll be buying a copy to encourage more PC ports. GTA4 on PC was awesome

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        June 23, 2011 10:31 AM

        Yeah, GTA4 PC was great. Except for the movement/ controls, and lack of AA, and poor implementation of textures (resulting in a game that needs 3 gigs of video RAM). I hope LA Noir is done better.

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          June 23, 2011 10:37 AM

          your whinging is not going to keep developers from selling stuff on PC. While I agree that there were flaws, it's not like it raped your cat or some shit holy crap.

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          June 23, 2011 10:41 AM

          Good god the amount of whining complaining assbags in this thread is amazingly annoying. Would you people just shut up, good lord.

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          June 23, 2011 10:43 AM

          With the exception of the helicopters, the controls on PC were far better. AA I don't really care about, no issue with textures at any point, and I played through 90% of the game on a pretty lame ass middle of the road PC with a 512mb video card.

          Quit trollin son

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            June 23, 2011 10:44 AM

            the helicopters were fine on PC if you use a 360 gamepad :P

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            June 23, 2011 11:18 AM

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              June 23, 2011 11:25 AM

              Since this looks like a troll post, I'll counter with:

              the ability to mouselook while driving > foolish Fisher Price gamepad

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            June 23, 2011 11:38 AM

            The helicopters, like all the varying cars in that game just took some finesse. After you got it down flying them was great.

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          June 23, 2011 11:40 AM

          Wrong muthafucka. As for the AA. The engine wasn't built with AA intact. The one guy who was able to mod it in still didn't manage to do it right without it killing the performance. You don't notice the aliasing while it's moving. Especially when you have the settings on high.

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          June 24, 2011 5:00 AM

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      June 23, 2011 10:20 AM

      That's surprising, considering Red Dead Redemption for PC is still MIA.

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      June 23, 2011 10:37 AM

      As someone mentioned in the other thread, not playing this until we get the Frank Drebin mod.

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      June 23, 2011 10:43 AM

      Cool. LA now, RDR after.

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      June 23, 2011 10:44 AM

      awwww yeah!!! I almost bought it this past weekend too. Now I'll just wait for PC

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      June 23, 2011 10:54 AM

      I was waiting to buy it on sale but now I'll just wait for the PC version. I may even buy it at full price just to send the message that I like PC versions.

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      June 23, 2011 10:57 AM

      By the time this hits PC i'll be playing something else, and wont want to give this a try. They should have released it when it hit consoles to cash in on the hype at release. Now their won't be anything new that we haven't already seen on YouTube, or read about.

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        June 23, 2011 11:05 AM

        When there is a game I really want, I watch very little in the way of videos and I read very little in the way of gameplay spoilers, beyond the good, bad, and final verdict of reviews.

        I'd rather not have the fun spoiled for me.

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      June 23, 2011 11:06 AM

      Glad to see Rockstar hasn't given up on PC's just yet. Sad that this isn't Red Dead Redemption instead. I think it'll be nice to have the option to play LA Noire, but I think RDR is the better game.

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      June 23, 2011 11:10 AM

      Red Dead Redemption pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease

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      June 23, 2011 11:17 AM

      I'll buy it just to fund a RDR port.

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      June 23, 2011 11:38 AM

      This is a case where it will likely be a shame that people cannot create their own missions or content for the game.

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        June 23, 2011 11:39 AM

        And do what? Hire the actors to do side jobs?

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      June 23, 2011 11:38 AM

      Who cares. I'd rather have RDR & mods. LA Noire is better suited for a couch and a controller.

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        June 23, 2011 11:40 AM

        RDR didn't do it for me, but Noire looks great and I have no consoles right now so this is still pretty great news.

        Though if RDR came to PC I might buy it again anyway.

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        June 23, 2011 11:49 AM

        Lots of people care as evidenced by the many complaints about a lack of PC release up until now. Next question.

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        June 23, 2011 11:53 AM

        I play my PC games from a couch with a wireless kb/mouse. My name is John Titor

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          June 23, 2011 2:19 PM

          Seriously, that is the most worthless argument in the world. I game on a TV from either a chair or a couch on either a controller or mouse & keyboard, whatever is best for the game.

          If you're too fucking stupid to have a good gaming setup, I don't see how that's the game's problem.

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        June 23, 2011 3:28 PM

        I care. And so do a lot of people. What a stupid thing to say.

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      June 23, 2011 11:42 AM

      Son of a bitch!

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      June 23, 2011 11:49 AM

      X Truth Doubt Lie

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      June 23, 2011 12:49 PM

      I just pre-loaded my pants

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      June 23, 2011 12:50 PM

      Awesome, lets just hope it isn't shit like the GTAIV port, were the hell is RDR for PC already?

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        June 23, 2011 2:08 PM

        The port wasn't that bad, but people unrealistically expected to be able to crank the settings with the hardware at the time and have it run better than the console versions which were on low/med at half the resolution and still ran poor.

        LA Noire uses a different, custom engine so it could go either way.



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      June 23, 2011 1:29 PM

      Great news for PC fans, LA Noire was amazing.

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      June 23, 2011 1:39 PM

      Awesome news! :)
      I'd love to see Red Dead Redemption come to the PC, as well.

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      June 23, 2011 2:04 PM

      Good news, but I'd rather have RDR. Horseback shootouts would really benefit from mouse controls, and there is mp and stuff to mess around with.

      At least LA Noire will still be new to me, but I hope the DLC they are releasing now comes integrated.

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        June 23, 2011 3:30 PM

        Indeed. I bought a PS3 and RDR was the first game I got for it. The controls frustrated me to the point where I had no desire left to play the game. I was spoiled by the mouse/kb controls in GTA4

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      June 23, 2011 2:19 PM

      WE GETTIN ARAB MONEY!

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      June 23, 2011 2:59 PM

      Wow, bought this on 360 just assuming it was going to be the same deal as RDR... ugh.

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      June 23, 2011 4:26 PM

      Yesssssssssss!

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      June 23, 2011 4:34 PM

      Yay!... Wait, what online authentication service will imprison this title? It's a given, considering there's DLC, and considering that 2K hasn't released a major PC title in the past few years without a tie-in to GFWL or Steam.

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        June 23, 2011 5:22 PM

        It'll be used to launch 2K's new proprietary digital distribution service.

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        June 23, 2011 5:45 PM

        IMPRISONMENT! likely Rockstar Social Club since it's a rockstar published. GFWL was used for GTA4

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      June 23, 2011 5:58 PM

      Oh nice! I actually wasn'y expecting this. But when is Fall?

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      June 23, 2011 6:19 PM

      Ok.....thanks for the late notice. Probably won't rebuy it but it's my GOTY so far.

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      June 23, 2011 6:48 PM

      Thank you so much R*! I normally pass on single player but the interrogation + facial animation sounded like an interesting concept. Will buy.

      Come on Red Dead...

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      June 23, 2011 7:11 PM

      This was expected and preferred.

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      June 23, 2011 7:46 PM

      God damn it, I just bought it for Ps3 (at least it was $30 on amazon) here's to hoping for RDR next.

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      June 23, 2011 7:51 PM

      Fuck yes. Guess i'm holding off on this until then.

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      June 23, 2011 8:11 PM

      NO DEDICATED SERVERS NO BUY

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      June 23, 2011 8:17 PM

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      June 24, 2011 2:37 PM

      Will probably get this, thanks.

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