'L.A. Noire' to star at Tribeca Film Festival
Wednesday 30 March 2011
This year's major offering from Rockstar Games, 1940s detective thriller
L.A. Noire, is to become the first video game featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Tribeca 2011, which will run April 20 to May 1 in New York City, is to host a new preview for the game as part of a Tribeca Talks presentation on April 25.
Rockstar is best known for the Grand Theft Auto series, with the bulk of credits going to staff at Edinburgh's Rockstar North studio.
Since 2009's extra episodes for Grand Theft Auto V, attention turned to Rockstar San Diego's Red Dead Redemption.
This year, it's Australia's Team Bondi that takes center stage with L.A. Noire. Extensive use of facial motion capture has brought it widespread recognition, blending real-world actors with their computerized counterparts.
The game is due out May 17 and while much of it remains an unknown quantity, the sales success of Red Dead Redemption bodes well.
Chris Morris, editor of online magazine Gamasutra, predicts, "with the Rockstar name attached to it, it could quickly devour anything in its path," identifying Noire's May date as a significant factor behind Duke Nukem Forever's delay into June.
Tribeca Film Festival: http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/la_noire-film36882.html
Gamasutra editorial: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/33704/Opinion_Why_The_Duke_Nukem_Forever_Delay_Makes_Sense.php
Life & Style blogs
Why it matters 26 million people have changed their Facebook profile picture to a rainbow flag
YouTube star Loey Lane hits back at hateful comments about ‘fat girls in bikinis’ and how plus-size women promote obesity
Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, says study
The age of inactivity: How laziness is killing us
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
- 1 Michael Douglas regrets 'embarrassing' Catherine Zeta-Jones with oral sex comments
- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 Tunisian builder has been hailed a hero after knocking gunman to the ground with roof tiles
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L James's Twitter Q&A didn't go exactly as planned
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£25000 - £38000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: With extensive experience and a...
£34000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: With extensive experience and a...
£20000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Looking for an excellent opport...
£16000 - £27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This established name in IT Ser...