L.A. Noire Has A Star Studded Cast Of Whatstheirnames.

Right we’ve danced the Hempen jig enough over Rockstar’s latest game La Noire but in their very latest trailer for the 1940s themed, sandbox detective game, entitled Investigation & Interrogation, we couldn’t help but notice a few familiar faces.

The technology used to realistically recreate the faces of those actors and actresses used in the game is known as MotionScan, a new system for 3D motion capture, and as you can see from the video above the results are breathtaking. Long gone are the days of trying to figure out the actor who voices your favourite in-game character as you can easily determine who it is from their almost identical CGI doppelgangers.

Michael Gladis who plays Paul Kinsey in the hit series of Mad Men and apparently appeared in that Liam Nesson and Harrison Ford submarine Russkie flick K-19 The Widowmaker.

Greg Grunberg the cop from Heroes.

Brain Krause who played Leo Wyatt in Charmed and also popped up in an episode of Mad Men.

Patrick Fischler who played obnoxious comedian Jimmey Barret in Mad Men, Phil in Lost and Detective Kenny ‘no-gun’ in Southland

We’re going out on a limb with this one but we’re pretty sure that’s Courtney Gains, famous for his role as Hans Klopek in The Burbs and Sgt Eugene McVey in Memphis Belle.

Did you spot any more?

Modern Warfare 2 Fan Film: Find Makarov.

It was only a matter of time before somebody put together a live action fan film for Infinity Ward’s first person shooter Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and it looks nothing short of amazing.

Find Makarov was made by Toronto based marketing firm We Can Pretend to emphasise that a film version of the highly successful gaming franchise is actually achievable. In fact a first person POV movie of this nature could have massive potential by drawing in millions of gaming fans while staying faithful to the original property. If you want to know more about Find Makarov then chart a course for the short film’s Facebook Page.

Modern Warfare 3 comes with realistic salute inertia.

Dead Island Trailer Ain’t For Kids

If you’ve just watched the trailer below for Techland and Deep Silver’s zombie survivor horror game Dead Island then you may be in need of strong cup of tea or coffee. This has to be one of the most creative and disturbing trailers for anything we’ve seen over the last few years. According to the developers the game is a mash-up of different styles, ranging from first-person shooter to RPG as well as having online multi-player co-op options. Seriously though back to the trailer, put your hands up if the room started to get a little smokey?

And here’s how it plays out in standard chronological order, thanks to the ever vigilant people over at IGN.

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LA Noire Just Had Sex With Our Eyes.

As you’ll see from the video above this is every bit a work of art as it is a game. Rockstar Games, who now have a pretty flawless reputation for producing the goods, in collaboration with developers Team Bondi have put together what looks like a multi-layered, beautifully textured, highly detailed open world game which has the look and feel of the late 1940s in Hollywood.Yes, cynics and critics will cry that it’s just GTA with brylcreem or Red Dead Redemption without the horses, but they’d be wrong.

The story itself centres around your character a rookie LAPD cop who starts off on the beat and works up to detective solving cases and arresting criminals along the way. A large part of the structure to this game relies heavily on picking up clues, solving mysterious deaths and working your way up the LAPD chain of command. Obviously there is a lot more to the game than that so we’ll let the nice man with the dulcet tones explain more in the video. La Noire is released on May 17th.

NB. For the solitary reader of this website, you may recall we thought the lead charcter of LA Noire was the CGI double of Mad Men’s Ken Cosgrove and we were right, for the actor Aaron Staton is indeed the lead in this fine looking game.

*bumps chests with the rest of the crew in excited celebration*

The Abuse Female Gamers Have to Deal With.

If you play video games online then you’ll be no stranger to the amount of hate speech that happens during a session. From racism to bigotry, from homophobia to general verbal bullying the gaming world can be a very ugly and unforgiving place. With a steady rise in female gamers and those women who have become addicted to the world of gaming it was only a matter of time before the sexist insults, creepy behaviour and degrading suggestions started.

Website Fat, Ugly or Slutty is run by three female gamers who felt that it was about time to collect all of these outrageous comments female gamers receive on a daily basis and post them up on the Internet for everyone to see. Their agenda wasn’t to deliberately name and shame but instead to poke fun and laugh at the idiots who felt the need to send private insults following a game. In their own words:

“If having these messages posted online makes someone think twice about writing and sending a detailed description of their genitals, great! And if not? We’ll all have another submission to laugh at.”

But it’s not all light hearted abuse, the majority of the stuff featured on their website is dark and disturbing, from the Iraq war veteran who promises to hunt a female gamer down to kill her, to the creep who sent three separate audio messages on a girl’s Xbox live account asking to hear her voice.

Ironically the girl’s are now receiving abusive comments online through their website about posting abusive comments online from the female gaming community on their website. Hollywood couldn’t write this shit.

Avast! Bulletstorm Trailer Is Very Cheeky.

The marketing people behind promoting Epic Game’s new first person action/fantasy shooter Bulletstorm are very clever and exceptionally witty. As you will see from the video above instead of advertising their own game and showing you how amazing it’s graphics and gameplay are in an exclusive demo of their wares, they’ve instead put together a parody video which rips the utter piss out of their biggest rival Call Of Duty. No doubt this will cause a major war between gamers where instead of grenades, insults will be thrown concerning sexuality and the general welfare of their mothers.