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L.A. Noire Announced for PC

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Fresh off the consoles, the latest Rockstar game is coming to the PC.

L.A. Noire is the latest epic title to come out of Rockstar. While L.A. Noire is actually the product of Australian studio Team Bondi, it shares many of the same characteristics that make it fit right in amongst the rest of Rockstar's open world games.

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers got their L.A. Noire delivery in May, and now it's confirmed that the game will be headed to PC this fall. Rejoice, PC gamers!

Rockstar said in a statement:

Developed by Rockstar Leeds and built to run on a wide range of PCs, L.A. Noire's robust feature customization includes keyboard remapping and gamepad functionality to both optimize and customize performance and user experience. Along with increased fidelity and improved graphical enhancements, the PC version will also feature 3D support for an even greater sense of interaction and immersion within a painstakingly detailed 1940s Los Angeles.

Now with L.A. Noire PC-bound, Rockstar fans can refocus their complete attention on hoping for a PC version of the most excellent Red Dead Redemption.

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    azathoth , June 27, 2011 5:22 AM
    GTA IV all over again?

    I'm just going to wait for the reviews. You got to be careful now days before you buy any game, especially PC games now.
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    Tamz_msc , June 27, 2011 5:21 AM
    Yippeeeeeee! Now lets just hope its doesn't turn out like GTA IV did.
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    Tamz_msc , June 27, 2011 5:21 AM
    Yippeeeeeee! Now lets just hope its doesn't turn out like GTA IV did.
  • 13 Hide
    azathoth , June 27, 2011 5:22 AM
    GTA IV all over again?

    I'm just going to wait for the reviews. You got to be careful now days before you buy any game, especially PC games now.
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    eddieroolz , June 27, 2011 5:34 AM
    Heards it's an excellent game. Maybe I'll try it out one day.
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    joytech22 , June 27, 2011 5:45 AM
    YES!! YES...! I was soo close to buying it on my 360 but I just KNEW it would pay off to wait a little longer!
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    oneblackened , June 27, 2011 5:47 AM
    wewt.
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    Shaun o , June 27, 2011 5:50 AM
    Why do I get the feeling it will be a port from the xbox 360, where the frame rate suffers in the pc version.
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    eklipz330 , June 27, 2011 5:53 AM
    i heard it can be a real bore
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    Khimera2000 , June 27, 2011 6:08 AM
    shaun oWhy do I get the feeling it will be a port from the xbox 360, where the frame rate suffers in the pc version.


    I agree. if it was ment for PC they would of made an announcement for PC at the same time, but i never really heard any news till now. I pridict that it will go the same way as other ports. It will piss off a bunch of PC users, will still not be able to take full advantage of the PC be it bad code or sucky cut and paste libraries, and will look like it belongs on a consol and not a PC.
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    mman74 , June 27, 2011 6:17 AM
    Played it, finished it, loved it. Don't know why they bother with the port. Either they release it together and let people chase what platform they buy on, or they don't bother and leave it console only.
    As a result it looks like they it is destined for a half-baked job based on the expectancy that sales will be low.
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    JOSHSKORN , June 27, 2011 6:18 AM
    I've learned my lesson. DON'T buy anymore games for PC. I've got this killer graphics card (DirectX 11) and sadly most games don't even make use of it.
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    dormantreign , June 27, 2011 6:31 AM
    JOSHSKORNI've learned my lesson. DON'T buy anymore games for PC. I've got this killer graphics card (DirectX 11) and sadly most games don't even make use of it.


    Battlefield 3 mate ;) 
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    kashifme21 , June 27, 2011 7:52 AM
    Might buy it when its 10usd-15usd on PC. Decided thats about all i will be paying for console ports.
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    djab , June 27, 2011 8:49 AM
    Quote:
    GTA IV all over again?

    I'm just going to wait for the reviews. You got to be careful now days before you buy any game, especially PC games consoles ports now.


    fixed ;) 
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    blppt , June 27, 2011 8:56 AM
    While the framerate left a lot to be desired, the draw distance and overall graphic quality of the GTA4 port left the consoles in the dust, IMHO. I played and finished GTA4 on PC first, and couldnt believe how ugly it looked when I tried it on PS3 shortly after.
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    apache_lives , June 27, 2011 9:07 AM
    heh poor pc performance? get a decent PC

    iv never had a pc struggle with it, then again i was amongst the crowd that bought quads when duals were king (Q6600), when people were trying to tell me quads will never be good for gaming or whatever HA
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    Anonymous , June 27, 2011 9:14 AM
    Isn't this a bit late? I thought Tom's was at the forefront when it came to breaking news.
    http://hashwired.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/l-a-noire-coming-soon-to-a-pc-near-you/
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    n00bxqb , June 27, 2011 9:35 AM
    Once they fixed GTA IV for PC (which took forever), it absolutely blew away the consoles. It was an absolute mess, however, for several months and it made me sincerely regret pre-ordering it for PC.

    I already beat LA Noire on PS3, probably won't bother getting it for PC since it doesn't have the same fun factor that GTA has (running around blowing stuff up, screwing around, etc.). LA Noire has a good story and unique gameplay, but it gets too repetitive and, once you get to the end, you realize that all the interrogations you did and arrests you made were all completely pointless. It would've been nice if the story weren't so linear.
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    cold fire , June 27, 2011 9:54 AM
    Ashley CollinsIsn't this a bit late? I thought Tom's was at the forefront when it came to breaking news.http://hashwired.wordpress.com/201 [...] -near-you/


    That's sarcasm, right? Because everyone knows Tom's is always last when it comes to news.
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    schmich , June 27, 2011 10:58 AM
    Even "this fall" would be a lot sooner than Rockstar usually releases their PC games I still find it to be disespectful I bet the game, just like all PC versions they do, will be terribly unoptimized.

    I've stopped caring for Rockstar. If I'm a definite second class citizen in their eyes then my money will not go to them. Instead I'll happily pay several times a DICE or ID software game.
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    molo9000 , June 27, 2011 12:37 PM
    Uh nice.

    Thought they had given up on us PC gamers.
    Still waiting for Red Dead Redemption....
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