By Joseph Leray

Depth Analysis is the Australian motion-capture company that developed the Motionscan technology Team Bondi used in “L.A. Noire,” and they released a gag reel for the game a few months ago that’s starting to make the rounds.

“L.A. Noire” fans will remember that detective Cole Phelps, the game’s protagonist, was kind of a blowhard -- incidentally, the gag reel features some pretty salty language. It’s weird to see his character actor flub his lines or joke with his co-workers. The in-game Cole Phelps isn’t one for giggling or lightheartedness -- threatening to assault people was more his style.
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By Joseph Leray

In a statement on Steam's Grand Theft Auto forums, Rockstar Games have confirmed that GTA: Vice City has been pulled from digital stores, including Steam, "due to some music licensing issues."

The game's disappearance was noted in late October, but copies of the game that have already been bought and downloaded will not be affected. ""We'll make it available again as soon as possible," the statement continues.
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Max Payne is not a good guy and he’s a pretty rotten cop. He’s a pretty miserable excuse for a person, too. But if there’s one thing Max does well is kill. Well, kill and drink. And swear. We find him several years older, and looking worse for it. Max Payne is an old killer drinking away the demons of the past hoping for a quick end. Funny, that a man without a want or need to live, is often the best person for the kind of work Max gets hired to do.

It’s been over 8 years since hard boiled cop, Max Payne, has been dragged out of the bar and back into the harsh light for one more job. After such a long hiatus, is it worth another round of shots or does Max need to pay his tab before closing time at the bar?

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Max Payne’s been out of the line of duty for a few years now but he’s making a comeback in a big way this May. The next installment features Max in private service for a high profile client in South America but soon things turn for the worse as his employer’s wife is kidnapped and Max must once again find the truth the hard way.

Rockstar invited me to their offices for a walk through of portion of the single player story for ‘Max Payne 3’. Last week, I got a taste for the hard-boiled action that you knew from the first games.  Keep reading for my impressions as I jump in slow-motion and pump a few rounds into some criminal scum.

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Tap and touch-based mayhem, I say!
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Rockstar Games bolsters its plans for late 2009 with a third major release announced for the back half of the calendar.

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'Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars'

The second "GTA" release of a young 2009, "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars" is a game that feels like it has arrived from an alternate history of game development. Read More...

A new trailer for "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars" debuted today. Huang Lee is here. Check it out.

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Over at MTV News, Stephen has filed a story about the "Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned" cut scene with full-frontal male nudity everyone's talking about, looks at some old Rockstar controversies and points out where you can keep up with Congressman Stubbs' day-to-day: Twitter.

Full-frontal male nudity in Rockstar's new 'Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned' is just the latest in a history of controversies surrounding the developers' games. But this new one is different from the Hot Coffee, "Manhunt," and "Bully" scandals of the past


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