Product Update - Valve
• DirectX 11 support added for improved performance on many Windows Vista and Windows 7 setups using DX11 graphics cards
• Option added to game launcher allowing switching between DirectX 9 and 11 renderers
• Additional checks added that make sure a selected video resolution is fully compatible with L.A. Noire

Product Update - Valve
• Fix to prevent mouse cursor from turning on when using -str command line to improve performance
• Render state optimizations to improve performance
• Single-threaded renderer option added to game launcher to improve graphics performance on certain setups
• Crash when exiting the game is now fixed

PC Gamer
Depending on who you talk to, LA Noire was either a compelling masterpiece or a grand folly. One thing’s for sure, though; its creator Brendan McNamara had an ambitious idea for a game and followed it through.

His next game seems to be taking a similar retro-tact to LA Noire. According to Kotaku, it’s “one of the great untold stories of the 20th century.” Oh yeah, it’s also called Whore of the Orient - but we’re not sure how long that name will stick before a concerned parent makes them change it to “Chinese Detective Story”.

As Kotaku points out, Whore of the Orient is the nickname for Shanghai, which could lead to a lot of sexist jokes we’re not even going to begin to make. Its huge population and dodgy quarters make it comparable to LA Noire’s vision of 1940s Los Angeles.

Of course, Brendan McNamara’s Team Bondi studios were controversially shut down after the release of LA Noire, but it seems McNamara’s got a new chum in the form of Mad Max director George Miller, whose KMM Studios are backing Whore of the Orient. It’s also more than likely that LA Noire’s groundbreaking MotionScan facial animation will return - McNamara owns Depth Analysis, the company behind it.
Announcement - Valve
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Product Release - Valve
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is now available in North America on Steam! L.A. Noire will release in most territories later this week, please check the gamepage for details in your region.

A dark and violent crime thriller, set against the backdrop of 1940’s Los Angeles, L.A. Noire blends the breathtaking action of chases and shootouts with true detective work including interrogations and clue-finding, as newly-minted officer Cole Phelps embarks on a desperate search for truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

Announcement - Valve
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is now available for Pre-Purchase on Steam!

Pre-Purchase now to receive 10% off and a copy of Grand Theft Auto III to play now! Already own GTA3? Give the extra copy to a friend!

L.A. Noire is a dark and violent crime thriller, set against the backdrop of 1940’s Los Angeles and utilizes revolutionary new facial animation technology.

The Complete Edition includes all previously released DLC for the console versions (including additional outfits, weapons, and cases such as “Nicholson Electroplating”, “Reefer Madness”, “Naked City”, “Slip of the Tongue”, “Consul’s Car” and more) and makes them available to players from the start.


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