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L.A. Noire honored as official selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

Tuesday, 29th March 2011 14:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Rockstar, Take-Two, and Team Bondi have announced that L.A. Noire has been honored as an Official Selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

This is the first time a game has been recognized by the festival.

“We’re thrilled that L.A. Noire is being recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival in this way,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games. “It’s a real honor, and another step forward for interactive
entertainment.”

Rockstar Games will also present an exclusive preview of L.A. Noire as part of the Tribeca Talks series, taking place on April 25.

According to the press release, the presentation of the game at the festival will include a live interactive screening of a case from L.A.Noire, followed by a Q&A exploring “the crossover between filmmaking and interactive entertainment.”

The Q&A’s focus will be on making the game, the technology behind it, and “story and action in this medium,” and it will be moderated by Tribeca’s CCO, Geoff Gilmore.

“What Rockstar and Team Bondi have accomplished with L.A. Noire is nothing less than groundbreaking,” said Gilmore. “It’s an invention of a new realm of storytelling that is part cinema, part gaming, and a whole new realm of narrative expression, interactivity, and immersion. We are poised on the edge of a new frontier.”

L.A. Noire is slated for release May 17 and May 20 for PS3 and 360 in the US and Europe.

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7 Comments

  1. theevilaires

    I have a very good feeling about this game. It could very well steal GOTY If there is too much arguing over Uncharted 3 vs Gears 3 for GOTY I fear most (bullshit) sites will try and play peace keeper to not offend SONY or M$ and give L.A. Noire the title for 2011. Not that it won’t probably deserve just saying.

    Rockstar has their plan together.

    RDR-2010
    L.A. Noire-2011
    The Agent-2012
    GTA V-2012/13
    I’m sure another midnight club is coming soon too.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. UuBuU

    Looks like I was right. It’s more of an interactive film than a game.

    Can’t wait for it to release though.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Freek

    Constantly chasing the aproval of the world of cinema is not the way forward for a new emerging medium. It needs to establish it’s own recognized festavals and events.
    And that won’t happen untill they stop chasing Hollywood and celebs.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. metamorphic

    @2: Not the case at all. It is a cinematic marvel in gaming terms of course, by the fact that its motion capture is exemplary, but you clearly haven’t read a single “hands on” or preview of the game if you somehow just think it’s a movie. This just proves the story and plot is good enough to hold its own as a film or feature, which is a welcome step forward for console gaming.

    @3: I think the word you’re looking for is “its”, not “it’s”. If you’re referring to E3, uh it’s been there for a while, Sherlock. It doesn’t hurt for a game to get cinematic recognition from a well-known film festival– that showcases how it can transcend both platform and genre.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. 2plus2equals5

    @3 & 4: I think that looking for hollywood consensus is dangerous, we are talking about GAMES, they have a story and all the rest, but the core of a game is its gameplay.
    A game with a great story but a bad gameplay is a bad game, a game with a great gameplay and a bad story is a good game.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Well…….I have to say if I was a film-maker…..I’d be pretty offended. It’s a game not a film. WTH?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. PEYJ

    I’m a bit baffled by this. Because of the choices the players have to make, the storytelling is halted unlike in a passive entertainment where the story teller (the movie) is setting the pace. So the scenes in a game are even more segmented and there fore the actors do not give deliver continuity, which cannot possibly make them on par with the performances in actual movies.

    I smell “we were the first to acknowledge game acting” from Tribeca.

    #7 4 years ago

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