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Existing Above the Law in Video Games

Games rarely have a parallel to social laws, at least not a parallel that holds any meaning. Social law, in games, doesn’t exist, except in how the protagonist is either above or exempt from it.

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Pixel Hunting Is Fun in 'L.A. Noire'

L.A. Noire is concerned with story first and foremost, and this focus on story trickles down to every mechanic and system in the game, including its own unique approach to pixel hunting.

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Unplugging the Player from the Protagonist

L.A. Noire, unlike most modern games, obstinately refuses to allow the player to develop the hero.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: To Live and Die in 'L.A. Noire'

Detective Cole Phelps is on the case for one of the biggest early releases of the year, and the Moving Pixels crew discusses how successful Team Bondi and Rockstar are at presenting this tough and tough-to-like hardboiled hero.

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Watching As Gameplay: 'L.A. Noire' Merely a Visual Novel?

Watching becomes a rather central and active occupation in most games and very often requires more time than “doing something”.

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Playing the Persona in ‘L.A. Noire’

L.A Noire is a rare game that doesn’t let us into the head of its protagonist.

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L.A. Noire

The plot of L.A. Noire will progress whether you're a Clouseau-style bumbling fool or a Sherlock Holmes of the hard-boiled set.

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'L.A. Noire': The Fatalism of American Sticktoitiveness

You can get through the entire story by being the least competent detective in the world. The story will unfold, as it were, despite you.

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The Badge Pursuit Challenge in 'L.A. Noire': A Pre-Order Bonus That’s Worth the Day 1 Purchase

L.A. Noire's Badge Pursuit Challenge forces us out of our investigative comfort zone by reversing the typical investigation process.

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