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Rockstar Releases First L.A. Noire DLC, Explains Why the Rockstar Pass Is Actually Worthwhile

If you plan on buying all the DLC cases, that Rockstar Pass actually does you a solid.

As I've been sternly interrogating and periodically shooting my way through L.A. Noire, I have often wondered when we might start seeing DLC content for the game pop up. For as long as those cases can be, some feel rather fleeting, almost begging you to prolong the investigation just a bit in the hopes of keeping the experience going. Plus, hey, I bought the PS3 version--I want my exclusive bonus case, dammit.

Well, this seems fun!

I, and other PS3 users will have to wait a bit longer to start downloading all willy-nilly, but for those who are playing the Xbox 360 version of L.A. Noire, Rockstar and Team Bondi today released the first two downloadable cases: "The Naked City." a Vice case, and the traffic case, "A Slip of the Tongue."

Both of these cases can be downloaded piecemeal for 320 Microsoft Bucks ($4), or you could opt to pay for the Rockstar Pass, which as of now goes for $10 (800 Microsoft Points), though will eventually go up to $12 in June. Buying the pass pre-orders all the scheduled downloadable content through mid-July, and will actually save you 50% in total purchase pricing, provided you plan to get them all.

Two more cases are scheduled to hit in June and July. "Nicholson Electroplating Disaster," which those who pre-ordered through Best Buy may already have, will hit on June 21st. "Reefer Madness," which is officially my new favorite case before I've even played it, drops on July 12th.

Additional content available today includes the "Broderick" and "Sharpshooter" suit/gun combos, for $1 and $2 respectively, the "Badge Pursuit" challenge (again, $2) and the Chicago Piano machine gun, which is a free unlock for the Rockstar community.

How many of you armchair gumshoes out there plan to grab all this stuff?

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Posted by Alex

As I've been sternly interrogating and periodically shooting my way through L.A. Noire, I have often wondered when we might start seeing DLC content for the game pop up. For as long as those cases can be, some feel rather fleeting, almost begging you to prolong the investigation just a bit in the hopes of keeping the experience going. Plus, hey, I bought the PS3 version--I want my exclusive bonus case, dammit.

Well, this seems fun!

I, and other PS3 users will have to wait a bit longer to start downloading all willy-nilly, but for those who are playing the Xbox 360 version of L.A. Noire, Rockstar and Team Bondi today released the first two downloadable cases: "The Naked City." a Vice case, and the traffic case, "A Slip of the Tongue."

Both of these cases can be downloaded piecemeal for 320 Microsoft Bucks ($4), or you could opt to pay for the Rockstar Pass, which as of now goes for $10 (800 Microsoft Points), though will eventually go up to $12 in June. Buying the pass pre-orders all the scheduled downloadable content through mid-July, and will actually save you 50% in total purchase pricing, provided you plan to get them all.

Two more cases are scheduled to hit in June and July. "Nicholson Electroplating Disaster," which those who pre-ordered through Best Buy may already have, will hit on June 21st. "Reefer Madness," which is officially my new favorite case before I've even played it, drops on July 12th.

Additional content available today includes the "Broderick" and "Sharpshooter" suit/gun combos, for $1 and $2 respectively, the "Badge Pursuit" challenge (again, $2) and the Chicago Piano machine gun, which is a free unlock for the Rockstar community.

How many of you armchair gumshoes out there plan to grab all this stuff?

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Edited by UlquioKani

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Thank god. Also Love LA Noire

Posted by andrewhandshoe

Hope it's worth it. 

Posted by Choffy

Can't wait to play more of this game.

Posted by Solh0und

Will be the first thing I buy when I get Noire.

Posted by DavoTron

I have Naked City already but I got the Rockstar pass - I'll still save some wedge and more cases for this game is awesome

Posted by Enigma777

MADNESS! MADNESS!!!

Posted by jillsandwich
@solh0und said:
Will be the first thing I buy when I get Noire.
This.
Posted by Alphazero

Playing on PS3, will have to wait. But when the store comes back up chances are I'll be doing an evil run through with my free copy of Infamous.  
 
This game is pretty fun. The best photo hunt game with shooting out there.

Posted by Moonshadow101

I can't tell if the "Reefer Madness" picture is supposed to be a scared-straight sort of thing or the cover of a porn video. 

Posted by Chris2KLee

I am having blast with LA Noire, but I'll wait and see till after I finished the game if I want more. Seems like an OK deal.

Posted by Little_Socrates

THEY ARE MAKING A REEFER MADNESS CASE. 
 
I CANNOT WAIT HHGRRRHGHRHGRRHGHRHRGR

Edited by Blair

Here we go, the start of the "season's pass" sales trend.  The more this sells, the more monetized the video game finances become.  No bias either way, just pointing out a clear shift in video game sales mentality.  We're on the brink of a new philosophy if this succeeds.

Posted by CrimsonNoir

i think i can wait for the separate DLC retail disc whenever that comes out, but dammit rockstar release that Red Dead GOTY edition, i know you're going to do it!

Posted by Agent47
@Enigma777: MADNESS!?THIS is.......redudant meme?
Posted by pekoe212

I watched the movie "Naked City" while waiting for L.A. Noire to arrive in the mail, actually. I'll play all the DLC eventually, but as I just finished the game without being able to access my DLC codes and whatnot, I'm not ready to jump back in for these bits and pieces. I'm all Noired out.

Posted by BalrogsBain

im waiting for the psn to come back up so i can get the naked city content and i might try this 

Posted by Yummylee

Some typically generous DLC management from Rockstar here. This, along with the brilliant value of Undead Nightmare and Episodes from Liberty City has long stuck Rockstar as the rulers of DLC on consoles for me.

Posted by LoktarOgar

So... what, you have to pay 10 bucks + 2 dollars for every DLC case? Doesn't that mean that, unless they do more than 5, the pass is still more expensive?

Posted by cikame

Not liking la noire enough to get dlc.

Posted by ChrisInCali

Fuck DLC.

Posted by Sooty

Already traded in my copy. Was getting bored of the cases just from first playthrough.

Posted by heatDrive88

If I'm not mistaken, all of this content is on disc, I think, which bothers me sort of.

Posted by Robitt

I have the Naked City, so I dont know if the pass is worth it still. Still gonna buy all the cases somehow.

Posted by Olivaw

Hell yes I'll buy that pass.
 
I'll buy whatever goddamn shit they put out.
 
I'll buy every case. EVERY CASE. JUST HOOK IT INTO MY VEEEEEINS

Posted by MEATBALL
@Abyssfull said:
Some typically generous DLC management from Rockstar here. This, along with the brilliant value of Undead Nightmare and Episodes from Liberty City has long stuck Rockstar as the rulers of DLC on consoles for me.
Yeah, they're probably the ones to get it the most right.
Posted by lordofultima

Sold. Once PSN is back up, I'm all over that pass shit!

Posted by groin
@heatDrive88 said:
If I'm not mistaken, all of this content is on disc, I think, which bothers me sort of.
You are mistaken.
Posted by StandStrong
@Abyssfull said:
Some typically generous DLC management from Rockstar here. This, along with the brilliant value of Undead Nightmare and Episodes from Liberty City has long stuck Rockstar as the rulers of DLC on consoles for me.
Exactly. And because of the I blindly give R* my money, trustning that they will make it more than worth my while in the end. 800 for all future DLC seems like a good deal. Just for the 2 cases and the 2 upcoming cases it seems okay, but I do feel like they have big plans for this game, so I'm guessing there is going to be a lot more DLC coming down the road. 
Edited by whatisdelicious
@Olivaw said:

Hell yes I'll buy that pass.  I'll buy whatever goddamn shit they put out.  I'll buy every case. EVERY CASE. JUST HOOK IT INTO MY VEEEEEINS

Hahaha YES. Best post.
Posted by Alex

@LoktarOgar: No, the pass saves you $2 on each case.

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Posted by DharmaBum
@heatDrive88: the R* pass itself is only a few KBs, but each piece of content downloads separately as an individual file. That being said it's still frustrating to know that all of the DLC was most likely already made during the production of the core game due to amount of resources it would require to film the actors, record the dialogue, etc. 
Posted by mattman734

Why PS3, you have betrayed me. You where all like look at me i can play la noire on one blu ray and run it a little better, then when where alone you stab me in the face, not even the gentlemenlyness  to stab me in the back.

Posted by Damian

No, thanks. Seems a fair price and all, but I'd rather pay $10 for one big DLC package along the lines of Undead Nightmare or some of the Borderlands offers. And you have to know that they have something bigger planned after mid-July. 
I'm'a wait for that, and hope I still care when it comes.

Posted by BonOrbitz

That Rockstar Pass will be mine come Friday when PSN Store relaunches.

Posted by MideonNViscera

I got it. Was pretty clear it'd be worth it just by reading the description.

Posted by MattBosten

Purchased the pass, now downloading the cases and suits (Already had the Broderick through my Amazon pre-order). 

Posted by louiedog
@Damian said:
No, thanks. Seems a fair price and all, but I'd rather pay $10 for one big DLC package along the lines of Undead Nightmare or some of the Borderlands offers. And you have to know that they have something bigger planned after mid-July. I'm'a wait for that, and hope I still care when it comes.
Rockstar has stated that the DLC announced today is all of the planned DLC for the game.
Posted by patrick
@mattman734 said:
Why PS3, you have betrayed me. You where all like look at me i can play la noire on one blu ray and run it a little better, then when where alone you stab me in the face, not even the gentlemenlyness  to stab me in the back.
You want DLC in the form of a physical disc?
Posted by Fragonard

Hell yes I will get this.

Posted by DonPixel

I like it, Will buy pass. 

Posted by Forever

So wait is the pass for all future dlc? The article says mid July but aren't they bound to make more dlc after that?  Either way still seems like a pretty cool idea.

Posted by Shakermaker
@louiedog said:
Rockstar has stated that the DLC announced today is all of the planned DLC for the game.
 
Yeah, and it's a damn shame. Just two weeks ago Bondi said they had two desks (burglary and bunco) ready that were left out of the game. That seemed like an obvious announcement of upcoming dlc.
Posted by Zaxex

Wish I'd read what that pass was before I bought the two DLCs. I assumed it was an Online Pass despite this game not having online. Gutted.

Posted by Rudeboy217

Must play Reefer Madness! I will definitely buy all this dlc.

Posted by Zombutler

Already bought the Rockstar Pass. Such a good deal.

Posted by Garfield360UK

Interesting, I got the Slip of the Tounge DLC with my pre-order, I am probably going to get the other DLC seperate as I do not have the 800 points to get the pass thing today and by the time the price goes up to 1,200 it would seem to work out cheaper to buy them individually. 
 
That said, do the other DLC (like the badge challenge) come with the pass or seperate of that?
Posted by CastroCasper

I just finished the game today, and I think this will be one of the first games I buy all the DLC for. 

Edited by Cybexx

So they are basically releasing all the pre-order DLC. I already have 'The Naked City" which was the gamestop pre-order bonus (though you didn't need to pre-order to get it), so the pass isn't quite as interesting to me for just the Walmart case, however I'll sure it will pay off since I see myself buying all the DLC anyways. 
 
Now if only the PSN Store would make its way back up, I mean it is creeping me out a bit that we haven't heard a peep about the status of that, well except for the Japanese government news. 
  
Edit: Oh wait scratch that 

Posted by Zombutler
@Garfield360UK:  Everything is included with the pass.
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