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Edited by HedinnWeis

Blahhh. I want this. 
 
Edit: After months of patiently waiting. It was time. Awesome. I'd like to thank the Academy and my mom and your moms and NASA and of course Giant Bomb.

Posted by Ali_D

2nd again.

Posted by meandmoves

MAN IT LOOKS SWEET...SECOND SUCKS BTW
Posted by lion640

turns out the pre-order bonuses will become DLC at some point.

Posted by emem

Looks great, can't wait to play it.

Posted by RobDaFunk

Tell me theres gonna be a Special Edition of Noire with all the bonus' like they did with RDR?!?

Posted by RockinKemosabe

Yeah, I hope the mission specific content is released as DLC later after the release cause I already pre-ordered it from Amazon before they announced all the pre-order bonuses. 

Posted by papercut
@HedinnWeis said:
" Blahhh. I want this.  Edit: After months of patiently waiting. It was time. Awesome. I'd like to thank the Academy and my mom and your moms and NASA and of course Giant Bomb. "
Booooo! Get off the stage!
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Posted by mrlogical

I'm okay with pre-order bonuses, and can even consider tolerating retailer-specific pre-order bonuses when it's like "get a blue hat" vs. "get a brown suit."  But the fact that two retailers (Gamestop and Walmart) have actual cases in the game as exclusive retailer specific content is just awful.  Hate this.

Posted by BoomSnapClap113

Fuck this game will never come quick enough.

Posted by LKPOWER

If we want pre-order bonuses to stop... Do what i'm doing... Don't pre-order, walk into best buy on day one and pick up one of the dozens of copies each big box retailer will have. The need to pre-order is a thing of the past. That's why there are these outrageous bonuses.

Posted by buft

if you live in the uk so far there is no preorder bonus announced, thats worse

Posted by RecSpec

Damn, this game looks awesome. Haven't really looked too much into it before this.

Posted by proggykins

This game looks great, but it's too bad it has retailer-specific preorder bonuses. As much as I'm sure none of them will be gamebreaking or even that spectacular, the completionist in my likes have everything a game has to offer.

Posted by Tondo

Damn, it seems like the pre-order cases are actually really interesting. Was hoping they would be some minor ones :( (if nothing else, lets hope these come as dlc in the future so the completionist can experience the whole game as it should be..)

Edited by MeatSim

If I pre-order I am getting this from Amazon like I always do.

Posted by deadly_polo

So living in the UK there is no chance of getting any of this, that is quite annoying. 
 
I really don't see why Rockstar need to do this, this game will sell like any proverbial for a large number you can think of anyway, a really bad trend the video game industry is taking.

Posted by HatKing
@kingchris28 said:
"So living in the UK there is no chance of getting any of this, that is quite annoying.  I really don't see why Rockstar need to do this, this game will sell like any proverbial for a large number you can think of anyway, a really bad trend the video game industry is taking. "

I fully agree.  It makes me not want to pre-order it, despite the fact that I'd be buying it anyway, just so I'm not supporting this trend.
 
Maybe this will be DLC later on?  I've seen that happen before.
Posted by fetchfox

I love living in Europe when it comes to this. The deals aren't split between franchises here, it all comes in one package. That's why I have the golden guns, war horse and the deadly assassin outfit in my version of Red Dead Redemption.

Posted by dagas

Store specific pre-order exclusives suck. Now a lot of people won't be able to play this part of the game.

Edited by StandStrong
@kingchris28 said:

" So living in the UK there is no chance of getting any of this, that is quite annoying.  I really don't see why Rockstar need to do this, this game will sell like any proverbial for a large number you can think of anyway, a really bad trend the video game industry is taking. "

As i understand these pre order bonuses also exists in Europe (check their website) I agree, can't see why they would need pre order bonuses to draw people in? Just make limited and collector editions instead so everyone gets the chance of getting the same deal! This is just pointless irritation, making every single customer feel like they are missing out! 
 
Edit: Just read on the website that all pre order DLC will be made  available for purchase after the game is released  
Edited by Death_Burnout
@HatKing said:

" @kingchris28 said:

"So living in the UK there is no chance of getting any of this, that is quite annoying.  I really don't see why Rockstar need to do this, this game will sell like any proverbial for a large number you can think of anyway, a really bad trend the video game industry is taking. "

I fully agree.  It makes me not want to pre-order it, despite the fact that I'd be buying it anyway, just so I'm not supporting this trend. Maybe this will be DLC later on?  I've seen that happen before. "
Or it might come with the game. I've seen US pre-order bonuses come packaged in a limited edition over here before, it varies all the damn time. It might be similar to RDR where the pre-order bonuses with that...actually i can't remember what happened with that, all i know is, is that i got the war horse code in my copy, and i don't know how specifically.
 
I highly doubt we won't see it, it really doesn't make sense when you think about it. I agree though pre-order bonuses are a terrible trend, and i dont even understand why people do pre-order. I guess there is a difference in the US, because games never ever...EVER sellout where i live, so what would be the point? other than being lazy, or hoping to get the game a day earlier after pre-ordering online. Which is actually a good thing i will admit.
 
Obviously this is all before the pre-order bonus nonsense...now people do have a reason and a really shitty one at that too. It's even worse when people have to make a choice where to pre-order from to get one of many bonuses, and the best you can hope for is that they become paid DLC down the line. How awful. There is the business side of it, but aaaah whatever i dont want to think about it.
 
Edit: oh, nevermind, by the time it took me to write that someone has confirmed you can get it. My point still stands though!
Posted by BBQBram
@fetchfox said:
" I love living in Europe when it comes to this. The deals aren't split between franchises here, it all comes in one package. That's why I have the golden guns, war horse and the deadly assassin outfit in my version of Red Dead Redemption. "
Yup, the First Edition was just announced containing all these bonuses. Pre-ordered that immediately.
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Posted by IkariNoTekken
@BBQBram: If you wouldn't mind, could you let me know where that version is available? Thanks.
Posted by wickedsc3

I ordered mine from amazon like i always do.  These pre order specific bonus's are dumb but they are not going to change where i get games from.  Amazon works the best for me and I got 10.00 for preordering it from there.

Edited by IkariNoTekken

I've already posted this on a previous article, for all UK users: 
 

The Naked City Vice Case & Badge Pursuit Challenge - Game

The Broderick' Detective Suit - Amazon UK

Slip of the Tongue Traffic Case - Play   
The Sharpshooter Detective Suit - Zavvi
Edited by CptBedlam
@HatKing said:

" @kingchris28 said:

"So living in the UK there is no chance of getting any of this, that is quite annoying.  I really don't see why Rockstar need to do this, this game will sell like any proverbial for a large number you can think of anyway, a really bad trend the video game industry is taking. "
I fully agree.  It makes me not want to pre-order it, despite the fact that I'd be buying it anyway, just so I'm not supporting this trend. "
My solution/reaction to these pre-order deals: whenever it gets out of hand and I'd feel like getting an incomplete game without pre-ordering, I'll wait a few weeks and get the game used for cheap. No worries about minor missing content when I don't pay as much and at the same time deny the publisher my money as a sign of protest.
Posted by StudioErebus

I wonder if all the DLC is going to be based on film noir classics?

Posted by TehJedicake

Fuckkkkk I am so glad I got this game pre-ordered, I can't get over how incredible those facial features and voices are

Posted by Warchief

damn shame its retailer specific DLC. 

Posted by Mutley

Awesome, a part of a game I might miss in the full game. 
 
Pre-Order bonus's should stop. Why separate them everywhere when there's the option to put them all in ONE full game? 
 
If you want to make money off it, fine. Do some kind of" all this extra content comes with the game for 5 extra GBP" or something.

Posted by fetchfox

These missions will most likely (I'd say its guaranteed) come to all platforms. They aren't just costumes, they are full fledged missions! In time it will be available to all platforms, whatever the version you buy. This pre order-bonus is just marketing. It sucks, but it's not exclusive for all eternity. And if you don't take my word for it, look at the Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony (though lets hope it won't take as long as they did).

Posted by AxleBro
@LKPOWER said:
" If we want pre-order bonuses to stop... Do what i'm doing... Don't pre-order, walk into best buy on day one and pick up one of the dozens of copies each big box retailer will have. The need to pre-order is a thing of the past. That's why there are these outrageous bonuses. "
this
Posted by Dyram

While I like what Rockstar is doing with their new performance capture techniques, the game is starting to get less and less interesting to me. Not because of the gameplay, mind you, as that part looks fascinating, but rather in the area of blending the performance with the game. 
 
The faces look great, but at the same time they look too good, too detailed. Like a masked thrown on top of the real character underneath, there just seems to be this "seam" between the face and the rest of the character's body that shows the edge where the performance capture stopped and the standard 3D body began. 
 
To top it off, the sound is still not very well managed from the performances. On every line reading, the voice is just too loud, takes no positional cues nor does it sound affected by the environment, and it's constantly echoing, as though the actor/actress is talking into a wall, reflecting all of the sound back at the microphone. 
 
I really hope this is just a symptom of a WIP game and not the final product.

Posted by Babylonian

So this mission is just a playable version of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang? Word.  

Posted by Korne
Posted by Agent47
@Dyram: I don't see why people complain about the body animations.They move smooth and non exagerrated.What do people want to see?People flaying around like a loon?They used MOCAP on the body.So they are moving just like the actor.
Posted by KnifeySpoony

Can't wait for this. :)

Posted by Dyram
@Agent47: I wasn't talking about the animation of the body in regards to the difference between the face and avatar, I was talking about the visual smoothing. The animation is fine, but the bodies themselves don't have quite the same sharpness in detail as the faces because they aren't rendered to the same level. 
 
It's not a huge problem, just jarring to me when I see it and it takes some of the character out of the performance when I can see the strings being pulled.
Posted by Terra1909

The way they do the faces makes the vsual style kind of look like rotoscoping. I like it, but it's kinda creepy too.

Posted by tourgen

Can't wait to play this.  Looks great.  However filthy pre-order "bonuses" means I'll by this used around week 2 or so.

Posted by yevinorion

Also, just found this here:
 
"All of the L.A. Noire pre-order content will be made available for purchase as DLC at some point after the game comes out. We have long planned to do this for all digital pre-order items. In case you’re interested, the Red Dead Redemption pre-order items (Deadly Assassin Outfit, Golden Guns Weapon Pack and War Horse) will finally be available for download via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network this April. Apologies that has taken so long, but we ran into some technical issues. Stay tuned for more details."

Posted by MisterMouse

 I am so ambivalent towards the faces!

Posted by Krisgebis

I'm waiting for this to drop in price and hopefully have a "game of the year edition". 
 
Yup, it WAS a buy-at-launch title, until they revealed the preorder "bonuses". Simply disgusting. I have a HUGE back catalog I'm still working my way through, so waiting won't be a problem for me.

Posted by dbz1995
@Dyram said:

" While I like what Rockstar is doing with their new performance capture techniques, the game is starting to get less and less interesting to me. Not because of the gameplay, mind you, as that part looks fascinating, but rather in the area of blending the performance with the game.  The faces look great, but at the same time they look too good, too detailed. Like a masked thrown on top of the real character underneath, there just seems to be this "seam" between the face and the rest of the character's body that shows the edge where the performance capture stopped and the standard 3D body began.  To top it off, the sound is still not very well managed from the performances. On every line reading, the voice is just too loud, takes no positional cues nor does it sound affected by the environment, and it's constantly echoing, as though the actor/actress is talking into a wall, reflecting all of the sound back at the microphone.  I really hope this is just a symptom of a WIP game and not the final product. "

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley
 
Basically that is what you are talking about.And I agree with you to an extent.
Posted by jorbear

As much as I hate pre-order specific bonuses, this looks pretty sweet.

Posted by bhhawks78

First console rockstar game I didn't buy day one since GTA 3 because these preorder bonuses are nonsense.  Buying used for 10$ less day 3 or four then selling it back for 90% of what I bought it for.  Disgusting

Posted by Jackel2072
@yevinorion said:
" Also, just found this here:  "All of the L.A. Noire pre-order content will be made available for purchase as DLC at some point after the game comes out. We have long planned to do this for all digital pre-order items. In case you’re interested, the Red Dead Redemption pre-order items (Deadly Assassin Outfit, Golden Guns Weapon Pack and War Horse) will finally be available for download via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network this April. Apologies that has taken so long, but we ran into some technical issues. Stay tuned for more details." "
well thats good to know
Posted by GrumpyAtheist

I read about the retailer specific pre-order bonuses, immediately canceled my Amazon pre-order, wrote Rockstar and told them I am now buying a used copy.  No money for you Rockstar.

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