L.A. Noire Gag Reel

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#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19844 posts) -

One of the defining features of L.A. Noire, if not the element that made the game unique compared to others like it, was the Australian tech firm "Depth Analysis's" facial recognition technology that Team Bondi used for the motion-tracking in L.A. Noire.

The video above is of a gag reel released by Depth Analysis themselves and further shows just how accurate the technology is when it comes to tracking the actors' performance. Makes me curious to see if we'll see similar "gag reels" in games if the technology is used more often than not in the future.

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#2 Posted by DaMisterChief (612 posts) -

The Tongue !!!!!

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#3 Posted by RawknRo11a (560 posts) -

Man, that is still some impressive tech. regardless of whether or not you liked L.A. Noire the faces in that game were pretty amazing.

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#4 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5957 posts) -

Reminds of how impressive this technology is and how unfortunate all the other animations in the game are.

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#5 Posted by toowalrus (13402 posts) -

That was weird. And cool. I love this tech, I wish it'd get picked up by someone and used more.

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#6 Posted by George_Hukas (1319 posts) -

Cool, what else did you find interesting on reddit today?

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#7 Posted by Brighty (276 posts) -

@George_Hukas said:

Cool, what else did you find interesting on reddit today?

No need to be a pompous dick, this has been making rounds across the internet all day today. I'm glad he decided to share this with the GB community, because if he didn't I was about to.

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#8 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19844 posts) -

@George_Hukas said:

Cool, what else did you find interesting on reddit today?

I don't visit Reddit and it's probably foolish to assume everyone does. I didn't see it posted here, so I thought some who didn't see it would be interested in it like I was.

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#9 Posted by wjb (1985 posts) -

FUCKING WEIRD...

Can't sleep...clowns will eat me...

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#10 Posted by Krullban (1471 posts) -

SURRENDER NOW AND NOBODY HAS TO-ALLAOWALO

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#11 Posted by awesomeusername (4619 posts) -

I was about to post this dammit!

But I just saw this right now and that was so creepy yet amazing. It was better then the game itself! Just kidding! This should be DLC!

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#12 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12586 posts) -

Rad!

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#13 Posted by Khemitude (235 posts) -

Fuck I love gag reels so one for a game is awesome, but my god that tongue and eybrows, also Cole sneezing alot is hilarious.

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#14 Posted by colourful_hippie (5780 posts) -

@DaMisterChief said:

The Tongue !!!!!

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#15 Posted by Claude (16661 posts) -

That was really cool. A little creepy, but cool.

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#16 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (875 posts) -

Someone please gif that tongue scene.

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#17 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2837 posts) -

I could never get past the lifelessness of the body animation when compared to the faces.

"SURRENDER NOW AND NOBODY HAS TO LAUAAAAAA" got a good laugh out of me, though.

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#18 Posted by SuperWristBands (2281 posts) -

@Brighty said:

@George_Hukas said:

Cool, what else did you find interesting on reddit today?

No need to be a pompous dick, this has been making rounds across the internet all day today. I'm glad he decided to share this with the GB community, because if he didn't I was about to.

No kidding. Even if he did find it on reddit I don't visit that site and sure do appreciate being shown this video.

As for the video, I didn't realize just how impressive the tech was. The video left me knowing it is more impressive than I thought it was when I had seen the game for the first time.

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#19 Posted by BaneFireLord (3356 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

@George_Hukas said:

Cool, what else did you find interesting on reddit today?

I don't visit Reddit and it's probably foolish to assume everyone does. I didn't see it posted here, so I thought some who didn't see it would be interested in it like I was.

I don't visit Reddit, this was the first time I saw this and it was really cool. Thanks.
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#20 Edited by mellotronrules (2238 posts) -

that reel is (pardon the pun) really awesome. it's a damn shame that tech is entirely proprietary and trapped beneath layers of bureaucracy. i hope we get to see it again soon, but i'm not optimistic.

edit: they really should have put that in-game as a unlockable.

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#21 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19844 posts) -

@mellotronrules said:

i hope we get to see it again soon, but i'm not optimistic.

If anything, I'd say it's more than likely we see it again in Whore of the Orient.

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#22 Posted by CaptainCharisma (353 posts) -

Wow. That was pretty amazing to watch. Games have come far.

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#23 Posted by Animasta (14920 posts) -

@George_Hukas said:

Cool, what else did you find interesting on reddit today?

why would you encourage people to go to reddit?

reddit is terrible

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#24 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

That was so stupid. Love it.

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#25 Posted by MetalGearSunny (7467 posts) -

That's fucking awesome.

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#26 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19844 posts) -

@A_Cute_Squirtle said:

Someone please gif that tongue scene.

Some neat ones posted in the NeoGAF thread:

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#27 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1273 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@A_Cute_Squirtle said:

Someone please gif that tongue scene.

Some neat ones posted in the NeoGAF thread:

Missed one.

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#28 Posted by KittyVonDoom (447 posts) -

I can't take this game seriously. It's like watching a puppet body with a human head.

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#29 Edited by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -
@GERALTITUDE said:

Reminds of how impressive this technology is and how unfortunate all the other animations in the game are.

Pretty much. It also shows the primary problem of the technology really badly - you can only reliably track one face at a time in a scene. Pay attention how they barely animate the other character's face if there are two in a frame. They smile weakly, etcetera, but talking at the same time is completely out of the question.

Also, the eyes. The goddamn eyes.

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