While it has been a slow few days in the world of Rockstar, that is sure to change in the coming weeks with the actual release of Rockstar/Team Bondi’s innovative crime thriller, L.A. Noire.
The Los Angeles Times (in conjunction with San Antonio Express-News) published an article detailing some of the behind the scenes work that has helped turn L.A. Noire into something more than just your everyday run-of-the-mill crime game.
LOS ANGELES – Aaron Staton is used to being in front of cameras. But it wasn’t until the actor best known as ad account executive Ken Cosgrove on Mad Men starred in the video game L.A. Noire that he acted in front of 32 of them.
On a winter morning in a warehouse in Culver City that has been turned into a makeshift acting and game development studio, Staton was wrapping up his last day on the job. Sitting alone in a small room surrounded by the dozens of cameras and pupil-shrinking lights that eliminate any hint of a shadow, he worked his way through one gritty line after another – the type most people haven’t heard since the days of, well, noir.