Daily Gaming Update January 5th

Shane Chandler January 6, 2011 0

Starting off with some gritty screenshots from a new Rockstar game and finishing with one of the absolute strangest controllers, here is your daily new for everyone from old-school gamers to MMO nuts.


New screenshots of Rockstar's next big game, L.A Noire (developed by Team Bondi), impress with stunningly realistic facial detail. The ability to capture such detail comes from a new technology named MotionScan which allows for an extremely accurate capturing of an actor's face including the expressing of emotion. The makers of MotionScan, Depth Analysis, use 32 high-definition cameras to surround the actor and capture every subtle detail in 3D at 30 FPS.

L.A. Noire features a 1940's crime story that plays out by figuring out the truth behind some ghastly murders. Utilizing MotionScan with over 400 actors, L.A. Noire is sure to impress with the visuals come Spring 2011.

L.A. Noire $59.99-PS3/Xbox 360

Hudson Entertainment is feeling nostalgic and bringing PS3 and PSP gamers a chance to play some TurboGrafx 16 games to the Playstation Network. There will be 10 games released with each game being released individually throughout the winter season.

These games will include:

• Alien Crush

• Bomberman '94

• Bonk's Adventure

• Dungeon Explorer

• Neutopia

• New Adventure Island

• Soldier Blade

• Super Star Soldier

• Victory Run

• World Sports Competition

Famous for being the first console to have an optional CD module, TurboGrafx was released in Japan in 1987. Coming to the US in 1989, the console received buzz with its ability to display 482 colors at once.

For more information go to: http://www.hudsonent.com/

Preparing to launch on March 1st in the US and March 4th in Europe, Rift is now available for pre-order digitally and physically. CEO of Trion Worlds, Lars Buttler, proudly stated that Rift is "the culmination of our tireless efforts over the past several years to bring players the most complete, full-featured, and dynamic online game." Those who pre-order Rift will also receive their choice of one-of-three exclusive in-game pets, and are eligible to participate in the head-start period anticipated to begin February 24th. Any closed beta events will also be available to those who pre-order the game.


Rift is a MMORPG for the PC where players can build their own class using the Ascended Soul system. Players can also expect intense PVP action and epic raids.

Rift $49.99-PC

It sort of looks like a PS3 controller…sort of. A strange little controller has emerged on the gaming store GamingZap.com. Apparently, thanks to massive success, GamingZap has secured more of these crazy controllers.

The controller itself is inteneded to replace a stearing wheel and pedals. The center of the controller also features a digital readout that informs you of how much pressure you are applying to the throttle. If you love racing games but hate using traditional controllers, this may be jsut what you're looking for.

HKS Racing Controller $39.99-For PS3

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