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Daily Archives: May 6, 2011
L.A. Noire is getting double the funk with two soundtracks: L.A. Noire: Remixed and L.A. Noire Official Soundtrack. The Official Soundtrack is an original score “inspired by the sweeping orchestral scores of the great films of the 1940s.” Recorded in Abbey Road Studios and composed by Andrew Hale (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Getaway), the soundtrack features contemporary takes on period pieces produced and written by Stephen Coates (The Real Tuesday Weld) with guest vocals by Claudia Brucken (Propaganda) and additional music composed by Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption). Remixed includes six “jazz standards” re-interpreted by DJs and producers, with the assistance of Verve Records.
Valve has lured another publisher with its digital charms. Square Enix has announced that Eidos-Montreal’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be available over Steam, in addition to retail, when it is released on August 23. In addition, Human Revolution will support several Steamworks features, such as auto-updating, Steam Achievements, and Steam Cloud support.
Bethesda has launched a Graffiti Contest and a Sweepstakes for id’s upcoming shooter, Rage. Inspired by the graffiti found scattered throughout the game, the contest gives aspiring artists a chance for the world to see their work with the winner’s material being featured in the final version. In addition, winners will also receive an iPad and a free trip to QuakeCon 2011 in Dallas, Texas. The sweepstakes gives the less creative of us a chance to win as well with the winner also receiving a free trip to QuakeCon 2011 and an iPad.