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L.A Noire inspired crime map revealed

Rockstar’s revealed that during the creation of L.A. Noire, Team Bondi exhaustively researched Los Angeles newspapers of the day, including archives of every single daily L.A. Times from January 1st through December 31st 1947.

Inspired by these findings, today, in partnership with the L.A. Times and their Archives group, Rockstar has released the L.A. Noire 1947 Edition Crime Map, which allows you to see some of the cases from that landmark year of Los Angeles crime that Team Bondi researched.

The map includes tales of:

  • 72-year-old oil man, E.J. Miley, who picked up three hitch-hiking youths as he left on a drive from LA up to Fresno. The trio were petty thugs who thought they had an easy mark on their hands…
  • A pair of weightlifting rivals in Pacific Palisades who agreed to head to the gym to “settle the question of superiority”, but it winds up being far from a fair lift-off…
  • A horrible account of a young, disturbed returning veteran who, with no warning or apparent cause, murdered his bride and himself at his in-laws house one evening…
  • Acrobat burglars who broke into a market by ripping off a skylight, chopped a hole in the ceiling, and slid down a pole to make off with $2500 in cash (yes, that was a LOT back then) along with several hundred pounds of meat – but not before stopping to apparently chug several quarts of milk.

There are plenty more true tales as well, so why don’t you head over to www.latimes.com/lanoire and have a look.

You can pre-order L.A Noire here (PS3) and here (Xbox 360) for £37.85.

Edited On 06 May, 2011

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