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Aaron Staton (born August 2, 1980) is an American actor, best known for his role as Ken Cosgrove on the AMC drama series Mad Men and for portraying Cole Phelps in the video game L.A. Noire, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Video Game Performance, which he lost to Mark Hamill for Batman: Arkham City.
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Abbey Road Studios (formerly known as EMI Studios) is a recording studio located at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, City of Westminster, London, England.
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An action-adventure game (also known as "arcade adventure game") is a video game that combines elements of the adventure game genre with various action game elements.
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The, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a series of battles fought in the Ryukyu Islands, centered on the island of Okinawa, and included the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War during World War II being the 1 April 1945 invasion of the island of Okinawa itself.
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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.
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BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
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Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter.
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Black and white, often abbreviated B/W or B&W, and hyphenated black-and-white when used as an adjective, is any of several monochrome forms in visual arts.
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Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three different species, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis.
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Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.
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Claudia Brücken (born 7 December 1963, Berching, Bavaria) is a German singer who fronted the synthpop groups Propaganda and Act.
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A cover system is video game gameplay mechanic that allows a virtual avatar to avoid dangers, usually in a three-dimensional world.
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Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.
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David Llewelyn Wark "D.
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Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional or amateur—investigates a crime, often murder.
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The development of L.A. Noire began in 2004 following the founding of its developer Team Bondi.
Downloadable content (DLC) is additional content created for a released video game.
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Edge is a multi-format video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom, which publishes 13 issues of the magazine per year.
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.
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Eminent domain (United States, the Philippines), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland), resumption (Hong Kong), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia), or expropriation (South Africa, Canada) is the power of a state or a national government to take private property for public use.
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Erika Heynatz (born 25 March 1975, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) is an Australian model, actress, singer and television personality.
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Eurogamer is an award-winning website and YouTube channel focused on video game news, reviews and other features.
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Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly such that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.
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A flamethrower is a mechanical incendiary device designed to project a long, controllable stream of fire.
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Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.
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Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.
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GameRankings is a website that collects review scores from both offline and online sources to give an average rating.
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GamesMaster is a monthly multi-format computer and video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on certain video games.
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GameTrailers (also known as GT) is a media website that specializes in video game related content.
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GameZone is an American multiplatform video game website.
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Gil McKinney (born February 5, 1979) is an American film and television actor.
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This glossary of video game terms lists the general video game industry terms as commonly used in Wikipedia articles.
Health is an attribute assigned to entities within a role-playing or video game that indicates its state in combat.
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Heavy Rain is an interactive drama action-adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in February 2010.
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A Hospital Corpsman (HM) is an enlisted medical specialist of the United States Navy who serves with the U.S. Navy and the United States Marine Corps.
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IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is a San Francisco-based games and entertainment media company operated by Ziff Davis LLC.
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Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law.
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Intolerance is a 1916 epic silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and considered one of the great masterpieces of the Silent Era.
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John Noble (born 20 August 1948) is an Australian film and television actor, and theatre director of more than 80 plays.
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Joystiq was a video gaming blog founded in June 2004 as part of the Weblogs, Inc. family of weblogs, now owned by AOL.
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Julius "Jules" Dassin (December 18, 1911 – March 31, 2008) was an American film director.
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Keith Szarabajka (born December 2, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist.
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Kennedy Miller Mitchell (before 2009 known as Kennedy Miller) Retrieved 2012-04-19 is an Australian film, television and video game production house in Potts Point, Sydney, that has been producing television and film since 1978.
Key Largo is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall and featuring Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor.
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L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film directed, produced.
The following is a list of the most expensive video games ever developed, with a minimum total cost of US$50 million.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.
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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the law enforcement agency of Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles River (also known as the L.A. River) starts in the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains and flows through Los Angeles County, California, from Canoga Park in the western end of the San Fernando Valley, nearly southeast to its mouth in Long Beach.
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Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music.
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In video gaming, the term melee has been adopted and popularized as a cover-all term for close combat.
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Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs, and formerly, books.
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Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen (September 4, 1913 – July 29, 1976) was a gangster based in Los Angeles and a member of the Jewish Mafia.
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Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
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Motion capture (Mo-cap for short) is the process of recording the movement of objects or people.
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MotionScan is a motion capture technology developed by Australian company Depth Analysis, a sister company of Team Bondi.
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Motor vehicle theft is the criminal act of stealing or attempting to steal a car(or any other motor vehicle).
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The music for the 2011 neo-noir detective video game L.A. Noire, developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games, was composed by musicians Andrew Hale and Simon Hale.
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Narration is the use of—or the particularly chosen methodology or process (also called the narrative mode) of using—a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience.
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Neo-noir (English: New-black; from the Greek neo, new; and the French noir, black) is a style often seen in modern motion pictures and other forms that prominently use elements of film noir, but with updated themes, content, style, visual elements or media that were absent in films noir of the 1940s and 1950s.
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A video game with nonlinear gameplay presents players with challenges that can be completed in a number of different sequences.
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The NPD Group, Inc. (formerly National Purchase Diary) is a market research company.
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Official Xbox Magazine (or OXM for short) was a monthly video game magazine which started in November 2001 around the launch of the original Xbox.
Open world is a term for video games where a player can move freely through a virtual world and is given considerable freedom in choosing how or when to approach objectives, as opposed to other computer games that have a more linear structure.
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The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theatre of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and East Asia.
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Patrick Fischler (born December 29, 1969) is an American actor best known for his roles as Jimmy Barrett on the drama series Mad Men, Dharma Initiative worker Phil on the drama series Lost and Detective Kenny No-Gun on the police drama Southland.
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A player character or playable character (PC) is a character in a role-playing or video game whose actions are directly controlled by a player of the game and is typically a protagonist of the game's story.
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The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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The PlayStation Blog, also styled as PlayStation.Blog, is a PlayStation focused blog.
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PlayStation: The Official Magazine (PTOM) was a magazine originally known as PlayStation Magazine (PSM), becoming PlayStation: The Official Magazine in late 2007.
Popular psychology (or pop psychology or pop psych) is the concepts and theories about human mental life and behavior that are purportedly based on psychology and that find credence among and pass muster with the populace.
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A post-credits scene (also called a tag, stinger, credit cookie, or coda) is a short clip that appears after all or some of the closing credits of a movie or video game have run.
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Posttraumatic stress disorderAcceptable variants of this term exist; see the Terminology section in this article.
A pre-order is an order placed for an item which has not yet been released.
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Red Dead Redemption is an open world, western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games.
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Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) is a game engine developed by the RAGE Technology Group at the video game developer Rockstar San Diego with contributions by other Rockstar studios.
Rockstar Games is a multinational video game developer and publisher based in New York City, owned by Take-Two Interactive following its purchase of British video game publisher BMG Interactive.
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Rockstar Leeds (formerly Mobius Entertainment) is a British video game developer, based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
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Rockstar Lincoln (formerly Tarantula Studios), is a British video game developer based in Lincoln, England.
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Rockstar New England, formerly Mad Doc Software, is a computer game development company founded in 1999 by Dr.
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Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design Ltd) is a British video game developer based in Edinburgh, Scotland, best known for creating the Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings franchises in its earlier guise as DMA.
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Rockstar San Diego (formerly Angel Studios) is an American video game development studio, under the Rockstar Games umbrella.
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Rodney Scott (born February 17, 1978 in Washington, DC, U.S.) is an actor best known for playing David Cassidy/Keith Partridge in the 1999 television movie Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story, and William 'Will' Krudski, one of the leading characters in the TV series Young Americans, a role that originated as a recurring character on Dawson's Creek.
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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder often characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to recognize what is real.
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Simon Hale is a British composer, arranger, and keyboardist.
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A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.
Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. (SCEI; 株式会社ソニー・コンピュータエンタテインメント) is a Japanese multinational video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Consumer Products & Services Group of Sony.
The Southern California freeways are a network of interconnected freeways in the megaregion of Southern California, serving a population of 22 million people.
Stereoscopy (also called stereoscopics) is a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereopsis for binocular vision.
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The Syrette is a device for injecting liquid through a needle.
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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (stylized as Take2), also known as Take-Two, is an American multinational publisher, developer, and distributor of video games and video game peripherals.
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Team Bondi was an Australian independent third-party game developer.
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The Black Dahlia (1987) is a neo-noir crime novel by American author James Ellroy, taking inspiration from the true story of the murder of Elizabeth Short.
The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.
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The Naked City (1948) is a black-and-white policier-style film noir, directed by Jules Dassin.
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The Real Tuesday Weld are a British band, founded by lead singer and producer Stephen Coates in 1999.
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The Untouchables is a 1987 American gangster film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet.
The Thompson submachine gun (nicknamed the Thompson) is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era.
The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff, reportedly in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, although there are reports that its founding was underway prior to the events of 9/11.
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The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces.
The VGChartz Network is a network of five video game websites - VGChartz, gamrFeed, gamrReview, gamrTV and gamrConnect.
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Videogaming247 (VG247) is a video game blog published in the United Kingdom, founded in February 2008 by industry veteran Patrick Garratt.
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A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
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Watch Dogs (stylized as WATCH_DOGS) is an open world action-adventure third-person shooter stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.
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Whore of the Orient is an upcoming action-adventure video game for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One being developed by Team Bondi and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, due for a tentative 2015 release.
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Wilshire is an area in Los Angeles, California, north of I-10, east of Beverly Hills and the Westside, west of Westlake and south of Hollywood, and contains, or abuts the districts of Mid-City West and Mid-Wilshire.
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Woody Jackson is a Vermont artist who is best known for his paintings of cows and pastures that appear on Ben & Jerry's ice cream cartons and marketing displays.
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
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Hundreds of full-length films were produced during the decade of the 1940s.
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1UP.com was an American entertainment website that focused on video games.
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The 8th British Academy Video Game Awards (known for the purposes of sponsorship as GAME British Academy Video Games Awards) awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, was an award ceremony held on 16 March 2012 in the London Hilton.