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Rockstar LA Noire sequel leak proven fake amid GTA 6 rumors

Published: 18/Mar/2020 12:55 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 13:52

by Brad Norton

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After what appeared to be a leaked upload surfaced on YouTube, fans of Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games believed L.A. Noire Part Two was on the way – but the leak now looks to have been faked.

Released in 2011, LA Noire broke the action-packed, frenetic mold of Rockstar’s typical open-world titles, opting instead for a slower-paced detective title. 

Following a number of re-releases over the years and even a Virtual Reality port, a YouTube video and Topic surfaced that seemed to suggest a sequel was finally on its way.

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L.A. Noire first released in 2011 across the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

LA Noire Part 2 Leak

While countless leaks seem to indicate developers at Rockstar are hard at work on the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, as well as rumors of a Bully follow up, a new video appeared to shed light on a potential sequel to the noir detective game.

A March 14 YouTube upload randomly appeared on a channel labeled as “L.A. Noire Part Two – Topic.” With only a single subscriber before the video and the channel were both taken down, the video was seemingly an upload of popular 80’s hit Break My Stride from Matthew Wilder. Perhaps hinting at a new setting and a distinct time-jump for the series as the original took place in 1947.

The video was allegedly ‘auto-generated’ by YouTube per the description, and ‘The Music of L.A. Noire Part Two’ appears to reveal the existence of a sequel and, for the most part, this looked to be a legitimate leak, but a new video by ZacCoxTV claims to prove the opposite.

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The since-deleted upload was captured before being taken down.

Was it real?

Within a few hours, Zac had done some digging into the leak to find out whether it was real or not – and came to the conclusion that it was entirely, “100% fake.”

Firstly, he says, the Topic didn’t have an ‘About’ tab – which all YouTube Topics do, usually with some information about whatever it contains. Then, he says, the word “Topic” was translated for users in other languages, something YouTube never does for Topics, instead providing the English for every user. His final point was that it used a song from the 1980’s – something Rockstar never do, instead only releasing soundtracks of music they’ve produced or worked on.

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So, while the community got excited about the prospect of an L.A. Noire sequel, it appears fans may have to wait a little longer – if it even comes at all.

In the meantime, it appears GTA 6 is getting closer every day, with an announcement expected imminently.

CS:GO

S1mple & dev1ce hit out at Twitch and YouTube over CSGO scam streams

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:30 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:37

by Marco Rizzo

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Professional CSGO players Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev and Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz have spoken out on the lack of measures against fake skin giveaway scammers on Twitch and Youtube. 

Scammers of CSGO personalities such as Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, s1mple and dev1ce have been roaming around streaming platforms with little consequence for a while. The problem reached new heights in late 2019, when s1mple initially started to comment on the situation.

The issue of fake streams has started to resurface again, and unsuspecting fans are being cheated out of their Steam inventories. 

On October 27, the Ukrainian shared an email from a fan expressing their disappointment in having his CSGO inventory stolen after falling prey to a scammer impersonating s1mple on Twitch.

Astralis player Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz also voiced his unhappiness with the lack of action from Youtube, referencing his own problems with impersonators on the Google platform. 

The way these scammers operate is relatively straight-foward: they create an account pretending to be a famous personality or pro player and use old footage to simulate a live stream. They will then provide links to websites claiming to give free prizes, instead they ask for login details and sometimes more. Richard Lewis has previously covered the issue on Dexerto. 

S1mple has pointed this issue out multiple times over the last eight months, however it seems that Twitch is unable or unwilling to deal with the growing problem on their platform. 

Just a couple of days ago, fake streams of shroud and s1mple appeared on the Amazon-owned platform with upwards of 20,000 viewers. These fake streams took over the CSGO section of twitch, claiming a higher percentage of viewers than the regional final of a major CS tournament. 

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CS:GO streams are popular targets, claiming to give away ‘free skins’.

While those accounts were eventually deleted, new ones have already taken their place. Twitch and Youtube have so far, failed to keep up with the problem of fake streams and this poses a risk to its users, with today’s one being the most recent example.