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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.

Reddit: OnkelJupp
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.

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Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
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Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.