InRockstarSpect: Rockstar Games

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In the final show of their epic special, the team take a look at Rockstar Games as a whole, discussing its controversy, relationship with the media, globalised appeal and filmic influences. Credit: Photo by Graeme Forrest. Check out his work on Flickr.

Not Suitable for Children.

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All music tracks and sound effects featured are the intellectual property of the developer or artist and used by us to better convey the tone and feel of the game. If you like what you hear in the short excerpts used you should support the artists that created them by either buying the games, the films, the soundtracks themselves or – better yet – all three. At InRetroSpectPodcast.com we don’t make a single penny on the podcasts that we produce, instead we’re passionate about the games we discuss and in ensuring that full credit is given to the fantastically talented people that make them.

InRockstarSpect: Publishing Payne

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In the fourth installment of InRockstarSpect, Sam examines the work that Rockstar did before they started creating their own video games. For nearly a decade Rockstar were game publishers and not developers, and they seemed to have no interest in making a title. However, that all changed when one game started production. Sam argues that it was this game, made in Finland, that showed Rockstar how film could influence development and how this cinematic medium could push their ideas forward.

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All music tracks and sound effects featured are the intellectual property of the developer or artist and used by us to better convey the tone and feel of the game. If you like what you hear in the short excerpts used you should support the artists that created them by either buying the games, the films, the soundtracks themselves or – better yet – all three. At InRetroSpectPodcast.com we don’t make a single penny on the podcasts that we produce, instead we’re passionate about the games we discuss and in ensuring that full credit is given to the fantastically talented people that make them.

InRockstarSpect: Once Upon a Time in Red Dead Redemption

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In the third episode of the InRockstarSpect special, Dan Frost pulls on his cowboy boots, saddles up and heads into the Wild West to discuss Rockstar’s entry into the Western genre with Red Dead Redemption.

Hear how Rockstar compare with Sergio Leone and find out why Dan thinks that Red Dead Redemption is one of the most cinematic games Rockstar has ever produced.

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All music tracks and sound effects featured are the intellectual property of the developer or artist and used by us to better convey the tone and feel of the game. If you like what you hear in the short excerpts used you should support the artists that created them by either buying the games, the films, the soundtracks themselves or – better yet – all three. At InRetroSpectPodcast.com we don’t make a single penny on the podcasts we produce, instead we’re passionate about the games we discuss and in ensuring that full credit is given to the fantastically talented people that make them.

InRockstarSpect: Water & Coffee: Looking for Chinatown and the Nite Owl Coffee Shop in L.A. Noire

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You’re dumber than you think I think you are. – Jake Gittes Chinatown

Something’s wrong with the Nite Owl. I know it in here,  – Bud White L.A. Confidential

In the second episode of InRockstarSpect Kris drifts through the murky world of neo-noire, using the city of L.A. Noire as a setting for a cinematic treasure hunt to uncover the filmic strata of Los Angeles.

Contains spoilers for both Chinatown and L.A. Confidential. No Spoilers for L.A. Noire though.

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Man, that’s brilliant. Take a bow.” – Mark (@Hobocastro)

All music tracks and sound effects featured are the intellectual property of the developer or artist and used by us to better convey the tone and feel of the game. If you like what you hear in the short excerpts used you should support the artists that created them by either buying the games, the films, the soundtracks themselves or – better yet – all three. At InRetroSpectPodcast.com we don’t make a single penny on the podcasts we produce, instead we’re passionate about the games we discuss and in ensuring that full credit is given to the fantastically talented people that make them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InRockstarSpect: The Warriors

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In the first installment of InRetroSpect’s latest special, Peter Willington dives deep into gang culture with Rockstar Toronto’s The Warriors and the movie on which it’s based. What are the key themes of the film and how well did the videogame replicate the celluloid?

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All music tracks and sound effects featured are the intellectual property of the developer or artist and used by us to better convey the tone and feel of the game. If you like what you hear in the short excerpts used you should support the artists that created them by either buying the games, the films, the soundtracks themselves or – better yet – all three. At InRetroSpectPodcast.com we don’t make a single penny on the podcasts we produce, instead we’re passionate about the games we discuss and in ensuring that full credit is given to the fantastically talented people that make them.