Is this reel real? Depth Analysis, which created the face scanning technology used in 2011's L.A. Noire, for some reason released an outtakes reel on Thursday and it shows just how sophisticated the technology really is. We're not just hearing voice actors flub lines, snicker and look off-camera, we're seeing their game characters do it to, 1:1, real-time. Holy Toledo, this is video gaming's first motion-captured blooper reel.
The suspect flubbing his line, Rusty Galloway announcing his fart — and Cole Phelps SMIRKING at it — look, if this was an ordinary blooper reel, we'd be seeing it during the credits of a Burt Reynolds/Dom DeLuise flick, and so what. The fact we're seeing video game characters miss their lines, and their companions respond, and all of it perfectly matched and voiced, is both mindbending and hilarious.
This L.A. Noire gag real is amazing. [Reddit]