Game Face: L.A. Noire Brings Actors’ Full Performance to Gaming
With a technology called MotionScan, an actor’s complete performance–their facial expressions, how they talk, when they blink–are captured for use in a video game. We spoke to Brendan McNamara, the head of the team behind the detective game using this tech, “L.A. Noire.” Throughout the history of video games, the industry has had an inferiority complex when compared to Hollywood. And each year …
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Kenyan Growth May Slow as Drought Reduces Black-Tea Production
A drought may slow economic growth in Kenya for the first time in three years as farmers in the world’s biggest black-tea exporting nation scale back production and millions face food shortages.
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