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Midnight Club Los Angeles from Rockstar Games

Updated on March 17, 2008

While I was at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) this year, Rockstar games had a very impressive display booth. While I was not really too impressed with Wii Table Tennis, they had an advanced display to show their newest game Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Rockstar had just shown this game at the E3 Video game convention earlier this year, and they transformed a curtained-off area of their PAX display into a small theater so they could show their demo.

In case you don’t know, Midnight Club: Los Angeles is fourth in a street racing game series that transports the player into the world of The Fast and the Furious. I was quite impressed with the demo that I saw as players drive through the streets of LA. The developers spent a lot of time making certain that all the details were genuinely authentic, and their hard work paid off.

The game includes a mapping feature that shows L.A. from the sky. I must confess that I have never driven in L.A., but I’m certain that after playing this game, I probably wouldn’t get lost. If a player gets lost in the game, there is a GPS so they won’t lose his or her way. I couldn’t help but notice that all the billboards were for authentic products with attractive female models. I’m wondering if that is what L.A. streets really have those billboards, but there is no way to keep those up to date.

Sure, it’s fun driving around virtual L.A. streets, but most gamers are interested in the competitive racing aspect of the game. Midnight Club: Los Angeles is designed to keep players on the road and racing as much as possible. Players have the option of quickly challenging, and even getting to the place where the race starts instantly. There are, of course, cops along the way who will want to spoil your fun.

Unfortunately, all they had available was video footage, nothing that PAX attendees could actually try for themselves. I have no idea how good the gameplay is, but I can’t imagine it being different from the other Midnight Club games.

I was told by the Rockstar representative that all the cars are completely customizable, down to the stitching in the leather seating. Players will also have the option of adjusting their views from a driver’s POV and third-person view. For the first time, I was also told that players have the opportunity to use motorcycles if they wish.

Midnight Club: Los Angeles is expected to be out in March/April of 2008. From what I have seen, it should be quite a hit.

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      JAHIEM GREAVES 5 years ago

      look hard

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      kayla sweeten 6 years ago

      those cars are only in the old midnight club games really im going to beleave tha those cars yu can get on ps3 yu really cant

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      nowfal 7 years ago

      this game is d best streetracing game in the whole world.

      i lloooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee iiiiiiiiit.rockkkkkkkkksssssss man

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      Road kill 7 years ago

      This game is awsom n I got platinum on it sweet

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      paul 7 years ago

      Your things are crap man

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      natalie 7 years ago

      wow....so funny?hahahagood

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      ddvipergts 7 years ago

      sucks.... i was hoping for a toyota supra

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      coby 8 years ago

      this is defintly wat u call a game that gets everyones attetion

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      alfie 8 years ago

      love midnight club los angeles had it for quite some time now still not bored of it

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      dainel 8 years ago

      you suck i hate this it is so bad how do you down load it oh yeah you cant loser

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      emily 8 years ago

      is it free

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      emily 8 years ago

      is it free

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      tayeef 8 years ago

      midnight club rockes

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      Manuule 8 years ago

      The R8 is only available though the rockstar games scocial club. Read the car listings in the box it came in that's what it's for

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      COOL MAN 8 years ago

      This game is very exellent

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      chelsee 8 years ago

      ya the game is sweeeeeeeeeeeeet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      jonesy 8 years ago

      how do u get the r8??

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      sid 8 years ago

      this is the best frikin game ever, its even better than burnout and it does have the audi R8

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      david stevens 8 years ago

      this game dosent have the toyota supra kinda sad makes me not wanna buy it bad mistake rockstar you fucked up i give this game a 5 outa 10

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      Barnesy 8 years ago

      i was wondering if they will put more cars in the game the game is great needs more sweet cars like

      SUPRA

      NISSAN SKYLINE R35

      FERRARI 360 Or ANY FERRARI

      MERCEDES SLR MCLAREN

      HONDA S2000

      VAUXHALL CORSA OR ASTRA WOULD BE LUSH

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      Barnesy 8 years ago

      i was wondering if they will put more cars in the game the game is great needs more sweet cars like

      SUPRA

      NISSAN SKYLINE R35

      FERRARI 360 Or ANY FERRARI

      MERCEDES SLR MCLAREN

      HONDA S2000

      VAUXHALL CORSA OR ASTRA WOULD BE LUSH

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      devin 8 years ago

      game is ok. no supra, no R8. car list is a little short. great fun, great customization, but im a little disappointed. and motorcycles apparently weigh more than cars do....

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      RAVEN 8 years ago

      hahaha noobs, it already out...well for me it is anyways :) and guess what, IT OWNS...sorry no, IT PWNS

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      dipsetttt 8 years ago

      moooo

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      none of yours 8 years ago

      this game is going to have every thin in it and it comes out october 22 2008 duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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      Drazic 8 years ago

      It's gotta have a Toyota Supra mkIV Twin Turbo in it! It's got Skyline, Evo, RX-8, RX-7 and other top-end tuners, it's got to have a Supra in it!! Please!

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      Samuel 8 years ago

      I hope so much that there'll be a Supra mkiv!!

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      Axel 9 years ago

      The Audi R8 is in it!! UHUUUUU

      I love It!!! ;D

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      mike 9 years ago

      i hope they will have the hummer h3,the new dodg chager

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      Chris 9 years ago

      I Live ten minutes from LA, so it might be hard to convince of all the details being correct. I'm more interested in how playable the third person view is, and also the wheel compatability. I mean damn, when will they just make a 360 wheel with a clutch and seperate gear box!!

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      Bullet 9 years ago

      This game is going to be bad-ass, i mean customizing the inerior of your car!!! Jeez...and now the release date is August 9, 2008...soooo excited, just hope they have good body-kits for the 350z, and an '04 stang....great job RockStar, just would've been better if i had it hmm...i don't know...Right Now!

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      unknown 9 years ago

      Didnt yallz hear the relees date is being pushed back 2 october 08 go to gamespy.com a they ll tell u bout it

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      Haus 9 years ago

      Dude, why doesn't anyone ever think there are going to be Porsches?!?!?!?!?!

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      LiL Wayne 9 years ago

      I cant wait for this game to come out it should of came out in april whats taking so long

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      Dez 9 years ago

      Hey this game looks pretty wicked, if u guys go on ebay.ca/com/ u can preorder the game for $61-$65, i've already done that and i'm getting it for PS3 Sept 9th 2008,so yeah, pretty fucking dope

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      anthony 9 years ago

      dude! wtf!!! its already june and it still hasnt came out yet!!! i want that game so fucking bad, its not even funny!!! hurry up rockstar! and release the damn game already!!!

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      wynton 9 years ago

      Put in some good rap music like 50 also the uther good songs that came out this year.

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      wynton 9 years ago

      can you put in an Audi R8.

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      justice 9 years ago

      does this game have any skylines /evos or /impreza sti's

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      adam 9 years ago

      Its the end of april its not out waaaaaaaaaaaa i cant wait i need this game i already have all of thr midnight clubs

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      Edem 9 years ago

      WOW,THIS GAME IS GREAT,i CANNOT FIND ANY PROBLEM IN IT,THE GREATEST GAME IN THE WORLD,NICE JOB ROCKSTAR GAME,i AM SURE i WILL BUY IT.

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      edd tovar 9 years ago

      does this game have this list of cars

      keoningsegg ccxr

      lamborghini reventon

      ferrari 45

      lamborghini murcielago 40th anniversiry edition

      callaway c12 coupe

      ssc ultimate aero

      1994 mclaren f1

      lamborghini 2001 diablo vt 6.0 se

      bristo 2006 fighter t

      hyundai genesis coupe concept

      tvr sagaris

      mercades benz slr 722

      1999 pontiac gto concept

      pagani zonda

      hyundai tiburon

      ferrari 599 gtb

      lamborghini concept s

      acura hsc conept

      chevy camero conjcept

      gumpert apollo sport

      spyker c 12 zagato

      noble m12

      ford shelby gr-1 concept

      maserati mc12 corsa

      callaway c16 cometh

      ferrari fxx

      saleen s5s raptor

      lamborghini lp450 roadster gt-r

      lamborghini miura concept

      If the game has some or all those carsI will do anything for a ps3 and that game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      dylan 9 years ago

      dude i am also buying it it looks soooo coooooooooooool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      dylan 9 years ago

      this game is going to rock

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      jay 9 years ago

      nice pics i m so buying this game!