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10:45 AM on 10.07.2011

Team Bondi staff, others owed more than AUD 1.4 million

Team Bondi creative staff are among a slew of other creditors owed big amounts of money following the destruction of the L.A. Noire studio. Over forty people are owed more than $1.4 million (Australian) in collective deb...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 10.06.2011

Rockstar: We haven't abandoned PC

Rockstar has promised that it's not forgotten about PC gamers, and that claims to the contrary are unfounded. The studio said this in the face of Red Dead Redemption being restricted to consoles and L.A. Noire taking months t...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 10.05.2011

Team Bondi officially closing its doors

It's official folks -- the studio behind one of the biggest games of 2011 has officially begun the process of dying. You usually hear of a studio closing after they release a flop, but it would seem that not even L.A. Noire c...

Jim Sterling



Hands-on with L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition on PC photo
Hands-on with L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition on PC
by Robert Fooks

When Team Bondi and Rockstar Games set out to make the great undertaking that was L.A. Noire, they chose to explore many gray areas of gaming which are most often hidden away from the all-consuming hype and limitless budgets of your average AAA production. Choosing the path less followed, Team Bondi opted out of the normalcy of today's inundated market with fast-paced action gaming.

The final product being a slow and methodical yet harrowing detective tale interlaced with frequent police chases which often culminated in a crescendo of violence worthy of the Rockstar name. Given the success, it came as no surprise to me that it would be receiving the inevitable port to a PC near you. So how does the Cole Phelps experience fare when brought to a keyboard and mouse?

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11:10 PM on 09.28.2011

The DTOID Show: Jim Sterling talks Battlefield 3 beta!

Good evening, videogamers! It's Wednesday and that means another episode of The Destructoid show is on its way to your eyeballs and earholes. On tonight's menu, I discuss L.A. Noire making its way to PC and the Foo Fighters ...

Tara Long

10:30 PM on 09.02.2011

The DTOID Show: Serious Sam, Skyrim Bugs, and CoD: XP

Good evening, Destuctikids! As it's a Friday, we shot today's Destructoid Show in front of a LIVE internet audience. In case you missed it, here it is. Today, in addition to giving away some Assassin's Creed Revelations...

Max Scoville

9:20 AM on 09.01.2011

Team Bondi closes its doors and enters administration

The Sydney-based developer of L.A. Noire hasn't had the best of times since its 1940s-era crime epic was released in May. Despite strong sales and positive reviews, Team Bondi's troubles extended to employees' lack of proper ...

David Rayfield

1:45 PM on 08.09.2011

Team Bondi assets and IP reportedly sold to KMM

Following allegations of unfair working conditions and rumors of bankruptcy, it's been reported that L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi has sold its assets and intellectual property to KMM, with Bondi employees given the choice ...

Jim Sterling

1:15 PM on 08.05.2011

The Question: Are DLC 'season passes' a good idea?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Not content to sell us bits of premium downloadable content, publishers are starting to sell long-term commitments, offering "p...

Jim Sterling

10:45 AM on 07.27.2011

Epic thinks crediting staff doesn't cost a thing

Epic Games president Mike Capps has commented on the ongoing "Did Team Bondi act like a gigantic cock?" debate by adding his own thoughts when it comes to giving staff the credit they deserve. He thinks it's "really f*cking c...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 07.17.2011

Grab L.A. Noire from Amazon for less than forty clams

Continuing their proud tradition of marking down fairly recent releases by a third or more in their Deal of the Week, Amazon.com has placed Rockstar's L.A. Noire on the block for your consideration. You can pick up the g...

Conrad Zimmerman





8:40 AM on 07.14.2011

Team Bondi: Ex-staff members want to 'destroy' studio

L.A. Noire lead programmer Dave Heironymus has addressed the controversy surrounding his studio's working conditions, firmly taking the side of his employers. Addressing the former staff members who have accused Team Bon...

Jim Sterling

9:33 PM on 07.08.2011

New Destructoid Episode: Battlefield Reefer Madness Leak!

Happy Friday, Destructoid readers! Before you head out to your local pub or sporting event, why not take approximately 13 minutes and 27 seconds out of your day first to catch up on some video game news? First up on tonigh...

Tara Long

4:45 PM on 07.07.2011

L.A. Noire gets 'Reefer Madness' next week, trailer now

Another add-on case for L.A. Noire, another quick trailer involving fleeing suspects, yelling, and accusing people of hiding something. This one is called "Reefer Madness," appropriately enough. It's a Vice case, so you'll h...

Jordan Devore

4:20 PM on 07.05.2011

Rumor: Rockstar has 'disdain' for Team Bondi

According to supposedly leaked emails, Rockstar will not work with Team Bondi again, despite the success of L.A. Noire, due to "disdain" for the Australian developer.  "It's pretty well reported now that the working cond...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 06.23.2011

L.A. Noire is getting a PC version this fall

Better late than never at all. Rockstar Games has announced that L.A. Noire will appear on PC this fall. This time around, Rockstar Leeds is handling development. An official blog post promises keyboard remapping and gamepad ...

Jordan Devore