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Team Bondi staff, others owed more than AUD 1.4 million


Oct 07
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... read

Rockstar: We haven't abandoned PC


Oct 06
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... read

Team Bondi officially closing its doors


Oct 05
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... read

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 ... read feature

The DTOID Show: Jim Sterling talks Battlefield 3 beta!


Sep 28
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 ... read

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


Sep 02
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... read

Team Bondi closes its doors and enters administration


Sep 01
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 ... read

Team Bondi assets and IP reportedly sold to KMM


Aug 09
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 ... read

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


Aug 05
[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... read

Epic thinks crediting staff doesn't cost a thing


Jul 27
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... read

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


Jul 17
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... read

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


Jul 14
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... read

New Destructoid Episode: Battlefield Reefer Madness Leak!


Jul 08
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... read

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


Jul 07
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... read

Rumor: Rockstar has 'disdain' for Team Bondi


Jul 05
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... read

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


Jun 23
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 ... read

L.A. Noire missing 130 staff credits, developers upset


Jun 21
[Jim's Note: Nick wrote this better] L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi has been accused of a year-long crunch period that led to a number of developers leaving the company -- at the cost of their credit for whatever work they p... read

L.A. Noire's Nicholson Electroplating case gets a trailer


Jun 16
Want someone to yell at you? Click the play button. This is the trailer for the impending "Nicholson Electroplating" arson case for L.A. Noire. An explosion spanning six blocks has occurred, and it's up to Cole Phelps to pic... read

L.A. Noire, Halo: Reach, and more discounted on Amazon


Jun 14
While it certainly wasn't without its faults, I found L.A. Noire to be something all gamers should experience. If price was a major concern, well, how does $44.99 sound instead? Amazon has the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versi... read

Uncredited L.A. Noire devs speak out


Jun 03
A group of developers who claim to be uncredited for their work on Rockstar Games' L.A. Noire are speaking out. Former members of the Team Bondi development team are claiming that the game's credits are missing well over 100 names. Some, the group alleges, are given a "Special Thanks" in cases where they should have been eligible for a specific credit. read

An overview of L.A. Noire's Rockstar Pass


Jun 01
The Rockstar Pass for L.A. Noire seems like a reasonable enough deal. $10 gets you seven premium downloadable content items, including: four new cases, a collectible challenge, and two outfits. You pay up front, and get acce... read

L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass, pre-order DLC launches


May 31
L.A. Noire's Rockstar Pass has launched on Xbox Live today, giving customers access to a range of downloadable content. The extra stuff starts today, and is expected to continue for several months to come.  For 800 Moon ... read

What happened to the Summer drought of gaming?


May 28
Gaming seasons can be as fickle as Scarlett O'Hara. In the past four years, we've seen Call of Duty take over a dominant position in the traditional Christmas season where all the big titles used to come out. Following tha... read

New Destructoid Episode: Peace in Duke Wii Warfare?


May 25
Hey guys. Wednesday evening is upon us, and that means it's time for another episode of the Destructoid show! Let's waste no time; this gin and McDonald's Frozen Strawberry Lemonade isn't going to drink itself. First up on t... read

Take-Two sees L.A. Noire 'as a powerful new franchise'


May 24
Commenting on L.A. Noire during a call to investors, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said "We certainly don't want to be subject to [comparing] all of our new releases of new franchises against the extraordinary suc... read

New Destructoid Episode: Infinite Metal Monster RISING!


May 23
Oh, it's you. Welcome to The Destructoid Show episode whatever. I'm really tired and I hate Mondays. Sometimes I surprise myself with how much I sound like a cartoon bear. Anyway, first up on this evening's program is PSN ... read

In January of 2011, Rockstar offered a proclamation with no room for alternate interpretations: "L.A. Noire is not a sandbox game." There it was, clear as day, telling us that this seemingly open world crime-solving... read feature

58% of L.A. Noire sales on Xbox 360, 42% on PS3


May 23
L.A. Noire has sold 58% of its British copies on Xbox 360, as opposed to 42% on PS3, according to Chart Track. Although the sales figures are quite even -- moreso than Brink's 69% landslide -- it would seem that the addition ... read

L.A. Noire becomes fastest selling new IP in UK


May 23
Team Bondi's L.A. Noire has, quite unsurprisingly, broken a sales record to become the fastest selling new property in British history. In addition, it's become the 15th fastest selling game on Xbox 360 and the 11th fastest o... read

New Destructoid Episode: Free Dragon Ages & Battlefields!


May 20
Hello my little darlings. I've got another one of these awful awful Destructoid Show videos for you:Uh-Huh-Yeah-Sure News: The PSN store is supposed to be working next week. Okay, moving on.Graduation Present News: The new... read

The Question: So what do you think of L.A. Noire?


May 20
[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] We've got a pretty easy question this week -- L.A. Noire, yay or nay? The game released in North America this Tuesday, and in B... read

Team Bondi: L.A. Noire is very appealing to women


May 20
According to developer Team Bondi, the superior female brain finds L.A. Noire a very rewarding experience. Moreso than Duke Nukem Forever? Crazy talk! "We think it appeals to a really broad church," said director Brendan McNa... read






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