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1:15 PM on 07.26.2011

Pachter: Overworked devs need to find another job

Industry analyst Michael "Slippery Bullet" Pachter has weighed in on the "crunch period" debate reignited by recent Team Bondi controversies. According to Pacther, working long hours is an obligation, and anybody who dislikes...

Jim Sterling

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

3:30 PM on 07.13.2011

More L.A. Noire content on the way, 'game isn't complete'

The recently released "Reefer Madness" downloadable content for L.A. Noire may not be the last we see of detective Cole Phelps. "The game isn't complete yet," Rockstar told Kotaku when asked if there was more to come."Reefer ...

Nick Chester

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

12:00 PM on 06.21.2011

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

[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...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 05.31.2011

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

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 ...

Jim Sterling

11:40 AM on 05.23.2011

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

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 ...

Jim Sterling

10:20 AM on 05.23.2011

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

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...

Jim Sterling

12:20 PM on 05.20.2011

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

[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...

Jim Sterling





11:00 AM on 05.20.2011

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

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...

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 05.20.2011

Far Cry 2 dev: L.A. Noire derivative, uninspiring

Far Cry 2's creative director, Clint Hocking, has slammed L.A. Noire six ways to Sunday, tearing the game apart as a piece of kitsch entertainment, and declaring that it has nothing to say for itself. Man, and sometimes I fee...

Jim Sterling

3:40 PM on 05.19.2011

Rockstar & Sony: L.A. Noire NOT causing PS3s to overheat

Rockstar and Sony have issues a joint statement regarding the issue of L.A. Noire and overheating PS3 systems. Yesteday, Rockstar blamed PS3 Firmware 3.61. Today, Sony blamed L.A. Noire. Now? both companies have said it'...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 05.19.2011

L.A. Noire gets new DLC June 21

Rockstar has revealed that the first downloadable mission for L.A. Noire, the Nicholson Electroplating Arson Case, is scheduled to launch on June 21.  The content was first outed by Best Buy, when codes for the case were...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 05.19.2011

L.A. Noire overheats Xbox 360s as well as PS3s (Update)

[Update: Both companies claim this is a coincidence. We're staying on top of this story.] Yesterday, Rockstar had suggested that PS3 Firmware 3.61 was causing L.A. Noire to cook people's systems. Now it's become apparent that...

Jim Sterling

8:30 PM on 05.18.2011

L.A. Noire causing PS3s with latest Firmware to overheat?

It seems poor Sony just cannot catch a break. The critically acclaimed PS3 Firmware 3.61 may be the cause of Sony consoles overheating when trying to play L.A. Noire. That is, if Rockstar's customer support warning is true.&n...

Jim Sterling