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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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


May 20
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... read
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Rockstar & Sony: L.A. Noire NOT causing PS3s to overheat


May 19
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'... read
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L.A. Noire gets new DLC June 21


May 19
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... read
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L.A. Noire overheats Xbox 360s as well as PS3s (Update)


May 19
[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... read
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New Destructoid Episode: Dead, Nude Threesomes!


May 18
Happy Hump Day, everyone, and welcome to the 92nd installment of The Destructoid Show! It's hard to believe we've made it this far, but our 100th episode is fast approaching. Rest assured, salacious things will be happenin... read
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L.A. Noire causing PS3s with latest Firmware to overheat?


May 18
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... read
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Take-Two shares soar with release of L.A. Noire


May 18
Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive has seen a significant boost in share value on the NASDAQ yesterday following their launch of the critically-acclaimed L.A. Noire. Share prices shot up as high as ten percent bef... read
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Shipping error delays L.A. Noire for Amazon customers


May 17
A significant number of Amazon customers are reporting that their copy of L.A. Noire has been delayed due to a mechanical fault with a UPS plane. The plane carried copies for North American customers, many of whom have Tweete... read
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L.A. Noire once needed up to six discs on Xbox 360


May 17
There's been some discussion about L.A. Noire requiring three discs on the Xbox 360 -- as there is when any game requires three discs on the Xbox 360 -- but things could have been a lot more controversial. According to Team B... read
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New Destructoid Episode: Aliens, LA Noire, MW3, and PSN


May 16
Hey guys, back again with another one of those things. Y'know. Episodes. Ugh. Garfield hates mondays. Garfield is my spirit animal. I'm grumpy. I hate Garfield. Shameless Promotional News: We reprinted those Squidbear shirts ... read
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Nicholson Electroplating Arson Case DLC for L.A. Noire


May 16
Best Buy has outed the first planned downloadable investigation for L.A. Noire, the Nicholson Electroplating Arson Case. It was revealed as part of the store's midnight launch promotion, where the first 16 customers to buy th... read
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L.A. Noire has been in development for at least seven years.  Not everything's worth waiting for.  Some things are.  read feature

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Swagtacular: L.A. Noire


May 15
I've been playing L.A. Noire all week in preparation for tomorrow's review. I can't talk about the game yet (sorry, I can't even blink once for yes and twice for no) but I can talk about some of the absurd swag I got.  ... read






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