L.A. Noire

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It’s ironic that I once wanted games to be validated by my mom so badly, since now I give her worrisome glances as she cycles through her reality TV programming. I think we all have that one game that we think will b...


L.A. Noire used a very advance motion capture setup for the detective drama that was able to capture anything the face did. Best of all, it would capture when the actors would screw up their lines too. Nothing creepier than a computer graphic tongue getting flicked out of someone's mouth. Gross.
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Check out the first part of the feature, here! The last few years have been an interesting time for the adventure game genre. After a decade of disappointment, fans finally started to see more and more titles appear and most ...
The years-long L.A. Noire saga had a sad ending last year, but fans of the game may yet have a reason for optimism. In the latest edition of its "Asked & Answered" series, a Q&A with fans, Rockstar Games responded to ...
L.A. Noire writer/director Brendan McNamara is getting back on the saddle following Team Bondi's demise, putting together a brand new game with a rather flavorful title. It's called Whore of the Orient, and word of its d...
Of course most people are only thinking about Modern Warfare 3 today but there's some other releases of note. PC gamers get their hands on L.A. Noire today in a "Complete edition" that includes all the DLC released for the g...
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is coming to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on November 15 (November 18 internationally). Does that mean those who spent $60 back in May bought an incomplete version? This new version of the game -- out...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
[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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
[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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...