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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 debt. Developers i...   read

 
 
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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 to find a home o...   read

 
 
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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 could stop this ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on with L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition on PC

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...   read

 
 
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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 headlining Bliz...   read

 
 
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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 beta code...   read

 
 
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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 game credit and...   read

 
 
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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 of taking a job...   read

 
 
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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 "passes" that all...   read

 
 
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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 cheap" to give s...   read

 
 
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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 game on either P...   read

 
 
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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 Bondi of awful wor...   read

 
 
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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 tonight's episode, we...   read

 
 
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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 have to put up w...   read

 
 
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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 conditions were bad...   read

 
 
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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 functionality, ...   read

 
 
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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 put into the gam...   read

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

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 pick up cigarettes...   read

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

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 versions of the game...   read

 
 
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Uncredited L.A. Noire devs speak out

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, th...   read

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

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 access to the add-o...   read

 
 
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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 Bucks or $10.00...   read

 
 
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What happened to the Summer drought of gaming?

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 that juggernaut's ...   read

 
 
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New Destructoid Episode: Peace in Duke Wii Warfare?

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 today's episode,...   read

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

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 success of Red Dea...   read

 
 
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