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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 it needs to ge...   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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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 Madness" was th...   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 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 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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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 of extra conten...   read

 
 
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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 on PS3.  So...   read

 
 
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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 Britain today. M...   read

 
 
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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 McNamara, "and one ...   read

 
 
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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 feel unprofessiona...   read

 
 
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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's neither Firmw...   read

 
 
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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 offered during...   read

 
 
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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 Xbox 360 conso...   read

 
 
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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.  "We have r...   read

 
 
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Shipping error delays L.A. Noire for Amazon customers

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 Tweeted their frustra...   read

 
 
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L.A. Noire once needed up to six discs on Xbox 360

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 Bondi, L.A. Noir...   read

 
 
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Nicholson Electroplating Arson Case DLC for L.A. Noire

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 the game will get...   read

 
 
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Review: L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire has been in development for at least seven years.  Not everything's worth waiting for.  Some things are.    read

 
 
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PS3 lead platform for L.A. Noire

Team Bondi has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 is the lead platform for L.A. Noire, with the Xbox 360 version being a port. According to the Aussie studio, most developers are doing it this way nowadays, because it's the best way.  "F...   read

 
 
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Here's your L.A. Noire launch trailer, folks!

L.A. Noire releases next week after ten billion years, and we're all looking forward to it at Dtoid Towers. Here's the official launch trailer for the game, to get you in the mood. Check out that facial animation, it's absolutely ludicrous...   read

 
 
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