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Fun fact: did you know that L.A. Noire actually released closer to the 1940s than to 2017? If you used your detective skills to deduce that this is a lie, then Team Bondi’s noir classic could be your type of game. Newly remastered by Rockstar, the detective thriller is as confounding and cool as it was back in 2011, with a new lick of...
News L.A. Noire Remaster Does Away with Its Often Confusing Trust, Doubt, Lie System
Chill out, Cole
There's a new trailer out for L.A. Noire's remaster, and it reveals a rather important change to one of the game's core gameplay systems. And yes, we know this is a Switch-specific video, but we don't see why this alteration would't be implemented in the PlayStation 4 version as well. Okay, so in the original L.A. Noire, you...
News Have a Gander at L.A. Noire Running in 4K on PS4 Pro
Crime drama L.A. Noire will make its grand comeback on the PlayStation 4 next month, and to build a little enthusiasm, publisher Rockstar Games has released a new trailer of the title running in 4K on the PS4 Pro. To be honest, despite the significant bump in resolution, this game is still looking very much like it belongs in the...
News L.A. Noire Will Be Doing Some Detective Work on PS4 Later This Year
Rockstar announces port
Following rumours that surfaced earlier this year, somewhat-sandbox detective title L.A. Noire is making the jump to PlayStation 4, Rockstar Games has confirmed. The original released on the PlayStation 3 all the way back in 2011, and it was reasonably well received by critics and gamers alike. The current-gen edition...
Rumour Fresh Evidence in L.A. Noire PS4 Remaster Case
Rockstar investigating PlayStation VR support?
A few months ago, there was a rumour that suggested Rockstar was remastering Team Bondi’s detective title L.A. Noire for the PlayStation 4. Such speculation has been silent in the weeks since, but now Comic Book.com has followed up with a report citing three unnamed sources, all of which claim the stu
News Push Square to Doubt These L.A. Noire PS4 Remaster Rumours
There are rumours that Rockstar's readying a remaster of… Well, er, L.A. Noire. It all started with a notorious Grand Theft Auto fansite contributor, who claimed that Team Bondi's crime drama was coming to the Nintendo Switch of all systems. Then another Twitter source – with less than 1,000 followers, we'll note ??
News Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Leads AIAS 2011 Award Nominations
We've already voted on our game of the year, and we picked Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
It appears that the Academy Of Interactive Arts And Sciences agrees with our opinion, having nominated the Naughty Dog developed PS3 exclusive for a whopping 12 awards. The final awards will be dished out at the annual DICE summit in Las Vegas on February 9th...
News American PlayStation Store Updates: 20th December 2011
Games Apples To Apples ($9
99) Trine 2 ($14.99) Sonic CD ($4.99) NCAA Football 12 ($59.99) L.A. Noire ($31.99) Just Cause 2 ($24.99) Brothers In Arms: Hells Highway ($29.99) Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands ($19.99)</ul>Game Demos Trine 2 Demo Scene It? Movie Night Demo Sonic CD Game Demo Apples To Apples Demo Add-on Game Content...
News L.A. Noire Interrogates The PlayStation Network This Week
If you haven't got around to sampling L
A. Noire's</a> outrageously nifty interrogation mechanics yet, then things are about to get a whole lot easier. Detailed in the PlayStation Blog's weekly "The Drop", Sony's announced that Rockstar has a digital version of the crime thriller in the pipeline. It's set to release when the...
News L.A. Noire Creator Working On Whore Of The Orient
The man responsible for L
A. Noire</a>, Brendan McNamara, is to have his next project produced by Kennedy Miller Mitchell. The game, according to a report published by the Financial Review, is entitled Whore Of The Orient — another name for the city of Shanghai. Much of Team Bondi, the studio responsible for L.A. Noire, got folded into KMM...
News L.A. Noire: Complete Edition Cofirmed For PlayStation 3
If you didn't get a chance to dive into L
A. Noire</a> yet, Rockstar's confirmed that the game's Complete Edition is coming to PlayStation 3 on November 15th and November 18th in North America and Europe respectively. The Complete Edition comes with the main campaign (obviously) as well as all the pre-order gubbins and DLC. It means you'll be...
News Team Bondi Owed Lots Of Money To Lots Of People
A. Noire</a> developer Team Bondi owed debts to the tune of AU$1,425,156 ($1.4 million USD / £900k) before it was closed. EDGE reports that more than a million dollars were owed to staff, with executives claiming up to $100k a pop. Unbelievably, Team Bondi closed owing $150k to Depth Analysis, the company that created the MotionScan facial...
News L.A. Noire Developer Team Bondi Is No More
What an extraordinary story
L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi was subject to enormous critical acclaim before getting hit by an employment scandal. And now it is no more. The studio entered administration in late August, with its assets supposedly sold to Australian production company Kennedy Miller Mitchell. Despite critical and commercial success, a...
Rumour L.A. Noire Game Of The Year Edition Coming November?
A number of European video game retailers are listing the release of a Game Of The Year edition for L
A. Noire</a>, due for release this November. And yes, you'd be right for pointing out that L.A. Noire has yet to win any Game Of The Year awards — largely because the game only released in May of this year. Still, the package promises to...
News L.A. Noire Developer Sells Assets To KMM
According to a Develop source, the rumours regarding Team Bondi are true: the company and its assets have been sold off to KMM Productions, the company owned by Mad Max creator George Miller
According to Develop, all Team Bondi staff have received a letter offering them a job at KMM or a severance package. It's unknown whether Team Bondi will...
Rumour Team Bondi Bankrupt, Folded Into KMM
According to reports on NeoGAF, L
A. Noire</a> developer Team Bondi has gone bankrupt, and is being folded into KMM Studios — the animation outfit currently working on Happy Feet 2. The news follows a series of rumours about the developer's fate. Apparently Depth Analysis, the company Team Bondi formed in order to create L.A. Noire's...
News Team Bondi Blames Blu-ray Space Limitations On Cut L.A. Noire Content
Team Bondi's Brendan McNamara has revealed that content was cut from L
A. Noire</a> due to the limitations of using a single Blu-ray disc — even though L.A. Noire does not use the maximum capacity Blu-ray available. According to McNamara, two desks known as bunko and burglary were written, designed and had art assets created — despite...
News June NPD: Patrick Seybold You Sly Dog, You
Turns out Patrick Seybold was very crafty with his wording of inFamous 2's sales success
While Sucker Punch's super-hero adventure might have been the top selling single SKU in June, it did not manage to outsell its multiplatform rivals L.A. Noire and Duke Nukem Forever. But that's ok, we'll forgive it that. Finishing up in third on the...
News European PlayStation Store Updates: 13th July 2011
Playable Content Dead Nation (£9
99/12.99, trial and unlock) PixelJunk Shooter 2 demo</ul>Minis Arcade Pool & Snooker (£3.49/3.99) Awesome Summer Minis Bundle (£4.99/5.99) Gamocracy One : Legend Of Robot (£4.15/5.19) Add-On Game Content DanceDanceRevolution: New Moves — DDR Supernova 2 Greatest Hits...
News UK Sales Charts: Keep On Dancing
Zumba Fitness is still top of the UK sales charts this week, beating out Codemasters' DiRT 3 and Activision's Transformers: Dark Of The Moon to take the top spot again. The top ten was familiar territory this month, with Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4 both taking up slots in the aftermath of Wimbledon, and favourites such as L.A. Noire, Brink...
News Let's Take A Look At L.A. Noire's Final DLC Case
We assumed Rockstar and Team Bondi would continue to release L
A. Noire</a> DLC for as long as the market demanded it, but we suppose this content is expensive to make. As such, Reefer Madness is being touted as the final case in the detective game's post-release collection. The Vice case sees Phelps paired up with Earle, attempting to uncover...
Report Rockstar Won't Publish Team Bondi's Next Title
It's funny what goes on behind closed doors
While the relationship between Rockstar and Team Bondi seemed water-tight during the public build-up for L.A. Noire, it's capitulated ever since. Talk of long hours, poor management and "disdain" between the developer and publisher have surfaced over the past few weeks — prompting a report from...
News UK Sales Charts: Britain's Still Trying To Shed Its Bingo Wings
Zumba Fitness is top of the UK sales charts again
Sigh. It's the game's third consecutive week in premium position, proving, if nothing else, that overweight middle-aged women now enjoy video games as much as spotty teenagers. The chart was backed up by usual suspects of LEGO: Pirates Of The Caribbean and L.A. Noire, with F.E.A.R. 3 taking the...
News PushSquare Service Announcement: L.A. Noire's 'Nicholson Electroplating' DLC Is Out Today
Heads up detectives: Rockstar's just sent us word that L
A. Noire's</a> "Nicholson Electroplating" DLC is out today on the PlayStation Network. If you've already purchased an L.A. Noire season pass it will cost you the grand total of $0.00. The best price. Those of you without a season pass will need to cough up $3.99. Still not a...
News Rockstar Releases Debut Trailer For L.A. Noire's 'Nicholson Electroplating' DLC
Rockstar's released a trailer and new details about L
A. Noire's</a> latest DLC pack. There's been an explosion at the Nicholson Electroplating plant and its down to Phelps and his arson desk partner Biggs to solve the case. At 9.45 in the morning, a thunderous explosion rocks Los Angeles," explains Rockstar. "City blocks are...
News UK Sales Charts: Always Bet On Duke, Baby
Despite a number of seriously scathing reviews over the weekend, Duke Nukem Forever has knocked L
A. Noire</a> off its perch at the top of the UK sales charts, scoring a number one finish for the long-in-development FPS. L.A. Noire finished up in second, while Sucker Punch's new superhero escapade finished up just behind Zumba Fitness in...
News UK Sales Charts: L.A. Noire Makes It Three Weeks At The Top
A. Noire</a> has held onto its spot aloft the UK sales charts, in a week where very little has changed in the top ten. LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean and DiRT 3 swapped places from last week, finishing second and third respectively. Elsewhere, it's your usual selection of casual and pseudo-casual experiences. Knock yourself out. L.A. Noire...
News Rockstar Pass Video Tries To Make Sense Of L.A. Noire's Bemusing DLC Plan
If you buy the Rockstar Pass for L
A. Noire</a> you're essentially able to pre-order all of the game's seven DLC packs for a one-off price ($10) that's roughly 50% cheaper than it would be if you bought all of the content separately. Or something. Seeing as the whole concept is all a little bit bemusing, Rockstar's released the above trailer...
News Rockstar Announces Pass For L.A. Noire, A Nifty Method Of Keeping Used Copies Off The Shelves
Rockstar's announced its "Pass" service for L
A. Noire</a> this afternoon, a nifty method of keeping the primarily single-player title out of used game stores. The service will essentially allow players to "pre-purchase" all of L.A. Noire's upcoming DLC for $10. The content will still be available a la carte, but will cost you 50%...
News UK Sales Charts: DiRT 3 Unable To Overtake L.A. Noire
A. Noire</a> has held onto the UK sales charts top spot for a second week running, beating off Codemasters' semi-sim DiRT 3 which finished up in a respectable second. LEGO Pirates Of the Caribbean, Zumba Fitness and Brink all held onto their high positions to round out the top five, with familiar faces such as Crysis 2 and Call Of Duty:...
News Expect L.A. Noire DLC News On Your Desk Next Week
Rockstar's confirmed that details of L
A. Noire's</a> DLC plans will be revealed next week. The company announced the, errr, announcement in a Tweet overnight. There are already two additional L.A. Noire cases made available through various retail chains: The Naked City and A Slip Of A Tongue. Details on a third DLC pack, Nichlson...
News UK Sales Charts: L.A. Noire Takes Top-Spot, Becomes Fastest Selling New IP Of All Time
Team Bondi's crime-thriller, L
A. Noire</a>, has literally flown out of the gates, becoming the fastest-selling new IP of all time in the UK. The game — which knocked Brink from its perch atop the charts — outsold Rockstar's previous effort, Red Dead Redemption, by some margin to claim the accolade. The UK chart is actually a pretty...
News Analyst Expects L.A. Noire To Sell 3-4 Million Copies, We Reckon It'll Go Higher
Arvind Bhatia of analyst firm Sterne Agee reckons L
A. Noire</a> will sell 3-4 million copies. Based on the critical and consumer reaction, we wouldn't be surprised if the game doubled that estimate over the course of its life-span. We think the Street is expecting the title to sell 3 to 4 million units and so far the initial reviews seem...
News L.A. Noire's 'Nicholson Electroplating' Arson Case Due Out On June 21st
As part of a promotion with Best Buy, Rockstar awarded the first sixteen purchasers of L
A. Noire</a> with a free redeem code for the game's first batch of DLC. The pack, entitled the "Nicholson Electroplating" Arson Case, will be available next month according to the redeem code's instruction page, which slaps a June 21st release...
News L.A. Noire Pushes Take-Two Shares Through The Roof
A. Noire</a> is not yet out in the UK. The crime-thriller released overnight in North America. Even though it's early days, the unique Rockstar published title has already made a killing for Take-Two. A round of positive reviews pushed Take-Two's shares up by 7.75 per cent to $17.10, a 32-month high for the company. We wonder if Sony regrets...
News L.A. Noire Reviews Make The Wait For Release Even Tougher
Let's be honest: most people have already decided whether they're going to buy L
A. Noire</a> by now. There's no need for reviews at this point. Still, L.A. Noire is a video game, and naturally publications will review the game. So what's the consensus? It's good, really good. GiantBomb's Brad Shoemaker scored it a 5/5, explaining that...
News PlayStation 3 The Lead Platform For L.A. Noire, Says Team Bondi
Team Bondi has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 was the lead development platform for upcoming crime thriller L
A. Noire</a>. It's not much of a surprise, given that the game was originally intended to be a PS3 exclusive. "For this project, we led on PlayStation 3, and in a way I think that's what most people are doing," Team Bondi...
News Just One More Week: L.A. Noire's Launch Trailer Gets Us Hot Under The Collar
Yo, we don't know if you've heard but there's a game coming out next week -- a really good one
At least, we hope so anyway. Everything we've seen of Rockstar and Team Bondi's crime-thriller, L.A. Noire,borders on the positive side of brilliant. After awarding our game of the year award to Rockstar and Red Dead Redemption last year, we're waiting to...
News Rockstar Announces Duo Of L.A. Noire Soundtracks
A. Noire</a> is out next week. We're so excited that we're literally doing handstands in the middle of a motorway wearing period appropriate clothing. Not really of course, that would be dangerous. And stupid. Seriously, don't try that at home. Rockstar being Rockstar, our inbox is still being flooded with new announcements regarding the...
News Rockstar Outlines Social Club Features In L.A. Noire
Rockstar's Social Club is a great extension to games with a lot of content
You'll recall Red Dead Redemption allowing you to follow your progress online via the web portal. L.A. Noire will boast the very same feature, allowing you to track every last morsel of action that it will take to reach the coveted 100% completion mark, as well as...
News Rockstar To Digitally Release Selection Of L.A. Noire Short Stories
Rockstar has confirmed that it has partnered up with Mulholland Books to release a digital collection of short stories called L
A. Nore: The Collected Stories. Some of the short stories will focus on the characters and cases from the Team Bondi developed L.A. Noire video game. Authors being touted include Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale,...
News Latest L.A. Noire Gameplay Trailer Gets, Well, Gamey
Everything we've seen of L
A. Noire</a> thus far has focused on the game's incredibly realistic facial animation. So it's jarring to see some of the more "gamey" elements revealed in this latest trailer. Intuition points, scores and experience points? It sounds like a video game, but it's not quite what we expected from L.A. Noire,...
News Rockstar Confirms PS3 Exclusive L.A. Noire Content, Details On The Way
Rockstar has confirmed that L
A. Noire</a> will receive exclusive content in the PlayStation 3 version of the game. We reported this morning that retailers had updated their boxart for the PS3 version of the game, hinting at exclusive features. Later evidence suggested that PS3 owners would get an additional mission called the "Consuls...
Rumour L.A. Noire Nets Exclusive Content On PlayStation 3
A bunch of leading North American retailers have updated their boxart for the PlayStation 3 version of L
A. Noire</a>, revealing an "Exclusive Features" tag at the top of the packaging. Further investigation around the 'Net points to an exclusive mission for PS3 called the "Consul's Car Traffic Case". Expect an announcement...
News Rockstar Promises You Won't Have To Wait Long For L.A. Noire's Preorder Bonuses
Rockstar's only just getting round to releasing Red Dead Redemption's pre-order bonuses on the PlayStation Store
The publisher cites "technical reasons" for the delay. In the case of the RDR, the delay isn't actually such a big deal. The game's pre-order bonuses were pretty low key — adding in golden guns, additional costumes and a new...
News Is There Anything Left For Us To Say About L.A. Noire?
Good grief, Rockstar's pulled it off again
Sure, we actually need to play L.A. Noire before we go out spewing too much hyperbole, but we can't think of a single game due out this year (including Uncharted 3) that looks as promising as this. Bloody nora.</em>
News Cage: Quantic Dream's Latest Technology Makes L.A. Noire Look Restricted
Quantic Dream's outspoken gaffer, David Cage, has said that the Team Bondi's impressive Motion Scan performance capture technology is a "dead end", and that his own studio's new gizmos are already more advanced
I think [Motion Scan is] an interesting solution to a problem for now. But its also an interesting dead end, the visionary head told...
News Check Out L.A. Noire's 'A Slip Of The Tongue' Bonus Case
A. Noire</a> continues to toe game of the year territory with this short teaser trailer for its "A Slip Of The Tongue" bonus case. The mission is available alongside pre-orders of the game from Walmart in North America and Play.com in the UK. Rockstar previously confirmed that all of its preorder bonus missions will be available as...
News There'll Be No Collector's Edition For L.A. Noire, Confirms Rockstar
Rockstar's confirmed that there will be no collector's edition for L
A. Noire</a> when the game releases in May. It's a semi-refreshing change for an industry that demands any remotely popular game franchise must have a special edition. Of course, it's not a first for Rockstar — Red Dead Redemption also launched without a special edition...
News There's Definitely Still A Touch Of Uncanny Valley To L.A. Noire
A. Noire</a> screenshots are pretty hit or miss. While the game looks absolutely amazing in motion, the still shots can look a bit... Odd. It's, of course, the faces. They look like they've been stuck on with a Pritt-Stick. It reminds us of Goldeneye 64. Remember how the guards had a photographs for faces? Yeah, that was weird.</em>