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  • Blog Post: Team Bondi's Whore Of The Orient Gameplay Footage Appears Online

    The fate of L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi's next game, Whore of the Orient , is ambiguous. The studio has had myriad financial issues, but a leaked video online proves that project still does, or at least did, exist in some capacity. The video comes from VideoGamer.com , which cites a "trusted... More
  • Blog Post: Team Bondi And KMM Get New Funding For Whore Of The Orient

    After Team Bondi's post-L.A. Noire meltdown , the studio's future was in jeopardy. The very public criticisms of Rockstar Games, who published the hardboiled crime drama cast a dark cloud over an otherwise excellent title supported by superior facial capture technology . When it was announced... More
  • Blog Post: Former Team Bondi Devs Open New Sydney Studio

    After a rocky end to the development of L.A. Noire and the derailing of Team Bondi's next project, Whore of the Orient, a couple developers are branching off to form their own independent studio. L.A. Noire and Whore of the Orient design lead Alex Carlyle has teamed up with former storyboarder Kelly... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Team Bondi's Next-Gen Game In Trouble

    The fate of L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi's next-gen title, Whore of the Orient, seems to be up in the air following reports of layoffs and investment troubles. MCV Pacific reports that multiple sources have told it that there have been layoffs among the former Team Bondi team that was absorbed... More
  • Blog Post: This L.A. Noire Gag Reel Is Bizarre

    The face-scanning technology of 2011's L.A. Noire will always be a little surreal, and seeing it put to use in the context of a gag reel is even stranger. The video below comes from Depth Analysis , the company that created the face scanning technology used in L.A. Noire. The YouTube version of the... More
  • Blog Post: Team Bondi's Whore of the Orient Re-Surfaces

    L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi has updated info for its next project – Whore of the Orient. The title will come out on the next-generation home consoles and PC, and Warner Bros. is involved, as is multimedia production company, Kennedy Miller Mitchell (KMM), which owns the rights to the property... More
  • Blog Post: Brendan McNamara's Next Game Moves Forward

    Ex-Team Bondi and L.A. Noire developer Brendan McNamara has been teasing his next project recently, and the game has taken another step forward towards fruition. The Australian Financial Review reports that George Miller's KMM production company (Miller wrote and directed Mad Max , and KMM is responsible... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire's McNamara Talks About His Next Game

    L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi has collapsed , but founder Brendan McNamara is already talking up his plans for his next game. Speaking to Eurogamer , McNamara sounds like a man whose ambition hasn't shrunk one bit. McNamara characterized the subject the unannounced project as "...one of the... More
  • Blog Post: Team Bondi Owes Its Employees Over $1 Million

    Despite having released one of the year's best games in L.A. Noire, the saga of Team Bondi continues its downward spiral. Today, reports have surfaced that the Australian studio owes its own employees over $1 million in unpaid wages – including studio head Brendan McNamara. Edge is reporting... More
  • Blog Post: Liquidators Moving In On Team Bondi

    The once-bright future of L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi is all but extinguished. The company is now preparing for closure. According to documents filed with The Australian Securities & Investments Commission, a liquidator has been appointed who will sell off all the company's remaining assets... More
  • Blog Post: [Update]: L.A. Noire Complete Edition Confirmed

    [Update]: Rockstar has confirmed that L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is on its way, coming to PC, Steam, and OnLive on November 8. L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition will come with a code to download all of the add-ons and cases that have been released so far. The PC version will also sport increased... More
  • Blog Post: It's Not Looking Good For Team Bondi

    Despite the success of L.A. Noire, it hasn't been raining champagne corks over at developer Team Bondi. Now comes word that the the company will begin to try and sell off its assets and/or find a buyer. According to GamesIndustry.biz , filings show that the company is under external administration... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Increasing Evidence For Team Bondi Acquisition

    More details continue to leak out concerning the L.A. Noire studio's possible purchase by Kennedy Miller Mitchell. Team Bondi has apparently sold off its remaining assets to Kennedy Miller Mitchell. The news comes via a report at Develop , which cites an anonymous source "close to the matter... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Team Bondi Being Acquired By George Miller’s KMM Studio

    George Miller, the man responsible for directing, writing, and producing 1979 post-apocalyptic classic Mad Max, is the co-founder of a production house that is rumored to be interested in absorbing the remainder of L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi. Employees of George Miller’s KMM Studio are reporting... More
  • Blog Post: Will GTA V Use L.A. Noire's MotionScan Tech?

    L.A. Noire's MotionScan facial animation capture system set a new standard in video games. Now, Team Bondi head Brendan McNamara says Rockstar is interested in using the groundbreaking technology in the next Grand Theft Auto game. "I think they're looking at it for every game," he told... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire Team Bondi Dev Tells His Side Of The Story

    Recently L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi in Syndey, Australia has come under fire due to allegations of extraordinary work hours , as well as for the public airing of supposed dirty laundry between it and publisher Rockstar Games. Now one of its core developers who has been with the project since the... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire Gets Reefer Madness On July 12

    Rockstar Games has released a trailer for Cole Phelps' latest downloadable case, Reefer Madness. As the name implies, this new vice case pits the detective against a local narcotics ring. Watch the full trailer below. Even though Rockstar and Team Bondi are currently on shaky ground , at least the... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Rockstar And L.A. Noire's Team Bondi At Odds

    Amidst reports of brutal working conditions at L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi comes an account that the game has destroyed the relationship between the developer and Rockstar Games. A source has commented to GamesIndustry.biz on the whole saga, and says that during the development of the game the two... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Ex-Employees Decry Working Conditions At Team Bondi

    [Update] The International Game Developers Association is reportedly set to investigate the accusations leveled at L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi about the working conditions experienced by team members on the project, according to Joystiq . In the story Joystiq quotes IDGA chair Brian Robbins as saying... More
  • Blog Post: LA Noire Sells Nearly 1 Million In May

    Analysts expected Rockstar's LA Noire to move over a million units in the month of May, but the numbers are in and it fell slightly short. Marketwatch is reporting that the new IP sold 899,000 copies in its debut month. The article also mentions that Red Dead Redemption (also a new IP launched in... More
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