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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: 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: L.A. Noire Sequel Undecided

    Rockstar Games hasn't decided whether or not we'll see another game in the L.A. Noire universe. As part of a recently published Q&A on its website, Rockstar confirmed there will no longer be any downloadable content for the game and that a new game in these series is a giant question mark... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire Coming To PSN This Week

    Ever wanted to play L.A. Noire but were too lazy to buy it at retail? Well you're in luck. SCEA confirmed a full digital version of the game is coming to PlayStation Network later this week. It's unclear as of now if this version is the Complete Edition, which contains all previously released... 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: What's The Best-Selling Game Of The Year Thus Far?

    Is your money on Madden NFL 12? Gears of War 3? The answer may surprise you. An informative NPD chart chronicling the best selling games from Jaunary to September 2011 was buried in Nintendo's semi-annual financial results briefing . Check out the surprise game in the number one slot: 1. Just Dance... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire Complete Edition Coming To Consoles

    Rockstar Games said today the L.A. Noire: Complete Edition is coming to consoles next month. Already announced for PC, the Complete Edition includes the game and all previously released downloadable content, outfits, and weapons so far: "Nicholson Electroplating" Arson case, "Reefer Madness"... 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: Take-Two: Q1 2012 Revenue Is Down, Expected

    Today Take-Two reported that its net revenue is down from last year, while stressing the number of high profile games it has on the horizon. Take-Two's net revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 was $334.4 million, compared to $375.4 million last year. Additionally, the company is operating... 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, Xbox 360 Top June NPD Charts, 3DS Sales Sluggish

    It looks like Rockstar's L.A. Noire has some legs. The open-world detective game topped the NPD charts for the second straight month, beating out another game from the 2K family, Duke Nukem Forever. Overall, sales of both video game software and hardware were down from the same month a year ago ... 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
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