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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: 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: Picking A Winner: Release Date Battles

    We just saw it this week - a clash of two highly-anticipated and powerful games: Dishonored and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. This isn't the first time two high-profile titles have gone head-to-head and I thought it would be fun to look at some games that were pitted up against each other on the same release... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 Takes Game Of The Year From BAFTA

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts likes to give out awards to video games along with film and television. The only reason gaming isn't part of the BAFTA acronym, is because BAFTVGA is unpronounceable. You can see the whole list of recipients here , but here are some highlights. As referenced... 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: [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: 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: [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: Parody Shows Off What L.A. Noire Would Be Like In Real Life

    Funny or Die has created a hilarious video showing off what L.A. Noire would be like in real life as Cole gets caught on chairs, examines coffee cups and empty bottles, and delivers unexpected dialogue. Real Life L.A. Noire - watch more funny videos 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
  • Blog Post: Rockstar Drops Trailer For Nicholson Electroplating L.A. Noire DLC

    The "Nicholson Electroplating" DLC case for Rockstar's L.A. Noire will be released next Tuesday on June 21, but you can get a sneak peek at this intriguing case right now. The case will retail for $3.99 on PlayStation 3 and 320 MS Points on Xbox Live. However, it is free to those who bought... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire DLC Discount Extended

    Rockstar announced that its DLC package discount is going to continue one more week up until the release of the "Nicholson Electroplating" Arson case on June 21. The L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass currently costs $9.99 on PlayStation 3 and 800 MSP on Xbox Live and will increase $2.00 to its standard... More
  • Blog Post: Trailer Details The L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass And DLC

    Rockstar recently gave out the initial schedule for the rollout of what promises to be a deluge of downloadable content for its blockbuster L.A. Noire . Now this new video gives you a sneak peak of what you'll be able to experience when you download some of the new cases, gameplay modes, and in-game... More
  • Blog Post: What Do Real Detectives Think Of L.A. Noire?

    You probably thought you were hot stuff when you figured out that the woman on the street was lying to you in L.A. Noire, but real cops have to deal with conniving people every day, so what do real detectives think of Rockstar’s attempt to simulate the investigation process? G4TV tapped real LAPD... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire Becomes Fastest-Selling New IP In U.K. History

    It looks like Rockstar has another blockbuster on its hands with L.A. Noire, which posted impressive first-week sales numbers in the U.K. The U.K. sales site Chart-Track reports that the game will debut atop the U.K. charts, beating out LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean and Brink. L.A. Noire is now the fastest... More
  • Blog Post: [Update]: First L.A. Noire DLC Out In June

    [Update]: A code redemption page on Rockstar's L.A. Noire website lists the release date of the Nicholson Electroplating Arson Case as June 21. There has been no official announcement from Rockstar just yet. [Original Story]: A Best Buy flier contains information about a previously unannounced DLC... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire's "Naked Angel" Short Story Available For Free Online

    L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories will be available electronically on June 6th, but Complex has the exclusive on one of the first. Penned by crime writer Joe R. Lansdale, "Naked Angel" shares thematic similarities with today's newest release from Rockstar. Check it out over at Complex if... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire Was Originally Six Discs On Xbox 360

    Rockstar and Team Bondi's L.A. Noire is a grandly ambitious game. Between a lengthy, 20-plus-hour adventure, hours of conversations, a groundbreaking animation system, and a painstaking recreation of 1940s Los Angeles, there's a lot of content in the game. So much content, in fact, that the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Players Will Be Able To Skip LA Noire’s Action Sequences

    For years gamers have been skipping cutscenes so that they could get back to the action, but with Rockstar upcoming LA Noire will that trend start shifting the other direction? Rockstar recently showed of this skip feature during the Tribeca Film Festival. Players who find themselves struggling to get... More
  • Blog Post: Rockstar Breaks Down The Latest L.A. Noire Trailer

    Rockstar has been ramping up the promotion for L.A. Noire in recent weeks, making us all the more eager for its release on May 17th. Their latest update isn't new footage, but it does offer some insight into the most recent trailer. It plays out like a pop-up video, with added information and links... More
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