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L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition coming to PS3, 360 this November

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 15th in North America (and November 18th elsewhere), just a week after the game debuts on PC. And like the PC game, The Complete Edition comes packed with every piece of DLC released thus far. [Update: We've conf...

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Team Bondi owed $1.4 million to employees, faces tech company

LA Noire's defunct developer Team Bondi owed AU$1,425,156 ($1.4M USD) to creditors when the decision was made to shutter the studio. Edge reports over a million dollars was owed to the staff, with tens of thousands owed to developers who defended the working conditions at the studio, and nearly $...

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LA Noire developer Team Bondi shutting down

Team Bondi, developer of Rockstar hit LA Noire, is kaput. Edge reports that documents were filed with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, indicating that the studio would close. The studio entered administration in late August, with its assets reportedly sold to Australian produ...

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Report: LA Noire dev Team Bondi enters administration

You don't normally expect a company to release a well-reviewed hit in May and then enter administration three months later, but L.A. Noire maker Team Bondi is following a strange, tumultuous timeline. SmartCompany reports that the Sydney-based studio has been placed into administration, with acco...

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Report: Team Bondi sells assets to Mad Max studio, KMM; staff offered new jobs or severance

Following last weekend's rumor that Sydney-based L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi was to be acquired by Kennedy Miller Mitchell, the Australian production company thought to be working on a Mad Max game, comes a report from UK trade site Develop seemingly corroborating the rumor. "Game IP and othe...

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Rumor: Team Bondi to be acquired by Mad Max studio, KMM

Mad Max's George Miller is playing host to the artists behind L.A. Noire, Team Bondi, as the developer faces a tortured reputation, burned bridges with Rockstar and is in need of fresh studio support, according to sources at Kotaku. Team Bondi bossman Brendan McNamara has been spotted touring Mil...

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Amazon Alert: L.A. Noire on sale for $37.00

Listen up, gum-shoes! Team Bondi's homicide-homage to 1940s Los Angeles is on sale at Amazon for the criminally low sum of $37.00. At a nearly 40-percent markdown from retail, we think this deal warrants some investigation....

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L.A. Noire lead programmer defends Team Bondi, admits development hardship

Team Bondi has caught a lot of flack from ex-staffers recently about unfair work hours in the final weeks of L.A. Noire development. Lead gameplay programmer Dave Heironymus recently defended the company to the IGDA in a letter republished by Gamasutra, explaining that he "didn't want to see [Tea...

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LA Noire's 'Reefer Madness' going green next week

The debut trailer for LA Noire's next downloadable case, "Reefer Madness," has been released, showing off the illicit substances Cole will tackle when the DLC drops July 12. You know what substance we're talking about, right? Mary Jane. Jazz cigarettes. Um ... lung whiskey....

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Report: Emails show Team Bondi/Rockstar schism, long hours for L.A. Noire devs

More and more, its seems that L.A. Noire's most perplexing mystery is how the detective game got made without any of its developers sizing each other up for concrete shoes. Late last month, a story in IGN Australia painted a pretty miserable picture of the working conditions at developer Team Bon...

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