LA Noire

LA Noire blooper reel might be a better tech showcase than the game

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at 12:56pm February 4 2013
LA Noire bloopers

If you thought LA Noire looked eerily lifelike when you played it, watch these amazing outtakes showing the actors losing it – sneezes, face pulling and tongue poking all caught in creepy uncanny valley-o-vision

Brendan McNamara interview: creating LA Noire and destroying Team Bondi

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at 10:57am January 25 2012

In issue 66 we interviewed LA Noire creator Brendan McNamara about his work past, present and future. Here he talks about creating LA Noire, his relationship with Rockstar, moving to Australia and the fallout from the death of Team Bondi.  

Brendan McNamara explains why LA Noire took 7 years to make

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at 11:51am December 29 2011
Brendan McNamara whore of the orient

Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine UK in the latest issue, Brendan McNamara has talked about why LA Noire took so long to make. “One [thing] is the size, it’s a huge game – probably too big. The map’s massive, and so that’s probably my fault.”

Brendan McNamara on the end of Team Bondi “It was a long, painful process”

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at 12:49pm December 28 2011
brendan mcNamara

Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine UK in the latest issue, LA Noire director Brendan McNamara has talked about the end days of the studio behind the game. “It was a long, painful process, but making games is like making films in that it’s a marathon, not a sprint – and some people come into the process not knowing that.”

Official PlayStation Magazine UK: new issue on sale now

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at 11:30am December 28 2011
66 Cover and wallet

So, had enough of Christmas yet? In case you need something to break up the mince pies and incendiary family arguments then a new Official PlayStation Magazine UK is in the shops now. With Max Payne 3 on the cover (and inside). We’ve also got the full top 40 reader voted Games Of The Year, an interview with Mr LA Noire Brendan McNamara, the big games of 2012 and plenty more. Don’t worry,…

Official PlayStation Magazine UK’s GOTY No 6: LA Noire

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at 03:52pm December 16 2011

Game appreciation is subjective, and we’re not in the business of telling people that their views aren’t valid. But even if you don’t like LA Noire, it’s the kind of game – much like Heavy Rain before it – that’s good for the industry. (Oh, and you’re wrong, by the way.)

Next game from LA Noire director called “Whore of the Orient”

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at 08:39pm November 28 2011
Brendan McNamara whore of the orient

That is going to look great on the posters in Game. The info was released via an interview with filmmaker George Miller in Australian Financial Review where he says he’s aquired the rights to Brendan McNamara’s next game. So what could it be about? 

Brendan McNamara working on two new games, first announced in “another couple of weeks”

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at 10:47am November 10 2011

Brendan McNamara, the founder of Australian studio Team Bondi and developer of L.A. Noire has revealed that he has plans for two new projects.

Bankrupt LA Noire developer Team Bondi owe AUD $1.4 million

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at 01:06pm October 7 2011
LA Noir

Success is expensive it seems. Despite Team Bondi delivering one of the biggest games of the year in the shape of LA Noir, the seven year production and high staff turnover have left the company bankrupt and owing a ton of cash to just about everyone involved. 

LA Noire: Nicholson Electroplating DLC review

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at 04:58pm August 3 2011
LA Noire: Nicholson Electroplating review

It feels good to be back in Cole Phelps’ shoes (leather, size 10, and in no way matching the prints found at the crime scene). But releasing DLC for a game like Noire is a tricky business, because your engagement relies on the narrative flow and the stacking of cases one of top of the other.

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