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Devs reveal LA Noire grind

The boss of Australian group Team Bondi screamed at staff in the middle of the office” during the brutal” development of LA Noire, according to an explosive depiction of life at the studio. Brendan McNamara is accused by one of eleven anonymous insiders as the angriest person I’ve ever met”. …

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LA Noire confirmed for PC

Rockstar has announced that console hit LA Noire will be released on the PC this autumn. The game, which in the developer’s words has undergone "robust feature customisation", will feature keyboard remapping and joypad functionality. 3D support is featured along with the prerequisite boost in visual quality.

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Take-Two shares fall

Shares in publisher Take-Two have fallen by four per cent meaning that since mid May the company has lost over 15 per cent of its overall value. Market Watch says that despite nearing 1m unit sales in the US alone, recent Rockstar release LA Noire has failed to meet sales …

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NPD: LA Noire nears 1m in US

Rockstar’s LA Noire was the best selling game in the US in May, selling 889,000 units across Xbox 360 and PS3, according to Giant Bomb. However, its success was not enough to stop a 19 per cent year-on-year slump in the US software market, which hit a value of $375.8m. …

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LA Noire cant prevent UK market dip

The UK games market suffered another monthly drop in sales last month, despite impressive sales of Rockstar’s LA Noire. Just under 73.2m was generated at UK retail during May, a drop of 5.4 per cent compared to the 77.4m made over the same period in 2010. In terms of units …

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UK CHARTS: Three on the trot for LA Noire

It’s now three weeks and counting at the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 for Rockstar’s ambitious crime caper LA Noire. Behind it Disney’s LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean climbs one place to second with Codemasters’ Dirt 3 doing the opposite. The rest of the Top …

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LA Noire’s Rockstar Pass arrives

After refusing to offer any details following its reveal by Microsoft earlier in the month, the LA Noire Rockstar Pass has suddenly appeared on the Xbox Live Marketplace. It had been scheduled for release on May 18th. However, far from resembling EA’s Online Pass or anything or the sort, the …

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UK CHARTS: L.A. Noire holds No.1

Rockstar’s crime solving new IP L.A. Noire holds onto the top spot this week, despite dropping 43 per cent in sales. It held off competition from Codemasters’ Dirt 3, which had to settle for No.2 on the podium. The racer beat its predecessor’s launch period and sold best on Xbox …

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OPINION: Crime spree

It’s easy to put LA Noire’s success down to the name of its publisher. Having the ability to say ‘from the makers of Grand Theft Auto’ is a strong marketing tool. It worked for Red Dead Redemption last year. Rockstar truly is living up to its name. But to make …

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