L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition

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L.A. Forensic: Brendan McNamara on L.A. Noire

Interrogations, open worlds and that ending.

Brendan McNamara: "I'd rather people just ring me up and tell me to f*** off"

The controversial L.A. Noire developer faces the music in this frank new interview.

VideoLA Noire unearths PC launch trailer

Complete Edition available this week.

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Night and the City

From the archive: Chris Donlan plays through L.A. Noire with his dad, who grew up in the city in the 1940s.

Editor's note: This week sees the re-release of L.A. Noire on PS4, Xbox One and Switch, and to mark the occasion we thought we'd return to Chris Donlan's piece on playing through the game - still one of the very best things ever published on Eurogamer, he'll hate me for saying - which first went live back in 2012. Enjoy!

OnLive

OnLive "can't predict" when iPad app will launch

You can't buy games from within iOS app.

OnLive has no idea when its iPad app will launch.

Following this morning's announcement that the cloud gaming service had begun rolling out on tablet devices, users noticed only the Android version was available.

Now, over 14 hours later, the iOS app is yet to materialise.

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L.A. Forensic: Brendan McNamara on L.A. Noire

Interrogations, open worlds and that ending.

L.A. Noire promised much: an authentic recreation of 1940s Los Angeles, a detective story in the L.A. Confidential mould and faces so good you could tell when the characters were lying. Its launch was met with millions of sales and impressive review scores - but at what cost to publisher Rockstar, developer Team Bondi, and its controversial creator Brendan McNamara?

Brendan McNamara: "I'd rather people just ring me up and tell me to f*** off"

The controversial L.A. Noire developer faces the music in this frank new interview.

Brendan McNamara begins his Bradford Animation Festival 2011 presentation with a story. His first visit to Yorkshire was to Huddersfield as a much younger man, playing for a north London cricket team. He batted first - not McNamara's speciality, as he's more of a bowling man. As the bowler ran in, he put his foot forward to the pitch of the ball and tried to whack it as hard as he could, just as he'd been taught as a schoolboy.

Why LA Noire PC edition is late

Dev not started until console DLC done.

Development on the PC L.A. Noire: Complete Edition did not start until all work on the game's console brothers was complete, Rockstar has said.

LA Noire: Complete Edition confirmed

LA Noire: Complete Edition confirmed

Rockstar names date, system specs, pricing.

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition launches on 11th November in Europe for PC, Steam and OnLive for 39.99 / €49.99, Rockstar has announced.

North American gamers get it three days earlier on 8th November for $49.99.

The Complete Edition was previously spotted in a listing by Czech publisher Cenega, which spilled the beans last week.

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Uncharted 3's Nolan North on LA Noire

Does the motion capture shape up?

Uncharted 3 developer Naughty Dog, and the actor that portrays Nathan Drake, Nolan North, have given their opinions on the lauded facial animation system used by Team Bondi to create L.A. Noire.

Happy Feet Two: The Videogame

With a little help from ex-L.A. Noire devs?

Movie tie-in Happy Feet Two, the game made by the company rumoured to have rescued L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi from bankruptcy, hits the UK this autumn.

Embattled Team Bondi seeking buyer?

Mad Max creator George Miller interested.

Rumour has it that Team Bondi is struggling to find a new publisher following allegations of unfair working practises levelled at the Australian studio.

Rockstar's Housers in MediaGuardian 100

L.A. Noire helps brothers to 27th.

Brothers Sam and Dan Houser, the founders of Grand Theft Auto maker Rockstar, have climbed The Guardian's annual list of the 100 "most powerful people in television, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital media, media business, advertising, marketing and PR".

Bondi cut LA Noire desks to fit Blu-ray

"There might have been a better arc."

Controversial Team Bondi co-founder Brendan McNamara has blamed Blu-ray's disc size for L.A. Noire shipping without its planned Bunko and Burglary cases.

LA Noire tops Japanese chart

inFamous 2 also makes strong debut.

It's been a good week for Western developers on the notoriously parochial Japanese software chart, with LA Noire and inFamous 2 taking the top two spots.

Beachside Burnout

The Team Bondi revelations shock few in the industry and that is a shameful thing.

Published as part of our sister-site GamesIndustry.biz's widely-read weekly newsletter, the GamesIndustry.biz Editorial, is a weekly dissection of an issue weighing on the minds of the people at the top of the games business. It appears on Eurogamer after it goes out to GI.biz newsletter subscribers.

Rockstar's "disdain" for LA Noire dev

"Will not publish Team Bondi's next game."

Two former Bondi staffers, speaking to Eurogamer sister site Gamesindustry.biz under condition of anonymity, claim Rockstar's relationship with Team Bondi reached such a low point during the course of the creation of 1940s crime adventure L.A. Noire that it now has "disdain" for the Australian developer.

LA Noire developer investigated by IGDA

Brutal working conditions looked into.

The International Game Developers Association is investigating L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi following reports of brutal working conditions at the Australian studio.

Rockstar announces LA Noire for PC

Rockstar announces LA Noire for PC

Autumn launch clued up with 3D support.

Rockstar has announced a PC version of dark detective drama L.A. Noire for release this autumn.

In development at Rockstar Leeds, the PC version of Team Bondi's thriller promises 3D support, improved graphical capabilities and gamepad functionality.

Retail and digital versions will be available.

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