Team Bondi News


No tricks: Whore of the Orient may not see the light of day

By John Keefer, Jun 24, 2016 12:20pm PDT

L.A. Noire spiritual successor probably won't be released.


"change the name of the game , you idiots! who is in charge there?"

- MartyHowe see all 8 comments

Supposed Whore of the Orient gameplay footage leaked

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 02, 2013 6:45am PDT

A minute of gameplay footage supposedly from Team Bondi's mysterious and ill-fated Whore of the Orient has stumbled onto the Internet, dazed and shivering as if emerging from an opium den into the harsh light of day. If it is what it's claimed to be, it's clearly from an ear...


"Not surprising that previs gameplay would look like a game they just finished making. geeze ..."

- Sephiras see all 9 comments

Displaced LA Noire staff forms new studio

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Former members of Team Bondi and KMM have started a new indie studio in Sydney, Australia, following the closure of the KMM game division last month. It's called Intuitive Game Studios.


"I hope Whorient (heh) comes out eventually, uncompromised. It sounded like a really cool concept."

- GreggD see all 3 comments

Report: Whore of the Orient studio shut down

By Steve Watts, Apr 18, 2013 9:30am PDT

The future of Whore of the Orient is in doubt, following reports of layoffs at KMM.


"With a name like that, it won't be historical. Probably just a buncha BS."

- Xulu see all 12 comments

Whore of the Orient to be 'similar' to L.A. Noire

By John Keefer, Nov 14, 2012 4:15pm PST

Whore of the Orient, Team Bondi's follow-up to L.A. Noire, is apparently in pre-production and is aiming for a 2015 release, according to some job listing uncovered by super sleuth superannuation. The title will supposedly go into full production next year.


"Possibly, but they already have all the engine and technology stuff sorted out, all they need to ..."

- Memphis-Ahn see all 18 comments

Morning Caffeinated! -- Greenlight mail, ladies of the evening, and ArenaNet kudos

By John Keefer, Aug 31, 2012 6:00am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 31, 2012. Topics include: Greenlight will mean more mail for journalists, will Whore of the Orient get past the ESRB, a pat on the back for ArenaNet. and Wake u...


"I'll mention it on Tuesday when we have a lot of articles to offer from the show. Steve is there ..."

- Keefinator see all 12 comments

Whore of the Orient coming to next-gen consoles and PC

By John Keefer, Aug 30, 2012 10:00am PDT

Whore of the Orient, the next title from the director behind L.A. Noire, will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. A first image from the game was also revealed.


"Well say what you want about Team Bondi, they've got some incredible settings. First a pitch ..."

- nwillard see all 27 comments

Field Report: LA Noire Touch Edition

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2012 8:45am PDT

Last week, Rockstar Games released a new version of LA Noire with touch controls. But you'd be forgiven if you didn't know about it--it's a touch version created exclusively for OnLive.


"I'm disappointed to hear the touch controls were less than ideal. In any case, having what is ..."

- ColoradoCNC see all 3 comments

Whore of the Orient is LA Noire director's next game

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 28, 2011 6:30am PST

George Miller's KMM studio has picked up the rights to LA Noire director Brendan McNamara's new script, titled Whore of the Orient.


"Having worked on HF2, I can say that for most staff it was contract-based and as per the usual ..."

- hyperwired see all 20 comments

LA Noire director blames 'bad press' for studio closure

By Steve Watts, Nov 10, 2011 12:00pm PST

LA Noire project head Brendan McNamara has commented on the Team Bondi closure, his reputation, and more.


"Telling him to his face doesn't do the good deed of warning people to stay away from what sounds ..."

- jet-poop see all 11 comments

LA Noire director working on new game

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 09, 2011 1:00pm PST

The studio behind LA Noire may be no more, but that hasn't stopped the game's writer and director, Brendan McNamara, from pursuing a new title, one that expands upon the lessons learned from his crime drama for Rockstar.


"He's like American McGee but at least he settled down eventually and started being a good guy ..."

- SpaecKow see all 6 comments

Why Cole is 'psychotic' in LA Noire

By Steve Watts, Nov 09, 2011 9:30am PST

Team Bondi's Brendan McNamara explains Cole's sudden, violent mood swings.


"What he says about suddenly expecting realism from everything else is true. LA Noire gets the ..."

- passingstranger see all 6 comments

L.A. Noire used to feature 'forceful' interrogations

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 20, 2011 11:15am PDT

Rockstar's VP of Product Development, Jeronimo Barrera, looks back at L.A. Noire's development and reveals that it once let players beat up interrogation subjects.


"would have made replays much more fun if you had some fightnight style interrogations in it!"

- Unleashed see all 7 comments

L.A. Noire: Complete Edition confirmed for consoles too

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 20, 2011 6:30am PDT

Rockstar has announced a 'Complete Edition' of Team Bondi's LA Noire is coming to consoles in November, complete with all the DLC packs.


"Well already blew $60 on 360 for this on release day. I'd love to have the complete edition on ..."

- Freon see all 12 comments

LA Noire dev owed over $1M to employees

By Xav de Matos, Oct 07, 2011 5:15pm PDT

A new report indicates that over 75% of the debt that ultimately forced L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi to close its doors came from unpaid wages at the studio.


"Bottom line the game was great, their time management wasn't and their hairy as a gorilla boss ..."

- TotalRecall see all 14 comments