Christmas is a-coming. Can you feel it? Can you feel your game store filling up with games you’ve never heard of? Have you seen the annual signs yet like the Call of Duty or Professor Layton games lining store shelves? If you haven’t you’ll see one this week.
How does that saying go? One is random. Two is a coincidence. Three is a pattern. Well, starting with two weeks ago with Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream, Drop, Distance and its following week of just one release, we’re seeing an odd pattern of one big week followed by a small, dead week before repeating again. Lucky for us, we’re in the big week.
Rockstar has announced a new bundle for its 40′s detective thriller. L.A. Noire Complete Edition will be released for OnLive this November. It will also be released on the PC, the PS3, and the Xbox 360 on November 8.
L.A. Noire takes up a whole lot of disc space, but there was more that was cut from the final product.Team Bondi co-founder stated that 11additonal cased would not fit on one Blu-ray along with the full L.A. Noire game.
The NPD Group has released their monthly sales figures for June and despite all the hype, 15 years worth of development, a hell of a lot of money, and being released in one of the typically slowest months of the year for the industry; Duke Nukem Forever couldn’t claim the top spot.
Despite the enormous success of L.A. Noire, all is not harmonious between developer Team Bondi and publisher Rockstar. Apparently, Team Bondi has a such a poor work environment that the International Games Developers Association (IGDA) is launching an investigation. This dysfunction has also extended to Rockstar.
Scene of Cole Phelps interrogating the head honcho of Team Bondi
L.A. Noire was great right? Now let’s go see how the lame kid sitting in his own excrement over in the basement is doing. This past weekend, reports surfaced concerning the harsh conditions developers over at Team Bondi had to contend with during the production of L.A. Noire. It seems the International Games Developers Association take these accusations very seriously and have launched a full investigation into these claims.
It’s not often that I don’t describe a marketing tactic by a company with a snide remark or three, but not this time. Rockstar is doing something really cool for their customers. The company is launching some long awaited DLC for its latest hit, L.A. Noire. Along with it, they are introducing the “Rockstar Pass”, which allows players to pre-purchase their DLC at an economical price.
Maybe last week turned out to be a bit of a bust, but this week, we’ve got a sure fire shot out of Rockstar Games. What could possibly go wrong.