Team Bondi Seeking More Talent for L.A. Noire Production

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261w ago - Every time we see the title "L.A. Noire" in the news, we always tense up in anticipation of bad news. After all, this is a project that seems to have struggled through a lengthy development process, and there was even talk of a cancellation at some point.

But as Joystiq pointed out, the latest update should be considered encouraging. Team Bondi (also responsible for The Getaway) is looking for plenty of talented individuals to join the team, perhaps in an attempt to push through the final stages.

They're looking for everything from animators to artists to coders to designers, so if you think you've got the skills, perhaps you'd like to apply. If not, and you're merely looking for good news concerning L.A. Noire, then you should be somewhat satisfied. Although we'd like to assume that development has reached a critical stage, we still have no official update on the team's progress.

Our last update said the game would be about a year away, and that was last fall; September, to be exact. Therefore, E3 may be the time when Rockstar announces a concrete release date for this long-awaited crime thriller, and if that happens, it'll be big news indeed.

Anyway, we'll let you know if there's any movement on the L.A. Noire front; at this point,...
 

New Nintendo Wii Exploit Author is Seeking Community Help

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262w ago - The author of the recent Wii Exploit known as Comex needs help to get it working on Nintendo Wiis, so if you have a 2.2 or 4.0 it doesn't matter. Here is his request:

If anyone wants to help out do this- any menu version, HBC already installed:

1. Temporarily rename the private folder on SD to something else, if you have one

2. Download this file and unzip it onto the root of the SD

3. Go to the menu, data management (not SD menu if you're on 4.0)

4. Go to channels, SD, ensure there is a channel with a blank banner titled "Ninja Gaiden"

5. Return immediately to the menu using the back button (not the home button...), go to HBC, and launch it

6. Download and run this. it will create a file on your SD with the title "report.txt".

Email him a copy of it (comexk@gmail.com). I have not tested it at this time, so wait or test it by yourself.
 

Video: See How PixelJunk is Made Inside Q-Games' Kyoto Base

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264w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein shared the following video today via PS Blog:

Today marks the 3rd and final day of our GDC PlayStation.Blog.Lounge, and we're very happy to welcome Q-Games President Dylan Cuthbert into the fold.

Chances are you've already already played one of his company's titles, PixelJunk Eden, Monsters, or Racers (and read about the upcoming Eden Encore).

But who are the people that make such innovative games? And why don't they wear shoes when they work?

Take the tour:




 

Video: Resistance: Retribution - See Multiplayer in Action on PSP

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268w ago - Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein goes hands-on with Resistance: Retribution's multiplayer modes for the first time, and chats with Lead Multiplayer Engineer Darren Chisum as follows:

Here's a bit more info on the various multiplayer modes:

• Team Deathmatch: Eliminate the players on the opposing team. The team with the highest score wins.
• Capture The Flag: Grab the opposing team's flag and deliver it to your base to score the capture. You flag is required at your base to score.
• Containment: Capture coolant nodes to overheat and destroy the opposing teams reactor. Controlling both coolant nodes increases the overheat time





• Assimilation: The Cloven must eliminate the Maquis forces and assimilate them to their team. The last Maquis to be eliminated ends the round. The player with the highest individual score wins.
• Free For All: All players are out for themselves. Eliminate the opposition and the player with the highest score wins.
 

Sony Japan is Seeking 'New Game Hardware' Testers

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269w ago - A job listing has appeared on the Sony Computer Entertainment Web site, looking for individuals to test "new model game hardware."

The Sony job listing says, "Experience an in-development game console (hardware) early!"

To quote: Job duties include checking on, reporting on and giving input for a in-development game hardware. The listing's Q&A reads: "This is specifically for a new model and unannounced game hardware for PS3, PS2, PSP and its peripherals."

Note: In the original Japanese text, Sony separates those hardware platforms with commas only (there's not an "and), making it somewhat vague whether this is new hardware for each or all three.

This is a full time position. It starts this March and looks to run a year. There's a one month trail period, after which those awarded the position can look to make over ¥1,000 (US $10.70) per hour. Travel expenses are covered, and there's the possibility for a raise. This position is in Tokyo and is not open to students.

This very public job listing might get more fuel to those very persistent PSP2 rumors. Though, it also might simply be more a continuation of the current PSP and PS3 hardware iterations: slimmer with more memory.
 







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