So I bought L.A. Noire for the Xbox 360, just because that's my console of choice. Although after finding out that it comes on three discs, I think I would've rather gotten the PlayStation 3 version, since it comes on just the one Blu-ray. Not that switching is such a big pain, but if you've got both consoles, why not use the one that makes it easier on you? However, then I see this little note over on the PlayStation Blog:
We have received a very small number of customer support questions about PS3s overheating or shutting down while playing L.A. Noire. At this time, Rockstar Games and Sony can confirm that neither L.A. Noire or firmware update 3.61 are causing the PS3 hardware to overheat. We are both committed to working hard to find solutions to this and any issues that may arise. If you are experiencing any issues with L.A. Noire or your PS3 hardware, please contact technical support using any of the means provided below:
They list both PS3 and Rockstar support as well as Rockstar support on Twitter. Now, they do use the phrase "a very small number" which would seem to indicate that it's not massively widespread. I don't know anyone playing it on PS3 who has had a problem, but I just know that if I'd bought it on PS3, I'd be one of that 2% or whatever whose console would lock up trying to play the game. That's just how my luck goes! So far, the worst bug I've encountered was a car that kept smashing into a wall instead of turning to get away from me during a car chase. But I didn't mind because it made it easier to collar the bad guys!
But if you're playing L.A. Noire on PS3 and have been experiencing any trouble, try the links above and hopefully you'll be able to find the help you need. The game's too good not to be able to play it!
UPDATE: Apparently, L.A. Noire is also freezing up on the Xbox 360, although they again say it's a "very small number." Again, you can contact Rockstar support or Xbox customer support for help. I personally haven't had any problems, but of course, now that I've just said that, I'm sure I've jinxed myself!
Rockstar Games and Sony Joint Statement on L.A. Noire [PlayStation Blog]