Rockstar Games caused a hell of a stir yesterday when it theorized PlayStation 3's latest firmware update, version 3.61, was causing older iterations of the hardware to overheat and lock up L.A. Noire.
"We have received a very small number of customer support questions about PS3’s overheating or shutting down while playing L.A. Noire," reads the statement. "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."
A patch is currently in the works for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of L.A. Noire, meant to address various complaints of technical issues. As of this writing, there is no timeframe for either patch.
Speaking personally, L.A. Noire locked up my PS3 a few times last night. I've had issues with my 60GB PS3 in the past, though, which I've been unable to correctly diagnose, despite cleaning for dust.