Posts Tagged ‘Sleeping Dogs’

Sleeping Dogs F2P Spin-Off Triad Wars Closing

Sleeping Dogs is a pretty fun open-world murder simulator, sending an undercover cop punching and kicking and sticking-heads-in-fansing around the Hong Kong underworld (have you played it?), but its follow-up was not really the game expected or wanted. Triad Wars [official site] took the city into a free-to-play online thingy, played solo but with asynchronous multiplayer where you build an empire while interfering with AI-controlled representations of other players’ operations. It was not e.g. Sleeping Dogs 2. Soon it’ll be nothing, as it’s shutting down later this month without even leaving beta.

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Have You Played… Sleeping Dogs?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

The halfway house between GTA’s sneering arrogance and Saints’ Row’s chaotic nonchalance, and that’s exactly why Sleeping Dogs has a small but passionate fanbase. It’s not quite the Serious Sandbox, but it is very much no mess, no fuss, just cars and fights – which in some respects is more appealing than the excess of its contemporaries.
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Triad Wars Lets Sleeping Dogs Name Lie, Is Online-Only

One punch to your expectations.

Sleeping Dogs is one of those quietly under-appreciated games; not because it was brilliant, but because it was surprisingly alright despite all appearances to the contrary. Curiosity abounds then for the follow-up, which is called simply Triad Wars. It’s the “flip-side” of Sleeping Dogs, which apparently means it’s an online-only “open world action strategy game”. Hmm. There’s a a trailer full of footage and talking developers below, which explains more of what that means.

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Best In Show: Sleeping Dogs Definitively Remastered

Shiny.

You may not have thought that Sleeping Dogs needed higher graphical fidelity for pushing people’s faces into fans, breaking their legs, cracking their spines, or smashing their faces on toilet bowls. Perhaps you winced enough already. But technology demands progress, it demands blood, and here we are with a shiny “remastered” version of Sleeping Dogs announced for October.

United Front are polishing up their open-world GBH simulator for re-release on new gameboxes, and bringing it to PC too. Along with extra blood and teeth, and the full absurd compliment of 24 DLC packs, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is tweaking the game a little too. Thanks again, Johnny Xbox and Ian Station!

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Waking The Dead: Sleeping Dogs Zombie DLC

Not a zombie
Halloween is quickly becoming a gamer holiday. It’s the time when games all over the world come together in celebration of Zombie DLC. They put out Red Bull and Doritos, then try and get some sleep hoping that Develop Claus will have come in the night, riding along in his Gaming Chair, being pulled by his Code Monkeys, delivering a Steam code to sit under your PC. Will Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare at North Point DLC be on your Steam wanted list?
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A Slice Of Puppy: Sleeping Dogs Demo

I wish this game did feature sleepy dogs.

The minute I see a dog that’s fallen asleep, I just go berserk. It infuriates me. I absolutely will not tolerate it. And a good way to keep them awake is by blasting out the noise car-chasy Sleeping Dogs at full volume. But what’s that? You don’t know if you want to commit your money to a project with such a chequered past? Then why not check out the demo? EH?

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Wot I Think: Sleeping Dogs

I'd have thought having that photographer sat underneath and to the right of him would really put him off his aim

I’ve been playing the game that once was Activision’s True Crime: Hong Kong, but morphed into Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs. It’s a GTA-like set in Hong Kong, starring an undercover cop submerging himself into criminal gangs. Here is what fell out of my head in response to it.

I have opinions on a great many things- why cats are better than children, why mushrooms are the greatest foodstuff on Earth, why I’d have little-to-no problem with all men being wiped out, why habitual smokers should bear in mind that the nurse who comes in to change the bag of liquid faeces they’re wired up to for the last, miserable months of their truncated lives isn’t going to say ‘well, never mind, at least it sometimes made you look a bit like you might be in a band when you were younger’ – but I could summon no opinion on Sleeping Dogs for the longest time. (Well, I say ‘longest time’, but that would imply that ‘nine’ is the largest sum of hours I can imagine, and that’s simply not true. I was on a 14-hour flight once, for instance.) ‘No opinion’ is not a careful way of saying ‘a negative opinion.’ I mean exactly what I say – the total absence of opinion, one way or another.
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Barking Up The Right Tree: Sleeping Dogs’ PC Features

Wei is a true PC gamer. For instance, here he is symbolically destroying Windows 8.

To be perfectly honest, Sleeping Dogs wasn’t really on my radar until very recently. I’ve been burnt-out on sweeping crime epics since GTA IV failed to really hook me, and my opinion of it ended up sleeping with the fishes. But I’m also a sucker for fully realized worlds, and Sleeping Dogs seems to have that in spades. The Hong Kong setting seems rife with detail, and I’m pretty excited about just walking around and seeing the sights. Or parkouring around and kung-fu kicking the sights right in their immaculately rendered faces. Regardless, it’ll all look and feel quite nice – at least, if a new trailer outlining Sleeping Dogs’ PC features is anything to go on.

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Sleeping Dogs Hunt Serial Killers, TF2 Bonuses


Sleeping Dogs, the game that was once True Crime: Hong Kong, does not appear to contain any hounds, unconscious or otherwise. But as an open-world action-thriller it is looking rather packed with the potential to entertain. Lucky that Square saved it from destruction, eh? The latest trailer shows the lead character on the trail of a serial killer, doing police stuff across the huge, open-world Hong Kong map. That means infiltrating a hospital, racing about in a car, and looking at stuff. All fine things for a videogame character to be doing, eh? Take a moment to look at stuff yourself, below.
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Barks & Bytes: Eight Minutes Of Sleeping Dogs

Man holds gun in videogame.

The reboot of the cancelled True Crime: Hong Kong, Sleeping Dogs, has trailers coming every whichway, one featuring MMA fighters staring at the game, and another slightly more usefully showing eight minutes of its being played, of a level called Mrs Chu’s Revenge. You can see both below.

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