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Posts tagged “True Crime: Hong Kong”

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Sleeping Dogs review

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…

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Imagining Hong Kong: Sleeping Dogs

I was a little bit mean about Sleeping Dogs last time I saw an advertrailer for it. The message I took away was 'this is a game in which men will hit one another in a generic setting'. In what I can only assume is a response to that post, the developers have released a new video in which they talk about why they chose…

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Permit Their Perjury: Sleeping Dogs

Men speak in cliches and then punch each other in this trailer for the reawakened True Crime: Hong Kong, now going by the name Sleeping Dogs. My experience of sleeping dogs is that they sometimes chase imaginary rabbits, which makes them try to run while lying down. That's funny and cute. I don't think it's what Square Enix want me to imagine when I think…

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Back On The Streets: True Crime Hong Kong

Back in February we brought you the sad news that True Crime: Hong Kong would not be released. Despite apparently being pretty much finished, Activision canned the project. United Front Games' open world action-them-up was put into a locked cupboard because Activision believed it wasn't competitive with other games in the genre. Which is to say, they thought it was poop. And this came after…

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True Crime: Hong Kong Will Not See Release

While rather less notable than TV fun-box expansion controller Guitar Hero being ended by Activision, it does seem a shame that True Crime: Hong Kong will never see the light of day. The city-based open world actioner has been canned by the publisher due to it not being deemed competitive with other open-world action games. We'd not seen much of it, admittedly, but one less…

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