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Sleeping Dogs 2 would have been set in a Chinese megacity and had online co-op but it was cancelled

The abandoned sequel to open-world martial arts game Sleeping Dogs would have had online co-op and other ambitious features that would change your city depending on the actions of other players, according to a trove of documents obtained by Waypoint. There were also plans to have a tie-in mobile app that affected events in the base game. All this is academic, however, since plans for…

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Rumour: Sleeping Dogs Studio United Front Closing

Rumour has it that Canadian studio United Front Games have closed down with a great suddenness. They're best known for open-world crime simulator Sleeping Dogs, and most recently took multiplayer futurecrime brawler Smash+Grab to Steam Early Access. United Front haven't formally announced anything yet, but scattered tweets and whispers suggest they're done for. Smash+Grab has been pulled from sale too. Heck, this is mighty sudden…

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Alice And Pip Talk Multiplayer Looter Smash+Grab

3v3 competitive futurecrime simulator Smash+Grab [official site] is currently holding a free trial weekend on Steam. Currently in early access, it's the latest from Sleeping Dogs studio United Front Games. Pip and Alice (and Graham but he's off swanning around on hols today, flashing his raided jewels) have played a bit together and now reconvene to discuss crimes.

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Dystopian Crimesport: Sleeping Dogs Dev’s Smash+Grab

Smash+Grab [official site], the new crime 'em up from Sleeping Dogs developers United Front Games, is now out in early access. It's team-based futuresports about gangs smashing up shops and stealing stuff while interrupting the other team's efforts with a bit of a kicking. A bit like Sleeping Dogs, it's big on melee combat with grapples, counters, and whatnot. Smash+Grab actually came out last week…

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Smash + Grab = New Bruiser From Sleeping Dogs Team

The studio responsible for open-world martial arts brawler Sleeping Dogs is bringing out a competitive multiplayer punch-up set in a corporate dystopia, they announced today. Smash + Grab [official site] will feature the contestants of an underground competition in which factions smash windows and break down the doors of shops to collect as much loot as they can, fighting off other gangs in the process…

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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…

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Triad Wars Lets Sleeping Dogs Name Lie, Is Online-Only

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…

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Best In Show: Sleeping Dogs Definitively Remastered

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…

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A Slice Of Puppy: Sleeping Dogs Demo

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…

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Barking Up The Right Tree: Sleeping Dogs’ PC Features

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…

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Wakey Wakey: Sleeping Dogs Gets A Release Date

You there! Do you want to know when in the calendar year Square Enix's open-world police drama Sleeping Dogs will be with us? If not, please disregard the next few lines. Here's something to distract you while the rest of us discuss the nexus of time and a game about a man running around Hong Kong punching people in the face. For the rest of…

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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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