Sleeping Dogs

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Aug 14, 2012 / ESRB: M

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Sleeping Dogs-based 'Triad Wars' announced

Sleeping Dogs-based 'Triad Wars' announced

United Front Games has confirmed that it is working on another game set in the "Sleeping Dogs universe."

Read more: Triad Wars details coming in 2014 »

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Sleeping Dogs, BlazBlue join PlayStation Plus in May

Sleeping Dogs, BlazBlue join PlayStation Plus in May

May has arrived, and with it comes a new set of PlayStation Plus arrivals to help you avoid the nice weather. This month will be headlined by Sleeping Dogs, the open-world action game modeled after Hong Kong action movies. It's due next week, on May 7.

Read more: Pinball, BlazBlue also coming »

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Square Enix banked on Tomb Raider, Hitman and Sleeping Dogs selling a third more

Square Enix banked on Tomb Raider, Hitman and Sleeping Dogs selling a third more

Square Enix blamed lower-than-predicted sales of Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider for unexpected losses in the last financial year as it launched a costly restructuring, yet it seemed the games weren't selling particularly poorly. So how high were Squeenix's expectations? Arguably unrealistic, it had forecast sales figures about a third higher than the games actually managed.

Read more: Banked on so-called "extremely high" Metacritic scores »

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Square Enix restructuring as Tomb Raider and Hitman sales fall short

Square Enix restructuring as Tomb Raider and Hitman sales fall short

Developer and publisher Square Enix has changed its positive predictions for the current financial year from a healthy profit to a crippling loss, and announced plans to bring in expensive reforms and restructuring. Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, and Tomb Raider all failed to meet high sales expectations. The company had forecast a net profit of around $37 million for the fiscal year, which ends March 31, but has now revised that to be a whopping $138 million loss. Ouch.

Read more: "Major reforms and restructuring" coming »

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Sleeping Dogs 'Year of the Snake' DLC leaked

Sleeping Dogs 'Year of the Snake' DLC leaked

Sleeping Dogs appears to be getting another round of downloadable content, themed after the upcoming Chinese New Year. A brief glimpse of footage and Trophy information outs it as "Year of the Snake," which just so happens to actually fall on February 10. If we had to place bets, we'd say the DLC will hit sometime around then.

Read more: Cultists and bombs? »

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Sleeping Dogs' second expansion is a 'Zodiac Tournament'

Sleeping Dogs' second expansion is a 'Zodiac Tournament'

As promised, Sleeping Dogs is continuing its plan for six months of additional content. Five packs are coming this holiday season, including one expansion pack.

Read more: Zodiac Tournament, Square Enix dress-up »

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Sleeping Dogs sales slower than expected, blamed for Square Enix loss

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Sleeping Dogs sales slower than expected, blamed for Square Enix loss

Square Enix took a gamble when it took over Activision's canceled True Crime game. At the time, Activision VP of developer relations and acquisitions Dan Winters explained that it was a good game, and could be "a very successful mid-tier opportunity for someone."

Unfortunately, the gamble didn't really pay off.

Read more: Taito arcade games, social network delay also cited »

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Sleeping Dogs 'Nightmare at North Point' DLC features zombies, of course

Sleeping Dogs 'Nightmare at North Point' DLC features zombies, of course

Like Red Dead Redemption, Sleeping Dogs is turning its open world action game into a zombie kill fest. The upcoming "Nightmare at North Point" DLC will be available on Halloween, and yes, you will have to fight the undead.

These aren't just any zombies, however. You'll have to go against the evil Smiley Cat, the reincarnated spirit of Big Scar Wu--who had been stabbed 42 times before being thrown into the grinder at the Smiley Cat cat food plant. He's risen from Hell and is vowing revenge against the Hong Kong criminal empire.

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Sleeping Dogs holds fan poll for next DLC

Sleeping Dogs holds fan poll for next DLC

Where does one go after Hong Kong horror? It seems Sleeping Dogs developer United Front and publisher Square Enix can't make up their minds, so they're leaving the decision up to you. A poll lets you pick between a grounded, realistic option, and one that's a little more fantastical.

Read more: Fire Fighter or Monkey King »

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Sleeping Dogs 'Nightmare at Northpoint' DLC coming Halloween

Sleeping Dogs 'Nightmare at Northpoint' DLC coming Halloween

Looking solely at Wei Shen's finishing moves in Sleeping Dogs, you'd think it was a horror game. (Oh, the meat grinders!) The game's first campaign-expanding DLC will make it that much closer to an outright horror game--just in time for Halloween. "Nightmare at Northpoint" will be available on October 30, perfect for preparing for the scariest day of the year.

Read more: 'Other aspects of Hong Kong cinema' »

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Sleeping Dogs review: new tricks

Sleeping Dogs review: new tricks

The open world genre is a difficult beast to tackle. Not only do you have to build an entire city, but you need to have enough play mechanics to make exploring the city worthwhile. Driving, fighting, and an assortment of mini-games--these are the things we've come to expect the genre. United Front Games delivers with Sleeping Dogs, its first foray into the genre. And while it doesn't offer the polish of a Grand Theft Auto game, there are plenty of clever ideas that make a visit to this virtual Hong Kong worthwhile.

At its core, Sleeping Dogs is just another "GTA clone." You'll run around the city, accepting oddjobs from a variety of characters, hijacking vehicles whenever necessary--only this time, you drive on the left side of the road. Unlike Rockstar's seminal series, however, you're technically a good guy. As Wei Shen, you must go deep undercover, infiltrating Hong Kong's triads and destroy them from within. But while you're technically an officer of the law, you'll be able to dish out a whole lot of mayhem upon the virtual populace.

Read more: A satisfying gaming experience »

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Weekend Confirmed 127 - Darksiders 2, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Madden NFL 13

Weekend Confirmed 127 - Darksiders 2, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Madden NFL 13

Back in the studio this week, Garnett and crew are back to deliver another game-packed episode of Weekend Confirmed. Jeff "2N1T" Cannata, "Indie" Jeff Mattas, and returning 'confirmer' Mike Schramm bring some more Darksiders 2, Sleeping Dogs, and Papo & Yo love. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Dust: An Elysian Tail, Puzzle Craft, and Madden NFL 13 get some well-deserved time in the spotlight, before the show gets whacked with a big bag of Finishing Moves.

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Sleeping Dogs PC demo released; Square Enix 'incredibly supportive' of platform

Sleeping Dogs PC demo released; Square Enix 'incredibly supportive' of platform

The PC edition of Sleeping Dogs is, so They say, a fine piece of work--no quick and sloppy port. This, developer United Front has said, is thanks to support and encouragement from publisher Square Enix. The PC demo was released yesterday, so you can see how it turned out for yourself.

Read more: Developed internally, not outsourced »

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Weekend Confirmed 126 - Darksiders 2, Sleeping Dogs, Papo & Yo

Weekend Confirmed 126 - Darksiders 2, Sleeping Dogs, Papo & Yo

On this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed--recorded guerrilla-style in Garnett's apartment--much new gaming goodness is discussed. Jeff Cannata, Jeff Mattas, and regular guest Andrea Rene join Mr. Lee at his humble abode to give their impressions of games like Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders 2, and Papo & Yo, just to name a few. Episode 126's other topics include the successes and failures of motion-control in video games, Sony's impressive Gamescom 2012 showing, and Mistwalker's 2008 RPG, Lost Odyssey. Finishing Moves closes things out in the usual style, and includes some more new iOS game recommendations.

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Sleeping Dogs to get six months of DLC

Sleeping Dogs to get six months of DLC

Square Enix hopes that you'll enjoy your stay in Sleeping Dogs' rendition of Hong Kong. In fact, the publisher has announced plans for six months of post-release DLC.

Beginning next month, the "Racing Pack" and "SWAT Pack" will be available to download. While the announcement doesn't offer specifics, Square Enix GM Lee Singleton did say that some of the content will include "cool cars and high-speed missions to outlandish outfits and game-extending mission packs."

Read more: Day one DLC also planned »

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