Subject: General Tech | September 23, 2014 - 03:43 AM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: united front, triad wars, square enix, sleeping dogs
Triad Wars, set in the Sleeping Dogs universe, takes the setting into an online "open-world" game that is exclusively for the PC. United Front, the developer of both Sleeping Dogs and this title, is said to be partnering with Nexon to make it a free-to-play game, at least last we heard. Suddenly, PC-exclusivity makes a lot of sense. The game is currently in closed beta, which they are accepting applications for, but it is set to launch in 2015.
The most weird part, to me at least, is that Square Enix is still involved with the title and Nexon is mentioned nowhere (outside of the aforementioned statement by United Front's CEO's from last June). United Front is definitely the developer, okay, but how are the other two companies involved, specifically? Did Nexon get pushed out? How is Square involved, other than hosting the accounts? No clue. Perhaps this will be answered in tomorrow's Reddit AMA. We'll see.
Triad Wars is expected to be Free-to-Play and officially launch in 2015.
Subject: General Tech | September 20, 2012 - 01:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: sleeping dogs, gaming
Sleeping Dogs is apparently not a part of the True Crime series and the original title True Crime: Hong Kong was misleading. Then again, it is totally not a Grand Theft Auto clone either. Whatever this game where you play a cop pretending to be a member of the Triad, in theory undercover but more likely just getting to live out a submerged fantasy actually is, The Tech Report has some advice for you. Simply enjoy the game, go on a killing spree, drive around pointlessly or even do some missions, don't think about it just play.
If you neither want to think or to play, then PC Perspective can fulfill your need. Right after the podcast the four of us are going to try streaming a little Borderlands 2 action, so grab some popcorn, your favourite beverages and kick back and relax at PCPer Live!
"In his latest blog post, TR's Geoff Gasior spends a few nights with Sleeping Dogs, United Front's combat-infused GTAlternative."
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- Sleeping Dogs PC Review @ eTeknix
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- A People’s History Of The FPS, Part 1: The WAD @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Blooming Marvellous: Hands-On With War Of The Roses @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Papo & Yo Review (PSN) @ Kitguru
- F1 2012 (XBOX 360) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven