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#1  Edited By Ghosts4ever
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Sauce

United Front Games reportedly closed, Smash+Grab no longer available

It means no sleeping dogs 2 in future. sleeping dogs was. ok game. better than GTA. but in the end it was just another generic open world game.

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#2 dynamitecop
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That's a damn shame, Sleeping Dogs was a great game that I really enjoyed, shit happens I guess.

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#3 quatoe
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Balls. That is disappointing.

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#4 zeeshanhaider
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Damn, that's a shame. It was such a great game.

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#5 R4gn4r0k
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Sleeping Dogs was amazing, everyone loved it... Except for Square Enix

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#6 DrRollinstein
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Noooooooooooooooooooooo. Sleeping dogs was such a sleeper hit for me. Didnt play it until it was on GWG and was very pleasantly surprised.

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#7 hrt_rulz01
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Sad to hear... Sleeping Dogs is an underrated game. I liked it better than GTA V.

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#8 mems_1224
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Wow, that really fucking sucks. Sleeping Dogs was great and I just saw the Giant Bomb dudes play Smash and Grab and it looked really cool.

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#9 Quicksilver128
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I loved sleeping dogs. The hand to hand combat was outstanding.

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#10 darklight4
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Crap I was hoping for a sequel to sleeping dogs.

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#11 Gaming-Planet
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I put a good 65 hours in Sleeping Dogs. Enjoyed the story and combat.

This is horrible news.

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#12 ArchoNils2
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I didn't like Sleeping Dogs at all, so I personally do not care that much. However, even if they are shut down, that doesn't mean there will be no SD2. The Ip can still be sold

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#13 lamprey263
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Sleeping Dogs sleeps with the fishes.

Did the developer ever do anything else of noteworthiness? It was a late last gen game with an early next gen remaster. Was that it?

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#14 Cloud_imperium
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There goes another good developer. Sleeping Dogs was a solid game. They shouldn't have wasted their money making wannabe MMO.

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#15 CanYouDiglt
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A shame, SD was a great game.

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#16 aaronmullan
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That sucks. The world needs more Wei Shen. Hopefully those guys have good luck finding jobs.

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#17 R4gn4r0k
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@Cloud_imperium said:

There goes another good developer. Sleeping Dogs was a solid game. They shouldn't have wasted their money making wannabe MMO.

That's Square Enix' fault.

Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution and Tomb Raider all sold millions of copies, but SE wasn't happy sooooo

Hitman turned into an episodic game
Tomb Raider turned into an exclusivity deal
And sleeping dogs turned into a F2P MMO that nobody asked for.

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#18 zeeshanhaider
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@Cloud_imperium said:

There goes another good developer. Sleeping Dogs was a solid game. They shouldn't have wasted their money making wannabe MMO.

What MMO they were making?

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#19 koko-goal
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I bought SD but I never played it :(

BTW, anyone here played ModNation Racers?

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#20 LegatoSkyheart
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I thought they were gone when Triad Wars ended.

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#21 mems_1224
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@R4gn4r0k said:
@Cloud_imperium said:

There goes another good developer. Sleeping Dogs was a solid game. They shouldn't have wasted their money making wannabe MMO.

That's Square Enix' fault.

Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution and Tomb Raider all sold millions of copies, but SE wasn't happy sooooo

Hitman turned into an episodic game

Tomb Raider turned into an exclusivity deal

And sleeping dogs turned into a F2P MMO that nobody asked for.

Hitman turning into an episodic game was the best thing to happen to the series. it worked out perfectly for them.

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#22 nathanbats
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@koko-goal: I played modnation racers

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#23 R4gn4r0k
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@mems_1224: Really ? I heard a lot of people saying they're not interested in the game because of that approach. And I heard so many people saying that they'll only buy the game once it's complete.

Haven't played the full game yet. But when I tried the beta it ran like absolute crap on my PC.

I'd say "perfectly" is a very strong word :P

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#24 iambatman7986
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Sleeping Dogs ended up being one of my favorite games of last gen. The hand to hand combat was really good and I enjoyed the game world a lot. This is sad news.

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#25 indzman
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@Cloud_imperium said:

There goes another good developer. Sleeping Dogs was a solid game. They shouldn't have wasted their money making wannabe MMO.

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#26 LustForSoul
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I think the MMO screwed them over the most. Who actually thought that was a good idea?

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#27 deactivated-5cf3bfcedc29b
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Now I feel bad for never playing SD even when I got it from GWG. Just wasnt in the mood.

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#28 uninspiredcup
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Good game.

Hopefully they can make a Kickstarter with bloated promises.

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#29 deactivated-58abb194ab6fb
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I never played sleeping dogs but I'm sad to see them close. They should have invested time and money in making a new game rather than a remastered version of a game that no one asked for.

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#30 cainetao11
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@R4gn4r0k said:

Sleeping Dogs was amazing, everyone loved it... Except for Square Enix

And the TC, evidently.

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#31 Cloud_imperium
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@zeeshanhaider said:
@Cloud_imperium said:

There goes another good developer. Sleeping Dogs was a solid game. They shouldn't have wasted their money making wannabe MMO.

What MMO they were making?

Sleeping Dogs' MMO sequel. Forgot the name. You can google it.

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#32 Cloud_imperium
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@R4gn4r0k said:
@Cloud_imperium said:

There goes another good developer. Sleeping Dogs was a solid game. They shouldn't have wasted their money making wannabe MMO.

That's Square Enix' fault.

Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution and Tomb Raider all sold millions of copies, but SE wasn't happy sooooo

Hitman turned into an episodic game

Tomb Raider turned into an exclusivity deal

And sleeping dogs turned into a F2P MMO that nobody asked for.

As someone once said "Square Enix has great games but they don't know how to sell them". Shady tactics are normal with their every release these days. As if they consider it a sin to release a game without bullshit for once.

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#33 Ghosts4ever
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@cainetao11 said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

Sleeping Dogs was amazing, everyone loved it... Except for Square Enix

And the TC, evidently.

its better than GTA. but thats not a good achievement.

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#34 ShepardCommandr
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sleeping dogs was alright but nothing mindblowing

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#35 cainetao11
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@ghosts4ever said:
@cainetao11 said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

Sleeping Dogs was amazing, everyone loved it... Except for Square Enix

And the TC, evidently.

its better than GTA. but thats not a good achievement.

Your opinion is your own it doesn't apply to my gaming.

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#36 zeeshanhaider
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@Cloud_imperium said:
@zeeshanhaider said:
@Cloud_imperium said:

There goes another good developer. Sleeping Dogs was a solid game. They shouldn't have wasted their money making wannabe MMO.

What MMO they were making?

Sleeping Dogs' MMO sequel. Forgot the name. You can google it.

Didn't know there was a MMO. Never heard any news about that.

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#37 freedomfreak
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The game so nice I bought it twice.

Shame. Would've loved another Sleeping Doggos.

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#38  Edited By GarGx1
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Shame, I enjoyed Sleeping Dogs and a sequel would have been welcome.

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#39 gago-gago
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I was hoping ModNationRacers used Sackboy but they didn't. Maybe now if they ever want to make another kart game they could include Sackboy and other characters like Fat Princess.

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#40  Edited By koko-goal
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@nathanbats said:

@koko-goal: I played modnation racers

Do you still play the game? Do you think the game is good?

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#41 N64DD
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Sucks people lost their jobs, and it sucks we won't get more games. Never a good thing when a studio closes down.

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#42 GameboyTroy
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What a shame. Sleeping Dogs was a good game that I didn't get to play.

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#43  Edited By nathanbats
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@koko-goal:No,I don't.I'm too lazy to plug my PS3.I love it!its a really fun game,the matchmaker is fantastic!

You can also create your own car and character.I highly recommend it,you will have a blast!

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#44 lawlessx
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that's what happens when you try to make an MMO that nobody wanted.

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#45 R4gn4r0k
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@Cloud_imperium said:

As someone once said "Square Enix has great games but they don't know how to sell them". Shady tactics are normal with their every release these days. As if they consider it a sin to release a game without bullshit for once.

Yeah Deus Ex could've launched normally.

No wait, let's add microtransactions at the last minute. People love those right ?

The problem is, it's allways the hard working devs that end up taking the blame. Those higher ups that make all these crappy decisions, have their jobs secured.

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#46  Edited By ReadingRainbow4
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I really enjoyed the first game, so that's a shame.

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#47 Heil68
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I was hoping for part 2 :(

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#48  Edited By adamosmaki
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@R4gn4r0k said:
@Cloud_imperium said:

There goes another good developer. Sleeping Dogs was a solid game. They shouldn't have wasted their money making wannabe MMO.

That's Square Enix' fault.

Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution and Tomb Raider all sold millions of copies, but SE wasn't happy sooooo

Hitman turned into an episodic game

Tomb Raider turned into an exclusivity deal

And sleeping dogs turned into a F2P MMO that nobody asked for.

Their sales expectations for those games was stupid to say the least

Shame for sleeping dogs. A great game and instead of start working on 2 they wasted resources on that MMO no one cared to begin with

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#49 R4gn4r0k
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@adamosmaki said:

Their sales expectations for those games was stupid to say the least

Shame for sleeping dogs. A great game and instead of start working on 2 they wasted resources on that MMO no one cared to begin with

And that is what killed United Front I think, that MMO called Triad Wars.

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#50  Edited By ZombieProof
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As a die hard GTA fan since III I absolutely hated Sleeping Dogs. Still though, it seems that they had a massive fan following and they did some pretty cool stuff with their open world design. This really sucks, especially with so many tired open world games releasing lately. The open world genre could have really benefitted from the variety they brought to the table.