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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition definitely coming on October 14

After finding success with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition earlier this year, Square Enix has announced that Sleeping Dogs will also get the next-gen treatment this Fall. The re-release will be developed by the original team behind Sleeping Dogs, United Front Games. It will include all 24 pieces of downloadable content originally released for the game as well as all three single-player expansions (“Nightmare in North Point,” “The Zodiac Tournament,” and “Year of the Snake”).

“It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able revisit a game we’re so passionate about”, said Dan Sochan, Senior Producer at United Front Games. “We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p. We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.”

Square Enix has quite a bit of faith in their open-world game of undercover cops and gangsters. In addition to this re-release, Sleeping Dogs was previously available as a free download through PlayStation Plus and Microsoft’s Games With Gold. If you haven’t played it before (and you really have no excuse), now’s your chance.

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will be available for the PC (through Steam), PS4, and Xbox One on October 14.

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The Golden Pixel Awards 2012: Gaming’s Best, Worst, and Everything Else

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Welcome to Warp Zoned’s second annual Golden Pixel Awards. It was definitely a good year for gaming. With the fight over Mass Effect 3‘s ending, the resurrection of Sleeping Dogs, and the launch of the Wii U, we were treated to 12 months of interesting stories.

So sit back and relax as we reward the best (and worst) games of 2012 with a series of accolades based on their rather unique accomplishments.

The Apocalypse List

The bombs have fallen, the economy has collapsed, food is scarce, the zombie hordes are scratching at your door, and you’ve boarded yourself up in a bunker that’ll stand for a hundred years. What better way to spend your time in “The Vault” than by playing Warp Zoned’s favorite games from 2012? It doesn’t matter if you call it a “Top Ten List” or “Our Favorites From 2012,” but these are the games we plan to keep playing even if there was no game industry to keep making games. (more…)

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Sleeping Dogs: The Zodiac Tournament DLC available on December 18

sleepingdogszodiacThe second downloadable expansion for Sleeping Dogs, “The Zodiac Tournament,” will be available to download on December 18.

Unlike the self-contained storyline featured in “Nightmare at North Point,” “The Zodiac Tournament” will hook into the main game and add a mysterious island to the game map. Don’t worry, the island isn’t populated by Smoke Monsters or misfit toys, but it does host a fighting tournament that Wei Shen can enter if he’s tough enough.

As you can see from the poster on your right, “The Zodiac Tournament” will draw heavily from Bruce Lee’s classic film, Enter the Dragon. It even includes a Mr. Han-like evil mastermind.

[Source: CVG]

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Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in North Point Review: Sink Your Teeth Into This DLC

If you read my review of Sleeping Dogs, you definitely know that I love it. So when “Nightmare in North Point,” the first DLC to extend the story, was announced, I was excited. It looked similar to what Rockstar was going for when they released “Undead Nightmare” for Red Dead Redemption, or what Sucker Punch did with Infamous 2’s “Festival of Blood:” a fun expansion that gave the game a horror element that had nothing at all to do with the main story. While it’s a blast to play, “Nightmare in North Point” is disappointingly short, and left me wanting much, much more. (more…)

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Sleeping Dogs gets second expansion this holiday season

Square Enix has announced that “Zodiac Tournament,” the second Sleeping Dogs expansion pack, will be available before the end of the year.

The titular tournament revolves around a fight club operating on a secret island off the coast of Hong Kong. Naturally, Wei Shen is pulled into the tournament and must fight for his life against the best-of-the-best of this blood sport.

Square Enix has a full slate of Sleeping Dogs DLC scheduled for the coming weeks, including plans to make the pre-order bonus content available to all on November 14 (as the “Dragon Master Pack”), as well as new costumes and fight styles.

Read all about them after the break. (more…)

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LittleBigPlanet Karting, Portal 2, ToeJam & Earl, more added to PS Store

Sony has added another batch of downloadable games to the PlayStation Store this week, check ‘em out.

This week’s lineup includes the PS3 Full Games LittleBigPlanet Karting, Sleeping Dogs, Vanquish, and Portal 2. The Portal 2 “In Motion” expansion is also now available to download from the PS Store as well.

This week’s PSN Games include both ToeJam & Earl titles, Absolute Supercars, Pid, and the PS3/Vita Cross-Buyy game When Vikings Attack!

More information on all of these games (as well as a new PS Mini, PS2 Classic, and PSP game) can be found after the break. And as always, the complete list of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Sleeping Dogs “Nightmare in North Point” DLC launches on October 30

Sleeping Dogs is about to get a scary makeover with its new DLC game mode, “Nightmare in North Point.” Square Enix and United Front Games showed off the new mode at this weekend’s New York Comic Con. Check out the video above for some very awesome gameplay. Wei Shen, now with lightning powers, like he’s in Big Trouble in Little China? Holy crap yes.

“Nightmare in North Point” will be out on October 30 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Be sure to grab a copy of Sleeping Dogs so you can play this scary DLC expansion in time for Halloween.

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First Sleeping Dogs story expansion set for October

Square Enix and developer United Front Games have just announced a ton of new downloadable content for Sleeping Dogs. The open world game will receive an (as of now, untitled) expansion to its story next month. More details will be revealed during the New York Comic-Con, which begins on October 11.

In the meantime, several other Sleeping Dogs DLC packs will be released in October, including the “Street Racer Pack,” the “SWAT Pack,” the “Tactical Soldier Pack,” and the “Community Gift Pack” (which will be free). More details, release dates, and pricing for all of these packs will be announced soon.

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