Sleeping Dogs holds UK top spot

Sleeping Dogs is number one in the UK all-formats software chart for a second week, providing further vindication for Square Enix's decision to pick up the publishing rights to a game Activision had cancelled.The continued success of United Front's open-world brawler means THQ's Darksiders II can only enter the chart at number two. Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron is the top ten's sole other new entry, making its debut at five.

Sleeping Dogs review

Sleeping Dogs review

According to cinema, being an undercover cop is invariably rough work. Law enforcers masquerading as crooks, we’re repeatedly told, are forced to question their loyalties and pick sides. Developing an open-world action game also poses a question of allegiance: should developers serve their narrative, or player autonomy within a big-budget sandbox?

LittleBigPlanet Karting confirmed

Sony has formally announced LittleBigPlanet Karting, a spinoff due this year for PS3, in development at Vancouver studio United Front Games.A post on the PlayStation Blog confirms the existence of the project, which was first revealed by a leaked promo shot last month. In keeping with series tradition, there will be a heavy focus on user-generated content under Sony's 'Play, Create, Share' banner.

Square Enix announces Sleeping Dogs

Square Enix announces Sleeping Dogs

True Crime: Hong Kong has been renamed Sleeping Dogs and will be released later this year, publisher Square Enix has confirmed.

Square Enix picks up True Crime: Hong Kong rights

Square Enix has acquired the rights to True Crime: Hong Kong, the open-world action game canned by original publisher Activision earlier this year. The title remains in production at Vancouver-based ModNation Racers developer United Front Games but is now being managed through Square Enix London Studios, Gamasutra reports. “When we met the team at United… Continue reading

Redundancies At United Front Games

Redundancies At United Front Games

Vancouver studio United Front Games has confirmed that an unspecified number of staff have been made redundant.The news is a logical consequence of the cancellation by publisher Activision two weeks ago of True Crime: Hong Kong, which the studio was developing.

Activision Cancels True Crime: Hong Kong

Activision Cancels True Crime: Hong Kong

United Front Games-developed open-world title canned because “it just wasn’t going to be good enough.”Activision Blizzard confirmed last night that it has cancelled development of open-world title True Crime: Hong Kong.