Donnie Yen confirms “Sleeping Dogs” Film Adaptation is in Production

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Around this time last year, it was reported that Donnie Yen cast to star in a film based on the game Sleeping Dogs, developed by United Front Games and published by Square-Enix in 2012. To be perfectly honest, the casting of Yen as the game’s protagonist, Wei Shen, makes perfect sense; Sleeping Dogs is essentially a mash-up of numerous films in Yen’s filmography. Taking to Instagram without even saying (while somewhat implying) that the film was in shooting, Yen confirmed that this latest video game-to-film adaptation has entered production. Continue reading “Donnie Yen confirms “Sleeping Dogs” Film Adaptation is in Production”

So, Can ‘Grand Theft Auto: Taiwan’ Be a Thing?

I know, I know, I know what you’re probably saying. But Montez, we already have Sleeping Dogs! Yeah, well Sleeping Dogs IS an awesome game, but that takes place in Hong Kong, not Taiwan. As of now, there is no such video game as Grand Theft Auto Taiwan, but as this live action clip showcases, there probably should be. C’mon Rockstar… Continue reading So, Can ‘Grand Theft Auto: Taiwan’ Be a Thing?

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Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD discusses the World Headquarters of Stalking gets a new HQ (http://goo.gl/sNom9), Solar Spheres better than Solar Panels (http://goo.gl/2gdw0), the subliminal release of Shenmue 3 (http://goo.gl/yL6iu), and ECW? Born out of Controversy? Really? (http://goo.gl/1bgfT)
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Continue reading “Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10”

WAIT! Sleeping Dogs = Shenmue 3?!? WTFOMGWTHBBQ?!?!

It appears that YouTuber DSimphony has uncovered one of the biggest secrets in the history of video games.  According to this video, it seems that gaming companies Sega and Square Enix attempted to mask this over and let this slip past us. Unfortunately for them, gamers are an intelligent and resourceful group of people with extraordinary resources.  Funny; I wrote about this particular Square Enix game just a week ago… Continue reading “WAIT! Sleeping Dogs = Shenmue 3?!? WTFOMGWTHBBQ?!?!”

You Got Your “Hard Boiled” movie in my “Sleeping Dogs” game!

In the Joystiq.com feature “Stiq Flicks,” film and video game industry freelance writer Kevin Kelly, examines video games and attempts to pair them with matching films. This past week’s release of Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs, an open world, action-crime drama game opened itself to comparisons to popular –and plentiful — Asian crime action films. In the most recent edition of “Stiq Films,” Kelly examines the similarities between the game, and the classic 1992 action movie Hard Boiled, directed by John Woo.   Continue reading “You Got Your “Hard Boiled” movie in my “Sleeping Dogs” game!”