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Sleeping Dogs announced, trailer features Photek

Square Enix has announced the release of Sleeping Dogs, a Hong Kong-styled take on the Grand Theft Auto open-world formula, with an impressive live action trailer.

It features plenty of well-choreographed gunplay, martial arts, cleaver throws and general ass-kicking. It also uses, to full effect, the dubstep track “Sleepwalking” by Los Angeles producer Photek, with the vocals by down-tempo songbird LINCHE.

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Dubstep & Game Trailers: End the trend

These days, it seems like every other new video game trailer comes packed full of “wubs and dubs,” while short-changing the audience on content.

Dubstep, the highly popular, bass-heavy electronic music genre, has been making frequent appearances in game trailers since the latter half of 2011.

As the “music” of the now-infamous Skrillex began frequenting more and more frat house ragers and crappy sushi bars, so did the gaming industry fall head-over-heels for the latest music trend.

By nature, it’s a high-energy, kinetic style of music that can make even the most mundane actions seem epic.

But this is one fad that needs to come to a swift end.

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