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  • Saints Row: The Third Gangstas In Space DLC dated for February 21

    THQ has annouced the release date of Saints Row: The Third Gangstas In Space DLC. It will launch on February 21 for Xbox 360, PC and PS3, and will carry a price tag of $6.99. Season Pass holder will get Saints Row: The Third Gangstas In Space DLC for free of COST.

    Gangstas In Space DLCAccording to the details revealed by the publisher, Saints Row: The Third Gangstas In Space DLC features new ally (Jenny Jaros,) who happens to be working alongside your created character, in an attempt to make a science fiction film.

  • New Saints Row: The Third patch live for PC, adds Genkibowl VII DLC

    A new patch for PC version of Saints Row: The Third is available for download. This new update for the game comes with performance improvements, and adds Team Fortress 2 over-sized masks.

    Saints Row: The ThirdIn addition to all these, the patch also carries Genkibowl VII DLC Pack and the CheapyD Homie. To download the patch, all you need to do is restart the Steam client. You can check out the entire changelog below.

    Additions:

    • Added in Genkibowl VII DLC Pack
    • Added in CheapyD Homie.
    • Added in Team Fortress 2 over-sized masks.For all new DLC, you need to have made it past the assault on the armory (“We’re Going to Need Guns”) and have unlocked “Shaundi’s ex-boyfriend’s apartment” crib.

    General Fixes

    • Performance improvement for the “High” ambient occlusion display option.
    • Fixed an issue where some of the quick-time event keys could cover up some subtitles.
    • Fixed an issue where the player vehicle could become “grainy” when at high speeds.
    • Applied a fix for the “Love/Hate Relationship” achievement which may have not unlocked after performing 50 taunts/compliments of gang members.

    Co-Op Specific

    • Fixed an issue where Notoriety would fail to drop in a store owned by the host when both players entered the store in co-op.
    • Fixed an issue where the host player could lose the ability to call in vehicle deliveries if the player connecting did not have the specific homie.
    • Fixed an issue where some cutscenes could not be skipped properly in co-op.
    • LAN games are now able to be played without an internet connection.
  • Things GTA V Should Adapt From Saint's Row: The Third

    Two of the hottest gaming franchises today are Grand Theft Auto and Saint's Row. These two open world games have many things in common besides massive followings from gamers everywhere. Both take place in the city during the modern age, unlike many games out there set in fantasy or quasi-historical realms. Both are filled with less than savory heroes and have us going on some quests that may not be for the faint of heart.

    Saint's Row: The Third has already been released. Talk of GTA V grows as we inch closer towards a release date. Everywhere people speculate as to what may be, could be, and should be in GTA V. Though Rockstar is definitely still a king in the open world gaming world, GTA V could still take a page or two from Saint’s Row: The Third to improve over GTA IV. Here’s a list of some things that GTA V may want to look at how Saint’s Row did and adapt for their own game.

    GTA V

    Less Serious – More Fun

    Yes, not all of the GTA titles were as serious as Grand Theft Auto IV, but lets face it. No matter how much you may have loved the game, loved the series, or prefer RPGs over action-adventure open world crime titles, there’s still a time and a place for everything. GTA V should take a lesson from Saint’s Row: The Third and go back to it’s previous, more fun, less serious tone. The story may have been good and the game was still great, but fans everywhere would appreciate it if GTA V went the way of Saint’s Row and stayed more fun than dark.

    Keeping Its Identity

    We’ve all seen this far too often in video games. A great franchise or publishing company tries to do something different, unique, or groundbreaking with its next best title. Most of the time these fall short of the mark, ending up disappointing or confusing. GTA IV, sadly, suffered from this disease. Between running over pedestrians and crashing into anything that was and wasn’t rooted to the ground we heard deep monologues from the protagonist. While they would have been great in another game, these RPG elements felt rather out of place.

    Saint's Row, on the other hand, knows exactly what it is and keeps true to that identity throughout. The fun, over the top antics don’t stop or try to be anything that it isn’t. This is something that GTA V should remember. It’s an open world crime game, not a deep, introspective RPG. Go back to the GTA III days and do what you do best – entertain.

    Playability

    There are an aweful lot of pedestrians that get run over in GTA. It isn’t always because we enjoy running people over or are necessarily going out of our way to run them over. Most of the time it’s just because controlling your car is a tad difficult. However, no one’s thought of making driving any less frustrating in the GTA series. In Saint’s Row, however, nothing feels overwhelmingly difficult or overly frustrating. If you can’t do something it’s your own fault, not because the controls are only geared towards hard core gamers who’ve been playing video games before they could walk. A tiered difficulty in the drivability in the cars may be a good thing. Certainly there needs to be some kind of streamlining of controls and moves that will make overall gameplay smoother and less frustrating.

    Make It Special

    Overall, there are more ‘Oh man, remember when’ moments in Saint’s Row than in GTA. This is something that GTA V should definitely adapt from our friends over at Saint’s Row: The Third. One of the biggest things that keep players hooked is because awesome things keep happening. In an RPG it may be the amazing storyline. In a racing game it may be the awesome abilities that you can do mid race. But in a game centered around crime, the list is pretty much endless. Everyone remembers the Bank Robbery, but there should be more incentive to keep playing than just one mission. GTA V should have more than just one similar fantastic mission, however, something that Saint’s Row has always done well with.

    More Than Just The Main Mission

    One of the blessings of having an open world environment is that you can spend an entire game playing and never touch the main quest line. Saint’s Row knows and embraces this. While GTA does to an extent, it could utilize the benefits of open world gaming much more. In GTA V we want to see more amazing missions, more heists, more bank robberies and anything else they can possibly come up with. Surprise us. Entertain us. Give us more reasons to keep coming back to GTA V. Give us a reason explore outside of getting lost or having to go to a certain area because we must for the main quest.

    GTA V is set to be another amazing game in a franchise that has proven itself time and time again. But even great things can stand for a little improvement and tweaking now and again. Saint’s Row: The Third provides great examples of what is possible time and time again. If only GTA V would adapt some things from Saint’s Row it could push GTA V from great to fantastic.

    Also Read: Things We Expect in Grand Theft Auto V

  • Video Games Buying Guide for Christmas 2011

    The past few months have shown an incredible number of high profile video games being released. Franchises like Saint’s Row, Battlefield and The Elder Scrolls have all released the next installment in their franchise. But with so many dozens of games that have gotten great reviews and high scores from critics, what are the best? What games would be the best to buy this Christmas Season? Let’s take a look at some of the best games that are sure to please gamers of all generations and fans of all genres.

    Games to Play in Christmas 2011

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    One of the best video games of the year is The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Fight the dragons that are threatening the very existence of the war torn land of Skyrim in the game released in the Elder Scrolls franchise. This is the perfect gift for your favorite western RPG lover. With scores of quests that will lead to hours upon hours of gameplay, a beautiful snowy open world environment to explore, and many dungeons to clear, Skyrim will keep you entertained for hours and hours. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. (Buy it)

    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Battlefield 3

    Battlefield 3 is latest title from the hugely successful Battlefield franchise. This is multiplayer FPS at its best. This game boasts one of the best physics engines around. Buildings crumble and collapse as you try to destroy the enemy before they get you. Battlefield 3’s realistic qualities are one of its high points, in everything from flying helicopters to the massive destruction possible in this open world. If you know an FPS lover that hasn’t already bought Battlefield 3, be their hero and get it for them this Christmas season. Battlefield 3 is currently available for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. (Buy it)

    Battlefield 3

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the last game released in a long line of Call of Duty games. As the franchise grows the games just seem to get better, gathering more and more players every time. Modern Warfare 3 is no exception to this, currently being the video game to bring in the most money over its first weekend of all time. If you haven’t already gotten this FPS, you should have. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. (Buy it)

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Saint's Row The Third

    Saint’s Row The Third is just a crazy fun game that everyone should play. Make your own character and explore the city streets in this open world environment where just about anything is possible. Partake in quests or create your own mayhem. It’s your choice in Saint’s Row The Third. Saint’s Row The Third is available for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. (Buy it)

    Saints Row: The Third

    Trine 2

    Don’t let the tag of Indie fool you. The team behind the Trine franchise knows what it’s doing and how to do it. This side scroller won’t let you down. Play as one of three characters and make your way through level upon beautifully rendered level while following a fantastic story line. Buy Trine 2 this Christmas and it will be the best $15 you’ve ever spent on Steam. Trine 2 is currently available for PC only and can be downloaded via the Steam platform.

    Trine 2

    Assassin’s Creed Revelations

    Assassin’s Creed has turned heads since it’s first debut in the gaming world. Each game was better than the last, and Revelations is no exception. This game is a major accomplishment in the modern RPG gaming world, featuring unique gameplay in an open world, an amazing historical setting and a storyline that will leave you wanting more. Assassin’s Creed is now available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. (Buy it)

    Assassin's Creed: Revelations

    Batman: Arkham City

    Another fantastic game to buy this Christmas season is Batman: Arkham City. This RPG based on everyone’s favorite comic book character is the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum. The dark yet beautiful world of Arkham City will leave every gamer and every Batman fan wanting more. Purchase Batman: Arkham City this Christmas and you won’t be disappointed. Batman: Arkham City is available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. (Buy it)

    Batman: Arkham City

    There are many, many video games to choose from when trying to pick the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. This list is by no means all encompassing, but rather a highlight of some of the best games on the market this Christmas season. Each one of these games is sure to please any gamer that picks them up and any fan of their respective genres will absolutely adore them. Go to your favorite video game store today and pick one of these games up as a Christmas gift or maybe as an early present for yourself. Or go online and do a little extra shopping. Many of these games already have DLC packs for added hours of fun and games. Pick up one of these games this Christmas for endless hours of fun.

  • Saints Row the Third – 5 Amazing Things

    Out of all the big title games being released by big name studios and production companies, Saint’s Row the Third beats them all to the top of the list. It’s a world of gangs and criminals and insane fun that is back for more and better than ever. Everything that made us love Saint’s Row 2 has returned. But the developers of Saint’s Row the Third didn’t stop there. They improved on their game, not just making a new one that would please their audience just as much as the last, as is all too often done in the world of gaming. What are some of these improvements? What do they do? Let’s take a look. 

    Saints Row: The Third wallpaper

    5. Customization

    I know the customization ability tops lists of many games, each one trying to be even more customizable than the last. Saint’s Row the Third takes the cake though. It isn’t just facial features that can be changed such as eye color or hair length. Skin tone, body type, even personality can all be modified to suit your own personal style of playing. Want to recreate yourself? No problem. How about something unique that you’ve always wanted to play as? Zombie alien? Clown thug? A demonic cheerleader? Once again, Saint’s Row the Third has got it handled enabling all of your wildest hopes and dreams.

    Character creation was even available pre-launch. This was part of a contest for best character creation, running in conjunction with Gamespot. People can vote for their favorite character creations. Whichever character has the most votes by the end of the voting period wins a prize well worth it – a spot in the finished version of Saint’s Row the Third. 

    Saints Row 3 Angel screen

    4. Tomonobu Itagaki

    All of this customization where the player can tailor their character to their own needs and desires can be a fantastic thing. But it isn’t for everybody. Sometimes you don’t want to bother with the long process of decision making or maybe you just want to get an hour of game time in before having to go off to work. In that case a ready-made, still awesome character is just what you need. But don’t worry. The Saint’s Row development team is awesome, if you remember. They’ve got you covered.

    One of the pre-made playable characters is none other than Tomonobu Itagaki – complete with signature leather jacket and sunglasses. Why is video gaming legend Tomonobu Itagaki in Saint’s Row the Third at all? Well, the story goes something like this. Tomonobu Itagaki told the publishers that he loved the early version of the game. The Saint’s Row team then asked Itagaki if he wanted to be in the game and of course he readily agreed. 

    Tomonobu Itagaki in saints row 3

    3. Open World and Missions

    Open world games are always fun, but nothing is as amazing as the open world of Saint’s Row combined with the standard missions. Sure, you still have the great missions of all Saint’s Row games which range from crazy, hilariously fun missions to the more standard destroy as much as you can variety. There is storyline too, as another gang has seen the Saints rise in popularity and power and demands that you pay them tribute. Needless to say, there isn’t any way that is going to happen.

    It is the open world environment that really draws the crowds in, however. Anything and everything can happen in Saint’s Row the Third. The only limitations are your own imagination and knack for wreaking havoc. There are plenty of areas ripe for exploring, plenty of people to test your brand new weapons and much, much more. 

    Saints Row: The Third screenshot

    2. Weapons

    Weapons systems are something that are often included in games but sometimes forgotten about halfway through development, or at least that’s how it sometimes feels. Not in Saint’s Row though. Saint’s Row the Third has a weapons upgrade system that is better than most out there. Many times upgrades in weapons are seen only in stats or how many holes your poor victims are riddled with, things more often felt but not seen. None of that in Saint’s Row the Third, though. When a weapon is upgraded it will be seen as well as felt. Your weapon, whether it is a rifle or grenade launcher will be bigger, badder, and better than ever.

    1. Awesome Moves

    Saint’s Row is memorable for its completely awesome, sometimes ridiculous and over the top moves. It’s why we play and continue to do so for so long after the game has been released. There’s no end to the completely ridiculous moves that players can concoct. The developers know this too and are going to make it easier than ever for fans everywhere to upload they’re wild adventures to video sites such as YouTube. If you are a PC user and purchase Saint’s Row the Third through Steam there will be an in-game feature provided where gameplay can be captured in real time, saved and uploaded to the internet to share with friends and fellow gamers everywhere.

    Saint’s Row is better than ever in this third installment in the beloved franchise. There are plenty of reasons to pick it up, only some of which have been touched on here. If you haven’t played any Saint’s Row games before now is the time to start. Cash in on the mayhem and chaos of the city of Steelport. Saint’s Row delivers exactly what gamers everywhere want – pure, unaltered fun – with fantastic characters which are both in game, creatable and playable, a fun and varied vehicles system, fun and totally off the wall weapons and a physics engine that will bring things you’ve ever only dreamed of to life.

  • Saints Row: The Third exclusive 30 minute demo available on OnLive

    A 30 minutes demo of Saints Row: The Third is now available for play for free using OnLive cloud gaming service. To play the demo all you need to have is an OnLive account. If you don't hav sign up and start playing.

    Saints Row: The Third

    The demo is now available to play for US and UK OnLive members. Players who are unfamiliar with Saints Row: The Third, check out a short detail about the game below.

    Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobblehead dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute.

    Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to Steelport, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin under Syndicate control. Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican wrestling gang, and defend yourself against a highly-trained military force using only a sex toy in the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen, igniting a city-wide war that will set Steelport on fire.

  • Buy Saints Row: The Third and get Saints Row 2 FREE on PS3 only

    Earlier this week, it was reported that some PS3 exclusive content are missing from Saint's Row: The Third. Now details of that exclusive content has been revealed, its nothing but a FREE COPY of Saints Row 2.

    Saints Row: The Third

    It was expected that PS3 version Saints Row: The Third will feature bonus weaponary and multiplayer content, but all this things were not there in the final game. However today on official US PS Blog, it was confirmed that early buyers of Saints Row: The Third PS3 version are entitled to a free download of Saint's Row 2 from the PSN from next week until February 13th 2012.

    Fans will be able to download Saints Row 2 via game's online pass.

  • Saints Row: The Third PS3 version missing exclusive mode

    At E3 2011, THQ and Volition announced an exclusive mode for Playstation 3 version of Saints Row: The Third. However retail copies sent to press and media reveal that PS3 and Xbox 360 version features the same content. This exclusive mode for PS3 version of Saints Row: The Third was said to use "signature weapon".

    Saints Row: The Third

    Joystiq speculates that this exclusive content for PS3 may initially have been planned as the game's Whored Mode. Whored Mode is a wave co-op multiplayer offering, but it is now included in all three versions of the game.

    No comment yet from THQ on all this.

    This is not the first time that an exclusive content promised to PS3 gamers has failed to materialise. Last month PS3 copies of Battlefield 3 did not feature Battlefield 1943 despite EA and Sony's promise at E3 2011 that it would.

  • Saints Row: The Third censored in Japan

    Its seems like all the whacky craziness in Saints Row: The Third is too much for Japan, and so THQ will have to censor some portion of Volition open world.

    Saints Row: The Third

    THQ in an interview to GameInformer confirmed that due to CERO restrictions on decapitated body parts, they will have to censor some part of Saints Row: The Third. The publisher will have to remove veins and physics from the Penetrator in-game weapon.

    Saints Row: The Third will launch on November 15 in US and on November 18 in UK for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

  • Over One Million Saints Row: The Third Characters created before launch

    THQ has announced that more than one million characters have been created in initiation station for Saints Row: The Third. The publisher said that so far 1.2 million gamer played the Initiation Station, and the most popular non-traditional skin colours is green, red and silver metallic.

    Saints Row: The Third

    Kevin Kraff, Vice President, Global Brand, THQ said, "The characters we’ve seen are mostly ridiculous, often hilarious, and always over-the-top. And now there are a million of them,"

    "With the crazed creativity we’ve seen in only one week, we can’t wait to see what’s to come. One million is just the beginning."

    Saints Row: The Third will be available on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 November 18th.