Gat a load of this
Remember that crumby, cancelled Saints Row game for the PSP? Well, you can play it now. Volition has released the unfinished .iso file online, allowing you to test out the unreleased title for free. This is a pretty unprecedented move, so kudos to the developer for getting the game out into the public domain. We've no idea how...
Volition unearths forgotten project
There are already a handful of canned Saints Row projects that have leaked over the years, but Saints Row Undercover – a PlayStation Portable spin-off of Saints Row 2 – was forgotten by practically everyone. The project was officially cancelled all the way back in 2009, and has been left sitting in a Volition...
Playing with the dead
The 3rd Street Saints appear to be playing games with the dead, if a teaser image from the next title is to be believed. Sent out as both a minimalistic press release and as a Twitter post, the above image appears to show a Ouija board embellished with the Saints Row logo. Considering that the next entry in the zany series is...
Loud and proud
Since the success of Saints Row IV on the PlayStation 3, developer Volition has been a little secretive. There were rumours coming out of E3 2014 that publisher Deep Silver was about to announce a new entry in the stupid sandbox series, but that turned out to be the equally ridiculous Dead Island 2. Alas, the aforementioned outfit...
Presumably in response to ongoing rumours about its fate, THQ has released a statement reiterating its decision to exit the "kids' licensed game market" and focus on its upcoming throng of core game franchises
THQ will be a more streamlined organization focused only on our strongest franchises [in the future], said THQ's head gaffer, Brian Farrell. The success of Saints Row: The Third is an..
Just when you thought Saints Row: The Third couldn't get any weirder, publisher THQ has announced that CheapAssGamer
com</a> proprietor, CheapyD, is set to join the cast of the bananas open-world game. As explained by the man himself, PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to grab the "character" for free from the PlayStation Store next week. Bafflingly, CheapyD recorded "hundreds..
It's time to toss your common sense aside, as THQ has announced the first piece major DLC for Saints Row: The Third is coming to the PlayStation Network next week
And, as expected, it's delightfully mad. Entitled "Genkibowl VII", the DLC pack will bring with it a host of zany sporting events such as Sad Panda Skyblazing, Angry Tiger's Apocalypse Genki, Sexy Kitten Yarngasm, and Super..
Comprehensive stat-tracking is one of the best features of open-world games, and THQ seems to understand that
Showing a shrewd awareness of its audience, the publisher has levelled up Saints Row: The Third's official website — adding support for interactive stat-tracking and maps. The website also includes leaderboards for many of the game's categories, so you can see how you rate against other..
Those of you in Europe that picked up a copy of Saints Row: The Third today are in luck
THQ has announced that, just like in North America, it will be offering anyone that registers a PS3 version of the bonkers open-world game a free digital copy of Saints Row 2. As in the USA, all you need to do is register The Third's online pass within 90 days to claim your copy.
Remember inSane? Errr
It was the THQ game announced at last year's VGAs. Oh come on — the one with director Guillermo del Toro heavily involved. Yes, that one. It's looking "really, really nasty" apparently. But with the title not due out until 2013 (!), del Toro has talked up the complexities of game development in an interview with Wired. "We're really trying a lot of stuff that..
While this definitely feels like damage control for a forgotten promise -- and an opportunity to scoop back some positive press -- we suppose we have to credit THQ and Sony for coming good
Regular readers will recall our heated article regarding the removal of exclusive content from the PS3 version of Saints Row: The Third — despite an additional,...
Tigers, auto-tuned pimps, barrel-sized fists -- it can only be Saints Row: The Third
In order to celebrate the release of Volition's ridiculous open-world action game, THQ has released the game's launch trailer. It's more narrative heavy than the straight-up silliness of previous trailers, but there's enough craziness in there to get your trousers dancing. Catch it after the break.
Back at E3 Sony announced a bunch of PlayStation 3 exclusive extras for a variety of multiplatform games
Many of those promises have been broken. Only a couple of weeks ago EA forgot to inform customers that Battlefield 3 wouldn't actually include a downloadable version of Battlefield 1943 — and now THQ's followed suit. Despite confirming "an exclusive mode on the PlayStation 3 utilizing..
The thing with DLC -- from a publisher's stance anyway -- is that while the first couple of packs traditionally sell really well, there's a huge drop-off after a short while
So nowadays publishers want to sell you all of a game's DLC in advance. Call Of Duty's doing it with Elite, Uncharted's doing it with the Fortune Hunters' Club, and now Saints...
Publisher THQ has confirmed that Japan will receive a slightly watered down version of its zany crime sim, Saints Row: The Third
The publisher claimed that the game's craziness is a little too much for Japanese tastes. This being the country that can propel an AKB48 dating game to the top of the software charts. One of the things that will be censored in the Japanese version of Saints Row: The..
There's a merit to creating a game like Saints Row: The Third
Every trailer is different. Anticipated games always score throngs of trailers, but Saints Row: The Third has had more than most. And what's most exciting is that Volition is yet to hone in on the same thing twice. We've seen crazy game-shows, hitting zombies with dildos and more. Now watch a chick standing on a jumbo jet.
The anticipation for THQ's upcoming Saints Row: The Third in the general media is rather striking
After a few groans and rolled eyes over the game's initial announcement, it's certainly winning journalists over with its zany sense of humour. And it's got us excited. We've only spent a limited amount of time with the title, but we did enjoy calling in an air strike during our disappointingly brief..
Saints Row: The Third is days away from hitting store shelves, but THQ's core games boss Danny Bilson has revealed that a fourth entry in the bonkers series is not far away
In an interview with G4 the executive hinted that the sequel is already in the works, and is guaranteed to be even "wilder" than Volition's upcoming entry. "I already know what Saints Row 4 is about,..
Being a game all about variety, it's unsurprising to see Saints Row: The Third's campaign fleshed out with the undead
Every game has zombies these days, why not the one with the human firing catapult car? But given Saints Row's tone, you'd be foolish for thinking The Third would offer bog-standard horror shootouts. No, it's got a much better method for vanquishing the living dead. Check it out in..
Picture the scene
It's business as usual at THQ headquarters. Excitement is high regarding the publisher's upcoming Saints Row: The Third, and everyone's working hard to ensure the game's the biggest success it possibly can be. Then suddenly Rockstar updates its website, announcing Grand Theft Auto V. The news must have hit like a punch to the throat. THQ boss Brian Farrell says that's not the..
Eagle eyed gamers spotted a description and boxart for Saints Row: Money Shot earlier in the year
The downloadable game (content?) promised to put you in control of a cypher, "a deadly assassin in the world of Saints Row with the most sophisticated weaponry that Ultor has to offer." According to the description, Money Shot was a mini-game in which you used said complex weaponry to ..
With Red Faction: Guerrilla being widely recognised as a pretty good game, many expected that its sequel, Armageddon, would knock things out the park
The problem is, the game just sort of existed. It'd didn't generate any sort of excitement, released without a whimper, and almost immediately disappeared. Environmental artist Wayne Adams believes the game's issue was consistency. "In the end..
The build-up to Saints Row: The Third has been ridiculous
But it's all been manageable. While we might frown at the appearance of a hostile Hot-Dog wielding an enormous pink dildo as a weapon, we can understand it. But this latest live-action trailer... Well, yeah. Erm.
Those of you that purchased the Saints Row: Double Pack or Red Faction Armageddon may have already been invited to participate in the Saints Row: Initiation Station
Everybody else will have to wait until November 1st when the free application launches on PlayStation Network. The downloadable tool will allow players to fiddle with Saints Row: The Third's character creation tool prior to the game's..
THQ's really setting the bar for great trailers with the build-up to its bonkers open-world action adventure game, Saints Row: The Third. The game's latest clip parodies the style of Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3's trailers, complete with wire-frame buildings and deafening bass sounds. Top stuff. Catch it after the break.
If you thought Saints Row: The Third couldn't get any more nuts than its Tron-inspired trailer — you were wrong Introducing Professor Genki's Super Ethical Reality Climax. Its "fun time for the whole family," apparently. You have been warned.
This is brilliant. Legendary video game designer Tomonobu Itagaki has been confirmed as a playable character in bonkers open-world title Saints Row: The Third. According to GameSpot the character will be a pre-set character in the game's character customisation mode. The connection — while bizarre — makes sense when you consider that Itagaki's latest project, Devil's Third, is set to be..
We've made it perfectly clear over the past six months or so that we think Saints Row: The Third looks absolutely phenomenal
So to hear THQ gaffer Brian Farrell chat about the game's DLC plans is exceptionally exciting. The executive told an audience at a keynote in San Jose that the publisher is planning 40 weeks of DLC for the ambitious open-world...
Good old Saints Row: The Third
THQ's bit of open-world nonsense looks different with every trailer — hopefully an indication of just how much is crammed into this little package of madness. The game's latest trailer riffs on Tron, and, well, it needs to be seen to be believed. Catch the footage after the jump. So good.
Amidst footage of people jumping out of planes and weird octopus weapons, we'd kinda forgotten that Saints Row: The Third might have a story underneath all the madness
But the game's latest trailer hints at some kind of plot — albeit a nuts one featuring a luchador wrestler nicknamed "The Walking Apocalypse". Amazing.
While Guillermo Del Toro announced his video game project with THQ last year, it's still at least a year away
But with that release date ambling forward, at least the game's starting to emerge from secrecy a touch. Speaking with MTV, Del Toro revealed that inSANE is a sandbox title, which makes sense given the titles Volition has developed in the past (Saints Row for one). Del Toro also told MTV..
The more we see of Saints Row: The Third, the more incredible it starts to look
Take this eight-minute trailer pulled from one of the game's missions. It has a bit of everything. A shoot-out in a plane, a sky-dive, a fist-fight mid-sky-dive, a shoot-out with a plane mid-mid-sky-dive and then some freefalling. Seriously, this game looks crazy. We can't wait to play it later in the year.
THQ has pulled the plug on Volition's Red Faction series, citing poor sales for recent entry Red Faction: Armageddon
Speaking at an investor call today, CEO Brian Farrell said that publisher does "not intend to carry forward with that franchise in any meaningful way". Farrell added that the Red Faction development team has now been put on Guillermo del Toro's inSane project. Red Faction:..
THQ's dropped a brand new trailer for its upcoming open-world adventure Saints Row: The Third
Ignore the attempts at constructing a narrative here, and just soak up all the craziness that goes down in this 110 seconds of craziness. There are jet-packs, dildos, stupid masks, cars and wrestling moves. Man, this game just keeps climbing up our most wanted list. The production values look stellar.
While we'd never have guessed that legendary pornstar (and serial knitter) Sasha Grey would make an appearance in THQ's upcoming trashy third-person action game, Saints Row: The Third, the casting makes too much sense. Grey will not play a porn-star in the game though — no, she will play one of two sisters that run the Syndicate's financial empire. Sasha's not the only C-list celebrity..
The summer drought is in full effect now, leaving us desperately searching the 'net for interesting things to post about
Thankfully, this trailer for Saints Row: The Third's Professor Genki pre-order bonus is sensational. The pack includes a "man-a-pult", octopus cannon and leisure stunt suit. But it's not the items that are the most fun part of this announcement. Just watch the trailer..
Volition introduce Saints Row: The Third as the most "ridiculous, over-the-top experience in gaming"
And they're totally not kidding. This seven minute demonstration of THQ's latest open-world opus is two-parts insane, one-part amazing. You'll spy tanks, flying jets, dildos and much more. It's amazing. Day one.
If a trailer's designed to get you hyped about a product then we suppose this Saints Row: The Third CG teaser is a triumph
Sure it tells us absolutely nothing about the gameplay, but who cares when it's brimming with style. THQ's committed to a November 15th release date in the US. We're kinda stoked.
If, like us, you have a minor obsession with character creation features in games, then you'll probably want to know about THQ's Saints Row: Initiation Station
The free tool will allow you to create characters for the upcoming Saints Row: The Third before the game's big release. THQ says you'll be able to make characters "inspired by your favorite downward-spiraling train wreck celebrity or..
What were we saying about LinkedIn profiles being the best source for all the hot video game news these days? The resume of Scott Rogers, a creative manager for THQ, has revealed that the Saints Row franchise might not "drive-by" the PlayStation Network after all, as the downloadable spin-off Saints Row Drive-By has been cancelled
This affects the XBOX Live Arcade release too, before commenters get..
Sorry explosives fans, you're just going to have to wait a couple of extra days to get your hands on Red Faction: Armageddon
THQ has announced that it's delaying the game's release a couple of days from May 31st until June 7th in North America. Europeans will get to play the game on June 10th. No reason has been given for the delay. A demo is due on the PlayStation Network next week — if the..
THQ's confirmed that it'll release a demo for the explosive Red Faction: Armageddon next week on the PlayStation Network -- if the service has been properly resumed, of course
Assuming everything's back to normal by then, you'll get to step into the shoes of protagonist Darius Mason [worst name ever - Ed] and blast your way through some underground Martian sewers. There'll be some aliens to shoot..
THQ has released the first set of Saints Row: The Third screenshots to outlets not under the label "GameInformer"
The above image caught our eye. It shows a under-dressed lady running away from an exploding police car. In the background there's a dude wearing a luchador mask with a grenade launcher. Sure, why not? We're not overly keen on the game's cartoon visual style. We're sure it will make..
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As car-combat afficionados, we wondered what had happened to Red Faction Armageddon's downloadable aperitif: Red Faction Battlegrounds
THQ's been notably quiet about the Mars-based online Twisted Metal-esque PSN title ever since its announcement last year. But the publisher has now broken silence, telling Eurogamer that the title will launch during...
Guys, it's March 3rd
What better day to lift the lid on third installment of the Saints Row franchise, Saints Row: The Third? The publisher's formally announced that the game's coming to PlayStation 3 later in the year. It'll see the 3rd Street Saints gang get into some kind of res-pect war with a rival group known as the Syndicates. Saints Row: The Third puts you on top of the world, right at..
Gah, you know what the best thing about Red Faction Guerrilla was? Hitting stuff with a sledgehammer
Y'know what's likely to be the best thing about Red Faction Armageddon? Ok, so you got it first time — hitting stuff with a sledgehammer. Our "sledgehammer" button is literally itching for the May 31st North American release date THQ's slapped on the Volition developed explode-'em-up..
If you're one of those weird people that's excited for Saints Row 3: go out, grab a bottle champagne and have a party
THQ's just slapped an Fall release date on the (weirdly) anticipated sequel. The company teased news on the game's release date yesterday. CEO Brian Farrell made the announcement at THQ's quarterly earnings call this morning, explaining, "In the Fall, we plan to launch the..
You've got to love modern journalism
More news comes via Twitter than it does traditional sources. Take Danny Bilson's response to a fan's Saints Row 3 query. When asked about the game, the THQ VP of core gaming responded that there was a "big announcement coming soon". Ok. Anyone want to bet a fiver then? We think we've got this locked down.
Remember THQ's bumper reveal last night? That's right, inSane, the new horror title from Guillermo del Toro
Well guess what? It's not a one-off title. It's pitched as a trilogy, with THQ holding the rights for all three games. Of course, subsequent editions will depend on the success of the first. "With this new series of video games, I want to take players to a place they have never seen..