Tag Archives: saint’s row 2
Mon, Feb 16, 2009 | 14:02 GMT
What do you do when you have a baby aged 13? You play Saints Row 2 in front of the Sun’s cameras.
Our words are pointless. Read this.
Thu, Feb 05, 2009 | 15:25 GMT
For every cloud, a silver lining. Saints Row 2 has sold 2.6 million units since the game’s October release, Edge reports, bringing a touch of warmth to some otherwise awful THQ financial results yesterday.
Other glimmers from THQ’s 2008 included WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009, which has shipped over 4 million units, Big Beach Sports at 1.2 million, and de Blob at 700,000.
According to CEO Brian Farrell: “Established franchises like Saints Row and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw, as well as new franchises such as de Blob and Big Beach Sports for the Nintendo Wii, give us confidence in our strategy going forward.”
Nice, but cold comfort considering financial losses will result in 600 employees being sacked.
For every silver lining, a cloud.
Wed, Jan 07, 2009 | 16:53 GMT
THQs excellent open-world romp, Saints Row 2, was released for PC across the US today, retailing at $39.99.
The game is expected to ship to retail outlets in Europe on January 23, 2009 and Australia on February 5, 2009.
“Saints Row 2′s console release was met with heavy praise from press and consumers alike for delivering the kind of over-the-top, open-world gameplay gamers want,” said Kevin Kraff, THQ vice president, global brand management.
“Saints Row 2′s debut on Windows PC will introduce the truly unique, highly entertaining open-world experience to PC fans worldwide.”
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Nov 05, 2008 | 22:04 GMT
Thu, Oct 30, 2008 | 06:39 GMT
According to this IGN piece, the PC version of Saints Row 2 won’t be with us until early next year.
The news originally came from a forum post, apparently, but the site’s verified the game won’t ship until January 5, 2009.
Go buy one of the console versions instead. It’s brilliant, apparently.
Sun, Oct 26, 2008 | 20:40 GMT
Volition’s confirmed that work’s already started on Saints Row 3 in an interview with Play. Not only that: the game will take a “new direction” from the first two, apparently.
From the piece:
The last game had a very ‘open’ ending. Can we expect something similar with SR2?
Associate producer Dan Sutton: Well, we knew a lot of people were upset with the last one because they were playing it and it was like “oh gosh, I’ve got to wait for the next one”, but in SR2 we tie-up a lot of loose ends. I think we tie it up deliberately. We’ve already started work on Saints Row 3, and we have a new direction we want to go in with that which we of course can’t talk about. We wrap up a lot in this one. There’s no frustration.
So… Saints Row 3 will take a very new direction?
I think so, yes.
So there we are. In the meantime, can we have a copy of the second one please, THQ PR?
Tue, Oct 21, 2008 | 08:42 BST
In an interview with Gamezone, Saints Row 2 lead designer, James Tsai, has said that after you’ve repeatedly smashed your opponents face in with your bare fists, finishing moves add a “nice visual flourish” to the exercise.
“We have several melee fighting styles the player can use throughout the game, each of which has its own set of combos and finishers,” said Tsai.
“Aside from adding that nice visual flourish to finishing off opponents after a flurry of strikes, the finishing moves and counters are used heavily in our fight club activity, as well as some cool sword fighting boss battles.
“You’ll have to time and counter attacks and follow up with strikes of your own rather than just pummel away,” he added.
Volition’s Saints Row 2 is out now, and if you haven’t already read a review, look here and you’ll see that it hasn’t done badly so far.
Full interview through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 | 21:32 BST
Speaking with newspaper the Daily News of New York, NYPD union boss Patrick Lynch has said that Saints Row 2 encourages depravity and a whole host of other unsightly adjectives amongst the yoof of today, Ripten reports.
“Horrible and violent video games desensitize young people to violence while encouraging depravity, immorality while glorifying criminal behavior,” said Lynch.
So if being a desensitised, violent zombie sounds like fun then you can get in training as early as Friday, when THQs excellent-looking sandbox title goes on sale.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 | 10:59 BST
Come on, Tesco. You can do better than this. The retailer has sent out another email to customers who bought a copy of Saints Row 2 for £16 from its website yesterday, only to be later told the firm had “not been able to obtain an item in your order”. This was shortly after the price went back up to £40.
Tesco’s first email said, “We apologise”. This one says, “We sincerely apologise”. Maybe the third one will say, “We’ll give you the product we advertised at the price we advertised it at.”
Nah. Course not. Thanks, ecu.
Thank you for your recent order for the Saints 2 Row PS3 game from Tesco.com.
Unfortunately, there was an error in the price at the time that you placed your order, and as a result we have had to cancel your order. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions on the Tesco.com entertainment site for further details of our acceptance policy.
If you would like to re-order the product, it is available on our website for £39.97.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Tesco Customer Service
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 | 22:33 BST
Tesco is now informing all those who took advantage of the seemingly fantastic deal of Saints Row 2 PS3 for £15.97 that the order is cancelled.
The mail reads:
Dear Mr ——-,
We are sorry to inform you that we have not been able to obtain an item in your order.
Don’t worry, we won’t charge you for this item, but this may affect some of the promotions in your order.Your new order summary is shown at the foot of this email.
The item that we were unable to obtain is:
1 x Saints Row 2
Cancelled on Tuesday 14 October 2008
We apologise that we have been unable to fulfil every item in your order on this occasion, but hope that you will return to shop with Tesco.com Entertainment in the future.
It was bound to happen in the end after the retailer raised the price to £39.97 earlier this morning.
Bet they could “obtain the item” for those who paid fourty quid for it.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 | 10:57 BST
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 | 09:51 BST
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 | 08:38 BST
Tesco appears to be selling the PS3 version of Saints Row 2 for £15.97.
See for yourself. Buy one, quick.
Mon, Oct 13, 2008 | 21:42 BST
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 | 11:08 BST
After the break. The movie outlines the game’s plot and includes the line, “These guys are packing space age shit,” which pretty much works for us.
Have a nose. It’s out later this month.
Tue, Oct 07, 2008 | 21:41 BST
THQ just sent word that the Saints Row 2 soundtrack’s been announced, and there are more tunes on it than there are leaves on a tree. That’s a lot.
Here. Looking at it, there really is an awful lot of “classic” stuff on there, including The Final Countdown by Europe. Can’t say fairer than that. Props to the Volition massive.
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 | 11:13 BST
Someone’s posted the full, 8/10 Saints Row 2 review from this month’s OXM, as you can see on the game’s official forum. You may have to enter your age then hit the link again to see the pages, but they are there.
The game’s out for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 17. Thanks, Axle!
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 | 06:47 BST
According to this MaxConsole piece, OXM UK has given Saints Row 2 8/10. There’s little information through there, but apparently the mag found the game funny but lacking on the multiplayer side.
The game’s out for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 17.
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 | 12:22 BST
Want it. Please don’t be shit. There’s a video after the break of Saints Row 2′s actors talking about their VO roles on the game, and as far as we’re concerned this is starting to shape up to be a real contender. There’s nothing else like this in the final quarter and the humour, top hole cast, full-game co-op and absolute nonsense are all adding up to a potential winner.
Off the record word says it’s fantastic to play, so keep those eyes open. Game’s out on October 17 for PC, PS3 and 360.
Thu, Sep 11, 2008 | 12:43 BST
THQ’s released another excellent trailer for Saints Row 2, showing drop-in online co-op gameplay and, obviously, pirates and ninjas.
It’s out on PC, PS3 and 360 on October 14. Why would you not want this?
After the break.