Tag Archives: saint’s row 2
Wed, Sep 03, 2008 | 15:48 BST
Eurogamer Network just confirmed that the first Eurogamer Expo will take place on October 28-29 at the Old Truman Brewery in London and will feature many of the season’s biggest hitters.
Confirmed for the event are “Street Fighter IV, Prince of Persia, Mirror’s Edge, LittleBigPlanet, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, Saints Row 2 and many more.”
“Gamers have been crying out for a credible gaming event for years and publishers haven’t had anywhere to show off their biggest games at the most important time of the year. We’re delighted to bring them together under the Eurogamer Expo banner,” said Eurogamer boss Rupert Loman.
The ticketing sounds a bit “different”. According to the announcement, “To guarantee a ticket for the Eurogamer Expo, gamers should make a £5 donation to UK videogames charity GamesAid. More details on how to register interest are available on the official website, and the event will be split into 11am-4pm and 5pm-10pm sessions on both 28th and 29th October.”
The show’s site’s here. Press release after the link.
Mon, Sep 01, 2008 | 10:07 BST
THQ has got actor Gary Busey – probably best known for his role as FBI Agent Angelo Pappas in the all-male, sweaty, surfy, hardcore action movie, Point Break – to do a few ads promoting the upcoming, free-roaming and very violent game, Saints Row.
THQ has recently announced porn star Tera Patrick‘s involved with the title, so seeing Busey’s face in comparison will be a harsh return to reality for some of you.
Anyway, watch the ads after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 | 21:42 BST
THQ’s announced the Saints Row 2 Collector’s Edition. It’s in the shape of a gun. Obviously.
Taken from the publisher’s site:
The packaging is moulded in the shape of a gun (not actually a real gun!). Inside the pack you’ll find your copy of Saints Row 2 along with all of this:
- 1GB Gold Bullet USB 2.0 Memory Stick
- Limited Edition Artbook
- Stilwater Map Poster
- 3rd Street Saints Poster
- Exclusive content, including buddy icons and wallpapers
Game’s out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in October.
Wed, Aug 27, 2008 | 07:33 BST
According to this Gamer.tm piece, Saints Row 2 was shown to feature teabagging at Games Convention last week.
Teabagging, obviously, is the act of repeatedly “dipping” the scrotum and testicles into the mouth of the “target,” the point of which in the game is humiliation.
Quite frankly, putting your bollocks into the mouth of someone you’ve just “beaten down” may not be the wisest thing in the world, but there we are.
Saints Row 2′s out for PS3, 360 and PC in October.
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 | 16:15 BST
We missed this last week, but there’s a new Saints Row 2 movie after the break showing the game’s Ronin gang. They came from the East, apparently. It says so at the beginning.
Take a look.
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 | 09:31 BST
Fri, Aug 08, 2008 | 16:18 BST
THQ’s put out a new Saints Row 2 trailer, and it still looks good. There’s a big man with some radical tattoos turning the streets into a “battleground,” some big guitars and some big trucks. Big guns top it off. It’s big all over. Watch it.
Thu, Jul 31, 2008 | 17:21 BST
THQ has excelled itself with its decision to hire porn star Tera Patrick to promote Saints Row 2, as you can see after the break. There’s a movie there consisting of the “actress” removing her blouse while talking about “extensive customisation options.” Seriously. Lots more of this to come, apparently.
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 | 08:51 BST
Gamespot was lucky enough enough to get some gaming time with THQ’s Saints Row 2, and has found the game to be very different from it’s obvious competitor, the free-roaming, sandbox game-space GTA IV.
“While GTA IV is still the most obvious game to compare it to, Saints Row 2 is shaping up to offer a very different experience. We look forward to bringing you more information on the game as soon as it becomes available,” says the hands-on.
Full think through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Sat, Jun 28, 2008 | 12:49 BST
Thu, Jun 19, 2008 | 13:49 BST
Speaking to investors at the William Blair & Company meeting in Chicago yesterday, THQ CEO Brian Farrell said that Saints Row 2 is more tongue in cheek than Grand Theft Auto and that it has more “silly, over the top gameplay.”
“We have a very differentiated product in this open-world genre,” said Farrell.
“We’re always concerned about GTA as a competitor. It’s a great product, the leader in the genre. But we were actually very pleased when we saw GTA IV. It’s a great game, but they went in this great creative direction [that makes the game] more character- and story-driven,” he added.
Saints Row 2 will feature lots of character customisation, “a lot” of downloadable content, a “larger, richer environment,” a unique combat system and a “seamless” two-player co-op mode.
By Mike Bowden
Sat, Jun 14, 2008 | 09:08 BST
On Gameplayer. This pretty much sums it up:
“Saints Row 2 is not the equivalent of painful hip hop bragging. Because Saints Row 2 is super cool. You’ll probably play better games than SR2. Prettier, faster, better designed but you won’t play one that’s as straight out ace as this.”
Which bodes very well. You can read it all because it’s Friday. Treat yourself.
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 20:16 BST
Mike Hickey from Janco Partners has turned his analytical nostrils up at THQ’s funny Saints Row 2 trailer, released last week.
“The trailer directly attacks Grand Theft Auto IV in game content, an unusually pompous position in our view, considering GTA IV is estimated to be the highest grossing 1st week entertainment release of all time,” argued Hickey from an unusually defensive standpoint for someone who has nothing to do with GTA.
“We remain conservative on our sales expectations for Saint’s Row 2,” added Hickey, “in light of mediocre game previews and a delayed release in-part from quality concerns.”
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 | 08:30 BST
Talking with EGTV’s Johnny Minkley at the THQ Gamer’s Day 08 in San Francisco, Volition’s Scott Philips said that GTA and Saints Row 2 will be ahead of the pack by the end of the year.
“We think there is going to be two dogs at the end of this,” he said. “You’re going to have GTA and Saints Row 2 and then everybody else.”
Philips added: “You have a GTA vs Saints Row 2 type thing going on. We’re going one way, GTA’s going the other way and the greatest thing about this year for open-world fans is that you’re going to have both.”
“[Rockstar's] going with the realistic, we’re going for the hyper-realistic.”
Watch the full thing through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 | 17:38 BST
THQ just sent word that a new trailer for Saints Row 2‘s just gone up, which takes a less than subtle dig at the fact GTA IV may concern itself a little too much with bowling and going out with “friends”.
The Volition action game, as you’ll see, features a lot of violence, flaming quad bikes, spraying shit on innocents from a lorry and – and – base-jumping. We’re all about the base-jumping. Much better than bowling, says the promo.
Some new shots here, too. Saints Row 2′s releasing in October for PC, PS3 and 360.
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 | 14:46 BST
Good call, THQ people. Saints Row 2′s been confirmed for PC according to this BigDownload report, meaning that crime has a new home: one that isn’t inhabited by GTA IV.
There’s no date for the computer version at the moment. The 360 and PS3 SKUs are out in October.
Thu, May 29, 2008 | 20:54 BST
Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian put out a note this morning saying he believes the now-confirmed Saints Row 2 slip into the back half of 2008 was made to further work on the game’s co-op aspects.
“We believe the primary motivation for the shift is to enhance and improve the title’s cooperative (co-op) game-play, which is one of the unique features of this game,” he said.
“While improving game quality is important, we also believe that the shift puts more pressure on the title approaching a more crowded holiday market. We also note that online episodic content for GTA IV is due out in 2H08, which could distract from the Saints Row 2 release if they fall within the same time period.”
THQ confirmed last night that the game had been moved back from August to October.
Thu, May 29, 2008 | 08:55 BST
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 | 17:14 BST
Mon, Apr 07, 2008 | 12:03 BST
What an awful lot of words. Our newsreader nearly had heart failure this morning. Shame Dawn if War II didn’t make it. Here’s what was shown at THQ’s Gamer’s Day in San Francisco this week:
Saints Row 2 video interview
Saints Row 2 impressions
de Blob multiplayer hands-on
Red Faction: Guerilla video interview
Red Faction: Guerilla impressions