Tag Archives: saint’s row 2
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
Fri, Apr 04, 2008 | 09:58 BST
THQ’s San Francisco gamer day’s thrown up its first bit of news, namely that Saints Row 2 will be shipping on August 26 for PS3 and 360. US gamers can pre-order it now, according to IGN. There’s a video through there as well, should you need your Friday morning filling up with someone called “Uncle Gary”.
Wed, Mar 05, 2008 | 12:08 GMT
Volition producer Greg Donovan reckons it’s unlikely you’re going to get clean code in THQ’s sequel to crime game Saints Row.
“It won’t be bug free,” he said. “I don’t think any game is. But part of what we did was to start development early on. Our development schedule is all about getting the gameplay in and even though this [version of the game shown to press] is pre-alpha, we’re all about iterating the gameplay now.”
The original Saints Row was famed for its bugs. The sequel will release for PS3 and 360 later this year.