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Have You Played… Red Faction: Guerrilla?

By Adam Smith on December 12th, 2014.

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

There was a point back in 2009 when I became obsessed with Red Faction: Guerrilla. I’ve always liked destructible scenery in shooty, ‘splodey games and Guerrilla looked like it might change the landscape of action gaming forever. No more would we tolerate canned collapses – instead, we’d demand authenticity of a sort, with physics engines ensuring that every building caved-in and crumped in a believable fashion. Hammer time.

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Rowy Horror Show: Saints Row IV The Musical

By Alec Meer on December 4th, 2014.

What is evil anyway?

Demonstrating an impressive refusal to stop being absolutely ridiculous, Saints Row 4’s about to offer up a standalone expansion named Gat Out Of Hell, in which the gang come to bust you out of Satan’s pile. This much we already knew, but getting to witness the heights of its divine (or quite the opposite) madness first-hand is something else.

GTA V might have had a fancy-pants high-def remake, but Saints Row 4 has a full-length musical number. Pretty sure I know which one’s got my vote. Ready yourself for this: they’ve not done this thing by halves.
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Watch It And Weep – Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell

By Alice O'Connor on September 24th, 2014.

Uh, it's pretty unrealistic for someone to fly, let alone on such damaged wings. Fix your game, Volition.

Say, you wouldn’t fancy seeing Johnny Gat blast away with a locust gun, fly on burning wings, blow up demons in a rocket-launching motorised armchair, summon imps, mow down lost souls, and pick a fight with an archduke of Hell, would you? See, I try not to post too many trailers, but I saw this trailer showing five minutes of gameplay from the upcoming expandalone Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and it seemed like something you might like. I’ll just leave it here, shall I?

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Now Modding: Saints Row IV’s First SDK Release

By Ben Barrett on September 3rd, 2014.

If you’re some how bored of the massive collection of mostly ludicrous weapons in Saints Row 4, you’ve come to the right news post. Over on the Saints Row Mods forum, the first part of the SDK for the raddest of last year’s open world games has been released. SR4 already had a modding scene, you see, mostly for skin creation and modifying existing assets to look a little nicer or tweaking the game in mechanical ways. This first release contains tutorials, templates and tools for weapon model modification, using stuff from the newly-announced Gat Out of Hell expandalone as an example.

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Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell – Down In The Valley Next Jan

By John Walker on August 30th, 2014.

Volition have announced a new entry in the Saints Row franchise, the curiously in-joke entitled, expandalone, Gat Out Of Hell.

After the most ugly of starts, Saints Row has gone on to be one of the series most worthy of excitement in recent years. Saints Row: The Third saw the franchise free itself of its genuinely unpleasant origins, and realise itself as a joy-filled, if somewhat problematic, alternative to GTA, rather than a clumsy clone. Last year’s Saints Row IV somehow survived both the collapse of THQ, and the conversion from add-on pack to complete sequel, to become one of the funniest, funnest games ever. So it’s with justified happy expectation that we receive the news that there’s to be a standalone expansion to part VI, Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell.

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Special – Saints Row IV: How The Saints Save Christmas

By Nathan Grayson on November 26th, 2013.

Who's that guy in the middle? Didn't everyone play SR4 as a US-flag-emblazoned Abraham Lincoln hippy Jesus like me?

Every great pop culture entity needs a Christmas special. I mean, who doesn’t love seeing their favorite characters shoehorned into an emotionally hollow, often obligatory plot that ends with a Very Valuable Lesson about family or selflessness or time travel ghosts or something? It’s a tradition nearly as old as Walmart itself. But OK, in fairness, some Christmas specials aren’t entirely terrible, and if anyone can elbow drop the cliche in the groin until it slithers back into the bowels of its holly, jolly dungeon of soulless commercialism, it’s Saints Row. Saints Row IV‘s next DLC episode, How The Saints Save Christmas, will almost certainly bash the very concept of Christmas specials’ head against the fourth wall until both are naught but jagged shards. Dash through the snow below for details.

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Saints Row IV: Enter The Dominatrix Dropping This Month

By Nathan Grayson on October 11th, 2013.

Down the hatch. Er, a hatch. I don't want to talk about this anymore.

Once upon a time, Saints Row IV didn’t even have its own number – let alone a snazzy, posh purple Roman numeral. It was nascent, in a pre-life phase that many organisms have known at some point or another. That is to say, an expansion to Saints Row: The Third. Back then, it was known as Enter The Dominatrix – at least, until THQ (may it sue still-existent companies from beyond the grave in peace) set it on its course to sequeldom. But now Saints Row IV is getting a DLC expansion titled “Enter The Dominatrix,” and it’s, er, a different sort of thing. More literal, I would say. There is an actual dominatrix. From the looks of things, you will be, um, entering someone in a fashion. Yeah.

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Headcase: Saint’s Row IV First-Person Mod

By Craig Pearson on October 10th, 2013.

She looks like my friend Ana!
There isn’t much that Volition didn’t cram into Saint’s Row IV. The design is a tombola of ridiculous things, a churning barrel of awesome nonsense that you randomly pluck fun from, and then give a child a teddy bear. Hmm, I over-analogised that one. Not that you shouldn’t give a child a teddy bear, but if you do it after every moment of fun in this open-world nonsense generator you’d better have lots of bears and lots of children. And I’m about to make that unlikely scenario even more problematic with the Saints Row IV First Person View mod. It makes it even more fun.
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Wang Squared: Saints Row’s, Er, Bat In Shadow Warrior

By Nathan Grayson on September 25th, 2013.

Normally I wouldn’t even bat an eyelash at some random cross-game promotional effort – let alone dedicate precious RPS Hyper Maturity Space to it – but this time is different. The reason? Two of the dumbest, most laughably enjoyable games I’ve played in ages are colliding, and there is now no way that last clause wasn’t a euphemism for something, authorial intent be damned. Yes, it’s finally happening: Saints Row The Third‘s infamous dildo bat is invading another game. I know, I know. It’s only a matter of time before it replaces the standard-issue pistol as every game’s go-to default weapon of choice, but for now Shadow Warrior’s caught its purple, pulsating disease. Continue not being able to look away below.

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GATV Free On Steam Today!

By Craig Pearson on September 17th, 2013.

Sorry.
I apologise. While that title is technically correct, I will understand if you found it misleading. There are clues: the letters are in the wrong place, the image shows Saint’s Row IV and not Grand Theft Auto, and there’s the fact that it looks it’s suggesting a game that costs a hundrety billion krugerrands is being released for free on its release day. That was never going to happen! Those were all hints. So what is this? GATV is free DLC for Saints Row IV. Like the original SR, it cheekily rides on the coat-tails of GTA, but in name only.
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No Oceans: EU Saints Row IV Has Stupidest Delay Ever

By John Walker on August 20th, 2013.

We’ve long lamented the inanity of delaying EU releases. Archaic systems meant that games were once released on Tuesdays in the States, and Fridays in Europe. And before the oceans between were concreted over, most were in ignorance of the difference. But now, in our contiguous international continent, this gap has become rather problematic. From the blatantly obvious way it encourages piracy (“This game is available, your friends are enjoying it, but we’re not going to let you buy it!”), via the tiresomeness of not being able to play friends via multiplayer/co-op, to the ridiculous hiding from social media, YouTube, etc half the world needs to conduct to avoid having games ruined, it’s obviously a dated and anachronistic way of things. With PC gaming so dominantly sold online in the UK and US, it’s time for it to end.

Now apply this all to a game that’s not even getting a physical release in the UK! Europe and Asia’s Saints Row IV, that you can’t even find a link to pre-order on PC on its own website, is artificially delayed until the end of the week.

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Wot I Think: Saints Row IV

By John Walker on August 14th, 2013.

After the fantastic Saints Row: The Third, the question from everyone went: how can Volition top this? How can they make a game that’s more weird, more outlandish, more explosive? Then following the collapse of THQ, the license and studio was bought by a publisher who ignores the press when it’s convenient for them, then hires pole dancers for preview events – could it survive this too? Well, the answers are in Saints Row IV, due out on the 20th. I’ve played it to the very last, and can tell you wub I think:

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Saints Row IV Dev Diary Explains A Few Things

By Jim Rossignol on August 14th, 2013.


In just three hours John’s opinions on Saints Row IV will be unleashed on the internet. I have rarely seen him this excited, and that means something. It might be possible to uncover a few clues as to the meaning of his strange behaviour by watching the latest Volition dev diary for their insane opus, which I’ve gingerly placed below this post, hoping not to crease or otherwise mar its splendid attire before the big day.

Do NOT watch this video is you are in any way squeamish or at work. I mean, you could, I’m just not advising it. Who am I now, your mother? I could be, for all you know. Have you called her lately?
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