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Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row: The Third

PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Volition, Inc Official Site: http://www.saintsrow.com
Publisher: THQ Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
15th November 2011
Saints Row: The Third

Genre: Action
Developer: Volition, Inc
Official Site: http://www.saintsrow....
Publisher: THQ
Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
15th November 2011
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Friday, 4 May 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:12am 04/05/12 | 2 Comments
Continuing their trend of listening to their dedicated audience, Volition has announced a forthcoming standalone expansion for Saints Row The Third called Enter the Dominatrix that adds the most requested community feature to the game, "freaking superpowers".
No longer an April Fool’s dream, the outrageous game concept will be reality this fall. It’s really happening.
"Faster than a speeding cyber jetbike, more powerful than a roided-out Luchadore, able to leap flying aircraft carriers in a single bound... that’s the power you’ll find inside the Dominatrix. Use it for good. Use it for evil. Use it for whatever you want. As always in Saints Row, it’s up to you,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Game Production, THQ Inc.

“With a franchise with more than 11 million units shipped globally, it’s incredibly gratifying to have the flexibility to give Saints Row fans the features they want most.”

No other details have emerged surrounding the new expansion, or any media, so stay tuned for more details as they become available.
Monday, 2 April 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:03am 02/04/12 | 3 Comments
THQ has unveiled details for their forthcoming stand-alone expansion for Saints Row: The Third; an expansion being somewhat of a rarity these days, let alone a stand-alone one.
For centuries, alien warlord Zinyak and his malevolent race (to be named later) have eyed Earth and its precious natural resources and females with a watchful eye. As he prepares an armada for invasion, he has only one worry: the Third Street Saints.

Now, in order to prepare his forces for domination, Zinyak captures the leader of the Saints and imprisons him in an elaborate virtual reality simulation. This simulation program looks and feels like Steelport, but it is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. Here, you are a slave. Welcome… to the Dominatrix.

Features of Enter The Dominatrix include:
  • The Dominatrix Has You
    And it feels so good. Bend the Dominatrix to your will and harness an arsenal of super powers including Mind-Bending Telekinesis, Really Really High Jump, Really Really Fast Sprint, Shiny Blue Force Shield, and Shiny Blue Fireball Projectile-of-Doom.
  • Wondrous Alien Technology
    Use Dominatrix weapons as your own, such as the Floppy Alien Tentacle Bat, the Fire-In-The-Sky Alien Abduction Ray, and the sphincter-stretching Alien Anal Probe, as well as a touch-screen telephonic device with email and map functionality. Reach out and f$%# someone.
  • Go Three Levels Deep
    Enter the Dominatrix within the Dominatrix within the Dominatrix to recruit former Saints from the depths of your own memory to fight Zinyak. It’s all science, with just a little fiction.
Currently there's no release date or official media for the announced expansion, so stay tuned for more as it becomes available.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Post by trog @ 06:14pm 25/01/12 | 2 Comments
The nice chaps over at Green Man Gaming in the UK have remembered that tomorrow is Australia Day, and in addition to sitting around listening to the Triple J Hottest 100, barbequing, and imbibing a few quiet drinks (or quaffing many noisy ones, as the case may be), many people might also like to kick back with a new game. So they are offering 50% off on the recently released Saints Row: The Third (8.5/10 in our review).

The sale kicks off at midnight AEDT; the price dropping 50%, all the way down to AUD$19.99. If you're looking for a fun sandbox game, go buy it!
Friday, 18 November 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:47pm 18/11/11 | 40 Comments
Due to some issues with the post, we got our review hands on Saints a little later than we'd have liked, but Patch Kolan did a bang-up job smashing through the game to serve up today's in-depth review.

As the anti-GTA, Saints Row has always offered players a set of toys to simply play with in an open-world environment, and with Saints Row: The Third, they've delivered on this design ethos in spades. But there's also a greater sense of design maturity here too, with The Third taking great leaps in refining its myriad systems to ensure the virtual city of Steelport is as toybox as you can get.

Click here for Patch's in-depth review.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Post by Dan @ 11:43am 10/11/11 | 6 Comments
As next week's launch of Saints Row: The Third creeps ever-closer, THQ have released the full version of the live action Professor Genki's Super Ethical Reality Climax show, created by comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric Awesome Show fame.

For those that have not yet experienced Saint's Row's Professor Genki, he's a feline overlord with a giant head that runs an oddball Japanese-style gameshow, and his exploits have been recreated in this 12 minute live-action short.

If you like 5 step 2 star chicken and tall cat parades, don't miss this one. Watch the embed below or click here for the HD option.

Saints Row: The Third is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 15th 2011.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:40am 02/11/11 | 12 Comments
THQ have a long standing history with going the extra mile for PC versions of their games, and the forthcoming Saint Row: The Third is no different.

Volition has revealed the minimum and recommended PC specs as well as stipulated that the PC version is not a port, but rather a wholly built desktop game that also features a full Saints Video Record Mode that lets you record gameplay and upload your clips for the community to see.

Check out the PC specs below.
    Minimum
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2) or higher
  • Memory: 2GB System RAM or more
  • Graphics: 320MB Video RAM GPU w/ Shader Model 3.0 support
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series or better
  • ATI Radeon HD3800 series or better
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 10GB
  • Sound: 100 per cent DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or equivalent onboard sound


  • Recommended
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7
  • Processor: Any Quad Core Processor (Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X4) or 3.0+ Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 4GB System RAM or more
  • Graphics: 1GB Video RAM GPU w/ Shader Model 4.0 support
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series or better
  • ATI Radeon HD5000 series or better
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • Hard Drive: 10 GB
  • Sound: 100 per cent DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or equivalent onboard sound
Saints Row: The Third is due out this November 18 on all three major platforms.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Post by Dan @ 12:15pm 18/10/11 | 6 Comments
THQ have released a new trailer for their hotly anticipated over-the-top open world action game, Saints Row The Third, having a bit of a poke at their biggest holiday season competitors Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The video, titled "Shock and Awesome" borrows some of the hallmark stylings from the promotional material of Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 but with content like bondage-bridled pimps pulling chariots, fursuiters with RPGs and spandex-clad jetbikers it clearly sets a different tone.

This distinction was emphasised in our recent interview with Volition Lead Designer Scott Phillips, who when asked about the very competitive holiday season has the following to say:

"Looking at everybody else that’s out in November, obviously there’s a lot of huge games," he told us. "But I think everyone can also see that a lot of those games are basically the same as they were last year, and the year before and the year before. And I think that we are something that’s brand new; totally different."

"We’re not trying to teach you a lesson or make you cry, we want you to just laugh and have a blast the whole time," he added. Click here for that complete interview.

You can watch the new trailer embedded below or click here for the HD option.

Saints Row The Third is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 15th 2011.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:15pm 11/10/11 | 7 Comments
In a recent video interview with AusGamers, Saints Row: The Third Lead Designer, Scott Phillips, shrugged off any concerns about launching their open-world over-the-top sandbox spoof alongside other November heavy-hitters, calling many of them out for not changing their spots and remaining largely unchanged.

"Looking at everybody else that’s out in November, obviously there’s a lot of huge games," he told us. "But I think everyone can also see that a lot of those games are basically the same as they were last year, and the year before and the year before. And I think that we are something that’s brand new; totally different."

"We’re not trying to teach you a lesson or make you cry, we want you to just laugh and have a blast the whole time," he added.

The full video interview and transcript talks about balancing "guilty pleasure gaming" with a bit of maturity as well as touches on social features such as sharing player-generated screenshots and videos. Oh, and sex.

Click here for the full interview feature.
Monday, 12 September 2011
Post by trog @ 12:00pm 12/09/11 | 8 Comments
A new trailer for Saints Row: The Third introduces a new type of criminal gang - the Deckers:
The Deckers… elite cybercriminals… hackers… unrelenting online gamers. Their next target: the Third Street Saints. Upon arriving in Steelport, the Saints find their bank accounts wiped out by a Deckers cyber-attack. For the Saints, there’s only one thing left to do: hack into the Deckers user-net, engage in their own brand of cyberbullying, and shut down the Deckers’ network… permanently. But in this world, Deckers mastermind Matt Miller is a virtual god, capable of altering physics, setting firewalls, and unleashing his own deadly, maxed-out avatar. Are you ready to f*** s*** up in virtual reality?
Check it out below or download the HD version now.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:38am 20/07/11 | 3 Comments
At Comic-Con which is taking place in San Diego this week, THQ and Volition finally lifted the lid on some of the top-tier voice-talent they've brought in for Saints Row: The Third and it's - if anything - diverse. It also speaks volumes of the game's overall comedic and light tone, which we like.
Actress Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience, Entourage) takes on the role of Viola DeWynter, who along with her twin sister Kiki, are the masterminds of the Syndicate’s financial empire. Through Viola and Kiki’s savvy, if not ruthless business sense, the Syndicate’s profits have increased ten-fold in Steelport.

Legendary professional wrestler Hulk Hogan steps into the role of Angel De LaMuerte, a legendary professional wrestler. Betrayed by his former tag-team partner Killbane, now the merciless leader of the Luchadores street gang, Angel teams with the Saints to take over Steelport, and exact his own brand of violent revenge.

Daniel Dae Kim (Saints Row 2, Lost, Hawaii Five-0) reprises his role as Johnny Gat, chief lieutenant of the Third Street Saints and your right-hand in Saints Row®: The Third™. Now an international celebrity, Gat is the epitome of high-class crime as he licenses his likeness to Saints clothing lines, Saints energy drinks, and even the classiest ride in Steelport, the Johnny Gat-mobile.
Sasha Grey is a pretty awesome addition, given the *ahem* body *cough* of her work, and of course, you can't move past the Hulkster.

We have a few character renders of their respective roles you can check out by clicking here. Saints Row: The Third releases this Holiday Season on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Post by Dan @ 11:07am 19/07/11 | 0 Comments
THQ and Volition have released a new behind the scenes video for Saints Row: The Third, deconstructing the cinematic trailer released during the 2011 E3 expo.

Unlike last week's Tomb Raider trailer analysis, this behind the scenes account isn't about how the cinematic animation was created, but rather a breakdown of the video's content -- the characters, easter eggs and their significance in the new game.

Watch it below or click here for the HD option.

Saints Row: The Third is due in November 2011 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:05am 12/07/11 | 3 Comments
THQ have sent through info on an all-new pre-order pack for Saints Row The Third. The deal includes a stack of Professor Genki goods sure to bring hours of joy to anyone who likes to use humans as ammunition, or shoot baby octopi from a small bazooka.
From the creators of Professor Genki’s Super Ethical Reality Climax comes Professor Genki’s Hyper Ordinary Pre-Order Promotion!

Pre-order Saints Row: The Third and receive Professor Genki's Hyper Ordinary Pre-Order Pack absolutely free!

Professor Genki's Hyper Ordinary Pre-Order Pack includes:
  • Professor Genki’s Super Ballistic Man-a-pult - Cruise Steelport in style with this vacuum-action human-cannonball truck. Suck up pedestrians and use them as live ammunition against the forces of evil, and everyone else.
  • Professor Genki’s "Octopuss" Weapon - Fire baby octopi onto your enemies’ heads! Watch as the octopi massage their scalps and your enemies fight for you! Enemies can be friends too!
  • Professor Genki's Leisure Stunt Suit - The ultimate in comfort and tight-fitting apparel, the Genki Leisure Stunt Suit is perfect for skydiving over Steelport or to wear while ejecting from high-flying fighter jets. Free Genki mask included!
We have a pretty awesome video for the pre-order deal too, that is all kinds of whacky, but utterly indicative of the type of humour Saints is going to serve up here. Watch it embedded below, or click here for the HD version.


Monday, 27 June 2011
Post by Dan @ 04:24pm 27/06/11 | 15 Comments
THQ have released a new video from Saints Row The Third, serving up an eight minute developer-narrated stroll through the city of Stillwater and a look at the even more over-the-top open-world antics on offer in the sequel. Highlights include calling down an air-strike on unsuspecting gang members, VTOL aircraft with microwave lasers and a vacuum "manapult" vehicle that launches pedestrians.

Check out the embedded video below or click here for the HD option.

Saints Row The Third is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 15th 2011.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Post by Dan @ 02:19pm 20/04/11 | 0 Comments
THQ have sent along a new batch of images from Saints Row: The Third, the next sequel in the free-roaming action franchise from Volition that earned its place by not taking itself as seriously as others in the genre.

Today we have 32 new images in total, which are mix of character and environment concept art as well as 14 actual in-game screenshots. If you're only interested in the in-engine shots, hit up this filtered link, otherwise, click here for the whole shebang.
Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers and Saints energy drinks available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to Steelport, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin under Syndicate control. Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican wrestling gang and defend yourself against a highly-trained military force in the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen, igniting a city-wide war that will set Steelport on fire.
Saints Row: The Third is expected to launch late 2011 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:58am 08/03/11 | 3 Comments
Friend of AusGamers and internal studio PR head at Volition, Eric Barker, had a chat to Eurogamer recently, telling them the next installment in the Saints Row series would offer up "fantastic surprises" and would release "around Christmas" this year.

"I can't talk too much about Saints just yet," he told the site. "You've got some fantastic surprises ahead. The game looks fantastic. It's wonderful. Everybody's really excited about it."

It's not unlike Eric to throw his excitement around like this, but he did baulk at questions regarding the game's engine potentially being GeoMod 2.0, the same running Red Faction: Armageddon (which makes sense from an asset pipeline perspective in internal development), but also mentioned that team members from that game would roll onto Saints once it had shipped in May.

"We're excited to have so much fantastic content," he continued. "Red Faction being over a decade, four games; Saints Row, it'll be the third iteration, which people are just really excited about; and to be working with a visionary film director like Guillermo del Toro, who is a mad gamer himself, it's just fantastic."

Stay tuned for more Saints Row: The Third info, as it becomes available, and check out some teaser concept art by clicking the thumbnails below.