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New releases: Purple is back in style photo
New releases: Purple is back in style
by Fraser Brown

Bloody hell, this week, calm down. A slew of games are clamouring for your attention over the next seven days, some of them really rather good. At the top of the pile, however, is Saints Row IV. I didn't think the series would ever reach the lofty heights of the purple gang's second outing again, but I was dead wrong. I have the tentacle marks to prove it. There just aren't enough games where you can slam into the ground with such power that you cause a nuclear reaction, especially not while dressed up as a giant eagle.

Other games that have the misfortune of fighting the Saints for the top spot are Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which is like Splinter Cell with different vocal chords; The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, which I'm sure we can all agree is a silly name and doesn't look as good as XCOM: Enemy Unknown; Disney Infinity, which looks like crack for children and the cause of bankruptcy for parents; and a whole bunch of other things, but I'm in a rush, so onto the lists and videos. 

What's tickling your fancy this week? Saints Row IV? Good choice.   

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12:00 PM on 08.17.2013

Meet the voices behind Saints Row IV

Not much longer now! Saints Row IV is almost out and it's a pretty amazing game. Seriously, check out our review. The wait can be painful, so here's a new trailer for the game giving us a behind-the-scenes look at some of th...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Jimquisition: Neutered  photo
Jimquisition: Neutered
by Jim Sterling

Why do gamers defend their favorite titles from criticism with such volatility? According to some, it's because they don't want to see their genitalia removed.

Is inclusivity the enemy of creativity? Is restriction an inherent part of congeniality? The Jimquisition considers recent controversies against the fear of a game being "neutered" to "pander" to new audiences.

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11:00 AM on 08.10.2013

Kick alien ass in Saints Row IV

"We're definitely turning the tables on the aliens. For all the misery they've inflicted on the human race, being able to use the alien probe on them seems only just." -- Jim Boone, senior producer on Saints Row IV. Quote of the year, ladies and gentlemen. Quote of the year.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 08.09.2013

This edition of Saints Row IV literally costs $1M

The best version of Saints Row IV will also be far and away the most expensive one. We're not talking a couple hundred dollars for some figurines. No, the Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition will run a cool one million dolla...

Brett Makedonski



Let's Bloody Play: Saints Row IV Romance Options (video) photo
Let's Bloody Play: Saints Row IV Romance Options (video)
by Jim Sterling

It is with no small amount of delight that I bring you a new episode of Now Bloody Playing -- featuring an early look at the world of Saints Row IV. In this video, I walk you through all the teased "Romance Options" found in the game. It's like Mass Effect, but with more fun-making.

It's a neat tip of the hat to BioWare games and the sometimes cynical way in which "romance" is set up, and it also lets you pretty much bang whoever you want. That is always a plus. 

Enjoy, but of course be aware that it's a little bit spoilerish. 

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5:00 AM on 08.07.2013

Volition weren't fans of THQ's porn star marketing push

Volition's associate producer Kate Nelson spoke with Edge Online about all things Saints Row, and specifically brought up how the team weren't fans of THQ's marketing push using porn stars. “I did not always love how mu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 08.06.2013

Create your Saints Row IV character now

The Inauguration Station for Saints Row IV is out now on Steam and Xbox 360 with a PlayStation Network release set for Tuesday, August 13 (or tomorrow, if you're in the UK). This is the game's standalone character creator, w...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 08.02.2013

Volition debuts first Saints Row IV dev diary episode

The crew over at Volition have put together the first entry of a Saints Row IV developer diary series, which should give you a pretty good look at what the game is all about (hint: superhero wackiness). A few of the particip...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 08.02.2013

Australians rejoice: You're allowed to play Saints Row IV

After a ridiculous amount of faffing about, Saints Row IV has finally been deemed appropriate for adults to buy. Until now, Australian men and women were considered responsible enough to get jobs, buy homes, and get married, ...

Fraser Brown

2:00 PM on 07.30.2013

Humble Bundle: Saints Row, Dead Island, Risen 2

Deep Silver is the latest publisher to get a Humble Bundle. For the next two weeks, you'll be able to save big on franchises like Dead Island and Saints Row. The pricing breakdown is slightly different this time, so here's wh...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 07.29.2013

Saints Row IV still refused classification in Australia

I thought this all got fixed but apparently Australia's ratings board still has decided to refuse classification for Saints Row IV for the second time. A conveining of a Review Board found that the original ruling by the...

Alasdair Duncan

8:30 PM on 07.26.2013

Rayman on PC, Incognita, Saints Row IV & More Oculus XXX

Hey guys! I'm back! And here's today's Destructoid Show, gettin' nasty and stupid with its bad self. Rayman Legends is hitting PC, which is great. The Oculus Rift is supported by a game about sexy maids, Saints Row IV has a ...

Max Scoville

12:45 PM on 07.26.2013

Saints Row IV wins with Game of the Generation Edition

There sure have been some stupid collector's editions, but this one takes the cake -- and I mean that as the sincerest of compliments. It's Saints Row, after all. You kind of just have to roll with it. Deep Silver and Volitio...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 07.24.2013

Saints Row IV Season Pass includes that anal probe weapon

Well, yeah -- of course Saints Row IV has a Season Pass. And, as expected, it'll include access to Enter the Dominatrix, which is now being described as "a tongue-in-cheek version of what this content was originally going to ...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 07.23.2013

The DTOID Show: Wasteland 2, Borderlands 2, & Square Enix

Since my intrepid co-host is still off in Hawaii, undoubtedly contracting several deadly strains of bird flu, Adam Sessler stepped in on today's show again to talk about Steam's new exclusive daily challenges for Spelunky, t...

Tara Long