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7:00 PM on 08.28.2013

Saints Row IV sells a million copies in first week

In its first week of being available at retail, Saints Row IV has sold more than one million copies. Sold, not shipped. According to publisher Deep Silver, the PC version of the game tripled the first-week sales of its predec...

Jordan Devore



Review: Saints Row IV photo
Review: Saints Row IV
by Jim Sterling

[Ed. note: Bumping our review from last week, as the game is available in stores today.]

When I finished Saints Row: The Third in 2011, I left the experience feeling somewhat sad. It was a good game, but it felt shallow, held back, and ultimately a little disappointing. 

When I finished Saints Row IV in 2013, I left the experience feeling incredibly sad. This time, however, it was for very different reasons. I was genuinely depressed to see the credits roll, because Saints Row IV, in contrast to its predecessor, had given me so much to fall in love with, reaching its conclusion could only ever end in disappointment. 

It is with a bittersweet heart, then, that I declare Saints Row IV perhaps one of the best open world sandbox games you could ever hope to play, and practically a culmination of everything the genre's worked toward this generation. 

Is that an exaggerated, hyperbolic, perhaps even pompous statement? Maybe so ... but does a series like Saints Row deserve anything less?

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Very quick tips for Saints Row IV photo
Very quick tips for Saints Row IV
by Chris Carter

Saints Row IV is the wackiest game yet. Just when you thought hitting people with giant dildo bats was crazy, how about smacking aliens with giant dildo bats while running 100 miles per hour, leaping 100 feet in the air -- as the President of the United States!

Yep, Saints Row IV features super powers, and a giant, sprawling city to play around in. With great super powers comes great responsibility, so read on for some tips to help quell the Zin menace.

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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





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

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

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

1:00 PM on 07.22.2013

Enter the Dominatrix to be revived as Saints Row IV DLC

Previously slated as a standalone expansion for Saints Row: The Third, Enter the Dominatrix has since been incorporated into Saints Row IV, though "very little" of the content made the cut in the merge accordin...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 07.17.2013

Johnny Gat is back in Saints Row IV

Spoilers: Johnny Gat was killed in Saints Row: The Third. Well, you were lead to believe that since it all happened off screen. Anyway, he's back in Saints Row IV. Daniel Dae Kim is also back to voice the character as well. I loved that little Hawaii joke in the new trailer.

Hamza CTZ Aziz