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  • Blog Post: 10 Things We Want In Saints Row V

    This week’s release of Gat Out of Hell sees the series’ long-running story concluded, leaving the future of the Saints Row saga wide open. Despite the fact that the 3rd Street Saints are the sole remnants of humanity, the notorious gang’s adventures aren’t necessarily over. Developer... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell

    Join Brian Shea, Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, and Wade Wojcik as they experience the first part of the new standalone expansion to the Saints Row franchise, Gat Out of Hell. In Gat Out of Hell, players assume the role of infamous gangster Johnny Gat as he tries to save the President from the depths of hell... More
  • Blog Post: Franchises That Are Nearly Unrecognizable From How They Started

    This week sees the release of two games that have more in common than you might think. Resident Evil HD Remaster and Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell both feature monstrous enemies, but they’re also examples of two franchises that have significantly changed since they debuted. Today, we’re looking... More
  • Blog Post: Joe Juba's Top Five Games Of Last Generation

    My ranking of juggernaut franchises doesn’t really say much about what games define my experiences in the last generation. I could try to explain whether I like Mass Effect 2 more or less than Uncharted 2, but I’m going to focus on something a little more personal instead. I loved Fallout... More
  • Blog Post: Five Open-World Game Essentials

    Open-world games are here to stay. This new generation has already embraced this genre with titles Watch Dogs, Infamous: Second Son, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Even more of these games are coming; Sunset Overdrive launches today, while Assassin's Creed Unity, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and... More
  • Blog Post: The Surprising Disney Influence In Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell

    When you think of Saints Row, many things come to mind. Gangs, aliens, and unsettling melee weapons are just a few of the series’ hallmarks. Where could wholesome source material like Disney cartoons fit into that violent mess? You might be surprised. During a visit to Volition, creative director... More
  • Blog Post: What's The Future For The Last Generation's Big Franchises?

    As this past generation of home consoles prepares to ride off into the sunset, we thought it was an appropriate time to look back at new franchises that defined the past nine years in console gaming – and predict how likely it is they will continue in the future. [Note: this list is in alphabetical... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Weird But Useful Items In Video Games

    Video game developers have always been able to imagine up unique and iconic items. Sometimes they make sense, like the Buster Sword or Spartan Armor. But there are also many items that are just weird and inexplicable. These are some of the strangest but most useful items found in video games. 10. Stunkz... More
  • Blog Post: Holiday DLC Round-Up

    The holidays are upon us, and that means all the biggest games of the year just came out or are coming out very soon. It also means, in this new age of post-release content, that the games that already came out earlier this year (or last year) have new holiday-themed DLC. Here's a round-up of what's... More
  • Blog Post: The Opening Hours Of Saints Row IV

    Game Informer's Dan Ryckert and Jeff Cork are colossal fans of the Saints Row series. Deep Silver recently gave us code for the first several hours of the upcoming Saints Row IV and the two were eager to talk about it. From the unexpected opening sequence to the ridiculous moments with superpowers... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Died At The Top Of Its Game

    When a company is in its death throes, it usually comes after a prolonged period of sub-par performance. THQ is an interesting story to look at from a quality perspective. Looking solely at the products that it has developed over the years, I noticed that the publisher was putting out titles of increasing... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil (And Jason) Play Saints Row: The Third

    In a season flush with great game releases, there's one totally insane title coming out next week that you should make sure not to forget about: Saints Row: The Third. Andrew Reiner and I sat down with self-proclaimed Saints lover Jason Oestreicher to record nearly 40 minutes of mayhem. Watch us... More
  • Blog Post: Itagaki Talks Devil's Third, What He Liked From E3

    Tomonobu Itagaki has always been an interesting interview, so we jumped at the chance to talk to the Devil's Third designer recently. His new IP may not be debuting until 2013 , but we learned a little about the style the outspoken designer is shooting for. Read on to hear about his new project as... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrate The Holiday Weekend With Gaming's Easter Eggs

    It's timely that this week has been filled with news stories about hidden Easter eggs. We've learned recently about singing turrets in Portal 2 and hidden fights in Mortal Kombat, and it got us thinking about some of our favorite Easter eggs from gaming's past. Take a look at some of the... More
  • Blog Post: EXCLUSIVE: The Debut Trailer Of Saints Row: The Third

    We've been throwing tons of Saints Row: The Third info and behind-the-scenes videos at you throughout March, and we wanted to end our month of coverage with a bang. That's why we're capping things off with this exclusive first look of Saints Row: The Third's debut trailer. What you'll... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret History of Volition

    What started out as a simple interview about a studio evolved into this: an hour-long documentary about the 18-year history of Volition, Inc. The studio provided an unprecedented amount of never-before-seen concept art and early footage of their great games, even from a couple that were canceled before... More
  • Blog Post: Saints Row: The Third Screenshot Gallery

    We've spent all month giving you the lowdown on Saints Row: The Third (you can find all of our coverage at the hub ), and now you can check out the full screenshot gallery. You'll see all the screens from the magazine below, showing off the crazy weapons,the city of Steelport, and the insane... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Video Tour Of Saints Row's New City

    You may have already seen Volition discuss the design philosophy behind the new city in Saints Row: The Third, but now's your chance to see the city of Steelport under construction. Meet Jonathan Schmidt, lead terrain artist for Saints Row: The Third. His job is to take the concepts and designs from... More
  • Blog Post: Another Rise To Power

    In just a few short years, the 3rd Street Saints have grown from a small group of thugs to a major commercial force, with endorsement deals and piles of cash large enough to make Scrooge McDuck envious. That’s great news for the gang, but it’s a tricky setup for Saints Row: The Third. What... More
  • Blog Post: The Over-The-Top Activities Of Saints Row: The Third

    Wacky activities are a staple of the Saints Row franchise, with its most outlandish debuting in Saints Row 2. Septic Avenger missions had you dousing outdoor cafes and pool parties with a steady torrent of human waste, Trail Blazer tasked you with (literally) burning through college campuses on a flaming... More
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