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Saints Row developer: 'Sarkeesian is right'

In the case of Volition creative director Steve Jaros, the answer is simple: owning up to what he calls "a problem in the game industry." Speaking to The Escapist, Jaros said, "I actually think [Tropes vs. Women creator Anita Sarkeesian's] right in this case." He went on to say that he believes the Saints Row series developer has improved in its treatment of women over years but said they still have room to grow. Must Read Agent of mayhem: the life and near death of Saints Row's Volition "I think that we tried to go and carry ourselves with respect, and try to respect sexuality and respect gender as much as we can, and sometimes we fail but hopefully we'll do better and continue to get better," Jaros said. Saints Row was the center of a small bit of controversy in 2012,...

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Modders rejoice: Saints Row 4's development kit will be made public

As if Saints Row 4 wasn't open-endedly bizarre enough, developing studio Volition announced at PAX 2014 that they will release the official software development kit for the game on PC, which is music to the ears of modders. Volition, as announced earlier, also is reconditioning the game with Saints Row 4: Re-Elected, a port of last year's game to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There will be a full release of that game, with all of its DLC, titled Gat Out of Hell. Both are available Jan. 27, 2015.

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Saints Row style now wearable with a new line of clothing

Video game clothing and apparel maker Insert Coin released its Saints Row-inspired clothing range to its online store over the weekend, it announced today. Insert Coin unveiled the line in its concept phase in January. The final range features a Professor Genki and Saints Flow t-shirt for $30 each, a Johnny Gat polo tee $42, leggings featuring a Genki print for $42, a Steelport Saints hoodie for $56 and a 3rd Street Saints varsity-style jacket for $77. A comprehensive Saints Row 4 collection called the National Treasure Edition will launch for PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360 July 8. Since its release last year, Saints Row 4 has launched as several special editions, such as the Commander in Chief Edition, Super Dangerous Wub Wub Edition and Game of the Generation Edition. You...

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Xbox 360 Gold subscribers get a Batman-themed sale this week

This week's Xbox 360 sale is live, offering discounts to Xbox Live Gold subscribers on games and add-on content set in Batman's home city through April 21, 2014. Gotham-themed discounts include: Batman Arkham Asylum for $4.99, 75 percent off Batman Arkham City for $4.99, 75 percent off Batman Arkham City Harley Quinn's Revenge for $2.49, 75 percent off Batman Arkham City Arkham City Skins Pack for $1.24, 75 percent off Batman Arkham Origins: Deathstroke Challenge Pack for $2.99, 50 percent off Batman Arkham Origins Infinite Earths Skins Pack for $2.49, 50 percent off Batman Arkham Origins Initiation for $3.49, 50 percent off Batman Arkham Origins New Millennium Skins Pack for $2.49, 50 percent off Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass for $9.99, 50 percent off Gotham...

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Saints Row's Johnny Gat joining Divekick Addition Edition roster

Johnny Gat from the Saints Row series is the newest addition to Iron Galaxy Studios' parody fighting game Divekick Addition Edition. Gung-ho gangster Gat will be available first in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, with a later appearance on PS3, PS Vita, and Windows PC. He'll be playable at PAX East this weekend, where Iron Galaxy is promising another character reveal. Divekick is filled with gaming in-jokes and references, as seen in the trailer released today.

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Study suggests playing as a black character can reinforce racist attitudes

Playing as a black character in a video game, commonly viewed as a laudable choice promoting diversity, still can foster or strengthen racist attitudes, according to a recently published study. White players act more aggressively after playing a video game with a black avatar or character, says the study, led by a researcher at Ohio State University. The research also showed a stronger likelihood for white participants to openly express stronger negative attitudes toward African-Americans, and to show implicit attitudes linking them to weapons. "Playing a violent video game as a black character reinforces harmful stereotypes that blacks are violent," said Brad Bushman, the co-author of the study, which appears online in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Scienceand will be...

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Former THQ boss Danny Bilson has plans to revive Guillermo del Toro's Insane

Former THQ boss Danny Bilson has plans to revive the canceled Guillermo del Toro video game project Insane, he told VG247. "I haven't heard that he's doing anything with it yet, although I do have an idea how to revive it, and I'm gonna speak to him soon," Bilson said. Publisher THQ announced in 2012 its decision to cancel pre-production on the horror title made in development with the Hellboy director, returning all IP rights to the director at the time. Insane was previously in development at Volition Inc., the studio responsible for developing THQ's Saints Row and Red Faction franchises. The survival horror title was announced at the Spike Video Game Awards in 2010 by del Toro. It was originally slated for a 2013 release, planned as a trilogy of games. "As much as I can tell you...

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Why the Adults Only rating may be pointless and harmful to games as an art form

Stores won't carry games rated Adults Only, nor will Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo give them an official release on consoles. The ESRB's listing of AO-rated games show how often the rating is granted due to graphic sexual imagery or nudity, and how rarely the rating is given based on violence. "I believe the lack of AO content is hard on the industry because it forces people to keep pushing the edge of the Mature rating," Geoffrey Zatkin, the founder of CPO of EEDAR, told Polygon. "But since no major retailer will carry an AO product, it is almost impossible to release any sort of 'mass market' game with an AO rating." Movies may get around this limitation by pushing the boundaries of the R rating and then releasing an "unrated" version for the home theater market, but the gaming...

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Saints Row will be wearable this year with a new line of clothing

Games-centric clothes shop Insert Coin is adding a Saints Row-inspired clothing range to its online store, it revealed today. The Saints Row line is currently in its early concept phase with final designs to be decided in the months to come. So far, the initial range features a Professor Genki and Saints Flow t-shirt, a Johnny Gat polo tee, leggings featuring a Genki print, a Steelport Saints hoodie and a 3rd Street Saints varsity-style jacket. The new range is slated to become available in early 2014. Preliminary drawings of the items can be found here.

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Company of Heroes 2 and Saints Row 4 free to play this weekend

Company of Heroes 2 and Saints Row 4 are free to download and play on Steam this weekend, with both titles being heavily discounted during this period, Valve announced today. Until Sunday Jan. 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. ET, Steam users can download and play both titles for free. Until Monday Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. ET, both titles are also on sale, with Company of Heroes 2 being discounted by 66 percent to $13.59 and Saints Row 4 getting a 50 percent discount to $19.99. The Saints Row franchise pack, which bundles together Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third, Saints Row 4 and their accompanying downloadable content, is also on sale for $29.99, a 60 percent discount on its regular price.

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  • Xbox 360
    • Released 08/29/2006
    • Publisher THQ
    • Developer Volition
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