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#1 compl3x

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:53

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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 starts.

 

“I did not always love how much THQ put an emphasis on porn stars,” Kate told Edge. “In Saints Row 2 and Saints Row 3 there was an emphasis on the penthouse girls, and earlier Tera Patrick. I think it’s important in marketing games to make sure that the essence of the game is what’s being marketed, and I think the porn star angle didn’t really fit in with what Saints Row is at heart, which is a parody. We like to poke fun.”

 

It was especially THQ's use of porn star Tera Patrick that bothered the team, specifically how she was credited as a "special producer."

 

“Saying that someone who had no industry experience was in a role that is sexualised as a producer of our project, or saying the penthouse girls are our QA staff – I just…I can see the humour in that angle of promotion but for me that’s the line where it gets into reality."

 

Also for those of you that care about the soundtrack, we can expect 80 minutes of original music on top of seven radio stations sporting over 100 tracks in Saints Row IV

 

Walking the line – Volition on courting controversy, gender equality and Saints Row IV [Edge Online]


Deep Silver Volition Roll Out the "Saints Row IV" Soundtrack [Complex]

 

 




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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:54

Must get into this game now just purely for Tera Patrick :p



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:13

If you want to play SR2, get it on the Xbox, the PC port is unusable without mods (and they don't fix everything)

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 15:47

If you want to play SR2, get it on the Xbox, the PC port is unusable without mods (and they don't fix everything)

 

Saint Row 3 played fine on PC i think.   Never played it myself, but I have seen people enjoy it.

 

SR4 looks great, it will be the first one i will play.  i heard 1and2 were so-so.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 18:07

I didn't havbe any issues with SRIII on PC.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 00:49

Yep, SR3 and 4 were designed with the PC in mind, while SR2 was a console release only (What I mean is, Volition never made a PC port, THQ farmed it out to a random dev who never went any further than getting the console port to compile and run, it is terrible on the PC, if you don't have the right FPS and CPU clock rate, you'll get glitches)

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 00:52

Nothing makes me want to play games more than fake breasts! :woot: :rolleyes: