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Old Dec 18, 2010, 11:18 AM   #1
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THQ today detailed their release plans for a half-dozen games, including Red Faction Armageddon which is now planned for a May 2011 release day.

MX vs. ATV Alive is meant to hit during the spring of 2011, while Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is set for a summer 2011 release. Saints Row 3 and a new WWE game are both showing a release for fall 2011. Finally a new UFC release is slated for the winter of 2012.
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Saints Row, as a series, has always been about gangstas. The urban-oriented setting, dress options and themes felt like a direct response to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. But THQ's Danny Bilson doesn't see the Saints Row franchise as even being in competition with GTA anymore and has revealed that the upcoming third iteration is dispensing with some of its thug life focus.

We don't compete with GTA. We're differentiating even further with GTA with this one. The new Saint's Row will be less urban - it's definitely not about 'gangsta' anymore at all. And it's more fun and almost sillier and wackier and weirder than the other one.

I love GTA - especially the last one, which knocked my socks off. That's almost like a Martin Scorsese cartoon, right? We are more like the Mad Magazine version of that or something. It's colourful, it's wild, it's fun.

Only thing I'm concerned about is that there is no word on what platforms it will be released on.
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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Hopefully on PC, but also I hope Driving and Tagging are vastly improved.
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Holy **** YEAH! Saints Row 2 was hella awesome! I just hope they keep all the goode ****, and don't take out any of the mini games and customization stuff. Bit worried about the setting though! I mean if it's not urban? What then? Space Gangstas? Jungle Cats? ooo an Assassins Row? Still... Saints Row 1 and 2 are fantastic games, i am glad for a sequel. Even if the only goode thing turns out to be the story, as the two other games both had great stories. More importantly great story missions!
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Think it will come to all platforms. Exclusives = limited people buying = lost money!.
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I still need to install Saints Row 2 to know how crappy it was on PC.
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yeah it was a pretty bad pc port, hopefully 3 won't be that bad
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It wasn't a crappy port, it just had one really painful bug that they never bothered fixing. the port though was fine. There are also plenty of people who don't even get the performance bug.
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It wasn't a crappy port, it just had one really painful bug that they never bothered fixing. the port though was fine. There are also plenty of people who don't even get the performance bug.
I'll agree that it certainly is one painful bug and that the game(SR2) is outstandingly awesome, much better than GTA4 gameplay wise IMO. But I have not met or heard from a single person that has been able to run this game butter smooth with zero hitches or stutters.
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Awesome, good to hear!

I never did play Saints Row 2, but I'm hoping to soon. Been wanting it for a long time now. The first one was outstanding.
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SR2 is a fun one,I finished every mission
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well this thread finally made me decide to download saints row 2. i hope it's playable despite the problems.
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it IS playable even with the problems, it will distract from the fun for sure, but there is really only a few missions at least where it will give problems. The biggest problem i had with the game, was the lack of people playing multiplayer... seriously, some of the best multiplayer games in any game, it's more like a party game then a third person shooter. Hell, the Game Lobby is a basketball court where you can shoot hoops while you wait!!
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well this thread finally made me decide to download saints row 2. i hope it's playable despite the problems.
The biggest issue I had was Driving. You just need to be quick and light on the controls, otherwise you'll be all over the place.

Forget about Tagging, it's just annoying and a complete waste of time IMO. Paint too much outside or inside the lines and you fail, quit Painting(other than shaking the Can) and you fail, in the meantime carloads of Enemies keep arriving shooting you in the back. A monkey could have come up with a better idea than this.
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I never once had any trouble with Tagging, and i think gangs only ever turned up the first time i did it, because i was going slow, and already had the game up high on the kill'o'meter. The trick is to figure out how much you actually can go outside the lines, and to know you don't have to paint the whole thing, only about 75%. Once you get the knack, it takes seconds and you will never fail

Hmm, one thing i hope they change in SR3 though, needing to do mini games to get enough rep to play missions. Works really well the first time, because the mini games are new, but on repeated play throughs, it is really frustrating
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I never once had any trouble with Tagging, and i think gangs only ever turned up the first time i did it, because i was going slow, and already had the game up high on the kill'o'meter. The trick is to figure out how much you actually can go outside the lines, and to know you don't have to paint the whole thing, only about 75%. Once you get the knack, it takes seconds and you will never fail

Hmm, one thing i hope they change in SR3 though, needing to do mini games to get enough rep to play missions. Works really well the first time, because the mini games are new, but on repeated play throughs, it is really frustrating
It's still dumb the way they implemented it.
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Most minigames are dumb I could have been better i guess
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More confirmations but again, no PC version specified.
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They had better make a PC version, Saints Row 2 rocked!!
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i love saints row 2, despite the stutter. its the only game that stutters that i actually tolerated and played
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Still can't wait for this!

I made a post here saying that I never played Saints Row 2. I got it for XMas and am just about finished with it. I've completed nearly every activity in the game and just have a few Ultor missions left and it's DONE.

Absolutely awesome game. I had annoyances with it at first because the graphics were kind of crappy and the framerate/performance is god awful in a lot of places...but once I got past that I was sucked in.
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Yeap, absolutely loved Saints Row 2. Also finished every single mission despite the annoying stuttering issues. Here's hoping Saints Row 3 would be just as awesome.
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It wasn't a crappy port, it just had one really painful bug that they never bothered fixing. the port though was fine. There are also plenty of people who don't even get the performance bug.
Yeah, the performance bug that they never fixed is a real game breaker.
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I've never heard of anyone getting decent performance with this game. Hell, since it's got a 30fps lock even that remaining solid would kind of suck, but I've never heard of anyone getting a sustained 30fps through every city and when driving.

It was a horrible port, and deserves that reputation.
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I've never heard of anyone getting decent performance with this game. Hell, since it's got a 30fps lock even that remaining solid would kind of suck, but I've never heard of anyone getting a sustained 30fps through every city and when driving.

It was a horrible port, and deserves that reputation.
A sustained 30fps isn't that hard to achieve with a 5xxx series ati gpu or a gtx4xx-5xx gpu.
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A sustained 30fps isn't that hard to achieve with a 5xxx series ati gpu or a gtx4xx-5xx gpu.
I'd like to hear what SR2 does on a top of line rig; major OC'ed sandy bridge with raid SSD.
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Hmm, sr2 is a strange game, the last time I played it I had minor stuttering, can't say the same about it now, It stuttered way too much.

It must be very sensitive to hardware changes/drivers.
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I've never heard of anyone getting decent performance with this game. Hell, since it's got a 30fps lock even that remaining solid would kind of suck, but I've never heard of anyone getting a sustained 30fps through every city and when driving.

It was a horrible port, and deserves that reputation.
Well your hearing it now, i get sustained 30fps on my current rig with AO off, on all but one area in the whole game.
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I started playing Saints Row 2 and game is fine but controls suck. They are way too twitchy especially driving and I keep banging cars and crap. To add to that the guy walks like a complete moron and jerks whilst running (game doesn't it is just the guy's walk). I have great performance though, pegged at 60fps. Is there any fix to the twitchy controls?
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I started playing Saints Row 2 and game is fine but controls suck. They are way too twitchy especially driving and I keep banging cars and crap. To add to that the guy walks like a complete moron and jerks whilst running (game doesn't it is just the guy's walk). I have great performance though, pegged at 60fps. Is there any fix to the twitchy controls?
The console game is like that too, but you actually get use to it after a while. Once I did, I had no issues. His walk is just part of the gangster style of the game...just how it is. You can actually change the way he walks, but I thought the other options were even worse.

I just did my usual and decked my guy out in a nice suit and fedora and made him look like a 30's gangster/mob guy. It doesn't exactly fit in with what's going on around you, but I like my guy to have a touch of class when he's doing his killing. It's just how I roll!
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