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April 6, 2020

Saints Row: The Third remaster coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Saints Row: The Third remaster coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Deep Silver announced on Monday morning that a remastered version of its 2011 action adventure Saints Row: The Third will be released in May.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered will be available on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on May 22. The outlandish open-world game was first released in 2011. Developed by Volition, it lampooned Grand Theft Auto-style urban gang war games, making use of comedic devices such as silly weapons and over-the-top characters.

While Deep Silver-owned Volition is working on a new Saints Row game, the remaster is being handled by studio Sperasoft. According to a statement from Deep Silver, the remastered game will feature “retextured environments, character models and visual effects, enhanced graphics and a new lighting engine.” It will also include remastered versions of the game’s three expansion packs and its sundry DLC. The full package will cost $39.99.

In Saints Row: The Third, players take on the role of a post-industrial city gang boss, threatened by an aggressive crime syndicate. The game pokes fun at action-adventure tropes of the era, while also indulging in puerile humor.

A Nintendo Switch version of the original game came out last year, which Polygon said suffered from the narrative limitations of its era, including a “sex appeal” slider on its create-a-character menu that inflates the female character’s breasts and the male character’s penis. A spokesperson for Deep Silver said the remaster’s narrative content and jokes would remain the same as the original game.

Published at Mon, 06 Apr 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Overwatch League players fined for chatting about ‘big dick’ during match

Two Overwatch League players were fined over the weekend for typing variations of “big dick” into the live match chat. Los Angeles Valiant support player Mun “Lastro” Jung-won and San Francisco Shock DPS Kim “Rascal” Dong-jun were apparently unaware the match chat was visible on the live broadcast match last Saturday.

Lastro kicked things off during the match by typing “sex” then “big dick.” Rascal responded with “big dick,” while teammates were pleading with the players to stop — “[viewers] can see match chat,” Shock tank player Matthew “super” DeLisi typed. Both Lastro and Rascal were fined $1,000 “for inappropriate chat during a league match,” league officials announced Sunday via the discipline tracker.

Lastro apologized after the match. “I thought the viewers could not see the match chat because everyone was typing in it,” he tweeted on Saturday. “I wrote it as a joke, although I should not have done it regardless of whether the viewers could see the match chat or not. I will make sure something like this never happens again.”

Rascal responded to the fine with a GIF of Conan O’Brien with his head in his hand.

These are the first two fines in 2020 for the Overwatch League, which is quite impressive considering the number of fines, suspensions, and punishments that were doled out over the first two seasons.

Published at Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:58:36 +0000

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