Community Announcements - [V] IdolNinja


Calling all Saints Row modders! Deep Silver and Volition are holding a contest for the best new Saints Row IV PC Steam Workshop mods, and giving away some gaming hardware courtesy of Corsair and Intel!

Three first place hardware prize packages will be awarded for best new weapon mod, best new customization item mod, and best new misc mod (everything else) which includes:
x1 Intel i7 6700K CPU
x1 Corsair K70 RGB Lux Keyboard
x1 Corsair Void USB-Carbon Headset

Runners up in each category will receive a bundle of Deep Silver Steam game codes.

To enter the contest, upload your new Saints Row IV PC mod to Steam Workshop, and send an email to vsocial@dsvolition.com with a link to the mod, and with the following Subject: Steam Workshop Contest Entry. Only newly created mods after this announcement are eligible to enter. The contest is open to entries for one month until March 20, and winners will be announced the following week. For the full set of Contest Rules see:
http://www.kochmedia.com/us/srivcontest/

Volition Community Developer Mike Watson (IdolNinja) will be judging the competition, along with Thomas Jepp (Minimaul) from saintsrowmods.com and Florian Rath (flow754) who have both been working with Volition on the modding tools and the SDK.

New to Saints Row IV Steam Workshop modding? Check out the getting started thread!
https://www.saintsrowmods.com/forum/threads/getting-started-with-steam-workshop.14636/
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Back in the day, to install mods we needed to trudge through the digital snow — upcyberhill, both ways — and we’d consider ourselves lucky if we only got caned thrice for mistyping DOS commands. The youth of today are spoiled, simply clicking a few buttons in the Steam Workshop to install and play mods. Where’s the graft? I swear, some of these kids playing mods these days haven’t even lost fingers to cyberfrostbite. Fine then, go on, go and play Saints Row 4 [official site] mods easily with its fancy new official Steam Workshop support, see if I care. The game’s on sale now too. … [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - [V] IdolNinja
The Saints Row series is all about the freedom to play how you want, and we're now taking that one step further with Steam Workshop support for Saints Row IV PC! It's never been easier to create and install mods that add new weapons and clothing, run custom scripts, and change gameplay values. Head over to the Saints Row IV community hub in your Steam client, click the Workshop tab, and start browsing. It's just that easy!

To celebrate, Saints Row IV PC is on sale for 75% off on Steam all this week and next!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/206420/

There were many challenges in implementing Steam Workshop support since the game was not originally designed to support modding. A handful of dedicated Volition devs worked on this in their free time to update the engine and remove memory restrictions, as well as finding a way for individual mods to interact and work correctly with each other without the need for running special tools. It was all a labor of love for our fans, and we're incredibly excited to see the crazy content you come up with!

One last extra special thanks to the modding community at http://saintsrowmods.com who worked with us on creating and improving the tools, along with all the testing and feedback over the last few years. We couldn't have done it without you!

* Please note that only the Windows version of Saints Row IV PC is currently compatible with Workshop. We hope to announce Linux support soon.
Product Update - Valve
Saints Row IV now supports Workshop and is 75% off!*

The US President must save the Earth from alien overlord Zinyak using an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons in the wildest open world game ever.

The epic conclusion to the game that changed all the rules! The Saints have gone from the crackhouse to the White House but the Earth has been invaded and it’s up to you to free the world from Overlord Zinyak and his alien empire. With homies new and old by your side, and an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons, you must save the world in the wildest open world game ever!

*Offer ends November 29 at 10AM Pacific Time
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Adam Smith)

Agents Of Mayhem [official site] explicitly plants Saints Row in a futureworld of supervillains and interplanetary metahuman agencies. I use the word explicitly because Saints Row IV was already at least part way there, using the grammar of a superhero comic if not the language. I played through a mission of Mayhem recently and while I immediately missed some aspects of Saints Row, as an action game, Agents is streets ahead.

… [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Saints Row creators Volition today announced they’ll release a new open-world explode-o-rama in 2017, though it’s not a new Saints Row. Not really. Agents of Mayhem [official site] will see the good-ish guys of M.A.Y.H.E.M. (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) scrapping with the dastardly L.E.G.I.O.N. (the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations) in open-world shooty antics. Here, check out the announcement trailer:

… [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Richard Cobbett)

Hello there. This week, I’m writing not just as an RPG columnist, but as president of the newly formed League Of Folks Who Don’t Really Play MOBAs But Are Bizarrely Hooked On All The Trappings. As far as I can tell, our membership is roughly a billion people and counting. That’s what happens when the likes of Blizzard and Riot spend literally tens> of dollars creating gorgeous videos to promote their worlds, yes, but it goes somewhat deeper than that. Have you ever watched a new character reveal for a game you know you’re never going to play? Then the sickness might have spread.

… [visit site to read more]

Product Release - Valve
Saints Row 2 & Saints Row: The Third are now available on SteamOS.

To celebrate, we're running a sale on all things Saints Row.

Save up to 66% on Saints Row titles as part of this week's Weekend Deal*!

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time



Community Announcements - [V] IdolNinja
Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third have now joined the rest of the Saints Row PC games on Linux and Steam OS!

Already own the games? Thanks to Steam Play, having either game in your library means you can now play it on any supported OS -- Windows, Linux, or Steam OS.

* The German release of Saints Row 2 PC is still only available for Windows operating systems due to issues with the original source code.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Remember that Descent game Kickstarted by people by who didn’t make Descent? Here’s an unofficial Descent remakequel Kickstarted by people who did make Descent.

If Descent was on your Kickstarted comeback bingo card, then today’s the day to wave your pen in the air. Mike Kulas and Matt Toschlog, lead creators of the 1990s’ beloved six-degrees of freedom spaceshippy FPS, have gotten the band back together for a comeback named Overload. You wanted Descent with sparkly 2016 graphics? You’re gonna get it. Well, if you and your fellow retronauts can put $300k together. … [visit site to read more]

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