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Volition’s new Community Manager

Friday, September 20th, 2013

I have some extremely exciting news to share with everyone. I have officially accepted a contract position with Volition as their Community Manager. My immediate focus is going to be on improving the technical and support side for the players. I will also be providing better and more transparent communication regarding existing issues and any upcoming patches and fixes. In simple terms, I am deeply committed to making sure that all players have the best possible experience with the Saints Row games and are able to get any help they might need.

The most important part of my contract is that I am free to continue modding and running idolninja.com and saintsrowmods.com both as an individual and a fan, rather than as a Volition representative. I’ll still be creating and updating my mods, as well as helping other modders to achieve their own modding goals in my free time. The only difference is I’ll now also be assisting and interacting with users on the official forums at saintsrow.com, as well as on the Steam community hub.

Dubstep gun mod for GTAIV

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

It’s nowhere near as cool as the  SRIV one, but still pretty neat:

I can’t wait for the upcoming SDK tools that will allow the Saints Row modding community to finally rival the amazing stuff that GTA modding scene puts out.

SRTT and SR2 alpha tools coming early!

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Mike Wilson has taken pity on all of the modders who have been chomping at the bit to get their grubby hands on the SDK. He has just announced that Volition will be making all the alpha modding tools that we have all been working on publicly available! This includes many of the command line tools and full documentation on all the lua functions.

Please keep in mind that this is NOT the sdk, and does NOT include any of the 3ds max plugins yet. These are simply alpha tools  in a very rough state that are being released so that the community can play with them. Look for the alpha release and public github repo to go live early next week!

Saints Row: The Third SDK release plan!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Jeff Thompson has drafted up a release plan for the upcoming SDK, and will be fielding questions and feedback! While no dates are set, this will at least give an overview of what to expect next.

The earring that changed everything

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Volition has released a fix for the Morningstar Soldier outfit so that the earrings now sit correctly on the player for all body types/sexes.

You might be asking yourself, “Idol, why the dramatic title for this blog post? It’s just a bugfix!” This seemingly small act of goodwill has much larger implications than you might think. Volition officially ended support on Saints Row: The Third quite some time ago, and many fans thought we would never see these issues corrected. Volition also worked with the community to integrate all of our existing dlc fixes into their patch, and have taken ownership by maintaining the release thread on our forums. The best part is that they do not plan to stop here. They have been researching all the existing issues and will also be attempting to fix other standout problems like the homie cooldown bug, Saints not driving the correct purple variants around town, and even the AMD performance issues.

I never expected to see this kind of support, but it really shows just how much Volition cares about supporting their games and the community now that they are free of the yoke of a dying THQ.

Minimaul’s Saints Row IV preview article

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Minimaul weighs in with his opinion on the SR4 preview!

My interview with Dave Tach from Polygon

Monday, July 1st, 2013

on Saints Row modding and working together with Volition:

http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/1/4474208/saints-row-modder-mike-idolninja-watson-on-working-with-volition-and

Impressions article release dated

Friday, May 10th, 2013

I got some news from Deep Silver about the article. The delay has to do with embargos and potentially scooping the regular gaming press on it. You know, marketing stuff. Anyway, you can all expect to read it during E3 this year between June 11-13.  This is actually kind of cool since I’ll be able to add more info on other features that have been publicly released.

Twitter account suspended

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Twitter has suspended my account for some weird reason. I’ve already confirmed with both Volition and Deep Silver that it wasn’t a copyright complaint or anything along those lines. In fact, Aubrey from DS is going to talk to her contact at Twitter on my behalf which gets her quite a few super cool points in my book.

Saints Row IV Trailer!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

It’s out and there is a lot of information to process, including the release date of August 23!

EDIT:
More details are rolling in from Polygon! The North America release date is August 20 and worldwide hits on August 23. They also report the following: “According to the official Facebook page for the title, the head of the Saints has been elected President of the United States, leading the charge against an alien force in a struggle to save humanity. Players will “wield gargantuan superpowers” and have an “arsenal of alien weaponry and technology” at their disposal, as well as the ability to leap buildings, outrun enemies and use telekinesis.”

Here is the above pic as a huge wallpaper.