Producer: Saints Row Female Friendliness Overshadowed By Porn Star Promotions

Saints Row is known for its juvenile humor and its adult themes but using porn stars to promote it might’ve communicated the wrong message to players, Saints Row associate producer Kate Nelson believes.

"I did not always love how much THQ put an emphasis on porn stars," she said. "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."

Porn star Tera Patrick was given the title of "special producer" on Saints Row 2 in a move not hugely appreciated by development team. She was also depicted as a playable character in the DLC Ultor Exposed. And this was not the only adult entertainer to make it into Saints Row. The Penthouse Pack DLC for Saints Row: The Third allowed players to add Penthouse Pets Nikki Benz, Justine Joli, Ryan Keely, and Heather Vandeven to their gangs.

"I think our game actually does represent women in a positive way, but the press will focus on, oh hey, there are strippers, or there's a dildo bat - it's unfortunate from my perspective that that doesn't come through," she said.

"Because I hear women talk on panels and they're like 'there are no people that look like me in games'. Well, actually in my game [the main character] can look like you as our customization system is so extensive. We don't get that across in our marketing or in the press because it's difficult - we only have 30 seconds to explain."

Saints Row IV is scheduled for release later this month.

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Comments

whoa

I didn't know that those porn girls were playable. I haven't played any SR games. But my wife and I are huge fans of Justine Joli. she's absolutely gorgeous, and we love her pics and films. I may have to pick those games up now, just to play as her. hahahaha!!

Holy fuck bitch!

STFU you dumb whore. If you don't like it, go work on a different game. You make a product for nerds, dorks & geeks who are mostly male losers who have never seen a naked woman that wasn't represented on a screen of some sort. You're like a famous turd (like Mel Gibson) bitching about a paparazzo when you're the idiot turd that wanted to be famous & you can't have one without the other. It comes with the territory. You wonder why men dominate the world & women have to work 2X as hard for 0.5X the recognition. Take your head out your asshole lady & push a dick up in there, deep, deep, deep!!!

Geez

Geez, what will it be next, its a freaking game, mayby next one gone be about guns/explosives ,or mayby the aliens, you dont hear them complain about beeing misrepresented!

This shit again...

"I think our game actually does represent women in a positive way." Because dressing slutty and murdering people while doing it portrays women in a positive light vs... I dunno bitching,moaning and avoiding the kitchen. Thumbs up. Porn star Tera Patrick was given the title of "special producer" on Saints Row 2 in a move not hugely appreciated by development team. I am sure no fuck was given by the development team when it came to working with a porn star. Fact of the matter on this topic and many others depicting the sex card is that the majority of gaming development teams are predominantly made up of males and as such of course women are going to be portrayed unfairly, unrealistically and objectify. Fuck, the dead or alive series was nothing more than just a boob physics engine with punches and kicks. It's bad enough the media focuses on redundant topics and refuses to focus on the main and funnest attraction of the game which is.... Senseless violence in a morale vacuum!

Add new comment