#1 Posted by Rorie (2087 posts) -

Is this supposed to happen? I don't know if I should uninstall this game or what. Or maybe just burn my PC. I think maybe that'd be the best way to proceed here.

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#2 Posted by Abendlaender (2596 posts) -

Later in the game you get a power to do that to random people. Just sayin'

#3 Posted by CaLe (3678 posts) -

Well somebody doesn't listen to the Bombcast. Unless this is a joke?? Anyway, yeah, it's supposed to be like that.

#4 Posted by ShaggE (5972 posts) -

I love the first time the whole city goes ASCII for a split second. Before I registered what I was seeing, I thought for sure the video card was frying. Especially since I was playing on a laptop very much not made for games.

#5 Edited by Make_Me_Mad (2946 posts) -

There's nothing like having an upside-down car with the wheels on the wrong side slam into a wall next to you and dump a horde of stretchy cobweb-people with guns in your face to make you wonder if staying up all night to play Saints Row IV was really such a good idea.

#6 Posted by Willza92 (253 posts) -

Oh man, looks like your system 32 folder went kaput. You better delete and reinstall it*

*Hey random future kid looking through these forums, don't actually do this.

#7 Posted by AlisterCat (5396 posts) -

There is a 'glitched people' faction in the game, just like the mascot faction etc that are around the city. You'll find inside out people. Upside down driving cars. All sorts.

It's amazing.

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#8 Posted by fatalflame (87 posts) -

@alistercat: I don't think I ever saw an upside down car when I played. Or maybe I did and it just didn't register! Must replay.. Once I'm done with GTA V!

#9 Posted by ElixirBronze (356 posts) -

@cale said:

Well somebody doesn't listen to the Bombcast.

Haha. I was thinking the same.

#10 Posted by TheHT (10248 posts) -

There are multiple instances in the game where my heart skipped a beat thinkin my graphics card crapped out.

#11 Edited by AndrewB (7187 posts) -

@shagge said:

I love the first time the whole city goes ASCII for a split second. Before I registered what I was seeing, I thought for sure the video card was frying. Especially since I was playing on a laptop very much not made for games.

#12 Edited by GooieGreen (452 posts) -

@rorie: When review copies were out there, a few people were reporting these as bugs. Given all of the hot bullshit elitist talk that went down when some people didn't get the joke, I am thrilled that more people are missing this one.

My first reaction to seeing this in my game was uproarious laughter. Naturally my review copy locked up shortly after, so my laughter quite quickly turned to pain.

#13 Posted by sub_o (641 posts) -

@rorie That's supposed to happen, it's a virtual world, it's buggy virtual world.

#14 Posted by Yummylee (20541 posts) -

Yup, we all have to go through this stage eventually. Trying to figure out if this is intentional on the game's part or not :P

#15 Posted by Bane122 (763 posts) -

@rorie: Stop playing, leave your apartment and nuke the site from orbit... it's the only way to be sure.

#16 Posted by jiggajoe14 (511 posts) -

@rorie yep that's a giant purple penis.

#17 Posted by Humanity (7936 posts) -

Those textures are looking mighty bad, so you should see whats up with that.

#18 Posted by Hailinel (22676 posts) -

Yep, the glitched people are supposed to be there. It's really, really weird at first, but then you get used to it.

#19 Posted by Little_Socrates (5649 posts) -

I was never confused about its nature as a goof, but it's a goof that makes me extremely uncomfortable. I basically have to use the flashiest abilities available to avoid seeing them so that I don't feel a bit nauseous.

#20 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (2590 posts) -

More puppies, less thinking of going crazy. Thank you.

#21 Posted by falserelic (4940 posts) -

I would have flipped out if I've seen it too.

#22 Posted by RoarImaDinosaur (191 posts) -

Definitely surprised me at first! It's also hard to judge hit boxes on the enemies when they glitch but it's a non issue with how OP you become.

#23 Edited by AngriGhandi (678 posts) -

The first time I got to one of the virus uploads with the glitched out people, I laughed, cringed, screamed, and went "buhhhhh?" all within about five seconds. It was like the brain equivalent of sneezing and hiccuping at the same time. I'm lucky I didn't soil myself, really.

...But that could be said for a lot of things in Saints Row IV.

#24 Posted by Subjugation (4693 posts) -

@rorie: Be not afraid. All is as it should be. (It's totally a part of the game.)

#25 Edited by Noblenerf (253 posts) -

You'll notice that sort of thing a lot while near those red vortex-things. The texture-distortions (shimmering spots) will become more common later in the game, as well. It's amazing!

What I'm trying to say is it's supposed to happen. Burn the offending parts of the simulation, instead of your computer.

#26 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (913 posts) -

Anytime you are next to a rift everything goes crazy like that, took me a second to realize it was a joke and not the game freaking out.

#27 Posted by endaround (2128 posts) -

Pretty sure the only way to fix it is to buy a Mac.