THQ's 2011 open-world, urban warfare action-adventure, third in the series: The Third Street Saints have moved from street gang to international brand complete with mascot and licensing and have attracted the attention of The Syndicate, the world's largest criminal organization.

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What's the most effective way to make Nut Shots?

In the Saintsbook, there's a challenge from Shaundi to make 25 Nut Shots. However, I'm having difficulty pulling this off (I also had a hard time completing this challenge in Saints Row 2 and was ...
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How can I most efficiently launch myself through my car's windshield?

One of the challenges in the Saintsbook is "Windshield Cannon" - I have to launch myself through the windshields of cars until I've met a certain distance requirement. I can't seem to figure out what ...
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So I accidentally broke someone's neck, can I fix it?

I saw someone who wanted to take my picture, so I went up to interact with them. Unfortunately, they were looking the other way and I accidentally grabbed them and then broke their neck (I meant to ...
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What's an hour of Saints Row: The Third time in real life?

Saints Row: The Third is my first experience with the franchise, and I'm trying to understand when city income will be available for me to transfer out. The game says one hour, but it seems I have ...
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Is there any way to lower the bridges?

At a certain point in the game, the bridges between islands in Steelport raise up. I'm trying to finish all of the vehicle theft challenges in the Saintsbook, and this makes it a bit more ...
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How do I unlock helicopters?

How do I get helicopters for my personal use outside of activities in Saints Row: The Third? I've bought the hangar, but I don't see any copters lying around the airport. Do I just need to look around ...
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What's the easiest way to maximize profits from Insurance Fraud?

Insurance Fraud is one of the side activities in Saints Row 3, and it plays extremely similarly to the way it did in Saints Row 2. I'm planning on using it in SR3 to get the Windshield Cannon ...
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Is there any way to force a survival challenge to start?

One of the things I still have left to do is a whole bunch of survival challenges. These challenges occur when a friend of the Saints calls you on your cell and asks you to show up at a location and ...
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When playing Saints Row 3 in co-op, does my progress carry over to my single player save?

I want to play with a friend in Saints Row 3, but he's at a different part of the plot missions than I am. If I save my game while playing in his lobby, do I get credit for having finished the ...
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Can I get credit for lewd gestures at people who are already trying to kill me?

In Saints Row 3, one of the Saintsbook challenges (and an achievement) is taunting gang members. I can go around and taunt enemy gang members, but I only seem to get a popup (and credit in the ...
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How do I get the “You're My Hero!” achievement?

To get "You're My Hero!" you must finish all of the challenges listed in the Saintsbook. This is probably one of the more involved achievements in the game. What's the best way to clear each ...
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In the “Subtlety Optional” assassination, what counts as a muscle car?

In the assassination "Subtlety Optional" assassination given by Angel, he says to pull up to a certain gas station in a muscle car to lure out the owner/target. I have tried several different cars ...
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Is there any way I can prevent my own Manapult from sucking me into it?

I received the Manapult truck as part of the Professor Genki DLC. However, running around and sucking up helpless citizens and shooting them as cannonballs tends to raise your notoriety with the ...
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Are there trains in Saints Row 3?

It occurred to me as I was driving around today that there's a bunch of elevated train tracks in Steelport, (you can see some from the helipad of Saints HQ, for example) but I don't think I've ever ...
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Where can I find an unattractive, overweight woman of leisure?

One of the assassination targets in the Saintsbook is "Smoov" in Henry Steel Mills. To draw him out, I apparently have to, and I quote, "grab one of his ho's" who are described as "fatter, uglier ...
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Can I use my own music instead of the in game radio stations?

I'm tired of listening to the same old songs over and over again on the radio in Saints Row 3. (Much like real life!) Is it possible to create custom radio stations and/or custom playlists using my ...
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Is the Cyber Buster effective against aircraft and tanks?

I'm contemplating a change to my weapon loadout in Saints Row 3. I have access to the "Cyber Blaster" now, which is a weapon you use during one of the Decker missions. So far I've kept the RC ...
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Is there any way to see numbers for weapon upgrades in Saints Row: The Third?

Saints Row: The Third has introduced an upgrade system for the weapons. Paying extra cash allows you to upgrade to various levels (I've so far seen 4; I don't know if there's more), but it only has ...
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Can I rob my own stores for challenge completion?

In the Saintsbook, there's a list of challenges to complete throughout the game. Pierce wants me to rob 15 stores for one of them. However, I'm wondering if this is a challenge I need to complete ...
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What's the best way of making money?

In Saints Row: The Third there are many things to buy: weapons, weapon upgrades, vehicle upgrades, crib upgrades, properties, tattoos, clothing, etc.. All of these added up are expensive. What's the ...
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Why did I die when my car exploded?

In the middle of a 5 star fight with the Morningstar, I hopped into one of my tricked out rides and lead the gang members on an exciting car chase filled with gunfire and vehicular mayhem. I had just ...
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How do I get the Condor VTOL out of the park for the related vehicle delivery mission?

I have attempted this particular vehicle theft mission at least a half dozen times now. I have to raid a STAG outpost that mysteriously popped up inside of one of the city's parks, and steal a Condor ...
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What is a “no-weapon kill?”

I've been trying to clear out the Saints Book, and I was working on Angel's "No-Weapon Kill" challenge. I assumed this was simple, and I'd go up to cops/gangs and punch the crap out of them for a ...
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Can I use the Genki Mobile's flamethrowers?

As part of the GenkiBowl 7 DLC, I was awarded the Genki Mobile, featured in the the PR missions of that DLC pack. It shows the flamethrowers as equipped when I get in it, with infinite ammo. ...
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What's the trick to earning enough points in Mayhem activities?

Among activities wherein you must achieve a particular score within a time limit, there exists a continuum of freneticity. On the hyperactive side are things like Tank Mayhem, where you are basically ...
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Where do I get the Fart in a Jar?

There's an achievement called Stay Classy Steelport which reads as follows: Kill 25 Gang Members each with 'the Penetrator' AND the Fart in a Jar. I've had The Penetrator for a long time, but I've ...
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How can I bring STAG back if I have 100% completion?

There's a couple of the Saintsbook challenges that require you to have STAG forces available to kill. After you complete the game, however, the STAG forces are nowhere to be found. I believe that ...
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Do I need to gain weight in order to be a better windshield cannoneer?

While driving around to get the windshield cannon achievement, I 'accidentally' crashed head on with another car. To my surprise, I wasn't launched from my car but the other driver was launched from ...
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What are “GPS Shortcuts”?

The other day I was driving around in Saints Row the Third and a message appeared just above the mini map saying "GPS Shortcut unlocked!" What does this mean, what does it do and are there any other ...
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How do I perform a stoppie in Saints Row: The Third on PC?

How do I make a motorbike do a stoppie (reverse wheelie) for the challenge? I've tried every key combination I can think of!
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How do burnouts work?

In Saints Row, The Third, I can't figure out how points for burnouts work and how you can earn maximum respect from them. To get one started, you hold your brake and accelerator in the car. Even ...
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What forms of co-op exist in Saints Row 3?

I realize the answers to this may differ depending on which platform the game is being played on. I'm interested in the Xbox 360 version myself, but if people know for the other platforms, feel free ...
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How do I effectively fight Brutes?

I have only been playing for 3 hours and the brutes are really making it difficult. I get surrounded by 10+ normal gang members and then a brute turns up. I can't ram the brutes in a vehicle and I ...
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Do wheel spikes actually accomplish anything?

When upgrading cars, it's possible to purchase wheel spikes that add a spinning metal blade to your car's tires, ostensibly to pop other cars' tires and to injure pedestrians—so far, though, I haven't ...
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How can I speed up the cooldown for the helicopter homie?

After calling him, I keep having it grayed out for awhile, with no idea what drives it or what I could do to get it refreshed besides go about my business. Is there anything I can do to speed this up? ...
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How can I save my DirectX choice in Saints Row: the Third so it stops asking me about it?

Whenever I start up Saints Row the Third from Steam, it asks me whether I want to wimp out and use DirectX 9 or be all hardcore and stuff with DirectX 10/11. Of course, I always pick the latter, but ...
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My car got punted into a shop. Can I still get back into it?

During an early mission in the game, you have to customize a car and get all dressed up. So I did. Dropped a not-insignificant amount of money making my ride topless and purple, as well as myself. ...
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Do I have to use a stolen vehicle to complete a Vehicle Theft?

In the Saintsbook, there are a number of side quests to complete, including Vehicle Thefts. For those, a chop shop owner picks a type of vehicle for you to steal, and rewards you for bringing one to ...
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Saints Row the Third DLC WARNING

On xbox 360 if I join a game or someone joins my game and does not have the same DLC I get this warning message: "You are missing Downloadable Content that was previously available. Some content may ...
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What causes some homies' phones to give a busy signal when called (not able to be a follower)?

I've been playing SR3 again after playing SR4 for some time. I've noticed that in SR3 (like in SR2), some homies can not be called to be a follower on certain instances (their phones will give out a ...
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How do I remove blood from my face?

I am replaying Saints Row The Third after a long time. My player character has a bloody mouth. It is bothering me a little. I have tried the options, but did not find a place where I can re-customize ...
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Can I change my clothes or am I stuck in this horrible grey-and-purple suit?

I'd downloaded the Saint's Row the Third Initiation Station to fool around with. What can I say, I like playing dress-up. I'd made a few characters but never uploaded them to the community site. ...
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What is Cat & Mouse?

On your phone, if you to Extras and click on Stats, there's a large amount of information about your various statistics about your game. On page 10 of 11 at the top of the page, there are two ...
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Why is everyone trying to ram me?

So I was trying to steal a muscle car during one of the side-missions available through Saintsbook, but while driving the car back to the chop shop something rather peculiar happened. Each and every ...
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Does the “Third and 30” achievement track across multiple saves?

The requirement for the "Third and 30" achievement in Saints Row: The Third says Spend over 30 hours in Steelport. If I have 20 hours on one save file and 10 on another, will I get the achievement? Or ...
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How can I own 100% of a district in Saints Row: The Third?

In Saints Row: The Third I own 64% of the 'Deckers' district, but I don't know how to own the remaining 36%.
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Can I get the “Saints Flow” effect outside of the DLC mission it appears in?

I recently finished The Trouble With Clones and I really enjoyed the sequences that involved the Saints Flow effect - throwing fireballs and running faster than cars was a lot of fun. I'd like to be ...
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While streaking, can I “shock” police officers?

I'm working on the Saintsbook challenge for streaking, and occasionally I raise the ire of the police. Normally I run away from them, seeing as they're shooting at me and I'm rather... vulnerable. ...
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Is there a limit to the number of vehicles I can store in my garage?

Courtesy of Steam's wallet abusing summer sale, I am now hooked on the best sandbox game of 2011: Saints Row The Third. Or, as my friends call the game: the reason respawn won't come hang out with us ...
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How much are the bonuses for each choice at the end of Act 1?

At the end of the raid on Loren's tower, you're given a choice to either set off the bomb or disarm the bomb. For setting off the bomb, you get a permanent Respect bonus. For disarming the bomb, you ...