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Red Dead Redemption 2 is widely regarded as a fairly accurate representation of the southwestern United States in the late nineteenth century. However, one group is not pleased with Rockstar’s depiction of the wild wild west. The Pinkerton Incorporation is suing Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take-Two. The Pinkertons filed a cease and desist order this past December and contended that Rockstar had no right to use the Pinkerton name in the game. They insisted that Take-Two either pay royalties or settle outside of court. They are particularly frustrated that they “are used as villains, hunting the game's protagonists.” Rockstar and Take-Two have responded to the Pinkertons... Read more...
Incorporating a battle royale mode seems to be a recipe for success in the online multiplayer space, given the wild popularity of games like Fortnite and, before that, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Will Red Dead Redemption 2 get a battle royale mode when it goes online, either at the outset or sometime down the road? It appears that way. Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode rolls out in beta form today for all Ultimate Edition owners. The beta will expand tomorrow to all Red Dead Redemption 2 players who played the game on October 26, then on Thursday it will open up to anyone who played the game between October 26-29. Finally, all players who own Red Dead Redemption 2 can hop into the online... Read more...
Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the most highly anticipated games of 2018, and it launched last month to mostly rave reviews (unlike Fallout 76). While the game has been praised for its single-player campaign, the multiplayer campaign is still a work-in-progress. Luckily, Rockstar is opening up a beta for Read Dead Online starting this week, and you'll be able to join in on all of the fun with players across the globe. According to Rockstar, Red Dead Online was built from the ground up to take advantage of the current generation of gaming consoles -- namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 families. The first window of opportunity to test the Red Dead Online beta will be tomorrow... Read more...
Rockstar Games is celebrating the success of Red Dead Redemption 2, its highly anticipated sequel that debuted nearly eight and a half years ago. The second game in the franchise is being lauded by reviewers, and it's found a massive audience among gamers. In just three days since it launched, RDR2 has raked in over $725 million. That is not just an obscene figure, it's the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, according to Rockstar. It also ranks as Rockstar's second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time, behind Grand Theft Auto V, which generated over $1 billion during its first three days. If those claims seem at odds, Rockstar explains that GTA V launched... Read more...
Well, bust our britches, it appears that Rockstar Games will in fact release its highly anticipated and well received Red Dead Redemption 2 game to the PC platform, in case there was any doubt about that eventuality. While still not confirmed (drats!), digging through the code in the RDR2 companion app hints at a PC port in the making. The consensus around these part is that the PC is the superior gaming platform. Unfortunately, Rockstar Games sees things otherwise, at least from a business standpoint. It's highly popular Grand Theft Auto franchise has a history of debuting on consoles first, then coming out on PC a long time afterward, as was the case with Grand Theft Auto V. Red Dead Redemption... Read more...
Are you in the market for both a new Xbox One console and Red Dead Redemption 2? Well, you're in luck because Microsoft has teamed up with Rockstar Games and a number of retailer partners to give up to a $100 instant discount when you purchase an Xbox One S/Xbox One X bundle and the highly anticipated open world game set in the Wild Wild West. To get the full discount, you will need to add both Red Dead Redemption 2 and an eligible Xbox One console to your cart. First up is Amazon, which is offering $80 off the NBA 2K19 Xbox One S and Xbox One X console bundles. The reason why Amazon is only offering $80 off on these two particular bundles is because they've already been discounted... Read more...
Tell us if you're heard this one before -- a highly-anticipated game is announced, and then its developers push back its release again... and again. Such is the case with Red Dead Redemption 2, which was officially announced in October 2016. At the time, it was said that the game would be released in Fall 2017. However, in May 2017, Rockstar Games said that the game would be delayed until Spring 2018. Today, Rockstar has penciled in another delay, now saying that the game will be available on October 26th, 2018. If this launch date holds up (we're not holding our breaths), the game will arrive two years after it was first announced, and one year after it was originally scheduled to go on sale.... Read more...
It's been quite a while since we last discussed Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2. Back in May, the developer announced that the game had been delayed from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018. "We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready," said Rockstar at the time. "We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer." Well, Rockstar is delivering some good news today with a new trailer for the game, which is sure to get your pulse racing if you've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this western-themed sequel. According to the official description of the trailer, Red Dead Redemption 2 will... Read more...
It is better to have some mods instead of none, right? In a welcome move, Rockstar Games and Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive have agreed to not take legal action against single-player mod projects. Rockstar released a statement noting, “Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties.” It is important to note that Take-Two and Rockstar could potentially take legal action against mods relating to multiplayer or online services, tools, files, libraries, or functions that could affect multiplayer or... Read more...
The long awaited sequel to Red Dead Redemption released in 2010 will not come out this fall as originally planned. Instead, Rockstar Games announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until spring of next year, as it needs additional time to make sure the sequel lives up to expectations. The American heartland is, after all, "vast and unforgiving" when hopping back in time and trying to create an outlaw experience from the ground up. Click to Enlarge Red Dead Redemption 2 also represents the first game that Rockstar has ever build from scratch for the latest generation of console hardware. As such, the development studio is giving itself more time so it can "deliver the best experience... Read more...
For whatever reason, Rockstar Games never seems to prioritize the PC. We see it with every Grand Theft Auto release—first it releases to consoles, then sometime way later it finally moseys on over to PC where a still eager audience awaits. But with Red Dead Redemption 2, a hotly anticipated sequel Rockstar recently announced, the publisher only confirmed support for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Does that mean there will never be a PC port? Not so fast. Though Rockstar didn't say anything about a PC version arriving at a later did, it also didn't specifically say there wouldn't be a PC port. That is an important distinction and if you ask Wedbush Security analyst Michael Pachter for his thoughts... Read more...
It’s been an exciting week for fans of the Red Dead gaming franchise. Over the weekend, Rockstar Games gave us two teasers pointing towards a new sequel to Red Dead Redemption. On Tuesday, the developer officially announced that the game would arrive in Fall 2017 and that it would be called Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar also told us to standby for a trailer that would debut on Thursday morning. Well, it’s Thursday morning and Rockstar was true to its word. Here’s the trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2: There’s definitely a lot of potential here, although we don’t have much to go on with regards to the story. At least the visuals look solid, and Rockstar has made it a point to state that multiplayer... Read more...
It’s been six years since Red Dead Redemption first hit store shelves, and gamers have been clamoring for a sequel to the hit shooter ever since. Rockstar Games has kept mostly silent about the next installment in the franchise, which began with Red Dead Revolver’s uneventful release in 2004 — that is until this past weekend. Rockstar first tweeted an image of its logo slathered in red paint: pic.twitter.com/BklXMlZ0UQ — Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) October 16, 2016 Subtle perhaps, but it was enough to get people talking. To drive the point further, Rockstar followed up a day later with the following tweet of seven individuals in silhouette:pic.twitter.com/iuwxwyL2cX— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames)... Read more...
Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA Online) is about to receive a major update that is sure to please racing (and stunt driving) fanatics. Grand Theft Auto V fans have been performing impressive stunts ever since the game was originally released on previous-gen consoles in late 2013. You could definitely waste hours searching YouTube to watch footage of epic stunt reels that are carried out with pinpoint precision. For those that prefer to take part in stunts, yet lack the patience and timing required to fully exploit Grand Theft Auto V’s physics engine, there’s Cunning Stunts. This GTA Online expansion brings a Trackmania-inspired game mode that is even more insane than the usual racing modes that... Read more...
Leslie Benzies, lead developer on the hugely popular Grand Theft Auto series and head of Rockstar North, has left the building. The 44-year-old game programmer is moving on, though it's not clear if he has other projects he wants to pursue or is simply retiring after an impressive career that spanned 17 years in the industry. His name might not be one you're familiar with, but his fingerprints are on every Grand Theft Auto title since Grand Theft Auto III released in 2001, and yes, that includes Grand Theft Auto V. He's also helped produce games like Manhunt 2, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, and Max Payne 3. An industry veteran, Benzies joined the big leagues in 1999 as a professional programmer... Read more...
Ever since Grand Theft Auto V’s initial release back in September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, PC gamers have been eagerly waiting for Rockstar Games to bring title to the PC. 18 months later, and the long-awaited game has finally been released. Unfortunately, while Rockstar Games is known for releasing some top-notch titles, its track record with porting its games to PC hasn’t been stellar. When Grand Theft Auto IV came out for the PC platform back in 2008, about eight months after the console version, it was criticized as a poor port at the time. Suffering from performance issues and requiring users to be signed in to Windows Live to save their progress, it frustrated many users... Read more...
You may recall that we gave Grand Theft Auto V an Editor's Choice award when we reviewed it for the Xbox 360 nearly a year and a half ago. We've been anxiously waiting for it to arrive on Windows ever since, and were stoked when Rockstar Games said it would release to PC in January 2015. Ah, but it wasn't meant to be, as January turned into March 24, which has now turned into April 14. Yes, GTA V for PC is delayed again, though this time it's by less than a month. Whether it will be worth the long wait remains to be seen, and we're cautiously optimistic it will be, considering the graphical upgrades and other tweaks that are going into the Windows release. "The PC version of Grand Theft Auto... Read more...
The Grand Theft Auto franchise is still making Take-Two Interactive bookoo bucks, with the latest installment -- Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) -- having now sold more than 45 million units on console, including 10 million on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game has yet to launch for PC -- it was originally supposed to debut on Windows on January 27, 2015, but was delayed until March 24. Sales of GTA V contributed to $531.1 million in revenue for Take-Two's fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2014, on a GAAP basis, along with net income of $40.1 million, or $0.42 per diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, revenue came to $954 million, with net income reaching $211.6 million, or $1.87 per diluted... Read more...
Ever wondered what would happen if a group of senior citizens sat down for a spell to play Grand Theft Auto V? Wonder know more, because the folks who run the REACT channel on YouTube did exactly that, though instead of throwing their controllers down in disgust over the in-game violence and various illegal activities, they enjoyed themselves. Immensely. Each senior citizen was given 30 minutes of play time in GTA V's open world. They weren't given any information other than basic controls. Other than that, it was up to them to explore the environment and play the game however they wish. Early on, we see them each struggle to maintain control of their vehicles. We also see them follow the rules... Read more...
Well, who didn’t see this one coming? Delays for highly anticipated video games are nothing new, so you shouldn’t be too surprised to hear that Rockstar Games has delayed the release of Grand Theft Auto V for the PC. The game was originally set to debut on January 27, but that date has now been pushed back until March 24. “Our apologies for the slight shift in the date but the game requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be,” said Rockstar in a posting on its website earlier this morning. “Moving a release date is never a decision we take lightly and is a choice we make only when we know it is in the best interests of the game and our fans. Thanks everyone for... Read more...
Rockstar Games is gearing up to release Grand Theft Auto V to PlayStation 4 and XBox One systems tomorrow (November 18, 2014), both of which will benefit from immediate patches. The size of the Xbox One patch hasn't yet been confirmed, though if you're rocking a PS4 console, be prepared to download a 1.14GB update if you want the best experience. The size of the patch became public knowledge after GTA V was made available to pre-load over the weekend. If you're planning to play the game tomorrow, pre-loading isn't a bad idea, especially if your Internet connection isn't all that fast to begin with. In a blog post earlier this week, Rockstar Games described the patches for both platforms as containing... Read more...
In a couple of weeks, Grand Theft Auto V will be released again for the current generation of consoles, though PC gamers will have to wait a bit longer. However, Rockstar Games is shaking things up by allowing gamers to play the third-person action-adventure game in first person. This marks the first time that a Grand Theft Auto game has officially implemented a first-person mode (there have been mods prior to this for older games). “It’s a very intense, in-your-face experience… literally,” said GTA V animation director Rob Nelson to IGN. “Obviously, we felt like one of the most compelling things you could do to make an experience people have had before feel different... Read more...
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