WESTERN VIDEO GAME FLASHBACK – OUTLAWS (1997)

In the year of the coming Red Dead Redemption 2, it is worth flashing back to a major touchstone in the Western video game genre, one marking its 20th anniversary, LucasArts’ Outlaws (1997). Released for PC (personal computer) platform, Outlaws is a “first-person shooter” in which players experience the game thru the eyes of the…

RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PROMOTIONS NOW IN STORES

The hype toward the Fall 2017 release of Red Dead Redemption 2 is building – promotional items have now been released to retailers. The materials include posters and cardboard box displays with official artwork. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be the follow-up to Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption, which was released in 2010. That award-winning…

TRAILER FOR RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2

Rockstar Games has now debuted the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, which is slated for release in the Fall of 2017. The video game is a follow-up to Rockstar’s hit Red Dead Redemption (2010), with some speculation that the newer installment may actually be a prequel in terms of story-line. The 2010 game…

RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 FROM ROCKSTAR COMING FALL 2017

Following an effective form of guerrilla marketing, in which two unannounced – and unexpected – images were tweeted by Rockstar Games over two days, the game-maker has revealed via its Twitter account that Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch in the Fall of 2017. A trailer previewing the game will be available this Thursday, October…

RED DEAD REDEMPTION – THE TRAINS

While online chatter continues as to the potential sequel (or prequel) to Red Dead Redemption (2010), this post will look at the use of trains within that acclaimed Western video game. Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption provides three basic modes for interaction with a railroad while playing as reformed outlaw, John Marston, during the single-player campaign.…

RED DEAD REDEMPTION FINDS SUCCESS ON XBOX ONE

Following the July 8th backwards-compatibility launch of Red Dead Redemption (2010) for the Xbox One gaming console, the acclaimed Western video game has had a huge surge in sales. The industry website Gamespot has reported that retail of the third-person epic, set at the close of the Old West in 1911, has increased by over…

RED DEAD REDEMPTION MAP – SNEAK PEAK AT SEQUEL/PREQUEL?

Have fans of Red Dead Redemption (2010) been given an early look at the world of the game’s next installment? A map image, recently surfacing on the Internet, appears to give a draft glimpse of the follow-up to the acclaimed Western video game from Rockstar Games. Various websites have relayed that an independent source has…