NEW RAILROAD SIMULATION GAME COMING IN 2018

A new railroad simulation game will launch in 2018. Railway Empire, by Kalypso Media, will launch for Xbox One, Sony PS4, and PC (personal computer) platforms in the first quarter of next year. As a rail management simulation, the game will allow players to explore the technology and economics of building a railroad in the…

RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 DELAYED UNTIL SPRING 2018

Rockstar Games has announced that the release of its highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 will shift from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018. The game is currently set to launch on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.  The game-maker’s official statement as to the change, delivered May 22nd, included the following text: “Red Dead Redemption…

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.…