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Red Dead Redemption 2 hands-on: 5 things to get excited about

2 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

Without a doubt one of the most anticipated games of the year , Red Dead Redemption 2 is almost upon us, with an official release date a little over a month away on October 26, 2018. In the lead up to the game's release, we've had the opportunity to go hands-on with Rockstar's epic western title, experiencing selected portions from Red Dead Redemption 2's single-player campaign , and while the version we played was not from a finished build, it did offer a significant taste of what we can expect from the final product. With an incredible amount of polish and a meticulously designed world...
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Hands-On Preview: 11 Questions I Asked While I Played 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

Hands-On Preview: 11 Questions I Asked While I Played 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

2 monthes ago   |   By Forbes

At a preview of 'Red Dead Redemption 2' I couldn't stop asking myself and my guides simple questions with obvious answers.
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Red Dead Redemption 2's Most Surprising Features And Details

Red Dead Redemption 2's Most Surprising Features And Details

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an incredibly dense open-world game that's jam-packed full of details. In our time spent playing the high-anticipated sequel, we discovered a wealth of mechanics that go above and beyond those from the original Red Dead Redemption. While the game features improvements to pre-existing mechanics, there are light survival systems this time around that have you paying attention to body temperature, gun maintenance, and meat expiration. As fans of the original, all of these new details are surprising and unexpected. But what has us the most enthused about it all is how...
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Feature Woody Jackson's Music Again, And That Is Great News

Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Feature Woody Jackson's Music Again, And That Is Great News

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

One of the best parts of 2010's Red Dead Redemption was the music that Woody Jackson and Bill Elm composed. The gripping, powerful music helped set the mood. So it's great to learn today that Jackson returned to compose the music for Red Dead Redemption 2. We played a portion of Red Dead Redemption 2 and found that the music remains a delight. Here's to hoping Rockstar puts out the soundtrack on Spotify and other platforms. Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online, will be available starting in November. For lots
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You Can Lose Your Hat In Red Dead Redemption 2. And Then You Can Pick Up Another Hat

You Can Lose Your Hat In Red Dead Redemption 2. And Then You Can Pick Up Another Hat

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

Rockstar Games has confirmed another small but intriguing detail about Red Dead Redemption 2. We discovered in our preview recently that main character Arthur Morgan can lose his hat if he falls down hard enough. Thankfully, you can pick your hat back up. Or...you can pick up someone else's hat. In the session I played, my hat fell off during a scuffle with lawmen. A sheriff also lost his hat in the battle. So I picked it up and put it on. I was intrigued to know if the authorities would treat me differently. They did not. While you can steal other character's hats in Red Dead Redemption...
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Red Dead Redemption 2's Dialogue System Turns It Into a Comedy

2 monthes ago   |   By IGN

Red Dead's always seemed a little like GTA's more serious older brother; cut from the same cloth, but less willing to poke fun at its world, or the people in it. Where GTA's satire is spread thick across everything from the story, to its radio chatter, to individual billboards, comedy in Red Dead Redemption tended to emerge more out of the player's actions (or those terrifically strange early glitches ).
But after going hands-on with Red Dead Redemption 2, one of its least grandstanding additions might become one of its most meaningful, simply because it adds the potential for comedy to...
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Feature a Full First-Person Mode at Launch

2 monthes ago   |   By IGN

Rockstar has revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will follow in GTA V's footsteps by allowing you to play the entire game from a first-person perspective.
Shown off in our hands-on with the game, first-person mode can be turned on and off at any time (on the PS4, this is done by clicking the trackpad to cycle through the camera modes until you get to first-person), and applies to the entire game, barring cutscenes. The feature will be available at launch.
It's something of a surprise - GTA V only added a first-person mode upon its release for Xbox One and PS4, well over a year after the...
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79 Amazing Little Details in Red Dead Redemption 2

2 monthes ago   |   By IGN

Red Dead Redemption 2 promises an unparalleled level of depth, from its vast, sprawling world, to the people and animals within it, and how it all fits together in a way that is quite unlike any open-world game before it. You're never quite know how each encounter with another character will pan out because each person is different. Similarly, it's filled with moments where you'll ask yourself, "I wonder if I can do that?", and chances are you probably can, no matter how outrageous it is.
Below is a list of the cool, quirky and downright awesome little touches we've noticed so far with our...
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We Played 2 Hours of Red Dead Redemption 2 - Here's What Happened

2 monthes ago   |   By IGN

As I trotted across the prairieland of New Hanover on my well-groomed steed, Mahogany Boy (named due to a tragic misread of his breed, the Mahogany Bay), I heard the dull rattle of a freight train. I yanked the reins, hit X a few times to shift gears into a gallop, and streaked toward the tracks, just as the steam locomotive rounded a corner into view. I had an idea.
As I took up a trajectory with the train, I heard a shout over the growing noise - bounty hunters sent to collect me, dead not alive. It was a fair cop: I'd recently threatened a passing wagoner, stolen his cart and rode it...
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Red Dead Redemption 2: 24 New Screenshots Released

2 monthes ago   |   By IGN

Rockstar has released 24 new screenshots of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Primarily showing protagonist Arthur Morgan and Dutch's gang, the images also show a variety of locations from the game, and a really wrinkly horse:
Several of the screenshots show situations or locations from our hands-on with the game , including the prairies of New Hanover, and moments from missions we've played.
We've got a whole heap of new Red Dead 2 information for you today. Aside from the hands-on, there's news of the game's first-person mode , why the new dialogue system is fantastic , and all the tiny little...
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We Played Red Dead Redemption 2

We Played Red Dead Redemption 2

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

With Red Dead Redemption 2's release date just around the corner, we finally got our hands on the game! Lucy and Tamoor got to play over an hour of Red Dead 2 and here is everything they saw.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 hands-on: two hours with Rockstar's Wild West epic

Red Dead Redemption 2 hands-on: two hours with Rockstar's Wild West epic

2 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Get ready to fall in love with a horse
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Red Dead Redemption 2's New Animal-Skinning Animation Is Truly A Sight To Behold

Red Dead Redemption 2's New Animal-Skinning Animation Is Truly A Sight To Behold

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

Like 2010's Red Dead Redemption , October's Red Dead Redemption 2 will let you skin animals and sell their meat. But the skinning animation in the sequel is extremely different and a lot more intense. In the 2010 game, the camera cut away from the animal as John Marston plunged his knife into it to remove the meat. Blood splashed on the screen, and Marston sometimes makes remarks about the animal smelling bad. But in the sequel, the animal-skinning experience gets elevated to a new, more visceral level. During my time with the game, tracked and killed a deer in Red Dead Redemption 2's open...
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Like GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Playable In First-Person

Like GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Playable In First-Person

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

Red Dead Redemption 2 , like Grand Theft Auto V before it, will be playable in first- or third-person. The third-person camera is the default setting, but you can choose to play from a first-person perspective if you wish. As was the case with GTA V, the first-person perspective can help bring you into the experience at a deeper level. Riding a horse in first-person gives you a new sense of perspective and place, while combat can feel more confronting. Some wacky stuff can happen, too. In my session, I was walking through town in first-person when I got run over by a horse who was trotting...
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Lets You Drift On A Horse

Red Dead Redemption 2 Lets You Drift On A Horse

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

Rockstar is upping the horse game in Red Dead Redemption 2. There are a number of new skills you can perform on horses in the sequel, one of which is drifting like a car in a Fast & Furious movie. Really. If you get enough speed, you can perform a drift-of sorts-in which your steed will quickly change directions. You can even horse-drift in a complete circle, which is almost certainly impossible in real life. Some of the other horse-moves you can perform are rearing it on its hind legs and various dressage techniques. Also new on the horse front are more whistles to call them to you...
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Red Dead Redemption 2: We Played It On PS4, Here's Everything We Saw

Red Dead Redemption 2: We Played It On PS4, Here's Everything We Saw

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

To say that Red Dead Redemption 2 is highly anticipated is an exercise in understatement. The sequel to the critically acclaimed open-world western Red Dead Redemption is the first new title from Rockstar Games in five years, and part of the reason for that anticipation is likely due to the fact that at the time of writing, a month out from its full release, very few people have actually witnessed it in action. A number of GameSpot staff members recently had the chance to see and play a near-final build of Red Dead Redemption 2. The one and a half-hour demo comprised of two story missions...
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Has A Selfie Camera

Red Dead Redemption 2 Has A Selfie Camera

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

Yet another detail about Red Dead Redemption 2 has come to light-and it has to do with selfies. During our preview recently, we encountered a mission character who gave us a camera. You can take out the camera at any time to snap pictures of the gorgeous surroundings, but of course, the first thing we tried to do was take a selfie. You can take selfies in Red Dead Redemption 2, but not in the way you can in Grand Theft Auto V. Instead of holding the camera and extending your arm, the "selfie" perspective is called "self-portrait" and it shows Arthur Morgan from a further away perspective...
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Here Are Red Dead Redemption 2's HUD Options

Here Are Red Dead Redemption 2's HUD Options

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

Rockstar has explained how the HUD elements work in Red Dead Redemption 2. Unlike some games that flood the screen with numerous waypoints and objective-markers, Red Dead Redemption 2's HUD is minimal by default. A small mini-map is shown on the bottom-left corner of the screen that displays important objectives. Alternatively, you can make the mini-map larger or you can turn it off entirely (just like you could in 2010's Red Dead Redemption). Also contained in the HUD are meters for health, stamina, and Dead Eye. Another interesting new option is that you can play with a compass only for...
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Here's 27 New Red Dead Redemption 2 Screens

Here's 27 New Red Dead Redemption 2 Screens

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

As part of the big information blowout on Red Dead Redemption 2 today, Rockstar released more than two-dozen new screens from the upcoming open-world western. And they are stunning. The images show off main character Arthur Morgan and other members of the Van der Linde gang doing shooty things and riding horses across numerous and varied gorgeous outdoor and indoor environments. Click through the images in the gallery below to see all of the newly released images. Be sure to click each picture to bring it up in full size. In this next wave of screenshots, Rockstar really shows off its...
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Red Dead Redemption 2's Arthur Can Swim, Unlike John Marston

2 monthes ago   |   By GameSpot

Red Dead Redemption 2 is seeking to improve upon the previous game in just about every way, and thankfully, that means one frustration has been fixed up properly. John Marston was a lot of things, but he was no swimmer. The new protagonist, Arthur, is a bit more well-rounded and can actually swim if he needs to. "Yes, Arthur can swim!" a Rockstar spokesperson told GameSpot. "It's not his preferred method of transport, but he'll do it if he has to." That should make for a welcome change that opens up the massive world Rockstar is building for RDR2. Bodies of water were a sort of gatekeeping...
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