Showing posts with label Rockstar Games. Show all posts
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Videos Deleted and Restored by YouTube

YouTube deletes and then restores back Red Dead Redemption 2 controversial videos of killing feminist NPC.

Developer/publisher Rockstar Games didn't launch Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 with intent of just riding horses and camping in the woods but it also involves a lot of rooting tooting cowboy shooting.

Since the in-game lead character Arthur Morgan is an outlaw, you expect him being involved in some activities during the gameplay that may not be pleasant but that is okay. However, it seems that YouTube wasn't so sure about it before it became a matter of concern.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Videos Deleted and Restored by YouTube

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Recently, YouTube took down a gaming channel known as Shirrako Gaming of 500,000  subscribers base for a gameplay video they uploaded earlier, claiming the content have broke their community guidelines by showing the player attacking a feminist NPC (Non-Player Character).

Titled "Annoying Feminist Fed To Alligator", the video depicts Arthur attacks a female suffragette before saddling her up on his horse and then feeding her to an alligator to take a chomp at her. He then stomped her with boots for a while afterwards.

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Now such display of violence against suffragette woman NPC in RDR2 are often labeled online as attacks against feminists and these videos are quickly becoming very popular to a certain part of gaming community these days.

YouTube apparently couldn't tell real footage of violence from the ones taken from popular video game and took them down for breach of guidelines but these contents are only prohibited if they come under fire, which t didn't.

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Shirrako Gaming promptly took Twitter to address the takedown of his channel by the video-sharing website for promoting violence by killing a female NPC.



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Immediately after the ban, a massive fan-outcry followed over the deletion move by the site and upon realizing their mistake, the action is reviewed again and the channel was eventually restored the following day with all videos.

Seeing the matter going out of hands, the company's wider gaming team handled the situation and YouTube's head of gaming, Ryan Wyatt confirmed that they will educate the reviewers from repeating such mistakes in future to avoid such inconvenience.

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Here is the video in question that created the so called feminist controversy on YouTube regarding the game.




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Now that the air is clear once again, people are hitting search for Red Dead Redemption 2 videos where women's rights activists are getting punched in the face, run over by trains or even thrown into mine shafts in the Wild West.

However, these controversial video clips are now restricted only to audience above 18 years of age and that clearly makes sense. Hopefully, the misogynistic attitude towards outspoken feminists within a game is not going to be the subject of their concern anymore.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hits 17 Million Sales

Rockstar Games has shipped more copies of Red Dead Redemption 2 within a week than the original did in eight years.

The most anticipated video game of 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games was launched on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to meet with immense success that even surpassed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Recently, an official financial report from Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive has revealed that so far they have shipped over a whooping 17 million copies of their critically acclaimed Western-themed action-adventure game.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Hits 17 Million Sales

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Hints PC Version

However, this sell-in figure means that there are numbers included for physical copies that are already shipped to retailers but yet not obtained by customers. No matter which way you want to look at it, that is an extremely impressive number in just 12 days after launch.

This narrative open-world game debuted with the biggest opening weekend by earning over $725 million in just three days and then outsold the eight years of overall sales of original Red Dead Redemption in just eight days.

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App for Mobile

Even Take-Two and Rockstar Games have admitted that Red Dead Redemption 2 has exceeded their expectation by crossing such landmark in so little time. Previously, only Grand Theft Auto V was able to pull such feat and ended up earning over $6 billion till date.

This insane level of success also comes with a much appreciated critical acclaim for RDR2, which has undoubtedly raised the bar for other games in general these days. Although there are reports of a few bugs but Rockstar is working to provide a fix soon.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Hints PC Version

Fans have been digging up evidence for Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version and got hint from the game's mobile app.

From the very moment of announcement to this date as the game is launched already, people have been still asking whether or not PC version of Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming from developer/publisher Rockstar Games.

Enthusiast fans even dug up a leaked listing for the game on PC and LinkedIn profile of a Rockstar employee which suggests his involvement with the version. However, the new source of hints came from the game's mobile app launched earlier.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Hints PC Version

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Newly surfaced codes from RDR2 companion app suggests that this open world adventure could make its way to PC, if not soon then later. The series of codes also indicates to the possible introduction of virtual reality within the game as well.

Despite the presence of code parameters that clearly points out PC references and frame limit, some are pointing this out as a possibility for a future desktop app for the game. Then again, that doesn't really explain the mentions of Oculus Rift.

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Though most of the series of hidden codes may appear meaningless to many players, we are only showing a few of the lines here that are relevant to our discussion.

PARAM_FrameLimit (A framelimiter)
PARAM_DX11Use8BitTargets (Probably due to Xbox One)
PARAM_HDStreamingInFlight (Also present in GTA V PC version)
PARAM_Oculus (Probably for future use of virtual reality)
PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpDurango
PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpOrbis
PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC
PARAM_singleThreadedRenderer
PostFX::g_CheckerBoardEnable

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RDR2 is already is the most-anticipated game of the year that is taking over by keeping players busy on their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Many experts are even speculating that the game might end up selling 20 million units by the end of this year.

Even though, Rockstar didn't launch the first game, Red Dead Redemption on PC after eight years of its initial release or the Red Dead Revolver from 2004, they might want to reconsider this time and cash in on the trending hype of the game.

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Besides, the company does have a history of making surprise PC releases as they did with Grand Theft Auto V, denying all possibly and reports of PC port but ended up releasing one eventually after two years of the original release.

However, taking into account that the Red Dead series may remain as a console-exclusive since neither Red Dead Revolver nor Red Dead Redemption has made it to the platform, long after exceeding the time GTA5 took but we never know that for sure.

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Rockstar Games never gone on record by officially stating that there won't be a Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version ever and therefore leaving possibilities for us. They might as well break the trend and release the game for high-end PC with impressive graphics.

Somewhere down the line, players may really get their wish fulfilled by them but till then, be thankful that this masterpiece of a game came out after all these years and keep enjoying it on consoles or on YouTube (if you don't own a console).

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Buy Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox One and Save $100

To celebrate the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, Microsoft offers you to save $100 on any new Xbox bundles.

Only a few more hours to go from players on console to go back to the dawn of the modern age with Western-themed action-adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games and witness an epic tale in the making.

RDR2 is debuting on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One family of consoles from Microsoft, which also includes Xbox One X to deliver the best experience of Wild West. For players in U.S. and Canada, Xbox is offering a deal in local retailers or Microsoft Store online that you cannot refuse.

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Buy Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox One and Save $100

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Players located in U.S. can now enjoy a $100 discount on any new Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle when they are going to buy a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 for Xbox One within October 25 to November 3, 2018.

Those who are in Canada can save $130 CAD for the same deal on the game but the offer will only last till November 2. You can also check out your local retail stores and many other Xbox markets looking for similar offering to celebrate the grand release of RDR2.

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Save $100 on Any New Xbox Bundles

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We have rounded up a couple of selection available on the market for you to pick up from if you are interested and Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle came up as our top choice, which comes for the price of $399.99 only instead of its regular price of $499.99.

Other noteworthy picks to offer the same deal include the Xbox One X NBA 2K19 Bundle, Xbox One S NBA 2K19 Bundle and Xbox One S Battlefield V Bundle. The last one is the quickest you can get, which is November 9, if you place your pre-order right now.

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Xbox One X for Best RDR2 Experience

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Alternatively, you can simply check in to Microsoft Store looking for the deal and pick up RDR2 Standard Edition or Special Edition for Xbox One before choosing any of their console bundles that might come with a controller, free game or even a subscription trial.

If you were going to buy Red Dead Redemption 2 anyway and get a console for yourself, then this will be the best deal you get on a Microsoft console until Black Friday. Because, no matter what offer comes to the table at that time, a $100 off the price may not come again for the rest of the year 2018.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Will Red Dead Redemption 2 Be on PC?

Those who aren't playing the game on PS4 and Xbox One this week are wondering if Red Dead Redemption 2 going to be released on PC?

As soon as developer/publisher Rockstar Games released their most anticipated Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Friday, people are taking sick leaves and ditching plans to spend time with it.

Those who aren't, are busy wondering if the biggest game of 2018 is ever going to be released on PC? This has been the most asked question about RDR2 so far and we couldn't help ourselves but wonder if there is any possibility of that?

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Will Red Dead Redemption 2 Be on PC?

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer

For now, the answer would be, no. However, we cannot just brush off any possibilities for that to happen without getting any official statement from Rockstar yet. Pleading from players for a PC version of their game is nothing new and not like something the world didn't saw before.

When Red Dead Redemption came out in 2010 as the previous installment of the series (but the story of RDR2 takes place earlier), outcries from fans for a PC version of the game was heard but the studio didn't do anything in over eight years.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC Leaked Listing

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Besides, playing these games on PC has their own perks and one of the biggest one of them are the usage of mods. The company stated that making a PC compatible version was never part of their plan but they can consider it in the future when it will be technically and business-wise viable for them.

Rumors were heard about PC release earlier but other than a leaked retail listings and a LinkedIn resume, we have nothing. It seems that Rockstar Games is still unfazed by the craze for a PC version of their game but that doesn't necessarily mean that they won't ever do that.

RELATED: Buy Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox One and Save $100

In past, the studio released their greatest hit game Grand Theft Auto V in 2013, solely for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A year after, it came out for PS4 and Xbox One before the PC port was finally released six months later.

In case of their neo-noir detective action-adventure title L.A. Noire, Rockstar prioritized the console versions as well. Nevertheless, the comparison between the delays of GTA5 for PC release against an eight year of reluctance is obviously ridiculous.


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The developers definitely put their best efforts on the game as the visuals look chiseled and absolutely stunning on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles. Aside from next level graphics, RDR2 performs even better on these platforms than their standard versions.

This is another reason for that entire PC outcry because the graphical superiority of the platform and the smooth gameplay of 60 FPS, which even has its own line of jokes and memes. Bottom line is, unless Rockstar Games officially announces Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC, fans can do nothing but hope for it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App for Mobile

Red Dead Redemption 2 is almost upon us and developer Rockstar Games announced a companion app for the game.

We are only a few days away from the endgame now where developer/publisher Rockstar Games releases their most anticipated title of the year, Red Dead Redemption 2 and it completely takes over our lives as we become outlaw Arthur Morgan.

While this Western-themed action-adventure takes us to the Wild West, the developers were thoughtful enough to come up with a companion app for the game on Android and iOS devices to provide real-time interactive information to players.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App for Mobile

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Releasing on the same date as RDR2, the app will provide you a look at the map and other in-game infos by acting as a second screen when you will be enjoying your adventure in outlaw country on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles.

You can even completely remove the in-game HUD that shows you all the vital information about Arthur on your smart device by connecting directly to your selected platform. You can mark several waypoints of the expansive world of RDR2 in the map.

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Arthur Morgan's In-Game Journal

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The app allows you to take a peek at Arthur's health, stamina and other stats. There is an in-game journal that is updated with new entries and illustrations whenever new events take place within the game and ongoing story progresses forward.

It also comes along with a digital game manual and the Complete Official Guide for Red Dead Redemption 2 from publisher Piggyback on this Friday, October 26 over App Store and Google Play for players to download. Whether or not that will cost money is still not clear.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer

Red Dead Redemption 2 is nearly a week away from release and Rockstar Games drops the launch trailer for the game.

We are merely a week away from October 26 and eagerly waiting on our metaphoric horse saddle to ride to the American Wild West when developer/publisher Rockstar Games finally launches Red Dead Redemption 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This Western-themed action-adventure is actually setting stage for the original Red Dead Redemption of 2010. Expectations mounted over the years have people hyped up like nuts and the official launch trailer arrives to sate them for a while longer.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer

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Witness an epic tale into the making slowly coming this way to unleash its raw awesomeness from the dawn of modern age in RDR2 launch trailer.




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Arthur Morgan and every other member of the Van der Linde gang treat each other like family but they are forced to flee from the western town of Blackwater when a robbery goes south, which leads lawman and bounty hunters chasing their tail everywhere.

While they retreat from their old ground, they need to rob and steal on their way to get going. Already dwindling because of internal divide, the gang plans to go for a big score while Arthur rethinks his alliance to the ones closest to him.

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Early Access Content

Everyone involved in the project at Rockstar Games poured their heart and soul to make the RDR2 the biggest game of the year and analysts are also predicting for some time for the game to make a record-breaking sale after release.

Don’t forget to pre-order the game to enjoy exclusive early-access content on PS4 for both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online. Also, to get the War Horse and Outlaw Survival Kit along with a bunch of digital goodies, purchase the Special Edition or Ultimate Edition on any console.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weaponry Details

Two weeks before release, Rockstar Games revealed details on the available arsenal of weapons from Red Dead Redemption 2.

Up until this point, we saw a few trailers, gameplay reveal, early access contents and learned a lot of details about upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games, which is one of the most anticipated titles of this year.

A large part of the gameplay involves a lot of shooting and a Western-themed action-adventure game is meaningless without gunfire. To effectively engage in gunfights, Rockstar has unveiled the huge weaponry of the game to offer players a wide array of variants to choose from.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Weaponry Details

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Apparently, there are 50 different weapons you can pick within the game with some of them has customization options according to their official site. To complement accuracy, damage and range, several types of ammunition are available in-game.

In par with realism, if you do not tend to your guns properly and regularly, they will degrade slowly. However, you can keep it in good working condition with oiling and cleaning. Also, the more you use them, the better you get with them in terms of performance.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapon Aspects

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Weapon customization using constructive upgrade parts like new barrels, grips, scopes and sights practically make them better while you can match that by adding add engravings, metals, varnishes and woods to provide a more aesthetic look.

Noteworthy mentions of weapons are bolt-action rifle, carbine repeater, cattleman revolver, double-action revolver, pump-action shotgun, sawed-off shotgun, sniper rifle, Springfield rifle and varmint rifle. Aside from their unique types, variety of ammo can significantly alter the effect of a shot on a target.


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Depending on your situation at hand, some weapons can particularly come in handy than the others. For example, when you are riding a horse, the double-action revolver will be a good shot. In a close range combat sawed-off shotgun is the best choice for firepower.

When hunting a small game, varmint rifle is what you need for not causing much damage to the meat and skin of your prey. In general, all types of rifle can be fitted with scopes to leave it up to player's choice whether they want regular or scoped aiming.

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The Dead Eye System

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The Dead Eye mechanics brought in from Red Dead Revolver and the original Red Dead Redemption to momentarily slow down time and take out your enemies is one of the important aspects of gameplay that received some more details today.

As you play, the system will become more refined over time and even automatically select targets within your focus to pinpointing vital spots on your enemy with superior accuracy. Your experience will only make the Dead Eye system more edgy.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Early Access Content

An outlaw outfit, horse, saddle and revolver come to PS4 players as 30 days early access items for Red Dead Redemption 2.

There is no denying that upcoming Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games is one of the most anticipating titles of 2018, which serves as a prequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption.

Ahead of a release date of October 26, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we have already enjoyed a few trailer and gameplay videos detailing what we are to expect. Now, PS4 timed-exclusive content is revealed only weeks before the launch.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Early Access Content

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Second Gameplay Trailer

You will be enjoying these perks on PS4 from the very beginning inside the expansive world of RDR2. You can dress up protagonist Arthur Morgan with new outfit to match his outlaw nature and but none of these will impact your overall playthrough much.

Red Dead Online will allow the same contents from the launch in November, 30 days earlier for players on PlayStation 4 consoles. However, accessing these items will require you to have an active PS Plus monthly membership for start.

RELATED: Red Dead Online Announced

To customize the look of Arthur, you have access to the Grizzlies Outlaw Outfit in RDR2. Red Dead Online gets you a handy red chestnut Arabian horse that has an Alligator skin ranch cutter saddle and a High Roller double-action revolver for some action.

The outlaw outfit comprised of long coat and a leather vest is available on the game's Story Mode and online multiplayer right after from release. It gives your character a rugged look that compliments his attitude as he operates around Ambarino.

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 First-Person Mode

Horses play a very important part to the gameplay mechanics and the Red Chestnut Arabian Horse will give you an edge over any other breed out there in terms of performance. The Alligator Skin Saddle will add a stylish look, while providing Health and Stamina boosts.

With stunning features on a steel body, the High Roller Double-Action Revolver is a thing of beauty, which is designed to kill. Not only is it deadly and stylish, the gun has a quick rate of fire compared to any other revolvers out there.

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

A short while ago, Rockstar Games has revealed a special Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro Bundle that comes with a 1TB console system with a DualShock 4 wireless controller and is already available for pre-order from Amazon and Best Buy.

We are only weeks away to witness the creators of Grand Theft Auto V creating history in gaming once again. What we saw on the videos released so far, the game will take up 105 GB of space on your PS4 and keep you busy with an immersive experience in return.