Red Dead Redemption

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a little more new footage (in this ad for Gamestops lame pre-order bonus deal)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ9WUStl4vE

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 4 February 2010 16:06 (fourteen years ago) link

lol at 'realistic physics' that involve people flying backwards when they get shot

smashing aspirant (milo z), Thursday, 4 February 2010 19:27 (fourteen years ago) link

I thought people did fly backwards when they were shot with shotguns. Have movies, video games, and Luis Guzman in Carlito's Way led me astray?

antexit, Saturday, 6 February 2010 13:44 (fourteen years ago) link

I've shot a big stuffed animal with a shotgun from 50 yards away and man did that thing fly.

calstars, Saturday, 6 February 2010 13:54 (fourteen years ago) link

i think milo's point was that the silliness of people putting a lot of work into developing a realistic engine, and making it a selling point of the game, all for the ultimate goal of making people fly backwards when they get shot.

rinse the lemonade (Jordan), Monday, 8 February 2010 18:52 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...

I just realised this game is probably going to have similar online modes to GTA4

0_o awesome

cozen, Saturday, 20 March 2010 11:32 (thirteen years ago) link

considering a PS3 just for this

Thierry Ennui (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 20 March 2010 11:49 (thirteen years ago) link

^^^

black jeans stained by (snoball), Saturday, 20 March 2010 12:17 (thirteen years ago) link

the MP lobby... is the game world

"Seriously, who'd have thought that something as dry as a game lobby could be exciting? Leave it to Rockstar to prove us all wrong. The Grand Theft Auto developer recently unveiled the oft rumoured but never confirmed, multiplayer portion of its next open-world saga, Red Dead Redemption -- and the lobby might be the game's most exciting element. Why? Because it's practically a Wild West MMORPG.

The lobby is a fully playable version of the entire game world that's populated with both random CPU characters and live gamers -- though the numbers will never approach World of Warcraft levels. In our visit, we created a "posse" with friends and roamed freely about the map, engaging in activities from hunting wild animals to hunting other gamers. There are even ad hoc missions (like besieging a desert ranch filled with bandits) that feel a lot like raids. Whether running from the sheriff or shooting wildlife in the desert, everything we do can net us experience points which are used to customize our appearance and upgrade our horse, weapons, and "title". There are also new multiplayer modes to unlock like the standard 16-player deathmatch and a team-based "capture the bag" (both of which start with a spectacular face-to-face quick-draw duel). But. to be honest, we didn't spend a lot of time with those other modes, because we couldn't pry ourselves away from the lobby!"

Picture 1: Two players on a horse-drawn carriage. "The lobby is like a limit-free version of GTA IV's free roam mode set against a brilliantly atmospheric Wild West backdrop."

Picture 2: Player as Sheriff, points gun at camera; another player waits to shot him in the back. "Once we joined a party-- er, "posse" -- we were in constant communication with teammates."

Picture 3: 3 on 5 Gunfight near the wreckage of an abandoned church in the desert. "Anyone can travel to any point on the map (including building interiors), regardless of the location of lobby visitors."

cozen, Sunday, 28 March 2010 13:08 (thirteen years ago) link

This game is going to pwn my life

antexit, Sunday, 28 March 2010 13:40 (thirteen years ago) link

This game is going to give meaning to my life.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Sunday, 28 March 2010 19:48 (thirteen years ago) link

This game probably won't affect my life much but I'm looking forward to it.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 28 March 2010 20:13 (thirteen years ago) link

chances of me not going outlaw immediately upon starting this approx 0%, with rounding. the old west is not the kinda place to be a good guy imo.

aarrissi-a-roni, Sunday, 28 March 2010 20:15 (thirteen years ago) link

I always play moral choice games as a good guy with a cruel streak.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Sunday, 28 March 2010 20:17 (thirteen years ago) link

I am officially mega-psyched about this game

antexit, Monday, 29 March 2010 12:17 (thirteen years ago) link

this looks a lot better than call of juarez 2. wish i had a ps3.

sonderangerbot, Monday, 29 March 2010 12:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Why do people keep saying ps3? Is this an exclusive? Do third-party exclusives still exist?

antexit, Monday, 29 March 2010 12:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Def not an exclusive. I'm already preordered for the 360.

Mordy, Monday, 29 March 2010 13:00 (thirteen years ago) link

uh i just picked that up in this thread somehow, you're right obviously and i need coffee. good news!

sonderangerbot, Monday, 29 March 2010 13:04 (thirteen years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKt3AbXiiPA

etrian odysseus (cozen), Saturday, 3 April 2010 10:21 (thirteen years ago) link

oh man

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 3 April 2010 16:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Multiplayer Free Roam trailer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFHATzQ7BeI

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:02 (thirteen years ago) link

ye gods that looks incredible. ilg posse in effect

antexit, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:08 (thirteen years ago) link

http://grab.by/3COo

antexit, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:13 (thirteen years ago) link

If I get this when it comes out, it's just going to totally take over every free second of my existence, right?

Convenience Fish (snoball), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Pretty sure I'm going to spend hours just wandering around doing side missions.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:36 (thirteen years ago) link

"go on a gentle hunt together"

am *really* looking forward to this.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:38 (thirteen years ago) link

i am so so pumped for this. if this game doesn't absolutely rule i will never allow myself to dream again.

aarrissi-a-roni, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:44 (thirteen years ago) link

The good thing about this coming out in late May is I don't know of a single other game that is coming out till September or maybe October that I have any interest in, so if it lives up to the videos, I should have plenty of time to get the most out of it.

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:48 (thirteen years ago) link

also near my birthday; boosts the chance that I might actually get this game

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:49 (thirteen years ago) link

have thought exactly the same jeff

aarrissi-a-roni, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:50 (thirteen years ago) link

if i do get this i think i'll have to resign myself to not finishing it or seeing 'everything', and just look at it like i'm going wander around deadwood for an hour or two. otherwise it might drive me insane.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:51 (thirteen years ago) link

"go on a gentle hunt together"

If your group is anything like the guys I used to game with, that'll last about 30 seconds into the first dispute re:loot. Then it'll turn into Reservoir Dogs, Wild West style.

Convenience Fish (snoball), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:54 (thirteen years ago) link

oh and if multiplayer games can be customised to only allow knives and dynamite as in Lucasarts Outlaws, then this should be fun fun fun

Convenience Fish (snoball), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:56 (thirteen years ago) link

this looks great, but i think i'll have to wait until i finish off lost planet 2 and smg 2

jeff, Thursday, 8 April 2010 21:12 (thirteen years ago) link

shameful - I forgot about Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Sin & Punishment 2

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 8 April 2010 21:40 (thirteen years ago) link

http://boards.ign.com/red_dead_redemption/b6186/187697867/p1

** Each NPC follows their own routine and way of a life. For example,
one spend all day working in a blacksmith, then at closing time head
off to the saloon for a couple drinks before going home.
*** NPCs will converse with each other
**** You can converse with NPCs yourself
** NPCs can hold grudges. A man you beat up in the saloon may come back later with a gun.
** NPC houses can be broken into and robbed
*** NPCs store possessions in boxes and trunks in their houses.
** NPC towns can be wiped out and made into ghost towns
*** Ghost towns will revive in 2-3 in-game days
** In the wilderness rarely a minute passes without seeing some indication of an NPC
*** NPCs play an important part of free roaming, through random encounters
**** NPCs can be found doing a large assortment of things, from
ambushes to gunfights to hostage scenarios to simple things like
sitting around a campfire telling stories of Marston's earlier exploits
* Bank Robbing
** Initiated by having a gun drawn in a bank
* Dueling
** Can't duel everybody (like old women), but you can duel other gunslingers

etrian odysseus (cozen), Thursday, 8 April 2010 22:27 (thirteen years ago) link

** The World is, in total, roughly twice the size of San Andreas
*** The World is split into three large regions, each larger than GTA IV's Liberty City

etrian odysseus (cozen), Thursday, 8 April 2010 22:28 (thirteen years ago) link

maybe i shouldn't get this game, just the thought is overwhelming

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 8 April 2010 22:29 (thirteen years ago) link

** The World is, in total, roughly twice the size of San Andreas
*** The World is split into three large regions, each larger than GTA IV's Liberty City

holy what

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 8 April 2010 22:38 (thirteen years ago) link

this is one game i'm really looking forward to, god i hope it lives up to those vid clips. not really bothered about multi play but if there's an ilg posse i'm in. what should i get it for 360 or ps3?

uh want it now

bracken free ditch (Ste), Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:10 (thirteen years ago) link

whoa this is coming out the same day as alan wake. decisions.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:25 (thirteen years ago) link

More like Alan Wait

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:26 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/red-dead-redemption-hands-on_5

UK RRP £55 :/

MPx4A, Friday, 9 April 2010 12:45 (thirteen years ago) link

can't get into that link from work, but is that not the limited edition?

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 9 April 2010 13:02 (thirteen years ago) link

ok yeah, it's £50 for the bogstandard one and £37 on shopto

don't get paying extra money for some stickers and a branded pen special edition

MPx4A, Friday, 9 April 2010 13:15 (thirteen years ago) link

bookmarking that post so i can quote it in 50 years when my limited edition copy is the feature item on an episode of antiques roadshow. in your face mpx4a.

aarrissi-a-roni, Friday, 9 April 2010 13:22 (thirteen years ago) link

and a 80 year old Fearne Cotton crooning "amaaaazing"?

Convenience Fish (snoball), Friday, 9 April 2010 13:43 (thirteen years ago) link

don't get paying extra money for some stickers and a branded pen special edition
― MPx4A, Friday, April 9, 2010 1:15 PM (31 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

paging lamp

etrian odysseus (cozen), Friday, 9 April 2010 13:47 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm getting kinda GTAIV pre-hype flashbacks here. I remember reading one article which said hey, in multiplayer, if you like, you and a buddy can just go for a drive and listen to the stereo and have a chat. Somehow that sounded amazing to me, but did I ever do it in game? Well course not, cos it would've felt ridiculous.

"Gentle hunt" is having a similar effect, it just sounds great to me at the moment. But will I ever do it? Hmm.

JimD, Friday, 9 April 2010 20:53 (thirteen years ago) link

GTA 4 remains the game that rockstar doesn’t want anyone to play anymore

calstars, Tuesday, 8 August 2023 13:21 (six months ago) link

I'm bummed, because I was looking forward to it, but not for $50. Or $40. Or anything over, I dunno, $20. If RDR2 is (often) $20 and one of the most technologically accomplished games of all time, then no way am I paying more than that for a (last gen!) port of a very old game, unless it runs like a miracle or something. $50 is what you pay for, like, a boutique limited edition physical reissue.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 August 2023 13:27 (six months ago) link

I'm bummed because this was it. If there's ever a RDR3, they won't start producing it until 2030. I doubt they'll remaster RDR2 for the PS7 or whatever if they can't be bothered to do this one.

Hell, you already have half of the game's setting redone. How much longer would it take to scope out Mexico and make the horses gallop more lifelike?

pplains, Tuesday, 8 August 2023 16:49 (six months ago) link

And even if it took a bit of work to (literally) bring it up to speed, expand the map a bit, add some more connective tissue to the sequel/prequel, bump it to 60fps, etc., at least they could justify $50. But hell, they haven't even unlocked RDR2 to 60 fps. This is such low effort it's almost trolling.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 August 2023 17:01 (six months ago) link

Sounds like this port is perfectly fine, but as expected absolutely nothing more than that, a totally bare minimum effort, which is a bummer. Had they spiffed it up a bit I would have happily bought it at full price; I loved the second game and I've never played this one. But for $50, when a modern technological masterpiece like RDR2 can be purchased for $20, or The Last of Us Part 1 justifies its high price by offering a completely (re) polished current gen version? Sigh.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 August 2023 16:22 (six months ago) link

Really disappointed this wasn’t ported to PC, where at least modders could have brought it up to snuff and added new content.

blatherskite, Thursday, 17 August 2023 17:47 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Apparently they added 60fps and 4k to the PS5 version of Red Dead 1. Why didn't they have that shit ready at release just a few weeks ago?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 12:11 (four months ago) link

wow crack that whip bossman. maybe because they were already worked to the bone under an unrealistic deadline???

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:16 (four months ago) link

guessing they prob did have it ready they just wanted to make sure the base version was running good before pushing it

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:32 (four months ago) link

so selfish!!

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:45 (four months ago) link

This is the bare-bones 2013 port we're talking about, which was all but surprise-dropped for Switch and PS4, priced at a shocking premium. If it was that close to being ready they should have just waited a month, it's not like it was part of some coordinated million dollar multi-month marketing campaign.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:49 (four months ago) link

guessing they prob did have it ready they just wanted to make sure the base version was running good before pushing it

― lag∞n, Wednesday, October 4, 2023 9:32 AM (eighteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:52 (four months ago) link

That makes sense, I guess. Anyway, upgraded performance is certainly a greater incentive to get the game than it was before, though it's still way overpriced.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:57 (four months ago) link

releases would go smoother if that was the general approach, turning on advanced tech on incrementally and then optimizing between steps, but they dont do that because it would be bad from a marketing perspective if they had to be all just wait a few months and the game will be better, of course they do often have to do that anyway when they ship broken shit

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:02 (four months ago) link

I honestly have no idea how much work it takes or doesn't take to unlock/increase the frame rate of a 13-year old game. Granted, this port wasn't even released for the PS5, just for the PS4 and Switch, so I guess a modest and slightly belated PS5-only upgrade by way of the PS4 version is an OK perk.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:09 (four months ago) link

i think compared to most video game dev things is not that much work but running that stuff on your console is very resource intensive so theyd want to make sure they have it dialed

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:14 (four months ago) link

Saw someone say (think it was digital foudnry) the ps4 port seemed to be an afterthought for a switch original release based on performance. Makes sense of the timeline (and the fact that the ps4 was literally exactly the same as the switch at launch despite its ability to do higher resolution/other things with minimal technical work).

xp Tracer, I can see why you and gyac are friends

H.P, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:16 (four months ago) link

🥳😎

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 17:54 (four months ago) link

I don’t know anything about this game but my history professor friend wrote a book about it https://read.macmillan.com/lp/red-deads-history/

Heez, Monday, 16 October 2023 20:06 (four months ago) link


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