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Get Mass Effect 2 for $5, more deep cuts on Amazon


Nov 21
// Conrad Zimmerman
Oh, the season is upon us. Everybody has been dropping their Black Friday promotions all around, the smell of avarice is thick in the air. Time to save money by spending money. Take this ridiculous Amazon deal for Mass Effect...
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Gameloft copies Red Dead Redemption with Six Guns


Oct 14
// Jim Sterling
I've given up trying to defend Gameloft. It knows what its doing and doesn't need the protection, so here's yet another shamelessly "inspired" game coming soon to mobile devices -- Six Guns.  This open-world cowboy game...
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Rockstar: We haven't abandoned PC


Oct 06
// Jim Sterling
Rockstar has promised that it's not forgotten about PC gamers, and that claims to the contrary are unfounded. The studio said this in the face of Red Dead Redemption being restricted to consoles and L.A. Noire taking months t...
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The DTOID Show: It's our 200th episode, let's celebrate!


Sep 14
// Tara Long
Happy Wednesday, Destructurds! Max and I are back with another edition of The Destructoid Show - our 200th, to be exact. Feel free to send us cards with money in them. On tonight's totally un-special birthday episode, I run ...
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Rockstar confirms Red Dead Redemption GOTY Edition


Sep 13
// Fraser Brown
If you have been holding off living out your wild west fantasies in Red Dead Redemption, you might want to wait another month. Rockstar has just confirmed the Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition, which will arrive i...
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The DTOID Show: Borderlands 2 and hands-on with Rage!


Aug 03
// Tara Long
[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.] Hey, guys and g...
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Red Dead Redemption Game of the Year coming, says BBFC


Aug 02
// Jordan Devore
To the reader who recently expressed interest in waiting for a Game of the Year edition of Red Dead Redemption: do it! Based on a BBFC listing, one such retail package is on the way. The ratings board says it'll include the r...
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Rockstar talks free Myths and Mavericks pack for Red Dead


Jul 27
// Jordan Devore
This new downloadable content for Red Dead Redemption might seem out of nowhere if you haven't been following Rockstar lately, but the company has been teasing it for a while. The free content was given a name today: the "Myt...
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4X multiplayer XP in Red Dead Redemption this weekend


Jun 30
// Jordan Devore
Rockstar is almost ready to enable quadruple experience points in Red Dead Redemption across both platforms and all multiplayer modes, including Free Roam and Undead Overrun. The switch will be flipped at 12:01am Eastern on F...
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Red Dead Redemption getting pre-order bonuses as DLC


Apr 08
// Jordan Devore
Next week, Rockstar is putting out the pre-order incentives for Red Dead Redemption as paid downloadable content on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. There's the Deadly Assassin outfit for John Marston, which doubles the reg...
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Red Faction: Battlegrounds now on PSN, on XBLA tomorrow


Apr 05
// Maurice Tan
Red Faction: Battlegrounds feels like it came out of nowhere, but it's here nonetheless. The new downloadable game is all about 4-player vehicular combat with "fast attack vehicles," tanks, and walkers who fight it out in co...
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No Clip: Red Dead Redemption


Apr 05
// AwesomeExMachina
[No Clip is a Destructoid community blog series. An experiment in player interaction, AwesomeExMachina returns to popular games and plays them with a set of critical restrictions to rethink what we thought we knew. Note:...
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Take-Two got the most positive game reviews of 2010


Feb 10
// Jim Sterling
According to review aggregator Metacritic, Take-Two enjoyed more positivity in the reviews department than any other publisher in 2010. It ended the year with a 77.1 average as opposed to Nintendo's 76.1 and Capcom'...
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Xbox Deal of the Week takes half off Rockstar and 2K DLC


Jan 25
// Conrad Zimmerman
Right now on Xbox Live you can score some savings on downloadable content from Rockstar and 2K Games. There's a bunch of the usual avatar junk in there, but some quality content is on offer as well. For example, you can grab ...
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Rockstar has more ideas for Red Dead Redemption


Jan 03
// Jordan Devore
In the new issue of Official PlayStation Magazine, Rockstar VP of product development Jeronimo Barrea was quoted as saying "For all the games we work on, we have a massive number of ideas that [don't] make it in." This was a ...
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Insomniac's top games of 2010: Red Dead Redemption wins


Dec 29
// Jim Sterling
Insomniac Games has listed its favorite titles of 2010, and it'll come as no surprise that Red Dead Redemption walked away as the best of the best in the hearts of the studio staff. That said, the rest of the picks were quite...
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Take-Two turns a profit again regardless of a new GTA


Dec 16
// Maurice Tan
Take-Two Interactive has posted a profit of $42.6 million for the last 12 months ending October 31 this year. Compare that to the roughly $140.5 million loss over the same period last year, and things are looking up for the p...
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Red Dead Redemption musician to perform at VGAs


Dec 07
// Nick Chester
Jose Gonzales, the singer/songerwriter responsible for the song "Far Away" which appeared in Red Dead Redemption, will be performing at the Spike VGAs this Saturday, December 11. Gonzales' "Far Away" was nominated for the "Be...
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Destructoid Live: Red Dead Shootout Ho-down online


Dec 03
// Pico Mause
"First they shoot you, then they rob you." (Chuckles) "Great country." -- John Marston  You think you have what it takes, partner? Join us on Justin.tv/destructoid at 4:00PM PST to prove your Dead Eye skills as we battle it out at the corral during a Red Dead Redemption multiplayer ho-down. Loosen your holsters and hop on your horse, let's get this party started! YEEHAW!

NYCC: Hands-on with Red Dead's 'Undead Nightmare'

Oct 08 // Nick Chester
On this particular demo mission, Marston is tasked with “cleansing” a graveyard, having heard that this baffling disease has spread to this particular area, raising undead ghouls from their graves. The goal is to burn up a series of coffins, marked on the mini-map as yellow dots. To do this, you’ll use one of the game’s new weapons, a flaming torch. While Marston will pull out the torch and burn the wooded caskets with a context sensitive press of a button, it can also be used to light zombies on fire. The catch, of course, is that the fire won’t necessarily slow them down, or even kill them. If your worst nightmares include being pursued by flaming ghouls, you might want to think twice before using the torch in a melee attack. In the demo area Rockstar allowed me to play, the odds were stacked against me, with only 20 bullets in my pistol to start. The graveyard area in this particular mission was small, and the zombie to Marston ratio was overwhelming. Not at first, mind you -- burning an initial casket triggered a few of the undead to attack. The more caskets you burn, however, the more creatures join in on the assault. Thanks to “Godfather of the Modern Zombie” George A. Romero, zombies in Red Dead Redemption are mostly bullet sponges. Feel free to fire off a slew of bullets in their general direction -- sure, that might slow them down -- but don’t expect them to drop quite so easily. A well-place bullet to the brain, however, results in a gratifying splatter (including a nice chunk of the skull flying through the air), the creature crumbling to the ground as a pile of undead meat. Given the lack of ammo, looting the “really, for real this time” dead for bullets and other items is key, along with accurate firing. The latter is problematic to do, especially when you consider that being chased by reanimated corpses coming at you from all angles is (to put it mildly) a trying experience. Fortunately, you’ve got a few things in your arsenal that help turn the odds in your favor. First, the “Dead-Eye” targeting ability which slows down time and allows you to “paint” targets makes its return. Second, are the game’s new context-sensitive melee moves, which include fresh animations like propping the barrel of a gun under a zombies chin and pulling the trigger. The results are as expected, a Gallagher vs. Melon-like display of fractured cranium bits. Also new to Marston’s arsenal is a blunderbuss, a shotgun style weapon that uses zombie parts as ammo. Yes, that’s right, I just said there’s a gun that uses parts of corpses as ammunition. Once you load the gun with the slabs of undead meat, you can fire the gun off for a satisfying zombie explosion. The upside here is that this is a one-shot, no more zombie situation that can come in handy in a pinch. The downfall, as if there could be any to raining zombie gore all over the place, is that the bodies are obliterated and can’t be searched for more ammo. The zombies of Red Dead Redemption come in a number of varieties, four to be exact, and all of which I encountered in my short demo. There’s your normal, run of the mill lumbering creature that moves at a moderate pace, annoying but not particularly dangerous unless in large numbers. You’ll encounter faster creatures that also jump, as well as stronger and larger brutes. Finally, the now-classic spitter can bother you with dangerous green slime from a distance. (Were zombies spitting acid-like goo from their mouths before Left 4 Dead, really? Thanks a lot, Valve.) Rockstar is promising a beefy single-player experience, complete with new cut-scenes and in-game dialogue, with players meeting both new and old faces throughout their journey. Throw in undead animals (none of which I encountered in my demo, but expect to run into a flesh-eating bear, at the very least), along with new multiplayer features (which Rockstar is keeping under wraps for now), and the $9.99 asking price sounds like a deal for fans of the cowboys and zombies. Rockstar hasn’t committed to a release date for “Undead Nightmare,” but one could speculate that a release before Halloween would be fitting.
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Red Dead Redemption’s John Marston has seen his fair share of cougar attacks and smarmy outlaws. But is he ready to take on a mysterious infection that is raising the dead across the game’s dusty, open world? That...

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Red Dead Redemption gets two free outfits next week


Oct 05
// Jordan Devore
The "Hunting and Trading Outfits" add-on pack for Red Dead Redemption is making it to Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Network on Tuesday, October 12 as a freebie. The two outfits -- previously seen as candidates for Gam...
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NYCC: Red Dead's 'Undead Nightmare' pack will be present


Oct 04
// Jordan Devore
Wow, so New York Comic-Con is steadily approaching. We'll have some familiar faces covering the show, but in the meantime, we'll begin listing what you can expect to find at the convention. The "Undead Nightmare" pack for Red...
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Red Dead's 'Undead Nightmare' trailer frightens, excites


Sep 30
// Nick Chester
With the upcoming "Undead Nightmare" add-on content for Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games is speaking my language. Bats? Zombies? A full moon? Done. Let me be honest and say I haven't completed Red Dead Redemption yet. I'm...
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Our first look at the undead in Red Dead Redemption


Sep 29
// Jordan Devore
The "Undead Nightmare Pack" ($10, due out this fall) for Red Dead Redemption is looking quite good in these first few screenshots. I'm curious how Rockstar Games plans to frame the story for this in a not-ridiculous way, cons...
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This zombie Red Dead Redemption art is delightful


Sep 28
// Jordan Devore
Aren't we over the zombie phase by now? I keep telling myself "Yes, we most certainly are." And then I get excited for stuff like AMC's The Walking Dead, or even something as simple as the "Undead Nightmare Pack" for Red Dead...

Red Dead's 'Liars and Cheats' now with more content

Aug 27 // Nick Chester
Multiplayer Poker and Liars' Dice GamesOne of the most fan-requested features comes to multiplayer.Multiplayer Horse RacesRide out against your friends and foes online - with mounted combat guns blazing.The Explosive RifleAn devastatingly destructive new weapon with its own new single-player and multiplayer challenges.7 New Gang HideoutsPosse up and take on the new Hideouts together to level up quickly.4 New Hunting GroundsNew Hunting Grounds are now visible on the map for all to see, with some of the most action-packed wildlife hunting yet.Stronghold Competitive Multiplayer ModeTeams take turns in attack and defense in multi-tiered Competitive games. Posse Scoring and LeaderboardsCompare stats with other posses and compete to see who are the kings of the Free Roam frontier.Plus, 15 additional multiplayer characters from the Red Dead Redemption storyline are being made available as multiplayer characters, and more all-new Achievements and Trophies.
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The next batch of downloadable content for Red Dead Redemption, "Liars and Cheats," is out September 21. Here's a bit of a surprise -- the pack will also contain all of the content that was previously announced as the free-of...

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Rumor: Brad Pitt to star in Red Dead Redemption movie


Aug 26
// Dale North
The rumor is that Brad Pitt is the front runner for playing John Marston in a movie adaptation of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption. This comes to us by way of ShowbizSpy. They say that Pitt is being given a first refusal for th...
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Real cowboys ride asses in Red Dead Redemption


Aug 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Giddyup, partner.
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LOL: 24 Hours with Red Dead Redemption lead


Aug 05
// Nick Chester
By now, let's assume that most of you have seen Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption from beginning to end. I say this because artist/writer Eric Colossal's online comic strip, 24 Hour Marston, is not only full of minor spoilers, b...
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Red Dead Redemption patch is up, partner


Aug 04
// Dale North
The most recent tweet from RockStarGames says it all, but I'll say it again: Red Dead Redemption update 1.03 is now available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Sign in, update and you'll find that the following has changed a...

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