Red Dead Redemption: Gunslingers Facebook game incoming

Rockstar games has announced today that it will launch a beta for a Facebook game called Red Dead Redemption: Gunslingers this Monday, April 12.

The game is being called “an action-RPG experience” which will give players the opportunity to “duel friends, frenemies, foes, and everyone in between.” (No extra points for using the word “frenemies,” Rockstar.) You’ll be able to choose from one of three characters — Outlaw, Fast Hands, and Sharpshooter — and the game will support an achievement system, as well as the ability to form posses.

And the Facebook game/big-budget retail game tie-ins keep coming. Get used to it — expect to see a lot more of this in the future, whether you like it or not. But as long as developers and publishers can make compelling content that I can play in my browser, I’m willing to forgive the fact that they’ve tricked me into playing an advertisement. What do you think?

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