The Xbox 360 version of Red Dead Redemption was briefly playable on Xbox One this weekend, but it’s since been removed. Said Microsoft’s Major Nelson: “Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our emulator to ensure a quality experience across a breadth of titles. Due to an error, some of the games currently in test…
One of the most requested additions to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list, Red Dead Redemption is now available for download and play. Folks just need to own the game digitally and find someone already following the game. Update: Not working anymore. Xbox’s Major Nelson comments on Reddit.
My favorite trophies and achievements in video games are the gimmick-based ones. They’re not about finishing a level or getting a certain amount of headshots. They’re about doing something specific, often something outlandish, silly, deliberately provocative, or plain screwed up. They can add levity to a sober gaming…
For such a fun holiday, video games have a lot of trouble doing Halloween justice. Sure there are exceptions—Destiny just did a pretty good job, and Costume Quest is fun—but for the most part it’s a time of year that games struggle to really celebrate. Unless, like right now, we’re talking about Undead Nightmare, the…
There was a Red Dead fan film released a couple of years ago that was very influenced by 70's schlock. This new one is a more traditional take on the game, and it's all the better for it.
I don't think people say that Mass Effect "feels like sci-fi," or The Witcher "feels like fantasy." But people do say that Red Dead Redemption "feels like a Western," and I'm compelled to agree. Why? Listen to the game.
I've played thousands of games over the years. And only once has a game ever given me a bonafide outbreak of goosebumps. Head-to-toe. It was during this past console generation, and it was while I was riding a horse.
The video game trailer is an interesting phenomenon. It is, at its core, a marketing device—a series of sounds and images, carefully arranged to make you want to buy something.
Former video game concept artist Joey Spiotto chose an adorable way to say goodbye to this console generation. He combined his favorite video game characters with the design of the Little Golden Books children's literature series. Shepard and John Marston never looked so nice and friendly.
The Oregon Trail is a game with a blunt message: you will all die. Repeatedly. Educational, perhaps, but also bleak. It could do with a little lightening up.
I've already mentioned that I'm a big fan of the idea behind Codename Cygnus. The game is a choose-your-own-adventure radio drama for iOS that casts you as a spy, complete with voice acting, sound effects, and likely more than a fair bit of intrigue. But a game like this is only as good as its voice cast.
Red Dead Redemption never made it to the PC. Grand Theft Auto V hasn't been announced for PC. Such sadness. But what's this? A personal computer-shaped rainbow on the horizon?
First teased earlier in the month, a 14-minute Red Dead Redemption movie is now ready for viewing. And it's...yeah.
A group of fans are putting a Red Dead Redemption movie together, and smartly, they're not doing the obvious. They're instead drinking from the same inspirational well as the series' developers (especially from the first Red Dead), combining a love for Spaghetti Westerns and a bit of the old ultra-violence into…
The reveal of the Xbox One might have overshadowed content on the Internet this week, but that certainly wasn't the case for the craftiest of internet denizens who convert anything worthy into an animated GIF. Whether it's some sort of a video game glitch, like giant Spock's terrifying stare above, or a nice form of…
The past few years produced a huge amount of great games and a surprisingly decent amount of them have well-developed characters that are hard to forget. And, of course, some of them look really attractive.