Red Dead Redemption 2

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Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser departs company

February 5, 2020

Dan Houser, Rockstar Games co-founder and head writer on Bully and Red Dead Redemption 2, is leaving the company. Houser will depart the company on March 11 2020. His departure comes at the end of an extended break that began in Spring 2020 following the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2. The news comes from […]

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We played Red Dead Redemption 2 on a $5000 laptop

December 2, 2019

The Asus Zenbook Pro Duo UX181GV is a legitimate monster. Two 4K touchscreens. A 9th Gen Intel i9 processor running at 2.4GHz, speed boosted up to a crazy 5.0GHz. A huge 32GB DDR4 RAM. A 1TB SSD. A 6GG GDDR6 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. One of the most powerful laptops I’ve ever encountered, […]

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The AU Review’s Game of the Year 2018

December 28, 2018

Choosing your favourite game of the year is hard. We’ve done it every year since we founded The AU Review’s games section in 2014, and it never gets any easier. In 2018, we played so many incredible games that it became impossible to list and number every last one of them, so we opted not […]

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It’s been a monumental year for RPG’s, but how did Bethesda miss the mark?

November 28, 2018

From what I’ve seen, 2018 has proven to be one thing, above a whole lot of other things: the year of the Role-Playing Game. Between releases like Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, Vampyr, Octopath: Traveler, Monster Hunter World, and new studio attempts at RPG’s like Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed Odyssey and Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2, we have been […]

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Custom Made: A reflection on my painful desire to look good in video games

November 27, 2018

I have a crippling desire to look good in video games. It’s an unfathomably stupid impulse, but creating the most beautiful possible avatar in any given game is a habit I regularly give in to. I am certain I am not alone in this. To preface this piece – the two games I really threw […]

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What to expect from Red Dead Redemption Online when it launches this week

November 26, 2018

Warning, this article contains spoilers for Red Dead Redemption 2, read at your own peril Red Dead Redemption 2 is likely to be “Game of the Year” from a tonne of different award ceremonies; it’s a juggernaut of design, deep in conception and brilliant in execution, to the pain of talented developers who have worked […]

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Games Review: Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, 2018) is a once-in-a-generation experience

November 5, 2018

I don’t exactly know how one reviews a piece of media as expansive as Red Dead Redemption 2. To call it a game is the correct descriptor, but it also doesn’t feel like it quite encapsulates the enormity of what Rockstar have accomplished. Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open world Western set in the very […]

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A Call To Arms: An Interview with Tim Colwill of Game Workers Unite Australia

October 22, 2018

Developers being chewed up and spat out by the global video games industry is a topic that’s been cropping up a lot over the past months. As news of renowned studios closing their doors, sky-high developer turnover and, just as of this week, employees working 100 hour weeks in an effort to get major releases […]

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The final Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is here

October 19, 2018

With only a week remaining until the launch of what is arguably the year’s biggest game, Rockstar Games have released the launch trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s another more cinematic glimpse at the game, hinting at trouble within Dutch’s gang and the game’s broader story.   From train robberies (and Arthur complaining that […]

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Games Preview: Rockstar will make history with Red Dead Redemption 2, that much is clear

October 9, 2018

Rockstar changed the face of gaming in October 2001, and they did it by taking a pretty bold risk, the impact and effects of which are still being felt throughout the industry almost 20 years later. The game they dropped in October 2001 represented a seismic shift in immersive gaming that is often imitated but […]

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Rockstar announces Red Dead Online, forthcoming beta

September 21, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is getting multiplayer. Red Dead Online will be the online multiplayer component in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2, and will operate in a similar manner to Grand Theft Auto Online. It will drop players into the full size, open world map of Red Dead Redemption 2, catering for massive lobbies of players, […]

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Your first real look at Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives tomorrow

August 9, 2018

In a year already packed with huge gaming releases, Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to dwarf them all. The sequel to Rockstar‘s 2010 open world western launches in late October and, with only three months remaining, our first real look at the game in action is right around the corner. Tonight, in fact.

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Here’s six whole minutes of Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay

August 9, 2018

Yesterday, Rockstar Games announced that a gameplay trailer for their forthcoming open-world western Red Dead Redemption 2 would arrive overnight. Arrive it did, and goodness, what a trailer it is.

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“You have to love yourself a fire.” Red Dead Redemption 2‘s new trailer is here

May 2, 2018

The Sons of Dutch are coming. Following their announcement of a trailer drop a few days ago, Rockstar have delivered a two-minute in-game trailer for the hotly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, the clearest and most interesting look at the game yet.

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New Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer dropping this Thursday night

April 30, 2018

It’s good to know that Rockstar can bring us to our knees with a two paragraph, 55-word press release. The latest trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives this Thursday but you’ll need to be up past your bedtime if you want to see it the moment it drops.

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Hold your horses: Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed into October

February 1, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 will miss its Q2 2018 release window, according to a new blog post from developer Rockstar Games, who cites wanting more time to polish the game ahead of launch. There is a silver lining though.

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Hold your horses: Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed into 2018

May 22, 2017

Rockstar Games have announced that their upcoming open-world western Red Dead Redemption 2 will miss its planned Q3 2017 release date.

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Rockstar confirms Red Dead Redemption 2, our bodies are ready

October 18, 2016

Rockstar have completed their three-day run of teases with the reveal of Red Dead Redemption 2. Not only was the game’s title announced via the developer’s Twitter account last night, they also provided a release window.

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