Can of beans costs more than a gold ring in ‘Red Dead Online’ economy

Red Dead Online, the multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2, opened in public beta mode this week and the responses have been generally positive. But one aspect of the online game has been causing a lot of controversy — the in-game economy. An objection that many people have been voicing is that the prices […]


How Red Dead Online could win me back

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a disappointment. After a few dozen hours with the cowboy simulator, I think it is an admirable creation, but I don’t enjoy playing it. Now, developer Rockstar Games is preparing to launch its Red Dead Online mode into a beta test tomorrow, November 27, and I’m hopeful all over again. Rockstar […]


CD Projekt Red wants ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ quality for ‘Cyberpunk 2077’

CD Projekt Red wants the highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 to have the same quality as Rockstar Games’ recently-released masterpiece, Red Dead Redemption 2. The publisher’s CEO, Adam Kracinski, was asked in a conference call with investors if CD Projekt Red thinks Cyberpunk 2077 will be good enough to earn a Metacritic score of at least 95 upon launch, […]


October 2018 NPD: Call of Duty still outsells Red Dead Redemption II

Gaming consumers in the United States spent $ 1.545 billion in October, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That is up year-over-year, and it’s little surprise considering two of the biggest games of 2018 debuted during the month. “October 2018 tracked spending across video game hardware, software, accessories and game cards grew 73 percent when […]

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YouTube U-turn over Red Dead Redemption 2 suffragette clips

YouTube has restored several videos showing a women’s rights campaigner being killed in a variety of ways in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2. The platform had deleted the recordings on Wednesday and in one case had banned the clip creator involved. The action had represented its first such response to depictions of graphic […]


‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ companion app leaks ‘Red Dead Online,’ Rockstar Editor

The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app is more than just a valuable tool for gamers —  it also has leaked details about the highly anticipated Red Dead Online and the pending arrival of the Rockstar Editor. Dataminers who dived into the companion app’s code discovered several interesting tidbits about Red Dead Online, according to […]


Red Dead Redemption’ remains a Western frontier that’s worth saddling up for

No one has played every video game. Not even the experts. In Backlog, Digital Trends’ gaming team goes back to the important games they’ve never played to see what makes them so special … Or not. Red Dead Redemption goes a long way to live up to its name. Wearing the sand-filled boots of John […]


Get $100 of an Xbox One when you purchase ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

[embedded content] Red Dead Redemption 2 is less than a week away, but you might not have a current-generation system to play it on. Fear not, however, because GameStop has a deal that will help you score an Xbox One at a deep discount. From October 26 — the game’s launch date — through November […]


Huawei and Leica’s monochrome lens is dead, so we celebrate its life

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends While both the Huawei Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro have three camera lenses, none of them shoot only in monochrome, marking the end of a fantastic era for smartphone photography. Ever since Huawei first partnered with camera experts Leica, a monochrome lens has sat alongside the regular camera lens, giving […]


Robert Kirkman confirms Skybound will finish Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season

At New York Comic-Con, über creator Robert Kirkman confirmed that Skybound has taken ownership of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and his company will now finish the season. Skybound will work with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story in a way the fans deserve. That implies that Skybound will […]


Dead and Buried shows the arena potential for Oculus Quest

One of the most impressive VR technology demos we’ve ever seen is on display at Oculus Connect 5 in San Jose. In a corner of the convention center The VOID brought Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, demonstrating publicly for the first time that the startup is using Oculus Rift inside its VR helmet to provide the visuals you […]


Dead Cells’ Twitch integration is great

The new Metroidvania-style Roguelike action platformer Dead Cells from developer Motion Twin that is out today on PC and consoles comes with Twitch integration in its Steam version. In this “streaming mode,” your Twitch chat gets the power to affect the world of the game, and it creates a fun dynamic that makes for an […]


Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-Man raise game industry sales forecast for the rest of 2018

Market researcher DFC Intelligence raised its forecast for video game hardware and software sales in 2018 and 2019. The forecast improvement is based on expectations for a stronger-than-expected second half, and much of that is based on anticipation for sales of Red Dead Redemption 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Rockstar Games’ 2010 epic Western. […]