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bOnEs


that's right, bestbuy is giving out a deck of RDR cards to midnight launch participants... i sure hope this goes out to all midnight launch participants at all game-selling locations... if i would of known about the deck of cards beforehand, i might of considered pre-ordering with bestbuy... but so far, offering the soundtrack is the best incentive so, gamestop is still ahead...
Jeff Threat
I want those cards >:O
Jeff Threat
Red Dead Redemption: Exploring the Wild West

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/108/1089304p1.html

"two of the three territories in Red Dead are locked until you progress to certain parts of the story. "
bOnEs
QUOTE (Jeff Threat @ May 13 2010, 01:00 PM) *
Red Dead Redemption: Exploring the Wild West

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/108/1089304p1.html

"two of the three territories in Red Dead are locked until you progress to certain parts of the story. "

could someone paste the entire article for me here please? i can't view IGN at work...

EDIT: sorry, i had said "can" instead of "can't"... i can't view IGN...
Jeff Threat
Even a hundred years ago, the West was a wild land, yet to be fully tamed by man. Coyotes ventured into towns at night to steal chickens from their coops, bandits roamed the vast expanse, robbing homesteaders and other hopeful newcomers to the West, while Marshalls did their best to bring order to an area that had existed in chaos for decades. This is the world of Red Dead Redemption. And as fans of Rockstar's GTA series have come to expect, the world is wide open and ripe for exploration.

It doesn't matter if you've decided to be a cold-blooded outlaw or a champion of the people, there is plenty to see and do in the sprawling world of Red Dead Redemption.


While you'll want to complete a few of the early missions to unlock some basic tools of the trade (in particular, your lasso), you won't have to follow the storyline for long before it's safe to wander off into the wild. In fact, I spent six hours avoiding the main missions altogether and I still had plenty to do just by venturing out on my own. It didn't even matter that two of the three territories in Red Dead are locked until you progress to certain parts of the story. The world is so big and so full of distractions that you can easily invest ten hours without thinking much at all about progressing the storyline of main character John Marston.

Red Dead is full of side quests. There are really two different kinds. There are a number of structured quests, things built into the world in very specific places. They play out as mini-stories, usually comprised of a series of short missions. One eerie side quest has Marston set out in search of a lost boy. You find the boy in the hills, at least what's left of him. Just a shoe and a piece of his leg. Only he wasn't eaten by a coyote. Apparently someone mistook him for Soilent Green. Yes, there are cannibals in Red Dead Redemption. They like to nom on little boys.

While there are plenty of these types of bonus missions, the more common set of side quests are random encounters. In town or while out exploring, you'll hear gunshots or cries for help. You can always move on, and ignore whatever's happening, but where's the fun in that? I was flagged down by someone whose friend was being lynched. I rushed to the rescue, killed the bad men, then tried to play it Clint Eastwood cool by shooting the rope that was hanging the poor man. Only, I missed with the first shot. And the dumb sonofabitch died on me. Another time I was asked to help rescue a man's daughter who was being held hostage by some bandits. I thought I'd killed every enemy in town, so when I opened the door to free her, it took me a moment to realize the man standing beside her wasn't one of the gunslingers who'd assisted me. A second's hesitation was all he needed to put a bullet in the back of her head.

Even in towns, people aren't safe. I heard a woman arguing with a man. It seemed pretty heated. Sure enough, on the porch of a bordello, a surly customer and a whore were screaming at one another. As I tried to remember how to switch to my fists so I could show this jerk some manners, he pulled out a knife and stabbed the woman repeatedly in the stomach. In fact, he followed her to the ground and kept stabbing.

The West is a f***ed up place.

Not every encounter involves violence. I stumbled onto a few campsites where I could rest my weary rump on a log and listen to a yarn over a campfire. Of course, if you're a jerk, you can just toss a stick of dynamite at the camp and watch everyone die.

I found myself drawn to hunting. There are roughly 40 different species to hunt in Red Dead, including bears, mountain lions, vultures and buffalo. Killing not only satisfies my bloodlust, but is associated with a series of shooting and hunting challenges--kill a certain number of birds, collect skins from a specific animal, etc. Complete these challenges and you gain experience, which up your level of fame and can unlock some new goods in stores. Plus, it's fun. I'd never hunt in real life. I'm all PETA'd up in this piece, but I'll make bears extinct in a game if I can. Just be careful. Mountain lions will mess you up. They'll kill your horse and before you have time to realize what just happened, they'll rip right into you. This game really needs proper hunting tools--like bazookas.

Aside from challenges, you can sell animal skins and feathers at shops for cash. There's a simple, but working economy in Red Dead. The closer a town is to the resource, the less a shopkeeper is going to offer for it. If there are buffalo walking 20 feet from the shop, no one's going to feel the need to pay top dollar. But take those buffalo skins down south, where they haven't seen tatanka in a decade, and you can make some real cash.

If skinning animals isn't your thing, you can spend your time hunting treasure. This is a great way to spend an afternoon. Treasure maps look just like they might have a hundred years ago, if videogame designers were around back then. When you find a map, it will only give hints at where to go to get the loot. My first map had the drawing of a bunch of big rocks with a noose penciled in at the top. (Good thing there aren't many rocks out West.) Later, I stumbled upon a place called Hanging Rock. I looked at the map. Then at the rocks. Then at the map. Then at the rocks. Sure enough, my treasure was there.

Treasure hunting rewards those who start using landmarks to navigate the world. Sure enough, the next time I found a map, I realized I recognized the bluff depicted. "Oh yeah, that's where I accidentally rode my horse off and died."

Watch enough Westerns and you'll know that finding treasure, watching hookers get stabbed on the street, and skinning mountain lions is only part of life in America's wildlands. There's also plenty to do in towns. And by plenty, I mean gambling. Depending on the town, there are different ways to lose your money. You can play a game of horseshoes, try out liar's dice, even give a shot at five finger fillet. But the most interesting is poker.

It ain't cheatin' if you don't get caught.

Poker is the real deal. Play long enough and you'll start noticing that different players have different tendencies. Pick up on these and you'll have a better chance of catching their bluff. Or you can give yourself the upper hand by purchasing the Elegant Suit from a shop. This outfit isn't just for looking fine. It allows you to pocket an extra card, which you can attempt to slip into the game when needed. Just be careful. There's a little mini-game involved to avoid tipping your hand. If you're caught cheating, your opponent will stop being friendly and challenge you to a duel. Defend your honor (pretend you have some!) and shoot that sucker dead in the street.

There are plenty of other ways to enjoy Red Dead Redemption without touching the main storyline. My goal when I sat down for a day of RDR was to play as few missions as possible and spend the bulk of my time wandering the world and finding trouble. There's a lot to see and a lot to do. I didn't go into everything that's out there, waiting for curious adventurers. You can discover those on your own when Red Dead hits store shelves later this month.
bOnEs
thanks jeff biggrin.gif...
Jeff Threat
welcome smile.gif. Best read imo.
zeeshan810
asthenia


NOT me.
Niko Fira
QUOTE (Asthenia @ May 13 2010, 01:29 PM) *


NOT me.


just the fact of his opening the case, displaying the content and what looks like to be an extra copy of the game leaves me to believe we'll surely be seeing gameplay by tonight. I would gladly watch gameplay, so long as it's not story wise.
zeeshan810
asthenia
QUOTE (Niko Fira @ May 13 2010, 09:40 PM) *
QUOTE (Asthenia @ May 13 2010, 01:29 PM) *


NOT me.


just the fact of his opening the case, displaying the content and what looks like to be an extra copy of the game leaves me to believe we'll surely be seeing gameplay by tonight. I would gladly watch gameplay, so long as it's not story wise.

Already been streamed & banned on Justin TV. VERY good impressions from what I've read...
Niko Fira
QUOTE (Asthenia @ May 13 2010, 01:48 PM) *
QUOTE (Niko Fira @ May 13 2010, 09:40 PM) *
QUOTE (Asthenia @ May 13 2010, 01:29 PM) *


NOT me.


just the fact of his opening the case, displaying the content and what looks like to be an extra copy of the game leaves me to believe we'll surely be seeing gameplay by tonight. I would gladly watch gameplay, so long as it's not story wise.

Already been streamed & banned on Justin TV. VERY good impressions from what I've read...


i'm suprised i missed it, i usually search for the latest news on Google every other hour, hmm so yeah i've been reading and a few people are calling it phenomenal, well i'm sure i won't be short of words when i do get to play it myself.
and without a doubt by tonight we'll be seeing some, against our will power LOL
zeeshan810
QUOTE (Niko Fira @ May 13 2010, 04:52 PM) *
QUOTE (Asthenia @ May 13 2010, 01:48 PM) *
QUOTE (Niko Fira @ May 13 2010, 09:40 PM) *
QUOTE (Asthenia @ May 13 2010, 01:29 PM) *


NOT me.


just the fact of his opening the case, displaying the content and what looks like to be an extra copy of the game leaves me to believe we'll surely be seeing gameplay by tonight. I would gladly watch gameplay, so long as it's not story wise.

Already been streamed & banned on Justin TV. VERY good impressions from what I've read...


i'm suprised i missed it, i usually search for the latest news on Google every other hour, hmm so yeah i've been reading and a few people are calling it phenomenal, well i'm sure i won't be short of words when i do get to play it myself.
and without a doubt by tonight we'll be seeing some, against our will power LOL

I saw the gameplay. tongue.gif
Niko Fira

>I saw the gameplay. tongue.gif


you sweet bastard! what kind of footage were you able to see, hopefully nothing story wise =/
asthenia
I watched roughly 40 seconds, as I did with GTA. It looked brilliant.
zeeshan810
QUOTE (Asthenia @ May 13 2010, 04:59 PM) *
I watched roughly 40 seconds, as I did with GTA. It looked brilliant.

I watched 5 mins then R* closed the channel.
ViceMan
What the fuck? I've heard of games being released a couple of days early, but 5 days before? Oh well, doesn't bother me, i'll get it when I get it.
zeeshan810
QUOTE (Niko Fira @ May 13 2010, 04:58 PM) *
>I saw the gameplay. tongue.gif


you sweet bastard! what kind of footage were you able to see, hopefully nothing story wise =/

I can't say anything.
asthenia
QUOTE (zeeshan810 @ May 13 2010, 10:07 PM) *
QUOTE (Niko Fira @ May 13 2010, 04:58 PM) *
>I saw the gameplay. tongue.gif


you sweet bastard! what kind of footage were you able to see, hopefully nothing story wise =/

I can't say anything.

Son, looks like me and you were watching at the same time...


Uh.. I mean... I can't say anything. Either.
JamieMilne
think someone will post another stream up ? ive been looking for gameplay footage but fouind non :9
bOnEs
QUOTE (zeeshan810 @ May 13 2010, 04:44 PM) *

when i asked a R* rep over a month ago, they had no idea what the free DLC packs were... i wonder if they know now biggrin.gif... my guess would be that they are challenges similar to the ones the social club is offering... chances to unlock cheats for your game...

another thing that bothers me is i hope these cheats you unlock can be turned off and on at anytime, without messing up the game... i'd hate to win a cheat, then find out it was activated upon unlocking, and continuing to play the single player unaware the cheats is active... save the game and ruin my chances at 100%... know what i mean?
zeeshan810
I pre-ordered from GameStop..3 new multiplayer missions. ohmy.gif tongue.gif



Niko Fira
http://www.justin.tv/yenos#r=IEhoejQ~ sorry, ugh just had to... lol
enjoy at own risk.
oh and pw=timtim
Massacre
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*Sad music*
zeeshan810
QUOTE (Massacre @ May 13 2010, 05:57 PM) *
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*Sad music*

That's good..R* is removing those leaked gameplays. notworthy.gif
Niko Fira
QUOTE (Massacre @ May 13 2010, 02:57 PM) *
CONTENT REMOVED.

*Sad music*


lol, sucks, but i got my fix, awesome gameplay/music. you might be able to catch it sometime later.
bOnEs
fuck that, i'll wait until monday night biggrin.gif...
Massacre
QUOTE (zeeshan810 @ May 13 2010, 05:59 PM) *
QUOTE (Massacre @ May 13 2010, 05:57 PM) *
CONTENT REMOVED.

*Sad music*

That's good..R* is removing those leaked gameplays. notworthy.gif

They're good at that shit. I don't really care, I'll be seeing hundreds of hours of gameplay once I have the game.

Hey, when's that animated special going to air?

Also, has anyone else noticed that this is the first time since GTA IV that everyone on the forums will be playing and talking about a new game at the same general time? Usually it's split release dates or system exclusives. We're all coming together (heh, "coming together") for this one.
JamieMilne
not everybody on here gets it at the same time but lol
Massacre
QUOTE (Massacre @ May 13 2010, 06:01 PM) *
same general time?

And I'm unconcerned about the Swedes...
bOnEs
QUOTE (Massacre @ May 13 2010, 06:01 PM) *
Also, has anyone else noticed that this is the first time since GTA IV that everyone on the forums will be playing and talking about a new game at the same general time? Usually it's split release dates or system exclusives. We're all coming together (heh, "coming together") for this one.

i noticed that a while back when i requested to give RDR it's own forum... the general topic got up to like 25 pages so, i figured this was going to be our next GTA... and then psy chimed in with ireddead.com so, i knew right then and there that it was going to officially be this forums next GTA... and rightfully so too... it's bringing in new members just like any GTA would do biggrin.gif...

it's going to be a fun summer here i imagine biggrin.gif...
Massacre
I hope so, this is the last game coming out until L.A. Noire in September.
zeeshan810
RDR gameplay LEAKED!
Leaked gameplay
bOnEs
QUOTE (zeeshan810 @ May 13 2010, 06:22 PM) *
RDR gameplay LEAKED!
Leaked gameplay

lol, i knew where that was going but for some reason i still clicked on it mad.gif...
Massacre
That's some good footage. That part with the chase through the desert? Priceless.
zeeshan810
QUOTE (bOnEs @ May 13 2010, 06:25 PM) *
QUOTE (zeeshan810 @ May 13 2010, 06:22 PM) *
RDR gameplay LEAKED!
Leaked gameplay

lol, i knew where that was going but for some reason i still clicked on it mad.gif...

You just got RickRoll'D! roll2.gif
JamieMilne
got a video online on youtube. - http://www.youtube.com/user/Whathedunk29
its not my video, just came across it. it honestly is footage of some guy playing rdr but its not great footage but you can see its real enough.
Massacre
Props, man. We have a cheats section in the pause menu, nice. That'll make my cheating file a lot easier than the one I had for IV. Sometimes trying to use the health cheat while getting shot is harder that not using it at all.
JamieMilne
awk im gutted :(when i acutally tried to watch the video myself my computer was lagging so i thought il just post it up on igta then go watch the vid in 10mins but its been took down ahah smile.gif)
Massacre
I think it's funny that the video that was taken down was a video, of a video, that was taken down.
JamieMilne
haha i found more footage, i saved it as an mp4 if anyone wants to add me on windows live messenger - jamiem5@hotmail.com

ill quite happily send you it in a rar or zip file or even as the original mp4.
bOnEs
QUOTE (JamieMilne @ May 13 2010, 06:48 PM) *
got a video online on youtube. - http://www.youtube.com/user/Whathedunk29
its not my video, just came across it. it honestly is footage of some guy playing rdr but its not great footage but you can see its real enough.

thank god that clip was only a minute... i didn't want it to spoil much but, it was nice to see him walking around in what appeared to be his rental/owned home or a mcfarlane guest house... i think i spotted a dog too before he entered the mcfarlane house...

i'll watch it again once more before i say no to the rest of the videos that will be popping up in the next few days... if R* is done releasing videos then, i am done watching them as well...
Massacre
So, uh, back to the launch trailer for a second, did anyone else get a Billy Grey vibe from the guy at 1:01?
JamieMilne
btw the footage that i found is a full 6 minute 41 seconds, it has slight naration by the guy recording it. but for the most part hes quiet.

add jamiem5@hotmail.com to windows live and ill send you it.

or leave me your emails and ill send you it that way if you dont have windows live messenger.
bOnEs
QUOTE (Massacre @ May 13 2010, 07:22 PM) *
So, uh, back to the launch trailer for a second, did anyone else get a Billy Grey vibe from the guy at 1:01?

i see it too, i always wondered if that voice was suppose to be bill williamson...

check out the :23 mark... on the train bridge it says, "they sell souls cheap here" wink.gif...
zeeshan810
JamieMilne
those cards look pretty cool, id keep them as a collectors item, do they come with the special edition. or are they shop and region specific ?
zeeshan810
QUOTE (JamieMilne @ May 13 2010, 08:48 PM) *
those cards look pretty cool, id keep them as a collectors item, do they come with the special edition. or are they shop and region specific ?

You can go to BestBuy midnight launch.
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