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posted by Fnord666 on Sunday November 11 2018, @02:26AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the howdy-ma'am dept.

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Better off... red?

Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold over 17 million copies worldwide

There was a time when westerns were a staple of American pop-culture -- a powerhouse genre for film, television, books and more. That trend kind of died in the 1980s, but maybe it's coming back. Take-Two Interactive, the company that owns Rockstar games reported in its quarterly financials that Red Dead Redemption 2 sold over 17 million copies in just over a week.

It took the original Red Dead Redemption 8 years to sell 15 million copies.

It's a shockingly huge number -- but if you've been keeping track, it might not be that big of a surprise. Just after the game's launch, the company revealed that it made over $725 million in its first few days, the largest opening weekend of any entertainment property ever, according to Rockstar. That's what happens when your game is one of the most anticipated, well-reviewed games in a decade.


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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by takyon on Sunday November 11 2018, @03:27AM

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Sunday November 11 2018, @03:27AM (#760554) Journal

    A New Visualization Technique Clearly Illustrates 'Red Dead Redemption II's HDR Failure [forbes.com]

    As it turns out, high dynamic range takes some work to get right, and is subject to creative choices.

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by Snotnose on Sunday November 11 2018, @04:22AM (1 child)

    by Snotnose (1623) on Sunday November 11 2018, @04:22AM (#760563)

    One thing that made GTA V so great was having 3 different characters to play. And admit it, you enjoyed being Trevor best.

    Not criticizing, just sayin...

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @05:43AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @05:43AM (#760582)

      I liked the black guy with the dog best. Playing fetch with grenades...

  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @05:09PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @05:09PM (#760659)

    Looks like one big cut-scene interspersed with some shooting and running. Very guided in a heavy handed way.

    • (Score: 2) by tibman on Sunday November 11 2018, @08:19PM (2 children)

      by tibman (134) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 11 2018, @08:19PM (#760703)

      I thought it was supposed to be open world with emergent gameplay?

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @10:15PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @10:15PM (#760721)

        You can do things in a different order and you get to ride a horse and collect plants. That's about it. Oh, and it looks very pretty.

        • (Score: 3, Interesting) by arslan on Monday November 12 2018, @12:15AM

          by arslan (3462) on Monday November 12 2018, @12:15AM (#760742)

          So... its a western equivalent of Zelda Breath Of the Wild? Of course in Zelda you can ride bears, buffaloes, Lynels (centaurs), etc. as well instead of just horses though....

  • (Score: 2) by Rivenaleem on Monday November 12 2018, @04:07PM

    by Rivenaleem (3400) on Monday November 12 2018, @04:07PM (#760943)

    Who would have thought that gamer culture would come so far. It seems like only yesterday that gamers were drooling over the realistic portrayal of jiggling boobs in "Dead or Alive". Now it seems what you need is realistic portrayal of horse balls.

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