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Wednesday, 22nd September, 2010

Liars and Cheats Pack out now

Posted at 02:30 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
The Liars and Cheats DLC for Red Dead Redemption is now available for download via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace (800 points) and the PlayStation Store ($9.99). The pack brings the following new features:

  • Stronghold Competitive Multiplayer Mode - team-based mode where each team takes turns attacking and defending a landmark before the clock runs out;
  • The Explosive Rifle - brand-new destructive weapon with its own single-player and multiplayer challenges;
  • Multiplayer Poker and Liars' Dice Games - one of the most requested multiplayer features;
  • Multiplayer Horse Races - compete against both friend and foe, complete with mounted combat;
  • Four New Hunting Grounds - now visible on the map for all to hunt the dangerous, errant wildlife;
  • Seven New Gang Hideouts - brand new opportunities to level up;
  • 15 New Multiplayer characters - personalities from the world of Red Dead Redemption return;
  • New Achievements and Trophies.
Link: T2 Press Release
Friday, 17th September, 2010

Achievements for Liars & Cheats DLC Revealed

Posted at 16:37 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
Rockstar have revealed the new achievements and trophies coming with the Liars and Cheats DLC next week. The Xbox 360 version also includes 5 exclusive achievements! All the new achievements will have you utilising all the new features the DLC includes. See below for details...

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FROM GLUE TO MON DIEUX!
During a Grand Prix, finish a race in first after placing last in the previous race.

GOOD CALL
In a single Multiplayer Liar's Dice game, successfully make a spot-on call.

IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER
In a Multiplayer Poker game, win a hand on the last card when you were losing prior.

LEGION OF BOOM
Get a triple kill while on the attacking team in Stronghold.

MASTER EXPLODER
Complete the Explosive Rifle Single Player Challenge.

ONE DIE TO RULE THEM ALL
In a Multiplayer Liar's Dice game, win with only one die left.

PA-PA-PA-POKER ACE
In a full Multiplayer Poker game, beat the table when blinds are at maximum.

PUT THE POSSE ON THE PEDESTAL
Attain over 50,000 posse points in a single Free Roam session.

TRIPLE CROWN
Get first place In all Races In a Grand Prix In the Races playlist.

WE MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE!
While on defense, do not allow the attacking team to capture any of their objectives.

As mentioned above, the Xbox 360 version includes some exclusive achievements - this is simply because PSN caps the number of DLC trophies to 10.

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AVATAR OF DEATH
Successfully complete either round of a Stronghold map without dying.

COMPULSIVE LIAR
In a full Multiplayer Liar's Dice game, win without losing a single die.

OVER 9001
Attain over 9,001 points in a single Free Roam session.

PEACEWALKER
Finish a single race without getting shot or killed, and without shooting a bullet.

THE BIG BLUFF
In a Multiplayer Poker game, win a hand by forcing someone with a better hand to fold.

Title Update 1.04 Now Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Posted at 01:15 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
Title update 1.04 for Red Dead Redemption is now available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, you'll be prompted to download the update next time you sign into PlayStation Network or Xbox LIVE.

This new title update will add the location markers for all the new Free Roam content that is part of the upcoming Liars and Cheats Pack. While the content itself will not be accessible until the release of the Liars and Cheats Pack this Tuesday, September 21st - in the meantime, you'll be able to see it greyed out on your map to mark the spots of where all the new Gang Hideouts, Hunting Grounds, Poker, Liars Dice and other new action will be going down come next week.

Additionally, this update addresses the following issues:

  • Added Posse Scoring & Leaderboards in Free Roam.
  • Added Southpaw control support.
  • Fixed an issue that made it impossible to disarm some enemies in Nosalida.
  • Fixed an issue where the player couldn't be harmed if he got knocked down.
  • Fixed an issue where Stranger mission states were not loading appropriately on a soft-reset or boot up.
  • Fixed an issue with the mission 'The Wronged Woman', where players would fail the mission if they did not loot Harold's corpse.
  • Fixed issues with incorrect button references in Help text for Region 3 setups.

Wednesday, 15th September, 2010

First Liars and Cheats Trailer Released

Posted at 17:45 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
As promised yesterday, GameTrailers have posted the debut trailer for the upcoming Liars and Cheats DLC for Red Dead Redemption. Check it out below or go here for the HD version.


Liars and Cheats will be available for download on 21st September from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the PlayStation Store.
Saturday, 11th September, 2010

First Screenshots from Liars and Cheats Pack

Posted at 02:38 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
Rockstar have posted up the first screenshots from the upcoming Liars and Cheats DLC pack coming out on 21st September. Head over to the Newswire post to see them.

Earlier Rockstar also updated their desktop wallpaper collection with the new "Gold Series" - three glittering styles inspired by discrete concepts of architecture and physics. You can check those out here.
Friday, 27th August, 2010

DLC 3: Liars & Cheats Pack Coming 21st September

Posted at 22:09 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0

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Rockstar have come out with some very exciting news today regarding the next two DLC packs, starting on September 21st with the release of the Liars & Cheats pack.

The Liars and Cheats Pack will contain a great range of new highly-requested features to expand the Free Roam world including Multiplayer Poker and Liar’s Dice, as well as a brand new Competitive Multiplayer gameplay mode. The Liars and Cheats Pack will also include the content previously announced as the Free Roam Pack. The Free Roam Pack was originally planned as a free download, but due to the platform networks’ restrictions on numbers of free packs we can give away (and our promise to bring you the free Hunting and Trading Outfits Pack – more on that below), we have instead added it to the Liars and Cheats Pack as one Free Roam release boasting the following features and more:

Multiplayer Poker and Liar's Dice Games
One of the most fan-requested features comes to multiplayer.

Multiplayer Horse Races
Ride out against your friends and foes online - with mounted combat guns blazing.

The Explosive Rifle
A devastatingly destructive new weapon with its own new single-player and multiplayer challenges.

7 New Gang Hideouts
Posse up and take on the new Hideouts together to level up quickly.

4 New Hunting Grounds
New Hunting Grounds are now visible on the map for all to see, with some of the most action-packed wildlife hunting yet.

Stronghold Competitive Multiplayer Mode
Teams take turns in attack and defense in multi-tiered Competitive games. Posse Scoring and Leaderboards Compare stats with other posses and compete to see who are the kings of the Free Roam frontier.

Plus, 15 additional multiplayer characters from the Red Dead Redemption storyline are being made available as multiplayer characters, and more all-new Achievements and Trophies.

This pack will be released on September 21st worldwide for download on both PlayStation Network ($9.99) and Xbox LIVE (800 Microsoft Points). Stay tuned for lots more detail on the content in this pack including first screens and more.

In addition to Liars & Cheats, Rockstar have also revealed a few details of what's to come next!

Unleashed upon the world of Red Dead Redemption, the Undead Nightmare Pack will feature an entirely new single-player campaign that follows John Marston as he tries to find a cure for the highly infectious zombie plague that has spread across the frontier.

In addition to the lengthy single-player adventure, The Undead Nightmare Pack features brand new gameplay mechanics, weapons, zombie animals, mythical creatures and even a brand new secret location.


Good times.
Tuesday, 10th August, 2010

Legends and Killers DLC Out Now!

Posted at 13:52 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 1
Just a quick heads up to remind you that the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Store now have the Legends and Killers DLC pack available to download for 800 MS points or $9.99.

The Legends and Killers Pack for Red Dead Redemption includes 8 new Multiplayer characters from Red Dead Revolver, plus 9 new Multiplayer map locations and the new Tomahawk projectile weapon which includes its own unique set of challenges.

Have fun!
Thursday, 5th August, 2010

New Legends and Killers DLC Trailer

Posted at 18:59 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
Rockstar have released a new trailer for the upcoming Legends and Killers DLC pack released next week on 10th August. The trailer is available in HD exclusively at GameTrailers.com. Or you can watch the SD version below.



Title Update 1.03 Now Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Posted at 02:17 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
According to the Rockstar Newswire a new title update (version 1.03 to be specific) is now available for Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. You'll be prompted to download the update next time you sign into PSN or Xbox LIVE.

This update contains the following new anti-griefing measures for Multiplayer Free Roam:

  • While in Multiplayer Free Roam, if a player achieves a kill streak of 6 or more without dying, they will become a Public Enemy and receive a $1000 bounty.
  • While in Multiplayer Free Roam, if killed three times by any human player and each death is within 80 seconds of respawn, the victim is given the option to respawn away from the area.
This new title update also addresses the following issues:
  • Players now have the ability to swap shoulder buttons L1/L2, R1/R2.
  • Players now have the ability to save game with cheats turned on.
  • When playing the game with Region set to Asia, incorrect button prompts were displayed.
  • Downloadable Outfits were not appearing in Change Outfits Menu after being unlocked.
  • Invincibility cheat was turned off when activating Dead Eye.
  • Occasionally, the player would not recover from being drunk.
  • It was possible to have two player horses, with one permanently following the player.
  • If equipped with the bandana, sliding doors would temporarily attach to the player's head.

Tuesday, 3rd August, 2010

Legends and Killers DLC Available on August 10th

Posted at 19:36 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
Rockstar have just confirmed that the Legends and Killers downloadable content pack will be available to download on the 10th August via the PlayStation Network ($9.99) and Xbox LIVE (800 Microsoft Points).

The Legends and Killers Pack for Red Dead Redemption includes 8 new Multiplayer characters from Red Dead Revolver, plus 9 new Multiplayer map locations and the new Tomahawk projectile weapon which includes its own unique set of challenges.

Here are four more screenshots we missed from a news post last week:


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Saturday, 17th July, 2010

First Legends and Killers DLC Screenshots

Posted at 03:26 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 1
The Legends and Killers Pack for Red Dead Redemption is coming out next month simultaneously for PlayStation Network ($9.99) and Xbox LIVE (800 Microsoft Points). It features 9 new Multiplayer map locations and 8 new Multiplayer characters from Red Dead Revolver, along with the new Tomahawk projectile weapon and more.

Rockstar have today released the first screenshots of this new DLC, you can check them out below. The DLC page on the official site has also been updated.

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More screenshots from Red Dead Redemption can be seen in our gallery.
Thursday, 8th July, 2010

New Downloadable Content Plans for Red Dead Redemption

Posted at 15:55 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
Rockstar have just announced their plans for releasing new downloadable content for Red Dead Rdemption. In addition to the recently released Outlaws To The End mission pack, four more packs will be released over the coming months for various prices. Details below:

Legends and Killers Pack (Releasing beginning of August 2010)
New active map locations, characters and more:

  • 9 New Multiplayer map locations — more than doubling the amount of territories in the Multiplayer Competitive modes
  • 8 New Multiplayer characters— play as characters from Red Dead Revolver
  • Introducing a new projectile weapon: the Tomahawk, with corresponding Challenges for single player and multiplayer
  • New Achievements/Trophies
  • Pricing: $9.99 (PlayStation Network), 800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE)
Liars and Cheats Pack
New Competitive Modes, Multiplayer Mini-games in Free Roam, and more:
  • 'Attack and Defend' Multiplayer Competitive Mode and Challenges
  • New Multiplayer Horse Races complete with mounted combat
  • Play as the heroes and villains of Red Dead Redemption as well as 8 additional multiplayer characters
  • Multiplayer versions of Liars Dice and Poker from the single-player game
  • Introducing a new weapon: the Explosive Rifle, with associated Challenges available in single-player and multiplayer
  • New Achievements/Trophies
  • Release date TBC
  • Pricing: $9.99 (PlayStation Network), 800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE)
Free Roam Pack
Delve deeper into the world of Red Dead Redemption with new Modes, Challenges and Gang Hideouts to discover:
  • Additional Free Roam Challenges
  • New action areas and defensive placements
  • Posse Scoring / Posse Leaderboards
  • New ‘anti-griefing’ measures in Free Roam
  • Release date and pricing TBC
Undead Nightmare Pack
Ghost towns and cemeteries come alive in a West gone horribly wrong:
  • Brand new single player adventure, Challenges and quests
  • 8 New Multiplayer Zombie characters
  • Additional animals unleashed in the world
  • New Dynamic events
  • More details to follow...
  • Release date TBC
  • Pricing: $9.99 (PlayStation Network), 800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE)

Wednesday, 7th July, 2010

Premium Xbox LIVE RDR Theme Now Available

Posted at 22:34 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0

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The Red Dead Redemption Premium Xbox Theme is now available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 240 Microsoft Points.

Outfit your Xbox LIVE Avatar with Red Dead gear and bring the wild frontier to your Dashboard. Local pioneers and scenery vignettes turn your dash into a dusty frontier town, a rural camp site, a Mexican town, and more.

You can download it directly on your 360 from the Marketplace, or on the web at http://marketplace.x...00-00005454082b
Wednesday, 30th June, 2010

Official Social Club Multiplayer Events Calendar for July - September 2010

Posted at 19:16 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 1
Rockstar have updated the multiplayer social club events calendar for July - September 2010. Games being played in the events include both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, as well as Red Dead Redemption.

If you've never taken part in one of our official scheduled events, during the times and dates listed below you'll be able to:

  • Play with and against members of the Rockstar Games, including some of the folks who helped create the games themselves
  • Watch the live video stream of the action as it happens, for those of you who prefer to spectate or are too shook to throw down with us
  • Jump in to the live chat as you watch, talk smack with other Social Club members and with us here at Rockstar

The full list of events is as follows (taken from the Rockstar Newswire):

  • Tuesday, July 13 (4-7PM Eastern)
    Red Dead Redemption
    For PlayStation 3 on PlayStation Network
    Join us for this Red Dead event on PlayStation Network, playing all game modes including the Outlaws to the End Co-Op Missions DLC.
  • Friday, July 23 (4-7PM Eastern)
    Red Dead Redemption
    For PlayStation 3 on PlayStation Network
  • Saturday, July 24 (1-4PM Eastern)
    Red Dead Redemption
    For Xbox 360 on Xbox LIVE
    A back-to-back weekend of western wildness. Grab your mount, choose a title and load your rifle. This should be a great doubleheader of Red Dead on PSN and XBL.
  • Thursday, August 12 (4-7PM Eastern)
    Episodes from Liberty City
    For PlayStation 3 on PlayStation Network
    We're taking it back to the streets of Liberty City on PSN. Expect plenty of GTA Races, Team Deathmatch, Witness Protection and more. Also keep an eye out for a special giveaway during this event to be announced.
  • Friday, August 27 (4-7PM Eastern)
    Red Dead Redemption
    For Xbox 360 on Xbox LIVE
    Sharpen your skills with the best rifle and pistol in your arsenal and bring it.
  • Thursday, September 9 (4-7PM Eastern)
    Red Dead Redemption
    For PlayStation 3 on PlayStation Network
    Join us on PSN. Stay tuned for some special announcements and surprises - rest assured that we''ll be riding out and playing any and all Red Dead DLC during our events as they get released.
  • Friday, September 24 (4-7PM Eastern)
    Red Dead Redemption
    For Xbox 360 on Xbox LIVE
    Posse up on Xbox LIVE. The first Red Dead event for autumn will include giveaways and more.
  • Thursday, September 30 (4-7PM Eastern)
    Episodes from Liberty City
    For Xbox 360 on Xbox LIVE
    Tearing up LC online from Algonquin to Alderney. Ready your Buzzards and APCs folks, it's going to be an explosive evening. Also look out for a special giveaway during this event.
Gamertags/PSNs will be posted on the Rockstar Newswire the day before each event. You can also keep an eye on the Social Club Multiplayer page.
Tuesday, 22nd June, 2010

Outlaws to the End Co-Op DLC Out Now

Posted at 12:05 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 4
The FREE "Outlaws to the End" Co-Op Mission Pack for Red Dead Redemption is out now on Xbox Live and PSN, download it now!

As you no doubt know by now, this DLC adds 6 new multiplayer co-op missions, over a hundred new challenges, and 10 more achievements/trophies for you to unlock!

Already played the DLC? Tell us all about it in the forums.
Monday, 21st June, 2010

Outlaws to the End Co-Op Mission Pack Trailer

Posted at 18:28 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 1
The Outlaws to the End co-op mission pack will be released free of charge tomorrow, for both consoles via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. Today, a trailer has been released showing a brief preview of each of the six missions in the downloadable content. Watch below, or see it in glorious HD over at GameTrailers

Thursday, 17th June, 2010

More DLC screens and info: "The Escape" and "The Herd"

Posted at 03:07 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
Rockstar have released a few more details about the upcoming Outlaws To The End DLC which will be available for free on Xbox Live and PSN on 22nd June.

Details for the final two co-op missions are:

The Escape
You and your teammates must attack and steal a gold coach along with a wagon and a Gatling gun. Once acquired, you will be sent to turn them in to the American Army and then must clear out remaining resistance in the town of Tumbleweed. After clearing the town, prepare for an explosive standoff that will take you all the way to Mexico.

The Herd
Cattle rustlers have taken control of Box Canyon. Fight your way in and wipe out the rustlers, then use teamwork to protect the herd as you lead them home to Armadillo while drawing heavy fire from snipers and reinforcements on horseback.

Some new screenshots of these two missions can be seen over at the Rockstar Newswire post.
Tuesday, 15th June, 2010

New Official Artworks: Seth & Colonel Allende

Posted at 01:08 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 0
Rockstar's official Red Dead Redemption artwork update this week features Seth Briars and Colonel Allende. These artworks can be downloaded in various sizes over on the official RDR site.

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Seth Briars - A fortune seeker, driven insane by his infatuation with wealth.

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Colonel Allende - The sadistic military leader of the Mexican province of Nuevo Paraiso.
Saturday, 12th June, 2010

Title Update 1.02 Now Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Posted at 16:12 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 1
As we mentioned last night, the latest title update for Red Dead Redemption is now available on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. You'll be prompted to download it next time you sign in to PSN/LIVE and start up the game. Issues fixed are:
  • Resolved various NAT incompatibility issues (Click here for tips on how to optimize your firewall settings)
  • Improved connectivity to multiplayer for users with slower connections
  • Improved reporting for Shootout and Gang Shootout games
  • Fixed instance where Mo Van Barr would not appear as a bounty
  • Fixed multiplayer titles not appearing for some users in the outfitter
  • Fixed instance where lawmen stopped responding even though the player was wanted
  • Fixed Issue with hogtied victims disappearing when ragdolled
  • Fixed crash in Free Mode when cooking dynamite and going into the water
  • Fixed audible glitch at the end of some cutscenes
  • Fixed Solomon's Folly Action Area not ending after posse leader teleports in late
  • Corrected Social Club 100% Tracker so stats update properly
  • Various multiplayer issues addressed including load screen hang-ups and UI glitches
  • Eliminated miscellaneous game crashes
This update also includes support for a new playlist, Hardcore Free Roam, which only supports expert aim! Rockstar say the playlist update will be released once the title update has had time to propagate on both consoles.

Patch being rolled out later tonight/tomorrow!

Posted at 01:05 GMT by Chris :: Comments: 2
Rockstar have just confirmed in the comments of the latest Newswire post that the latest patch for Red Dead Redemption should be coming out soon over PSN and Xbox Live. No specific times for either of them, but they say:

Guys – good news on the patch. It's in the midst of being deployed for both PS3 and 360. PlayStation 3 users should start to see it appear now – and Xbox 360 users should expect to see it sometime overnight tonight (could be late).

We will post an official announcement soon as it's confirmed to be up for both systems

Thanks!

Likewise, we'll make another news post when Rockstar confirm it's release. In case you missed the news about the patch, it should fix various things including multiplayer connectivity and getting the Mo Van Barr bounty.