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John Marston Joins Arthur Morgan for New Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Trailer

Rockstar Games has released their third trailer for the upcoming open world game set in the wild, wild west. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel to the PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 hit title Red Dead Redemption which released in May of 2010 after stealing the show at the E3 event of that respective year. It had one of the largest wrap-around lines I’ve ever seen for a behind-closed-doors showing of a game for which not much was known at the time.

In RDR 2 players will find themselves learning a lot more about the time period before the events of Red Dead Redemption. As the trailer opens we see that the gang of outlaws which RDR’s main protagonist used to run with is on the run in a time when outlaws were becoming a thing of the past. The clip tells viewers that the game is at least partially set in 1899 when ‘the west had nearly been tamed’ and ‘the age of gunslingers and outlaws had almost passed into myth’.

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“UPDATED” Rumor: Grand Theft Auto V is the next game to receive “Creation Club” style paid mods

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UPDATE: Take-Two brings back Mods for GTA V: http://realgamernewz.com/52278/modding-returns-to-grand-theft-auto-v

Original Story Below

Take-Two Interactive recently made waves in the video games industry by creating a cease-and-desist order which resulted in the removal and banning of OpenIV, a tool used for years by video game modders who sought to improve the experience of GTA IV and GTA V on the PC Gaming platform through after-market special graphics textures and effects, new game modes, extra characters, missions, and beyond.

Rockstar Games was quick to note that Take-Two Interactive acted without their instruction in issuing the cease-and-desist. Mods have been crafted over long periods of time through a snowball effort combined by community members of the years of both games – allowing a huge library of GTA mods to accumulate. The removal of OpenIV from the internet essentially shuts down this community, ends this progress, and detains all GTA mods to the doghouse of being taboo underground collector’s files that most gamers won’t get to experience other than vicariously through YouTube videos.

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Suddenly, years later after being hush – now there’s a problem? Why now? After so much time has passed, the PC edition of the GTA V has been out for years and the development of modding tools and content for GTA IV has even led to even greater success in modding GTA V. Many of the mods released for the game simply enhance the look of it to a level of god-like graphical fidelity dubbed “Reality” or “Real Life” mods because they look so good at this point. The preliminary reasons given are that OpenIV allowed multiplayer mods to interfere with GTA Online – something we always knew would become a problem since this time around Rockstar Games charges money in-game in their online gameplay.

However, many of us gamers and journalists have perhaps failed to see what was right before our eyes. I went back and forth for hours with anonymous sources speaking off-record to RealGamerNewZ about the announcement for what is basically being seen as “the end to GTA mods” currently on the internet. Instead, this action has seemingly been in timing with a certain other industry event we’ve all taken notice of. While unable to confirm or deny the realization they’d guided us to, our source all but revealed that Rockstar Games could soon have a way to work hand-in-hand with mod content developers and get them paid for their hard work.

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Exactly what this would look like remains to be seen, as well as whether or not plans for such a community-driven yet developer-monitored content development pipeline had already existed before this knee-jerk reaction to Bethesda’s “Creation Club” service. The industry could be seeing GTA V receive a very similar treatment in an experimental, but influential time during gaming.

Further explanation of this new trend for paid mods continued: “-with high approval rating among devs eager to help with the certification or even development of mods; as mods becoming more polished like DLC and guided content with compensation for mod developers.”

“We also know that there won’t be a ‘GTA VI’ or ‘Fallout 5’ for a long time. These developers are busy making New IPs, new installments to other franchises, and need time to make sure those new games are as huge as they possibly should be and could be. Content Creators being given safe, profitable, official ways to promote existing games into a higher quality, more fun product gives games more of a chance at a long life span hopefully filling that need until the next product is ready.”

At the time of this post RealGamerNewZ has reached out to Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games to attempt to verify the likelihood of these claims. Additional information which was not approved for release by our sources is also being vetted and further investigated and we will update this story as it progresses.

Currently there are large growing petitions online for Take-Two Interactive to let OpenIV bring itself back online, but at least if this Rumor pans out we can have some closure and sense of how to move forward for a large community of fans who love PC Gaming and love Grand Theft Auto.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 release date leaked (Rumor)

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We know nothing about Red Dead Redempiton 2 aside from the first trailer they released, and the fall release window. But a U.K. retailer may have leaked what the planned release date is. Take this with a grain of salt, despite leaks in the past from have proven to be true but it’s still simply a rumor. The date Base.com has listed is September 26th, this does fall in line with a planned fall release, so it’s a plausible date. Rockstar has only left some vague comments, so maybe it’s not too far off, and I am sure within the next 3 months we will know when this coming out. Stay tuned as we cover Red Dead Redemption 2.

Update: The Game has been delayed.

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Grand Theft Auto V PC Review

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The long wait is over, and it’s here, so how is it? Grand Theft Auto V runs on the PC like a dream come true. I played it once on the PlayStation 3, I played it again on the PlayStation 4, and now I’m playing it on my Windows PC. Some may say “hey, wait a minute, this is just the same old game being re-released?” and that’s not entirely true – however, I say to that it’s a testament to how good this game really is. When you play it over and over again you notice more and more care and love that was put into every piece of the title by Rockstar Games. It still stands high and tall above the quality of other games on the market even to this day, it has not been out-done in these couple of years in which it has seen release on the PS3 / 360, PS4 / XO, and now Windows PC platforms.

So this time we’re offered a chance to take our time and do things right. I’m taking my wife Amanda out to dinner, taking her to the movies, to golf, to play tennis. You know, enjoy the little things in life, because life is so short after all. Originally we ran through the game at break-neck speeds and probably missed out on some of the side-stuff. Enjoying the adrenaline ride that is Grand Theft Auto V the first time around was great fun, and when it hit next-gen I spent a lot of time revisiting the GTA Online features. But now that it’s on PC it’s time for me to dive through every nook and cranny of the Story Mode, gather friends around in TeamSpeak servers to group up more efficiently and enjoy the smoother online experience offered on the PC, while we all wait patiently for the inevitable mods that will improve the game even further.

Director Mode for the return of the Rockstar Video Editor is already a smashing success with clips like the one below this paragraph showing a badazz version of Jesus just making sure everyone “gets rekt”. It had me dying laughing. I guess this time he’s not turning the other cheek. Players unlock various characters as they progress in the story mode which can then be used as actors in the Rockstar Video Editor’s new Director Mode exclusive to GTA V on the PC. This is just icing on the cake on top of an already excellent game and is producing some really fun moments, but may also end up making it easier for machinima-producers to make their in-game fan films.

One of the other unique features that the PC version of the game has is the ability to put the MP3s in your hard drive into play as your very own Radio Station within the game called Self Radio and it even features some hilarious DJ hosting and commercial breaks tied seamlessly with your very own music. I went ahead and loaded up a bunch of video game soundtracks as well as the video game inspired musings of Mega Ran AKA Random. This process is actually very painless and simple. Just drag and drop shortcuts into the game’s designated Self Radio folder and you won’t even have to copy the files. There are plenty of helpful tutorials for this on Reddit.

In addition to the new custom radio feature, the performance of this game is able to be very scalable and fits like a glove no matter what machine you have (assuming you meet the recommended specs). The options menu is more in-depth than any PC game I’ve seen in recent years, allowing every single property of what’s going on in the game to be tweaked to your heart’s content. There’s even a guideline meter at the top measuring the capability of your graphics card and how far you are pushing it with those settings, with the option to ignore the guideline and go forward if you think you have enough RAM and Processor Power to negate the issue.

This game is exactly what PC players were hoping for. Sure, it has been delayed a lot of times. But the quality is undeniable. Some of the most advanced machines are showing us what is possible in terms of graphics and it’s now being argued that this is one of the best looking PC games ever made. Surprisingly enough, the game runs decent on mid-range machines as well and can be played at 60 frames per second with considerably less power required than expected. If you dream of 4K graphics and try your best to buy the parts to pull it off, this will probably be one of the games best optimized to do it while still making you feel like the cost to benefit ratio on parts was worth it.

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Every detail in the game has been crafted so well that when Rockstar brought it to the Windows PC it has a clear difference in quality from the console versions. It’s way better. Playing with 60 frames per second or more allows for a more immersive experience, it feels more real, it feels like you’re more in control of what’s going on rather than just sitting back and watching something happen. It’s quick, it’s snappy, it’s in the moment. The gun-play is excellent, the movement is solid, an evolution beyond what we experienced on the consoles by far. The first person mode is offered as a free bonus, and similar to a mod it isn’t perfect, but that doesn’t detract from the experience and is mainly used for fun times in online mode where exact graphical fidelity is less important because the action at hand is very distracting making it harder to notice blemishes.

One of the incredible differences the PC game shows from the console versions is its draw distance. Hit detection was already perfect in the game, thank god, so it wasn’t too jarring to play on the consoles – but on the Windows PC when you’ve tweaked your settings to best suit your machine there are no pop-in textures at all and you can see for miles. Excellent controller support is provided with the entire game playable from an Xbox ONE controller, or keyboard and mouse if you so choose. Grand Theft Auto V requires an online connection to start up, even if you’re just playing the Story Mode. On a PC this should not be a big problem, and in fact I’ve noticed only one person mention it so far. It seems this isn’t bothering anybody but is important to know before purchasing it. I assume you’d be purchasing it on Steam anyways though and have an online connection since the physical version requires 7 DVD discs to be installed and I don’t even use optical drives in my computers anymore!

If you’re running on an i7 Processor of decent spec and have your Windows installation running on an SSD drive then you probably won’t experience much load times at all. I personally have the game installed on an aging 2 Terabyte mechanical drive while my Windows is on an SSD and using my old machine which used a dated AMD Processor or my new machine using the i7 4770K there was very little loading time to be heard of. Both times I only used 8GB of RAM. There’s not many bugs to be found in this game either, other than the somewhat infamous Windows User Account Name Bug if you have /;’:!@#$%^& or other symbols as your name in Windows, but why would you do that anyways? If that is your name in Windows then let’s be honest, this isn’t the first game to have issues with it and you should have changed your name to something reasonable by now. There was also a Memory Leak issue causing some gamers to have the title crash after 2 – 4 hours of playing since the RAM usage steadily climbed, failing to release no longer needed assets from RAM. As of today that has been fixed in a 177MB patch which installs through Steam automatically in less than 5 minutes. Last but not least if you’d like to find out about the actual Story behind the game and the many awesome levels of depth that are offered by its gameplay please consult our GTA V Xbox 360 Review and our GTA V PlayStation 4 Review which detail the title and its evolution on consoles as well as provides far more details about the actual game’s lore itself.

Final Verdict:

All in all, there were a million ways this could go wrong. Instead Rockstar Games has managed to maintain the integrity of their masterpiece and extend the legend of their development skill with the PC release of Grand Theft Auto V for Windows. A wide variety of machines run this game excellently, the upgrades in visual effects such as draw distance and texture detail are obvious, exclusive gameplay features such as custom radio stations, the Rockstar Video Editor w/ new Director Mode, and a smoother online experience are just some of the reasons. The original game itself is still an amazing journey of three men attempting to redeem themselves (or in Trevor’s case redeem the loss of a close friend) throughout a treacherous world that doesn’t care about them and is full of backstabbing / danger. If you’ve never played this game, then you should definitely do it on whatever platform you can. But if you have a reasonable Gaming PC then that’s the ultimate place to do it and will provide the definitive experience. GTA V consists of hundreds of hours of innovative, quality gameplay that won’t let you down and pack a punch even to this day.

Official Trailer:

*Click the gear to select 1080P 60 frames per second option and then hit the fullscreen button

Overall Score: 10 / 10
RGN Rating: Diamond Game

Developers: (Main Dev) RockStar North

(additonal work) RockStar NYC, RockStar San Diego, Rockstar Leeds, RockStar Toronto, RockStar New England, RockStar London, and RockStar Lincoln

Publisher: RockStar Games

PS4 / XO Version Review Here

PS3 / 360 Version Review Here

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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Grand Theft Auto Online: Heists Video Review – Part 2

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Now that the lag is gone, and the game actually works – was it worth the wait? Was the hype real? Rockstar Games has released an update in an attempt to stabilize GTA: Online, a Part 2 to this Review has been published below evaluating the success / failure of the patch.

Video Review Part 2:

View Part 1 of the Review Here

Current Score: 8.3 / 10

Developer: Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games

Available On: PS4 | XO | PS3 | 360

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Grand Theft Auto Online: Heists Review

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The following Review is presented below in Video format as created by Shotgun Seat Productions for RealGamerNewz. As always, feel free to disagree, provide feedback, or generate discussion with the creator in our comments section or on the YouTube channel. Let your voice be heard! We sure are going to continue letting ours be heard. A big thank you is on order for Rockstar Games for providing early press copies of their games to us so we could get this done in a timely manner, it’s much appreciated.

Video Review – Part 1:

Editor’s Note: Rockstar Games has released an update in an attempt to stabilize GTA: Online , a Part 2 to this Review has been published below evaluating the success / failure of the patch:

Video Review Part 2:

Current Score: 8.3 / 10

Developer: Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games

Available On: PS4 | XO | PS3 | 360

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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GTA V PC Pre-Order: Free Rockstar Game, $500 Mill Story / $500 Mill Online

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Editor’s Note: The Steam version of Grand Theft Auto V is available for Pre-Order and will gain players a free copy of GTA: San Andreas, $500 Mill for GTA Online, and $300 Mill if pre-ordered by February 1, 2015.

The rest of this article talks about a separate deal that is not being offered on Steam, but rather through the Rockstar Warehouse for digital / physical versions of Grand Theft Auto V for Windows PC as sold directly by Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive. Choose wisely on which one is the right Pre-Order for you! If you’re not interested in pre-ordering, tell us why in the comments section!

 >>> WHERE TO GET THIS DEAL: ROCKSTAR WAREHOUSE <<<

Included in the Rockstar Warehouse direct deal:

  • $500 Million for GTA Online included free upon Pre-Order
  • $500 Million for GTA V Story Mode included free upon Pre-Order
  • ** $300 Million MORE for GTA Online (making it $800 total for GTA Online)
  • ** if you Pre-Order before February 1, 2015
  • PLUS….

One of the following games (buyer’s choice) will be included free upon Pre-Order:

  • Max Payne 3
  • L.A. Noire
  • GTA: Episodes from Liberty City
  • GTA IV
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • GTA: San Andreas
  • Manhunt
  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
  • GTA: Vice CIty
  • Midnight Club 2
  • GTA III

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Bank Jobs That Won’t Land You In Jail – Rockstar Games Reveals Grand Theft Auto Online: Heists

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Rockstar is finally bringing its long rumored  “Heists Mode” to Grand Theft Auto Online  to GTA V earlier next year. In a press release on RockstarGames.com the mode will come to all of the currently available versions of the games as well as the yet to be released PC version. The Heist will require players to work closely together with others gamers online or their GTA Online crew to set up and pull off heist and earn crazy amounts of cash just like in the single player campaign. There is no release date yet for the Heists mode but since it will also roll out on the PC we may see it on or shortly after the game’s PC release  on January 27, 2014. Check out our reviews for the PS3 and PS4 Reviews of Grand Theft Auto V and check back to RGN for all your GTA Related news.

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Watch ENTIRE Grand Theft Auto V GAMEPLAY In First Person [PS4 / XO] [HD 1080P]

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Complete Walkthrough of Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4 in first-person view.

Read the RealGamerNewz Review of Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4 HERE.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Rockstar Games
Developer(s): Rockstar North
Release Date (NA): September 17th, 2013 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360), November 18th, 2014 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One), January 27th, 2015 (PC)

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