Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar has released their first teaser trailer for RDR2 which will be coming out in the fall of 2017 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. You can visit their site for the game here.

Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

Whether we will see a PC release or not is anyone’s guess. One one hand they didn’t release the first Red Dead Redemption for PC even a delayed after-console release. On the other hand GTA5 has netted them a cool $500 million in multiplayer microtransactions – a large part no doubt coming from PC players. GTAV also sold an estimated 60 million copies earning them an estimated $3 billion in revenue. I wouldn’t say the largest part of that came from PC sales but it no doubt has had a contributing factor in the game’s success.

Think we’ll get a PC version or not?


Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has released a video showcasing the Nintendo Switch – their new console system. It’s a console that change form factors to become a portable tablet. The controller can be disassembled to be used attached to the tablet, unattached to the tablet, or attached to a holding device for a more natural controller feel.

No word on battery life or anything like that but what we can tell from the video we’ll be seeing a new Mario, a new Mario Kart, and even Skyrim!! All coming March 2017. Check it out!


Star Citizen Drama

So The Escapist has published a pretty racy article criticizing Cloud Imperium Games, the creators of Star Citizen. The article sourced 9 different current and former employees of CIG. It contained multiple allegations including racial discrimination, misappropriated funds (Star Citizen is completely crowdfunded to the tune of $90 million), a “toxic workplace,” and claims that the developer has bled through nearly 90% of its resources, with feature creep killing the game.

This wouldn’t be newsworthy if it wasn’t for CIG’s response, which was a formal letter outlining how the Escapist article was slander. The letter from CIG states that they intend to “turn this matter over to our litigators to prepare legal action in the US and the UK against the individuals and entities involved […]” if The Escapist doesn’t meet their demands by end of business hours on October 5. The Escapist’s managing editor John Keefer published a follow-up article explaining in detail how each source was vetted, emphasizing that they were all passed through their legal department for verification.

Grab your popcorn…