‘Red Dead Redemption 2’s’ Voice Actors Discuss Years of Capture Sessions (Watch)

Seven of “Red Dead Redemption 2’s” massive ensemble cast made it to the Game Awards’ red carpet last week, stopping by to chat for a minute or two with Variety about what it was like working with so many other actors on a captur…

Seven of “Red Dead Redemption 2’s” massive ensemble cast made it to the Game Awards’ red carpet last week, stopping by to chat for a minute or two with Variety about what it was like working with so many other actors on a capture set for nearly a half-dozen years. Joining in the conversation from […]

‘Red Dead Online’ Update Increases Payments, Reduces Weapon Prices

The first “Red Dead Online” beta update is live, following the game’s first full week of availability. Rockstar Games has implemented a set of adjustments to the game, specifically some that address the title’s somewhat grindy n…

The first “Red Dead Online” beta update is live, following the game’s first full week of availability. Rockstar Games has implemented a set of adjustments to the game, specifically some that address the title’s somewhat grindy nature when it comes to earning cash, gold, and experience. The changes, according to Rockstar, are “specifically geared” toward […]

Rockstar Balancing ‘Red Dead Online’ Economy

Rockstar Games took to the official “Red Dead Redemption 2” website to offer a status update on the “Red Dead Online” beta on Monday, promising it would fix the game’s out of balance in-game economy. The blurb noted that t…

Rockstar Games took to the official “Red Dead Redemption 2” website to offer a status update on the “Red Dead Online” beta on Monday, promising it would fix the game’s out of balance in-game economy. The blurb noted that the team is looking to roll out game updates as early as the end of this […]

‘Red Dead Online’ is Live For Some, Come Watch Us Play

“Red Dead Online” went live Tuesday morning for those who purchased the Ultimate version of the game, the rest will gain access over the coming week. In the meantime, drop to the bottom of this post to watch us play the game live. The beta …

“Red Dead Online” went live Tuesday morning for those who purchased the Ultimate version of the game, the rest will gain access over the coming week. In the meantime, drop to the bottom of this post to watch us play the game live. The beta for the online portion of “Red Dead Redemption 2” goes […]

‘Red Dead Online’ Beta Begins Rollout on Tuesday

The beta for the online portion of “Red Dead Redemption 2” goes live in waves this week with those who purchased the Ultimate version of the game gaining access Tuesday, anyone who played on Nov. 26 gains access on Wednesday, anyone who pla…

The beta for the online portion of “Red Dead Redemption 2” goes live in waves this week with those who purchased the Ultimate version of the game gaining access Tuesday, anyone who played on Nov. 26 gains access on Wednesday, anyone who played between Oct. 26 and Oct. 29 gets in on Thursday and everyone […]

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Top Seller of 2018, Games Have Best October in NPD Tracking History

This October, which pulled in $1.55 billion in U.S. sales, was the best October in U.S. video game sales history since the NPD Group starting tracking the industry in 1995, the group reported. Those high sales were powered by a more than doubling of ga…

This October, which pulled in $1.55 billion in U.S. sales, was the best October in U.S. video game sales history since the NPD Group starting tracking the industry in 1995, the group reported. Those high sales were powered by a more than doubling of game software sales compared to the same time last year. The […]

More Than 100 Million Copies of ‘GTA V’ Sold, ‘GTA Online’ Continues to Thrive

The continued success of both “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Grand Theft Auto Online,” along with a solid launch for “NBA 2K19” helped power a strong second quarter for Take-Two Interactive with net revenue growing 11 per…

The continued success of both “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Grand Theft Auto Online,” along with a solid launch for “NBA 2K19” helped power a strong second quarter for Take-Two Interactive with net revenue growing 11 percent to $492.7 million, as compared to the same time in the last fiscal year, the company said Wednesday. […]

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Took Just Eight Days to Outsell Original ‘Red Dead Redemption’

“Red Dead Redemption 2” sold-in more than 17 million units worldwide as of Wednesday, outpacing total sales of the eight-year-old original “Red Dead Redemption” in just eight days, Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two I…

“Red Dead Redemption 2” sold-in more than 17 million units worldwide as of Wednesday, outpacing total sales of the eight-year-old original “Red Dead Redemption” in just eight days, Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive announced. “Red Dead Redemption 2” earned more than $725 million in its first three days on sale and became the highest-rated […]

Game Site Apologizes For ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Leak, Pays £1 million Donation

A video game website owned by British magazine and digital publisher TI Media, issued an apology to Take-Two Interactive for running a story based on a “Red Dead Redemption 2” leak, and donated “over £1 million to charities chosen by …

A video game website owned by British magazine and digital publisher TI Media, issued an apology to Take-Two Interactive for running a story based on a “Red Dead Redemption 2” leak, and donated “over £1 million to charities chosen by Take-Two Games.” “On February 6, 2018, we published an article that was sourced from a confidential […]

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Sales Hit $725M Over Three Days, Set Entertainment Record

Red Dead Redemption 2 is galloping into the record books thanks to its three-day haul of $725 million, which represents the single-biggest sales weekend enjoyed by any brand in any medium in entertainment history.
The Old West gunslinger epic was devel…

Red Dead Redemption 2 is galloping into the record books thanks to its three-day haul of $725 million, which represents the single-biggest sales weekend enjoyed by any brand in any medium in entertainment history. The Old West gunslinger epic was developed and published by Take-Two Interactive Software's Rockstar Games, which also holds the overall record for the biggest three-day sales bonanza in entertainment history: Grand Theft Auto V raced off with $1 billion over…

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Earns Record-Breaking $725 Million Opening Weekend

“Red Dead Redemption 2” broke records in its first three days on sale, pulling in more than $725 million in worldwide retail sales and achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, developer Rockstar Games announced…

“Red Dead Redemption 2” broke records in its first three days on sale, pulling in more than $725 million in worldwide retail sales and achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, developer Rockstar Games announced. That tops the highest-grossing movie in history, “Avengers: Infinity Wars,” which earned more than $640 million during […]

Your Guide to ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

“Red Dead Redemption 2” launched this week, setting records for high review scores on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game, eight years in the making with a staff of nearly 2,000, had a high bar to clear as the first new current ge…

“Red Dead Redemption 2” launched this week, setting records for high review scores on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game, eight years in the making with a staff of nearly 2,000, had a high bar to clear as the first new current generation game released by Rockstar Games. And judging by the […]

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Cheat Codes From Circus Wagons to Heavy Weapons

By most accounts, including our own, “Red Dead Redemption 2” is a masterful, sweeping game of the dying Wild West and both an apt prequel to the original “Red Dead Redemption” as well as one of the best video games developer Roc…

By most accounts, including our own, “Red Dead Redemption 2” is a masterful, sweeping game of the dying Wild West and both an apt prequel to the original “Red Dead Redemption” as well as one of the best video games developer Rockstar Games has ever made. But not everyone has the interest in meticulously role-playing […]

The Story Behind The Story of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

“Red Dead Redemption 2” doesn’t deliver one story, it delivers 23 of them. And in true Rockstar Game fashion, that’s not the game’s most impressive feat. In taking on the prequel story of what made “Red Dead Redemption’s” John Marston the redeemed veng…

“Red Dead Redemption 2” doesn’t deliver one story, it delivers 23 of them. And in true Rockstar Game fashion, that’s not the game’s most impressive feat. In taking on the prequel story of what made “Red Dead Redemption’s” John Marston the redeemed vengeance-seeking gunman he became, Rockstar drops players in the role, not of Marston, […]

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Delivers Powerful Interactive Map to iOS, Android

Both Android and iOS devices are getting an interactive “Red Dead Redemption 2” map on Oct. 26, developer Rockstar Games announced this week. The free “Red Dead Redemption 2” Companion App connects directly with your PlayStation…

Both Android and iOS devices are getting an interactive “Red Dead Redemption 2” map on Oct. 26, developer Rockstar Games announced this week. The free “Red Dead Redemption 2” Companion App connects directly with your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as you play, delivering real-time interactive information to your smart device through a downloadable app. […]

‘Red Dead Redemption 2:’ Meet the Gang

While players will take on the role of Arthur Morgan in “Red Dead Redemption 2,” he’s still just one member of a large gang that shapes both the game’s narrative and gameplay experience. Led by the charismatic Dutch van der Lind…

While players will take on the role of Arthur Morgan in “Red Dead Redemption 2,” he’s still just one member of a large gang that shapes both the game’s narrative and gameplay experience. Led by the charismatic Dutch van der Linde, the Van der Linde Gang is an assorted band of outlaws and outcasts bonded […]

Tumbleweeds and Horse Stacking: Slow Life In Original ‘Red Dead Redemption’ Online

The aging windswept west of Rockstar Games’ original “Red Dead Redemption” is a lonesome place today, eight years past its 2010 release, and just a few days removed from its sequel’s release. If you log onto its multiplayer servers at the right time of…

The aging windswept west of Rockstar Games’ original “Red Dead Redemption” is a lonesome place today, eight years past its 2010 release, and just a few days removed from its sequel’s release. If you log onto its multiplayer servers at the right time of day, you might find some cowpokes to slaughter or team up […]

Hunting Down ‘Red Dead Redemption’s’ Unsolved Mysteries Ahead of Sequel

Somewhere in the middle of Gaptooth Ridge, tucked away in the vast southwestern landscape of the original Red Dead Redemption, lies the ghost town of Tumbleweed. Its deserted saloon, church, and jail tell a story of a settlement abandoned by westward e…

Somewhere in the middle of Gaptooth Ridge, tucked away in the vast southwestern landscape of the original Red Dead Redemption, lies the ghost town of Tumbleweed. Its deserted saloon, church, and jail tell a story of a settlement abandoned by westward expansion, although some strange paranormal activity suggests that some residents may never have left. […]

The Rockstar Effect: How Mega-Budget Games Change Release Dates For Everyone Else

The fall video game release schedule is usually a non-stop sprint from late August until the first week in December. Titles large and small crowd into the busy holiday shopping season, fighting for a piece of the pie. According to market research firm …

The fall video game release schedule is usually a non-stop sprint from late August until the first week in December. Titles large and small crowd into the busy holiday shopping season, fighting for a piece of the pie. According to market research firm NPD, an average 55 percent of United States video game hardware and […]

In Wake of Overtime Debate, Rockstar Tells Employees OT Not Mandatory

At least one of the studios under the Rockstar Games umbrella held a meeting Friday to tell its employees that overtime work is not mandatory, Rockstar Games told Variety. While overtime at Rockstar Lincoln was not mandatory, it was requested and sched…

At least one of the studios under the Rockstar Games umbrella held a meeting Friday to tell its employees that overtime work is not mandatory, Rockstar Games told Variety. While overtime at Rockstar Lincoln was not mandatory, it was requested and scheduled, Rockstar’s Jennifer Kolbe said. “Our team could let their managers know when they […]

Despite Resistance, Crunch Continues to Define the Video Game Industry

Today, in the video games industry, the concept of excessive “crunch” – mandatory overtime, usually couched as part of a final push to finish a game – is decried in almost all corners, from industry whitepapers to convention panels. Yet, as…

Today, in the video games industry, the concept of excessive “crunch” – mandatory overtime, usually couched as part of a final push to finish a game – is decried in almost all corners, from industry whitepapers to convention panels. Yet, as article after article rolls off the presses exposing the draconian conditions that massive games […]