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The Game Awards 2018: God of War and Red Dead Redemption win big

Image copyright SONY The adventures of a Spartan and a rugged Wild West outlaw have swept the board at this year’s The Game Awards. Big budget titles God Of War and Red Dead Redemption joined Fortnite in taking home trophies at the event. God Of War won the big one – Game of the Year – ahead of Assassin’s Creed, Celeste, Spider-Man, Monster Hunter and Red Dead Redemption. It also won an award for game direction and was named Best Action or Adventure Game of the Year. Red Dead Redemption…

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YouTube U-turn over Red Dead Redemption 2 suffragette clips

Image copyright Rockstar Image caption The suffragette is one of many computer-controlled characters who can be attacked in the game YouTube has restored several videos showing a women’s rights campaigner being killed in a variety of ways in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2. The platform had deleted the recordings on Wednesday and in one case had banned the clip creator involved. The action had represented its first such response to depictions of graphic violence within a mainstream game. But it now says that it made a “mistake” and…

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Inside Rockstar: The developer behind Red Dead Redemption 2

Western-style adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 is released on Friday. The game allows players free rein to explore a virtual version of the old Wild West and is so big that it had to be created in nine studios in four different countries. Red Dead Redemption 2 is the first major release from Rockstar Games since Grand Theft Auto V was launched in 2013. BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak spoke to the studio’s Rob Nelson to find out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

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Red Dead Redemption 2: Can it live up to the hype?

Eight years in the making, Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar Games’ first major release since 2013’s Grand Theft Auto V. That went on to become the most financially successful media release of all time. In a rare interview, Rockstar talks to Radio 1 Newsbeat about the challenges of making such a highly anticipated game. Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra – if you miss us you can listen back here. Source link

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Five things to know about Red Dead Redemption 2

Image copyright Rockstar The hotly anticipated game Red Dead Redemption 2 is due for release on Friday (26 October). The western-style adventure is set in the aftermath of a failed train robbery and is actually the prequel to the original 2010 title. It’s the first major release for studio Rockstar Games since the launch of Grand Theft Auto V in 2013. Reviewers have praised its advanced graphics and storytelling, but the studio has also faced criticism. Here are five things to know about it. 1. The game files are enormous…

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Tiger Woods comeback: A tale of implausible redemption it is hard to resist

Woods’ final holes were played out in front of huge galleries There was a period, very recently, where the only time you thought about Tiger Woods was to wonder when the official retirement announcement was going to arrive. That was when you thought about him at all. Woods was a distant ghost, a beautiful memory banished – by a combination of injury and self-inflicted scandal – to the peripheries of a sport he had once dominated. He was a man with a body so wrecked that he struggled to bend…

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Driven Djokovic eyes New York redemption after elbow misery

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic sat out last year’s U.S. Open to rest an elbow injury that eventually required surgery, but that pain and frustration felt like a distant memory on Friday when the Serb completed his march to the New York final with authority. Sep 7, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia reaches for a backhand against Kei Nishikori of Japan (top) in a men’s semi-final match on day twelve of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.…

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Champions Cup final: Stuart Lancaster – from England failure to Leinster redemption

Lancaster’s England side crashed out of their home World Cup in the group stages in 2015 Champions Cup final: Leinster v Racing 92 Venue: San Mames Stadium, Bilbao Date: Saturday, 12 May Kick-off: 16:45 BST Coverage: Live commentary on Radio 5 live and online, plus live text coverage on BBC Sport website and app Few people can attest to the fickle nature of top-level sport like Stuart Lancaster. For much of his near four-year spell as England head coach, Lancaster was lauded for his diligence and vision, before a disastrous…

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