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With spooky narration and a silent John Marston riding through the evening rain, "Undead Nightmare" opens with an unsettling reintroduction to the protagonist's sleepy rural ranch. The reformed outlaw is still in the relatively quiet moments before Red Dead Redempion's memorable final act, but not all's cut-and-dried on the homestead. In fact, thanks to an outbreak...

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Gollum debuts in Shadow of Mordor behind the scenes clip

While Red Dead Redemption writer Christian Cantamessa and BioShock Infinite voice actor Troy Baker discuss how Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is both an original tale and faithful to J.R.R. Tolkien's immense canon, a familiar, gangly, wide-eyed figure peers into the camera like a paranoid...

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Take-Two: Red Dead is 'permanent,' BioShock stays with 2K Marin

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick noted Red Dead among the company's "permanent franchises" at the Cowen and Company's Technology, Media and Telecom Conference this week. "It's obvious that GTA is a permanent franchise as long as we keep delivering this incredible quality; it seems quite obvious that...

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GTA 4, Red Dead multiplayer gameplay unaffected by GameSpy closure

Rockstar's collection of games are some of the many to be affected by GameSpy's closure next month, although for the most part the studio's latest releases won't suffer. Rockstar plans to transition out of GameSpy's matchmaking service when it closes on May 31, and for some of the studio's older...

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Borderlands takes over Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale

The lineup for day five of the Xbox Live Games on Demand sale is a star-studded one, as nine games are at least half-off for today only. Highlighting today's deals are Borderlands and Borderlands 2, available for $9.99 and $29.99, respectively. Other games in today's deal include Fable 3, Dead...

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Dishonored sneaks onto Games on Demand next week

Well, we say "sneaks" in the headline, but Dishonored could just as easily stab and/or blunderbuss its way onto Xbox Live Games on Demand – it's all a matter of personal preference, really. At any rate, Arkane Studios' whale-punk powerhouse will be available through Microsoft's digital...

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Games on Demand sale: Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire, Midnight Club: LA

We're huge fans of the convenience of digital distribution – why trek out to the store like some caveman to buy a plastic disc when we could simply download a game through the innernette? Rockstar is trying to make a case for downloading by discounting four of its top games through Xbox...

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'Rockstar Games Collection' bundles Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire, more on Nov. 6

Rockstar has officially announced its "Rockstar Games Collection," a package of four random Rockstar releases from the last couple of years: Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (itself a collection), LA Noire, and Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition. The bundle...

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Buy Max Payne 3 from Amazon, get free Red Dead Redemption

If your love of shooting things transcends time itself, Amazon has the perfect deal for you. Pick up Max Payne 3 for PlayStation 3 or Xbox today, and you can get a free copy of Red Dead Redemption. That way, when you get tired of shooting things in the present, you can take a virtual trip into the...

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XBLM discounts PopCap games this week, Borderlands and Red Dead next

If Mad Riders and the two Sega Vintage Collections coming to XBLA this week don't fill absolutely all of your time, you can occupy every spare second with discounted PopCap games. From today through June 4, PopCap games on XBLA are half off, including Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle, Zumba, Bejeweled 3,...

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'THQ won't be around in six months,' says Take-Two CEO Zelnick

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick spoke plainly today at the MIT Business in Gaming conference about the differences between his company's strategy on core game development and that of the floundering THQ. "THQ's strategy was licensed properties, first and foremost. License stuff from other people,...

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