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    Red Dead Redemption

    Game » consists of 23 releases. Released May 18, 2010

    Red Dead Redemption is the spiritual successor to 2004's Red Dead Revolver, featuring a vibrant, open world set in the decline of the American Wild West. Players take on the role of former outlaw John Marston, who is forced to hunt down his former gang to regain his family.

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    #1  Edited By MSTRSYSTM

    Anyone know when this will go up?

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    #2  Edited By yyZiggurat

    They never got a review copy so it will take them a while, I'm guessing.  It was mentioned in this week's I Love Mondays so that's a good sign.  Welcome to Giantbomb.

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    #3  Edited By ThePhantomnaut

    When they are done.

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    #4  Edited By schizogony

    Something's weird about the glaringly obvious apathy they've got towards this game.

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    #5  Edited By MSTRSYSTM

    Wow, why wouldn't Rockstar/Take-Two give them a review copy?

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    #6  Edited By AhmadMetallic
    @HomemadeZiggurat said:
    " They never got a review copy so it will take them a while, I'm guessing.  It was mentioned in this week's I Love Mondays so that's a good sign.  Welcome to Giantbomb. "
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    #7  Edited By Jadeskye
    @MSTRSYSTM said:
    " Wow, why wouldn't Rockstar/Take-Two give them a review copy? "
    They were very strict on review copies. a lot of the main review sites didn't get them either.
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    #8  Edited By damodar

    Did they get an early review copy of GTAIV? I seem to recall the first reviews of that game basically coming from people that played through the whole thing in a hotel room provided by Rockstar with Rockstar employees watching over them.

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    #9  Edited By The_Laughing_Man
    @MSTRSYSTM said:
    " Wow, why wouldn't Rockstar/Take-Two give them a review copy? "
    Cause they are not one of the main stream BIG reviewers.  
     
    Quite a few groups did not get one to review. 
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    #10  Edited By LiquidPrince
    @MSTRSYSTM said:
    " Wow, why wouldn't Rockstar/Take-Two give them a review copy? "
    Because they're assholes. Apparently Rockstar was being really picky.
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    #11  Edited By Ineedaname

    People should really look over the forums more.

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    #12  Edited By MSTRSYSTM
    @The_Laughing_Man said: 
    Cause they are not one of the main stream BIG reviewers.   Quite a few groups did not get one to review.  "  
     
    Damn, Thats probably why I trust GB more than the other sites.
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    #13  Edited By schizogony

    The problem that I think Rockstar/Take Two might have with GB is the five-star system.  
     
    I mean, let's say GB got a review copy and gave the game a four out of five. Great score but not so great for Metacritic seeing as how it'll show up as an 80 percent next to all the 100s, 98s, 95s and 90s that we saw on Monday. Giving GB a review copy is just too risky for Rockstar/Take Two because of STUPID ASS Metacritic.

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    #14  Edited By HooliganTuesday

    Basically Rockstar wants a nice big ZOMG AWESOME score on metacritic and the avalible review sites. The sites that have been plastered with RDR adverts are shite for a while now all have advertising agreements, basically they give the game a wonderful score and shower praises upon it and in return they get exclusive access to previews, developer interviews and early review copies.
     
    The sites and magazines with integrity that review based on merit don't receive all the special attention so in theory anyway their sites have less to offer and they lose readership. It's the wonderful headfuck gaming journalism, either you can play the advertising game and end up with a lot of exclusive content and reviews that can't be trusted. Or you can go the Giantbomb Route, you don't get the fancy exclusives so you're forced to stand on your own inventiveness and creativity to generate interesting content. Since all of the mainstream sites are staffed by soul-less hacks and shills, they always go the advertising route.
     
    TLDR: The mainstream sites are whore for content, but fuck em. Bitches don't have endurance runs and honest Quick Looks

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    #15  Edited By NekuSakuraba
    @schizogony said:
    " The problem that I think Rockstar/Take Two might have with GB is the five-star system.   I mean, let's say GB got a review copy and gave the game a four out of five. Great score but not so great for Metacritic seeing as how it'll show up as an 80 percent next to all the 100s, 98s, 95s and 90s that we saw on Monday. Giving GB a review copy is just too risky for Rockstar/Take Two because of STUPID ASS Metacritic. "
    Never thought about that, but i agree.
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    #16  Edited By TheDoubleJ
    @NekuSakuraba:
    makes sense
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    #17  Edited By The_Laughing_Man
    @NekuSakuraba said:
    " @schizogony said:
    " The problem that I think Rockstar/Take Two might have with GB is the five-star system.   I mean, let's say GB got a review copy and gave the game a four out of five. Great score but not so great for Metacritic seeing as how it'll show up as an 80 percent next to all the 100s, 98s, 95s and 90s that we saw on Monday. Giving GB a review copy is just too risky for Rockstar/Take Two because of STUPID ASS Metacritic. "
    Never thought about that, but i agree. "
    From what I understand they where given a copy. Just a bit late. Anyways there is another thread about this anyways. 
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    #18  Edited By vitor
    @Jeff said: 

    " It sounds like we got a copy of the game today (I ordered one, but one showed up from the publisher, as well), but I'm not sure if we'll review it. There are a lot of other games coming out and by the time we get around to Red Dead, it won't be a particularly timely review. It's just sort of bad timing between us not getting the game until the day it hit stores and me being out of the office for this entire week. At this rate, I'd start on it no earlier than Saturday, which in turn makes our UFC review late, which then probably makes our Alpha Protocol review late. I'm not sure if it's worth the huge domino effect of lateness just to weigh in on a game that everyone's already covered. We'll see.I'm sure a few of us will play at least some of it and we'll talk about it on the podcast for a bit next week. "


    Quoted from another similar thread to clear confusion 
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    #19  Edited By AlwaysAngry

    Jeff said there might not be a review.

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    #20  Edited By RampageAssassin

    Looks like Brad will be reviewing it since he was playing the QL. I'm going to guess he will give it a 5/5

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    #21  Edited By natetodamax

    Brad just started playing.

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    #22  Edited By Kraivyne

    Yeah, have to say I loved the QL posted earlier today. I am really looking forward to a review *fingers and lasso's crossed*

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    #23  Edited By Lambert

    Well, unlike other review sites, they don't dole out perfect scores for every second game that gets released.
     
    And they actually finish the game, unlike most reviewers.

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    #24  Edited By Darksaw

    I can't provide any evidence for this so remain skeptical, but I heard that Rockstar only sent out review copies to sites they could trust would give them a good score. But like I said, take it with a grain of salt, it could just easily be that they only sent it out to what they consider the major games journalism sites.

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    #25  Edited By Rhaknar

    another topic on this? >_>

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    #26  Edited By Undeadpool
    @Rhaknar:  
    Right? I actually just came from the other one...
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    #27  Edited By schizogony
    @Lambert said:
    " Well, unlike other review sites, they don't dole out perfect scores for every second game that gets released.  And they actually finish the game, unlike most reviewers. "
    Which reviewers are you talking about that don't finish games?
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    #28  Edited By WVUEers
    @LiquidPrince said:
    " @MSTRSYSTM said:
    " Wow, why wouldn't Rockstar/Take-Two give them a review copy? "
    Because they're assholes. Apparently Rockstar was being really picky. "
    I don't think of it as them being assholes, it's more a of a quality assurance thing. You flood the market with a highly anticipated game before it ships you risk a lot of things. I'm sure R* would prefer no one gets the game prior to the release dates but they understand they must make some compromises in exchange for buzz about the game. It's not a dick tactic, nor do I think is it any major gripe with GB or it's system, I think it's simply trying to get the biggest splash with out releasing many copies, the only way to achieve the desired effect is to strictly release it to the publications that get the most viewers/readers. I sincerely doubt anything other than the number of readers came into how they distributed their review copies. This is R* they're afforded the same type of leeway with this stuff and trying to prevent spoilers as companies like Infinity Ward were, I don't think anyone in the industry takes it personal. 
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    #29  Edited By EVO

    Why do you want a review? We all know the game is awesome. Shit, you probably already have a copy so I doubt their opinion is gonna sway yours or anyone else's decision. If it is just their thoughts on the game you're after I'm sure they've mentioned it on plenty of Bombcasts.

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    #30  Edited By Acornactivist
    @AlwaysAngry: can you explain that a little more?
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    #31  Edited By RichardLOlson

    Probably won't be happening.

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    #32  Edited By AlwaysAngry
    @Acornactivist: There won't be a review because if there was, it wold have held back the ModNation Racers review, the Blur review, and Split/Second review.
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    #33  Edited By Acornactivist
    @AlwaysAngry:  nnnnnNNNNNNOOOOOOoooo!!!!! well, i guess it's not the end of the world. i already bought and have passed judgement (its freaking awesome), but i really like hearing what these guys have to say. hard for them to stay on track at times, but they say a lot of things that other sites dont notice or ignore. darrrrnnnn. 
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    @RichardLOlson said:
    " Probably won't be happening. "
    What makes you say that?

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