Personally speaking I think Rockstar’s latest open world game Red Dead Redemption 2 is sublime and a shining example of how games are overtaking movies and TV as a form of immersive storytelling.
Yes I have questioned why I’ve spent time stacking virtual bales of hay or lifting virtual sacks of grain or rooting through a virtual chest of drawers for a virtual tin of hair pomade, but the detail, story and level of immersion has me utterly fixated.
That being said there are problems in Red Dead 2 and who better to highlight these than Kotaku’s very own sardonic Tim Rogers. Just let this man review every game from now on.
Stuff which what we found interestin’.
Here’s 100 pictures of cosplayers from this year’s Comic Con San Diego – (Collider)
Tarantino is now moving full steam ahead to make The Hateful Eight – (Screen Junkies)
The story about a couple who continued to play video games while their child died – (Kotaku)
Freddy Prince Jnr. really didn’t like working with Kiefer Sutherland on 24 – (Gawker)
The haunted remains of abandoned airports – (io9)
Legendary Pictures are working on a King Kong prequel movie entitled Skull Island – (Sequels Prequels)
Body lay undiscovered under hotel bed for five years – (Empire News)
Check out this excellent Slap Shot tribute t-shirt. Remember, ‘Dave’s a killer!’ – (Stealthy Giant)
Stuff which what we found interestin'.
Buy a Game Of Thrones replica Iron Throne for only $30,000. – LA Times
A beginners guide on how to fire a shotgun and more importantly how to treat it with the respect it deserves. – Art Of Manliness.
Due to a spate of cannibal related crimes in the US the Centers For Disease Control is forced to assure everyone a zombie apocalypse isn’t going to happen. – Gamma Squad
The Call Of Duty – Black Ops 2 trailer was screened to nerds on a 140ft televisual wall. – Kotaku
Author Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Here’s 20 of his best thoughts on life and death. – Buzzfeed
Rats who were deliberately paralysed in a lab learn to walk again. – BBC News
Scientists are due to determine, this Friday, what the mystery object is which sits on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. – Huffington Post
Did John Travolta have a six year gay relationship with his pilot? – Radar Online