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There have always been question marks over the effect Epic Games Store exclusivity deals have on game sales but now we’ve got what’s probably our biggest clue yet. Market analyst Superdata has claimed Red Dead Redemption 2’s Steam launch comfortably surpassed the digital sales through the Epic Store a month earlier.
Things are feeling decidedly festive in the Wild West. Snowfall has begun to hit Red Dead Redemption 2's Red Dead Online, blanketing the area in the first few inches of snow. The weather’s only going to get harsher from here on out as well, with heavier snowfall coming as we head deeper into the holidays. I’d best get my Superior Stew ready back at camp, it’s gonna be a frosty one.
It's time for our first semi-final as the almighty Red Dead Redemption 2 takes on a resurgent Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
The GD Christmas tree's up and it's bloody freezing. It must be time for the 12 Games of Christmas, surely? After what has been a manic year in gaming it's time to take stock on the 12 biggest and best games that graced us with their presence.
A new Rockstar game launching on Steam is huge news. Or at least, we always thought it was. Times change though; the industry shifts. Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on Steam on Thursday, arriving not so much with a bang but with the rasping noise emitted by a cowpoke who’s spent one too many starry nights living on canned beans. 
The mod scene surrounding Red Dead Redemption 2 is already hustling and bustling in the weeks after the game’s launch. It’s hardly a surprise the mod community has taken so kindly to Red Dead 2 either. Rockstar’s magnum opus packs an incredibly beautiful world which takes itself very, very seriously. Anything to mess around with this formula and ‘break’ the game is always going to be a hoot, whether that’s turning yourself into a miniature cowboy or becoming a giant crab terrorising Valentine.
UPDATE: Rockstar has now announced Red Dead Redemption 2 will be coming to Steam on December 5th, exactly one month after it launched on the Rockstar Games Launcher and the Epic Games Store.
Rockstar has put out yet another patch for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. At this point we’ve kind of lost count of how many it’s been but it’s certainly been a lot in the three weeks since launch. That’s pretty much part and parcel of launching a game in a thoroughly broken condition but, on the upside, they are at least working rapidly to fix and remaining issues in what is, performance and bugs aside, an incredible game.
It’s taken 15 days but I’m delighted to let you know I can now run Red Dead Redemption 2! What a journey it has been. Having been struck with the deadly “Red Dead Redemption 2 exited unexpectedly” error, I found myself unable to launch the game at all. I tried rolling back drivers, grabbing fresh redistributables, redownloading all 109GB, switching graphics cards, and more, all to no avail. Thankfully though, the problem has now been fixed. Sadly, I can’t quite confirm what exactly fixed my issue but it was certainly one of two changes, so just perform both of the following updates and you should be able to run RDR2 on PC.
Rockstar has posted an apology of sorts after what’s been a frankly disastrous launch week (and change) for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. It couldn’t have been more different to GTA V’s PC launch, which all went swimmingly, from what we can remember.
The team behind the popular OpenIV mod tools for GTA IV and GTA V has confirmed OpenIV support for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

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