Update: Rockstar at PAX East: Your First Chance to Play Red Dead Redemption Hands-On

Posted on March 27 2010, 5:24pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Recently, Gamespot editors got their chance to go hands-on with Red Dead Redemption and now we're giving you yours...

Those of you on the East Coast that are heading to PAX East this weekend in Boston, stop by the Rockstar Games booth (we're front and center when you enter the main entrance of Hall C) to get an up-close look at Red Dead Redemption and score some Rockstar Games limited-run promo item giveaways as well.

For more information on PAX East, visit www.paxsite.com/paxeast.


Special thanks from us to everyone who’s endured waiting on the queue to get their hands on Red Dead Redemption so far this weekend – and to all those who’ve been sharing their first hand impressions on Twitter.

Also thanks to bringdlc2ps3 (got your wish) for calling our attention to crunchgear’s vid of the line live from PAX:

  • AggieBradC34on March 29 2010, 11:23pmReplyFlag

    As much as I hate to glorify such a situation, that might be a good idea. Maybe not purely focused on Mexico. I see it as a play on the current drug wars along the border. Maybe with some No Country for Old Men flair... Cormac McCarthy is brilliant after all...

    Only problem I foresee is the location isn't exactly attractive or offer much in the way of beautiful views. Redemption benefits from being stylized after the romantic American west, where the entire southwest looks like Monument Valley. The fact is much of it is pretty flat, dry, and boring. It only gets worse the closer to Mexico you get (as well as the northern states of Mexico).

    I guess to give a city flair it could feature towns stylized after El Paso and Tucson... otherwise the entire area is pretty empty.

    But that's all completely off topic.

    I'm looking forward to Redemption.
    • m0sdef21on March 29 2010, 4:54pmReplyFlag
      if you really dissect screens from videos you will learn as much as i did. also i have a great idea for GTA 5.....Mexico. theres a ton of possibilities and i know that it may be too soon with rdr but if u made it super gritty nd modern i think you could pull it off. this ideas on the house
      • AmsterdamBudon March 29 2010, 3:45pmReplyFlag
        @ chrislovespills
        What? lol
        • chrislovespillson March 29 2010, 3:35pmReplyFlag
          lol @ AmsterdamBud
          • AmsterdamBudon March 29 2010, 3:27pmReplyFlag
            sorry again but when RDR comes out and does good which it will you guys should think of another open-world game. I was thinking about a Pirates life i got the idea just ask for my idea and ill send it to you guys in Rockstar
            • crazycat690on March 29 2010, 3:25pmReplyFlag
              @R* Y

              I don't worry, I know whatever you do it'll be perfect. Im just saying that I would prefer the day and ---ht cycle would be longer than 24 minutes, since that about 12 minutes of daytime. I mean I wanna be able to ride for a long time without having to set camp all the time. However I'm sure you'll do what's best, not a big thing anyway^^

              Abyway, I'm going away on 1st april to Tenerife until 9th aril so I'll miss the big news on multiplayer:( and any other tasty news for that matter....
              Rockstar, me and my friends support you and this game, we love you!:D

              • AmsterdamBudon March 29 2010, 3:24pmReplyFlag
                John Marston should be able to have duel guns like a true gunslinger if not put it into a DLC pack in the future
                • AmsterdamBudon March 29 2010, 3:22pmReplyFlag
                  ohhh I almost forgot marston should be able to have duel guns like a real gunslinger if not put it in in a later DLC if u guys plan on adding more stuff
                  • AmsterdamBudon March 29 2010, 3:20pmReplyFlag
                    I can't wait for this game I keep talking bout it to my girl shes getting sick of it, but shes going to play it with me. I was hoping that the outfit can be inter-changeable cuz i want to wear my deadly assassins eye patch with every outfit, because a gunslinger with 1 eyes is gangsta. and i hope that the voilence is very voilent cuz i would like to see some limbs flying off and probebly some rape I know thats sick but it happen alot years ago. and I think Marston should smoke cigerttes and they should make it into a button sequence to roll.
                    • chrislovespillson March 29 2010, 3:18pmReplyFlag
                      @R* when we hear about the muliplayer on the 5th, will it be a gameplay vid.
                      • ati_kiralyon March 29 2010, 3:18pmReplyFlag
                        @R* Y

                        Sorry for not keeping it on topic, but wait, when did we actually have a topic about the bugs in Gta IV AWP Trophy? huh? If it was fixed we would'nt have to talk about it... Sorry R*
                        • R* Yon March 29 2010, 2:32pmReplyFlag
                          @JaneMarston @crazycat690 Don’t worry – the day/night cycle will be similar to what you’re used to in Grand Theft Auto

                          Most of the other questions we can’t answer at the moment – but hang tight. Some good stuff coming this week!

                          @russelljones let’s try and keep it on topic, sir

                          Thx everybody
                          • russelljoneson March 29 2010, 2:21pmReplyFlag

                            Nice man, The GTA IV platinum is deffinately the platinum that makes me respect the ones who can get it.

                            Im ALMOST done the AWP only need to do like 20 or 30 more matches if the system doesnt glitch on me...:(

                            Anyways yea I wanna get the platinum before I get EFLC cuase I wanna get all the EFLC trophies to.
                            • IHEARTGTAon March 29 2010, 1:35pmReplyFlag
                              Dang! that WAS a long line. You got my hopes up, I thought there was going to be some actual gameplay footage.
                              • kobrak1ngon March 29 2010, 1:13pmReplyFlag
                                Pure Awesomeness! May 18th couldn't come any sooner!
                                • BrokerStickUpKidon March 29 2010, 9:18amReplyFlag
                                  Wish I could'a been there. I'm takin' at least two days off of work to play the f**k out of this game.
                                  • crazycat690on March 29 2010, 8:30amReplyFlag
                                    Oh my I hope the day and ---ht cycle is more than 25 minutes as @JaneMarston was wondering! Atleast make it an hour, yeah that would be good.
                                    • ati_kiralyon March 29 2010, 7:30amReplyFlag
                                      I have the Auf Wiedershen Petrovic Trophy and the GTA IV Platinum, my Proudest Platinum Trophy! =) by the way there's an update for GTA IV adding the Tlad and Tbogt trophies. I can't wait...
                                      • ati_kiralyon March 29 2010, 7:27amReplyFlag

                                        At 0:43 "So, Why is this game so cool?"
                                        • russelljoneson March 29 2010, 3:11amReplyFlag
                                          Attention GTA IV Playstation 3 players!

                                          If any PS3 GTA IV players who want to obtain the AWP trophy but have been having troubles getting people for it im avaible.

                                          Ive been wanting to platinum Grand Theft Auto IV the most out of all my games but the AWP trophy is just very time consuming.

                                          I dont plan to do it all in one run becuase I triead that once for eight hours straight and it was a ---htmare.

                                          So if anyone is interested send me a message on PSN saying AWP trophy or something so I know who it is.

                                          My PSN is jonesoda and it would be best to also use MSN to communicate, My msn is PSNJonesoda@hotmail.com.
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