Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack

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BAFTA explains Red Dead snub

"We don't have the right" to enter it.

It's one of the biggest nights in the gaming calendar, and BAFTA has insisted that the "quality" of the 2011 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards is not affected by Rockstar's surprise decision not to enter the phenomenally successful Red Dead Redemption.

Red Dead Redemption update rides in

Red Dead Redemption update rides in

Hogties bugs, ties them to train tracks.

A new update for Rockstar's Western epic Red Dead Redemption has just gone live, fixing a number of issues with the game and its DLC packs.

Among an array of minor glitch fixes, Rockstar has also re-enabled global online multiplayer with Japanese gamers. Best get your dictionary out then.

Here's the full list of tweaks, as cribbed from Rockstar's website:

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Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack

Even cow ghouls get the blues.

It's a testament to Rockstar's confident design work that they've been able to drop zombies, that most played-out and over-exposed cultural meme, into their epic western landscape without the end result feeling like a silly distraction or gimmicky Halloween mash-up.

This is, to all intents and purposes, a sequel, albeit one that takes place in a twisted alternate timeline where John Marston returned home to his family just as the dead rose from their graves. Where other developers approach downloadable content with a weary, obligated mindset that asks "Is that enough yet?", Rockstar throws itself into the process with an enthusiasm that asks "What else can we add?"

This, then, is an entirely new single-player campaign garnished with a couple of multiplayer extras, some new Achievements or Trophies for your OCD needs, and a bunch of fun new weapons and features. And while everyone else seems to be creeping up to the 1200 Microsoft Points barrier and tiptoeing beyond, this all comes with a remarkably reasonable 800 Point price tag (7.99 / 9.99 on PSN).

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Double Red Dead XP this weekend

Charm offensive for Undead DLC launch.

Anyone booting up Red Dead Redemption for some multiplayer this weekend will be privy to double XP, developer Rockstar has announced.

RDR standalone DLC disc dated

Get your disc-based Undead on in Nov.

Undead Nightmare, a standalone disc bundling all the Red Dead Redemption downloadable content together, will be released in Europe on 26th November, Rockstar Games has announced.

Rockstar details RDR's Land Grab Mode

Rockstar details RDR's Land Grab Mode

Comes with Undead Nightmare add-on.

In Red Dead Redemption's Land Grab Mode set for multiplayer free roam as part of the intriguing Undead Nightmare add-on players fight for control over a section of land in one of seven different towns in the open world epic's online game world.

When one of seven posts marked Land Grab is activated, a countdown triggers and players are given control over a radius of territory, Rockstar revealed on its website.

In order to lay claim to the land, you must remain inside the radius and defend against oncoming enemies. Leaving at any time will surrender your claim, as will being killed by another player.

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Red Dead standalone DLC disc bundle

25 quid for all the bits released so far.

Rockstar has announced plans to release Undead Nightmare, a standalone disc bundling all the Red Dead Redemption downloadable content together.

Red Dead zombie DLC dated

Undead redemption incoming.

Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare DLC pack will be available from 26th October, Rockstar Games has announced just in time for Halloween.