Red Dead Redemption Videos

Minigames are interesting things. They're purpose built to distract the player - to give them something different to do for ten minutes in order to break up the flow of the main game. In a sense, they're tacit admissions of the fact that sometimes games - especially long ones - can get a bit monotonous.

VideoWatch: Let's play Red Dead Redemption

Aoife and Johnny go Back to the Party.

As you might have been able to guess recently, I am really excited about Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Redemption is, in my opinion, the best game of the last console generation, so I'm looking forward to playing more.

As I told Oli while introducing him to John Marston for the very first time, Red Dead Redemption was my game of the last console generation. While it's getting Xbox One backwards compatibility this week, the news has done nothing to dull my appetite for a new Red Dead.

VideoWatch: 12 big games rumoured to be at E3

It's this week's Eurogamer Show.

It feels strange to say it again so soon, but E3 is nigh once more. As per usual, the rumour mill has been working full tilt in the run up to the conference, even if this year's rumours have been dominated by what won't be at the show as much as what will.

It doesn't take much more than a cursory glance at the pastiness of my skin or the way I flinch at the words "team sports" to realise I have never been a fan of the great outdoors. Nature seems a little bit too adept at making terrible things happen to adequate people for my liking, and video games seem to agree.