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.
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.
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.
An announcement for the follow-up to Red Dead Redemption could be here sooner than the 7:10 from Blackwater, but until then we have little more than a leaked map and burning questions.
Red Dead Redemption was my favourite game of the last console generation. With an eminently passable story and an exquisite open world, it's easily the best spaghetti western in video game history.
Earlier this week you might have seen Wes' post about hitting a potentially game-breaking bug after 91 hours spent playing Fallout 4.
It's bank holiday Monday, a day on which all the bankers are allowed to come out from behind their side of the counter and roam the countryside for a few hours. At least I think that's how it works.
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.
Video games are powerful things, capable of making us feel a whole range of emotions. Happy is one such emotion, as is all-consuming self-loathing. That's a good one too.
How the infest was won.
Mohawks and tomahawks.
Harmonicas at dawn.
Singing part of the RDR soundtrack.
Stunning panoramic vista views in accelerated motion.
New co-op multiplayer DLC for Rockstar's Western.
30 mins of gritty drama. Contains some spoilers.
From the director of the Proposition & The Road.
John "Tom" Marston sorts out some stallions.
Editor goes mad in Armadillo.
Not sheriff you'll be interested?
Once upon a time in the West.
Well, at least one. Probably just one, actually.
Just can't get enough of that coconut goodness.
This is how you cowboy.
Join the fight for Mexican independence.
Life on the free range revealed.
Recreating the Wild West.