Red Dead Online Beta Rollout Begins Today

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Red Dead Online Beta Rollout Begins Today

Over the past few weeks, millions of people have spent countless hours enjoying the excellent single-player campaign of Red Dead Redemption II. While the conversation will continue about how the story comes to an end and the hundreds of interesting happenings you can find wandering the vibrant open world, it's time to turn our focus to the pending online component of the game. 

The Red Dead Online beta rolls out this week. On Tuesday, November 27, owners of the Red Dead Redemption II Ultimate Edition will be the first to ride into the online servers. Wednesday, anyone who played the game on launch day gets to join the fray. Players who first played the game between October 26 and 29 can access the beta starting Thursday, and everyone else can join on Friday. 

So what's included in Red Dead Online out of the gate? Don't expect a fully featured experience like Grand Theft Auto Online, which has continually added new content for half a decade. That said, you can still ride out with a posse of up to seven players, set up a camp, smoke gangs out of their hideouts, enjoy outdoor pursuits like hunting and fishing, or participate in adversarial modes in the beta. Look for more information about the mode tomorrow. 

Rockstar Abandons Agent Trademark

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Rockstar Abandons Agent Trademark

Whatever Rockstar's mysterious Agent game was, or was going to be, is irrelevant now. The company has abandoned its trademark for the game according to the U.S. Patent Trademark Office.

The game was announced at E3 2009 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, but it limped along through the years and never seemed like Rockstar took it seriously. Since it was announced the company put out multiple Grand Theft Auto titles, L.A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption 2, and more.

[Source: U.S. Patent Trademark Office via Polygon]

Rockstar Abandons Agent Trademark

about X hours ago from
Rockstar Abandons Agent Trademark

Whatever Rockstar's mysterious Agent game was, or was going to be, is irrelevant now. The company has abandoned its trademark for the game according to the U.S. Patent Trademark Office.

The game was announced at E3 2009 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, but it limped along through the years and never seemed like Rockstar took it seriously. Since it was announced the company put out multiple Grand Theft Auto titles, L.A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption 2, and more.

[Source: U.S. Patent Trademark Office via Polygon]

Shenmue III Raised Over $7 Million With Kickstarter Campaign

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Shenmue III Raised Over $7 Million With Kickstarter Campaign

Shenmue III's Kickstarter campaign has come to a close, and it ended up raising over $7.1 million in funds.

Raised by 81,087 backers, the final numbers are $7,179,510. Shenmue III, the long-awaited next installment in the series, was first announced back at E3 2015.

Shenmue III's Kickstarter campaign broke records, becoming the fastest video game to raise $1 million on a crowdfunding platform. It has had a couple of delays, but the game is now coming out late next year.

Shenmue III Raised Over $7 Million With Kickstarter Campaign

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Shenmue III Raised Over $7 Million With Kickstarter Campaign

Shenmue III's Kickstarter campaign has come to a close, and it ended up raising over $7.1 million in funds.

Raised by 81,087 backers, the final numbers are $7,179,510. Shenmue III, the long-awaited next installment in the series, was first announced back at E3 2015.

Shenmue III's Kickstarter campaign broke records, becoming the fastest video game to raise $1 million on a crowdfunding platform. It has had a couple of delays, but the game is now coming out late next year.

You Can Now Pre-Order This Phoenix Wright Statue

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You Can Now Pre-Order This Phoenix Wright Statue

A statue of our favorite spiky-haired lawyer is available now to pre-order through First 4 Figures. The collectible has a starting price of $229 and comes in three different editions (standard, exclusive, and definitive). 

The statue has Phoenix Wright in his iconic pose, with his pointed finger stretched out. If you go with the exclusive version, you'll also have two head sculpts for him, one that is normal and another that is shouting. The definitive version also comes with speech bubbles that say "Take That!" and Objection!".

You can read all the details of what each edition comes with below:

You Can Now Pre-Order This Phoenix Wright Statue

about X hours ago from
You Can Now Pre-Order This Phoenix Wright Statue

A statue of our favorite spiky-haired lawyer is available now to pre-order through First 4 Figures. The collectible has a starting price of $229 and comes in three different editions (standard, exclusive, and definitive). 

The statue has Phoenix Wright in his iconic pose, with his pointed finger stretched out. If you go with the exclusive version, you'll also have two head sculpts for him, one that is normal and another that is shouting. The definitive version also comes with speech bubbles that say "Take That!" and Objection!".

You can read all the details of what each edition comes with below:

Rumor: Alien: Blackout May Get Announced At The Game Awards

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Rumor: Alien: Blackout May Get Announced At The Game Awards

Following cryptic tweets from Geoff Keighley that have a font similar to the Alien series and news that 20th Century Fox has trademarked the name Alien: Blackout, it looks like there's a good chance a new Alien game is to be announced at The Game Awards this year.

Geoff Keighley's tweets, though they aren't much to go on alone, use a font similar to the Weyland Corporation and say the words "WORLDS WILL CHANGE." You can view one below.

WORLDS // WILL // CHANGE on December 6 #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/2b8ZPZCTbv

Rumor: Alien: Blackout May Get Announced At The Game Awards

about X hours ago from
Rumor: Alien: Blackout May Get Announced At The Game Awards

Following cryptic tweets from Geoff Keighley that have a font similar to the Alien series and news that 20th Century Fox has trademarked the name Alien: Blackout, it looks like there's a good chance a new Alien game is to be announced at The Game Awards this year.

Geoff Keighley's tweets, though they aren't much to go on alone, use a font similar to the Weyland Corporation and say the words "WORLDS WILL CHANGE." You can view one below.

WORLDS // WILL // CHANGE on December 6 #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/2b8ZPZCTbv

Fortnite's New Tender Defender Skin Is Based Off Eight-Year-Old's Design

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Fortnite's New Tender Defender Skin Is Based Off Eight-Year-Old's Design

One of the newest Fortnite skins has an interesting story behind it. The Tender Defender skin, which recently appeared in the item shop, is a concept designed by an eight-year-old that endeared both Fortnite developers and players.

It took several months, but with a strong following on Reddit and multiple requests, the Tender Defender is now available in Fortnite. The story began back in September, when a Fortnite fan posted his son Connor's Chicken Trooper idea on Reddit, hoping that Epic would come across it and add it to the game. The idea was liked so much by the FortNiteBR subreddit that other Fortnite fans started to create their own drawings and concept art for the skin, giving the Chicken Trooper a glider, pick-axe, and back bling design.

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