Game Reviews

We Review: Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare

For as long as I can remember, the ideology behind cowboys and the Wild West has enthralled me. So too has the phenomenon known as the undead. Imagine then how surprised I was when Rockstar Game Studios announced the culmination of two of the greatest (and most successful) storytelling experiences. Red Dead Redemption on its own was a blockbuster of epic proportions, and even I didn’t expect it to do as well as it did. Now imagine throwing zombies and other supernatural creatures into the mix. You wouldn’t be wrong if you assumed that it would lead to an even greater gaming experience. Let us embark upon a journey. A journey of awe and wonder. A journey of shock and horror. A journey of the undead. [Please note: If you haven’t finished Red Dead Redemption, you may encounter spoilers in this review.]

Read more after the jump.

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Five Fantastic Time-Lapse Videos

We like time-lapse videos here at Onelargeprawn. It’s been an age since we did a compilation of any sort andtToday seems like a good time as any and we’ve hunted the world wide webs to bring you not one, not two, but five time-lapse videos. Honestly, we love you that much.

Our first video comes from Vimeo user François Vautier who had a clear case of ants in his pants scanner. He scanned the nest once a week for five years.

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The Red Dead Redemption Competition Winner!

Our Red Dead Crossword competition has ended and we’re hoping to make Friday marginally better for one lucky person. We were giving away hamper of consisting of Red Dead Redemption merchandise and a set of classic western movies on DVD. To stand a chance of winning said hamper, entrants were tasked with solving our wild west themed crossword puzzle and then decoding the anagram that was formed by specially marked letters on the puzzle. The answer we were looking for was NIGHT HAWK, which in cowboy terms, is a person who watches over a herd of cattle during the night.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out the crossword, we hope you had a good time. The first entry appeared in our inbox within 56 minutes and that industrious person got two extra entries into our draw. We turned to the Randomizer to pick our winner – could it be you? Find out after the jump.

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Competition Reminder: Win Red Dead Goodies & Wild West DVDs

NOTE: This competition has ended, sorry.

I can’t recall being this excited for a game since Uncharted and Grand Theft Auto IV. Rockstar’s critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption gets released in South Africa today. It was a bumpy road on the way here as the stock got unceremoniously bumped off flights from Europe due to the ash from that inconvenient Icelandic volcano. I’ve ordered mine through local online retailer and they’ve been sacrificing all manner of organic material to the gods to ensure their customers get the game on time. Whilst I wait for my copy to arrive, I just wanted to remind you about our latest competition.

We’re giving away some cool Red Dead Redemption merchandise and a set of great westerns on DVD. The contents of the hamper are:

  • A Red Dead Redemption t-shirt
  • A Red Dead Redemption sticker
  • A bar of eradication soap
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Unforgiven
  • Young Guns

To stand a chance of winning the hamper, you need to solve our wild west inspired crossword puzzle. The competition ends next week on Thursday, May 27th. You can find the full details on the official competition post. Good luck!

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Solve Our Crossword & Win Red Dead Redemption Goodies

NOTE: This competition has ended, sorry.

I’ve been quietly excited about Rockstar Games’ upcoming title for short a while now but with every trailer, gameplay video, and featurette that has come along, the excitement has grown to a deafening crescendo. And in a mere seven days (four if you live in the U.S.), gamers around the world will be able to saddle up and travel back to the American frontier. It’s the early 1900s and a time of violent change, the death of the Wild West is at hand, and former outlaw John Marston is just trying to live a straight life. Violence touches Marston again and he is forced to hunt down his old companions to bury his past, one gunslinger at a time. That’s the gist of the epic western, Red Dead Redemption, which will be coming to all good gaming consoles (sorry Wii owners) on May 21st. In case you missed it, click here to see the launch trailer that aired yesterday.

To get you in the mood for Red Dead Redemption, our friends at Megarom and Look & Listen have put together a sweet hamper for us to give away to one lucky (and industrious) reader. Instead of the usual Flash game type of competition, we’ve gone back to a format from last year that proved both interesting and educational – a crossword puzzle! And to win the hamper, all you will need to do is solve our little puzzle. The Internet is your encyclopaedia so it should be fun, like shooting fish in a barrel. Find all the competition details after the jump.