The Red Dead Oregon Trail

Picture The Red Dead Oregon Trail

August 30, 2013

If they had let us play this in grade school, I might have finally learned to read.

Red Dead Redemption Horse Has Had Enough

Video Red Dead Redemption Horse Has Had Enough

June 21, 2013

So that's why the long face…

Videogames as Classic Books

Picture Videogames as Classic Books

November 26, 2012

Don't settle for the Cliff's Notes – finish them to 100% completion.

Pixelated Red Dead Redemption

Video Pixelated Red Dead Redemption

September 30, 2011

Armadillo will never look the same.

Article The Dorklyst: The 6 Things Every Great Rockstar Game Does Wrong

By Kevin Corrigan and Jeff Rubin / August 3, 2011


Let's get one thing out of the way first: Rockstar makes awesome games. But when a company has such a high pedigree, sometimes we can be blinded to the things they don't do so well. Here's our list of the six things Rockstar's most-amazing games still need to work on.


6. Commitment to Realism Over Fun


In real life, you're not suppose camp within 100 feet of a trail. You're not supposed set up your tent on top of living plants, and it's in your best interest to sleep on a level surface. I understand why all of those things are important in real life. I don't understand why they're enforced before you can quick travel in Red Dead Redemption.

Rockstar games are usually referred to as sandbox games. I'd say they're closer to playgrounds. The insane level of realism creates a miniature version of reality to play in. They do a great job. It's why driving on the sidewalk in GTA is so fun. Sometimes, though, they get carried away. At some point realism gets too close to reality, which is boring.

Here is a small sample of things I don't enjoy doing in real life, let alone in a videogame: getting tired after running a short distance, going to a store and finding out it's closed, delivering pizzas, working out. If I thought working out was fun, I wouldn't be playing a videogame.

John Marston Destroys Earth

Video John Marston Destroys Earth

July 19, 2011

He's just your workaday rocket launcher cowboy.

Red Dead Redemption Jeopardy Question

Picture Red Dead Redemption Jeopardy Question

November 11, 2010

What is "Pong."

Zombies Save World From Racist Guy

video Zombies Save World From Racist Guy

November 04, 2010

The undead have zero tolerance for ignorance. They want brains.

Red Dead Cougars

Picture Red Dead Cougars

November 01, 2010

Cougin' ain't easy.

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Trailer

Video Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Trailer

October 15, 2010

I can't imagine there being an audience for this.