Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced, And Some People Aren’t Happy About It
(Last Updated On: October 18, 2016)

Rockstar games announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to launch next year in fall of 2017 for the Xbox One and PS4. The game will receive its first trailer on October 20th, which was revealed over on the official Rockstar Games website.

While some sites are already putting together lists about what they’d like to see in Red Dead Redemption 2, others are already attacking Rockstar for not showing women on the splash art, which features seven gunmen walking away from a sunset. The Mary Sue tried riling people about representation and diversity, something that ShackNews mirrored in their top list for the sequel. There were also plenty of shots taken at Rockstar by “journalists” on social media.

There are absolutely no details about Red Dead Redemption 2 and we won’t be getting any details until October 20th when the full, first trailer releases. Until then we’re just left with a bit of splash art featuring the seven gunmen. And those gunmen instantly led Mary Sue to question why they couldn’t be women?

A couple of things: First, we don’t know if any of the seven are even playable. They could all be bad guys, at which point the people calling for diversity would look awfully foolish for jumping to conclusions.

Second, they could each be bosses that must be taking down throughout the game. For all we know the player could be an evil bounty hunter out to bring in the badges of Sheriffs across the west.

Thirdly, even if there are seven playable guys, why assume there won’t be women?

This kind of prevailing nonsense has drained any ounce of excitement out of me whenever a big game has arrived on the scene. I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to even review games anymore because I don’t even want reviews on this site showing up in the search engines next to braindead, non-gaming, political activists putting out score-less pieces of tripe to push their own sociopolitical ideology in place of informing consumers and providing gamers with useful, intelligent feedback.

Regardless, I don’t care who you play in Red Dead Redemption 2 so long as they fit the role of being a believable gunslinger, they get access to cool weapons, they have great animations and the story is believably entertaining.

We’ll find out exactly who you get to play starting October 20th. If there is a playble female character then people like Jonathan McIntosh and the Mary Sue will look awfully silly for pulling the trigger before seeing the target.

If anyone has any right to be angry about anything, it’s the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 wasn’t announced for PC. It’s already an instant no-buy from me.


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  • Bret Hart

    Honestly, they can just fuck off. Red Dead Redemption was amazing and easily one of my favourite games of last gen and I’m happy it’s getting a sequel. Any articles that come up bitching about it now I will gladly dedicate my time to posting each time “Don’t like it? Make you’re own game.”

  • MusouTensei

    It’s a Gawker 2.0 writer, what do you expect? 😛

  • Alistair

    Get ready for more Thrills but mostly Shocks,

    Because all things are Never clear cut, If the rumor is true Sam hossier said a different tune and take a feminist SJW advice, Never mind about SJWs getting upset.

    The gamers including me will be So Pissed off. It just my gut feeling.

    I post a vid what sam has to say in a written statement that censored gaming covered later on.

    Because yes GTA Was censored. OMG you say. Check it out yourselves.

    So on a splash art some special women got special powers to see the future.

    If the lead character is a woman i shall shit my pants. lol :/

  • Arbitrary

    “We’ll find out exactly who you get to play starting October 20th. If there is a playble female character then people like Jonathan McIntosh and the Mary Sue will look awfully silly for pulling the trigger before seeing the target.”

    Nope; they’ll just (rightfully) chalk this up as yet another victory for the SJWs.

    • Have to agree with this. If the game turns out to have a playable female character, it won’t be “we made a mistake”; instead it will be “Rockstar Games has wised up, that’s more like it” from them

  • Alistair

    Noooooo let me guess, the game Not even out yet and yet the 1st tweet as expected Comes from…. *drum Roll* A woman feminist what so Racist and sexist about it.

    What so Fucking Racist and sexist about a computer generated graphics “GAME” its the SAME OLD and Its getting OLD. Right Alex Im reporting you to the Authorites.

    Because You just triggered Me. The game is not a echhi, it not from japan.

    WHAT THE FUCK WRONG WITH THESE CUNTS.

    Rant over.

    I saw the news on Niche gamer last night, and i thought to myself I bet 1 pound regression lefts Feminist SJWs will shit on this game a whole Year before the game out.

    So sit back and relax for a whole year on Bitching on a game.

    • C G Saturation

      1. Someone announces they’re making a game.
      2. A bunch of obnoxious entitled whining assholes (who can’t make a game themselves) demand the game caters specifically to them.
      3. Mainstream media jumps on the bandwagon, shames the game and abuses the creators. No respect, no appreciation.
      4. Devs are usually bullied into changing the game or cancelling it.

      This is why I say the West has little to no respect for artists or creators.

  • C G Saturation

    It’s not for PC? Screw that.

    I figured they wouldn’t have a playable female, but even if they did, I’m sure it’d be a character I don’t like. That’s the kind of setting it is. So I didn’t bother complaining about it. That’s what mods are for, anyway. If it was on PC.

    Fucking feminists and SJWs don’t understand that their bullshit “diversity” shouldn’t absolutely override context/setting. If it upsets them so much, they should make their own damn game instead of bitching about other people’s work. But they can’t do that, because bitching is the only thing they can do.

    The worst part is I’m pretty certain they get paid a lot more to bitch than artists get paid to create actual content.

  • durka durka

    “If anyone has any right to be angry about anything, it’s the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 wasn’t announced for PC. It’s already an instant no-buy from me”

    Yeah this is what you should be angry about not fucking racist and sexist arguments for fuck sake, what happened to games, fucking games journalism is not about games anymore.

    • FlamingoJet

      The SJW cucksuckers happened.

  • ItEotWaWKI

    Wow… Just wow… How incredibly insensitive, offensive, and bigoted of them… One of those seven characters could identify as a woman, but the Mary Sue, and their ilk, just go right ahead and erase that characters identity, disgusting…

  • And even if there are no playable female characters that should be totally fine, because Rockstar Games should be able to create what they want. Freedom of expression for the developer/artist.

    I can guarantee you though had the splash art been 7 females instead, these same tossers would have not said a single word. In fact, they would’ve probably praised it for “diversity” and “inclusivity”.

    “This kind of prevailing nonsense has drained any ounce of excitement out of me whenever a big game has arrived on the scene. I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to even review games anymore because I don’t even want reviews on this site showing up in the search engines next to braindead, non-gaming, political activists putting out score-less pieces of tripe to push their own sociopolitical ideology in place of informing consumers and providing gamers with useful, intelligent feedback.”

    Preach.

    • C G Saturation

      Agreed.

      All females on the splash art of a Red Dead Redemption sequel would ring pandering-to-political-correctness warning bells in my mind and immediately convince me to stay the hell away from it.

      • “All females on the splash art of a Red Dead Redemption sequel would ring pandering-to-political-correctness warning bells in my mind “

        And they would be the most obnoxious “I don’t need no man” empowered Mary Sue types, devoid of any faults or sex appeal.

    • Alistair

      There will women NPC like the 1st Game, and somewhere in the game to find a woman getting fucked.

      Yes getting Fucked or Fucked over, cant have now.