The game Red Dead Redemption 2 is the runaway hit of the year, but it has (of course) met with political controversy. Jon and Stephen invited Leon Wolf, managing editor of The Blaze, to discuss the game, the hype, and whether the backlash will result in future problems for the industry.

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There are 7 comments.

  1. Member

    The last couple episodes of South Park mentioned everyone playing Red Dead Redemption, and I wondered if it was real or something they made up.

    • #1
    • November 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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  2. Member

    Maybe it sounds goofy but I’ve been conflicted about playing a game like RDR or GTA. Too many morality choices and stereotyped NPCs. I’ve been playing zombie games like 7DTD because it’s still OK to kill zombies. 

    • #2
    • November 19, 2018 at 7:47 am
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  3. Coolidge

    I will admit that I’m also disappointed that I can’t pet the cats in RDR2.

    • #3
    • November 19, 2018 at 8:23 am
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  4. Coolidge

    I have found myself obsessed with the continuity regarding characters from prequel (which 2 is) to the first game, as when you’re Marston you’re responsible for hunting down some of these characters.

    But I’m about 3/4 of the way through the story and I see this gang as more a bad political movement than an outlaw gang in that they’re not particularly good at being bad guys.

    I love the karmic redemption of the main story, but Rockstar also excels in being absolutely depressing when it comes to protagonists.

    • #4
    • November 19, 2018 at 10:00 am
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  5. Coolidge

    I get that you want a break but this is not why I am listening to this podcast. I found the discussion so very boring and turned off after a few minutes. 

    • #5
    • November 19, 2018 at 11:40 am
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  6. Member

    Not a gamer, but it was interesting. One suggestion would have been to spend two minutes at the beginning describing the overall milieu of the game before getting into specific bits about it. Would have made it easier to follow.

    • #6
    • November 20, 2018 at 11:44 am
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  7. Thatcher

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Not a gamer, but it was interesting. One suggestion would have been to spend two minutes at the beginning describing the overall milieu of the game before getting into specific bits about it. Would have made it easier to follow.

    Also, letting the guest speak might have been an interesting development. I am 100% confident that I will never not be up to date on Stephen’s opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view, opinions, experience, point of view.

    Etc. So maybe let the dude you invited onto the pod talk. Try that on for size. See how it works.

    • #7
    • November 25, 2018 at 8:48 am
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