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The GD Christmas tree's up and it's bloody freezing. It must be time for the 12 Games of Christmas, surely? After what has been a manic year in gaming it's time to take stock on the 12 biggest and best games that graced us with their presence.
A new Rockstar game launching on Steam is huge news. Or at least, we always thought it was. Times change though; the industry shifts. Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on Steam on Thursday, arriving not so much with a bang but with the rasping noise emitted by a cowpoke who’s spent one too many starry nights living on canned beans. 
The mod scene surrounding Red Dead Redemption 2 is already hustling and bustling in the weeks after the game’s launch. It’s hardly a surprise the mod community has taken so kindly to Red Dead 2 either. Rockstar’s magnum opus packs an incredibly beautiful world which takes itself very, very seriously. Anything to mess around with this formula and ‘break’ the game is always going to be a hoot, whether that’s turning yourself into a miniature cowboy or becoming a giant crab terrorising Valentine.
UPDATE: Rockstar has now announced Red Dead Redemption 2 will be coming to Steam on December 5th, exactly one month after it launched on the Rockstar Games Launcher and the Epic Games Store.
Rockstar has put out yet another patch for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. At this point we’ve kind of lost count of how many it’s been but it’s certainly been a lot in the three weeks since launch. That’s pretty much part and parcel of launching a game in a thoroughly broken condition but, on the upside, they are at least working rapidly to fix and remaining issues in what is, performance and bugs aside, an incredible game.
It’s taken 15 days but I’m delighted to let you know I can now run Red Dead Redemption 2! What a journey it has been. Having been struck with the deadly “Red Dead Redemption 2 exited unexpectedly” error, I found myself unable to launch the game at all. I tried rolling back drivers, grabbing fresh redistributables, redownloading all 109GB, switching graphics cards, and more, all to no avail. Thankfully though, the problem has now been fixed. Sadly, I can’t quite confirm what exactly fixed my issue but it was certainly one of two changes, so just perform both of the following updates and you should be able to run RDR2 on PC.
Rockstar has posted an apology of sorts after what’s been a frankly disastrous launch week (and change) for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. It couldn’t have been more different to GTA V’s PC launch, which all went swimmingly, from what we can remember.
The team behind the popular OpenIV mod tools for GTA IV and GTA V has confirmed OpenIV support for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Rockstar has pushed out yet another patch for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. If you’re hoping for any performance or stability fixes then you’re flat out of luck though. This update is all about new content, pretty much exclusively focused on Red Dead Online.
Red Dead Redemption 2 offers an undeniably stunning open-world. Probably one of the finest we've laid eyes on, in fact. But all it takes is one frame rate dip, or one judder, to rip us out of this immersive landscape, and this isn't a game which runs particularly well out of the box. Performance is key for RDR2, and it's what helps elevates the PC version about the 30FPS locked console edition.
Rockstar don't do things by halves, and Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version certainly isn't lacking for graphics options. You'll need them as well, because RDR2 runs about as well as a hippo in high heels, but when you get the right performance to visuals balance RDR2 is a visual treat. And when a game like Red Dead 2 comes along you will want the immersion levels provided by its graphics cranked up to max to support the incredible story and gameplay.

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