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Red Dead Redemption and the Complexities of Historical Accuracy

Historical accuracy is a tricky thing. Because it’s a very subjective matter. We like to think that history is based on facts, but it eventually comes down to the interpretation of the people that are there to record it. Or, as Napoleon Bonaparte put it in his famous quote: “history is the version of past events that people have decided to agree on.” And often without realising it, we’re basing…


Red Dead Reactionary

Last Sunday, Rockstar Games teased the reveal of their next game. In the days that followed it quickly turned out to be a sequel to their megahit Red Dead Redemption. Yesterday (Thursday the 20th) they released a trailer. Apart from a lot of enthusiastic reactions, we also noticed a few sceptical comments. This is regarding representation of women, both in this game and in Rockstar Games in general. There was…