In the lawless West, nowhere is safe. And as this vast, open sprawl slowly is encroached upon by the arm of the law and the relentless advance of industry, the West will be forever changed. Prepare to take a journey into an uncertain and chaotic time and meet a man fighting to bridge the chasm between the Wild West of old and its unavoidable future. Will he have the grit not to mention the aim it will require to survive in the Western badlands?
Red Dead Redemption propels you into the American West at the turn of the 20th century, a time of tectonic change in which the entire future of the West was being rewritten. Explore the story of former outlaw John Marston as he embarks on a journey across the storied frontier. As the legendary West of old begins to give way to the expanding reach of government and the looming shadow of the Industrial Age, you must conquer unique challenges in pursuit of ultimate redemption.
Explore the land of the legendary Wild West at the turn of the 20th century
Roam through a world fraught with lawlessness and chaos
Experience the waning days of the Old West, as the badlands begin to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age
Follow the adventures of former outlaw John Marston
Embark on an epic journey across the American frontier
"It sets a new standard for sophistication and ambition in electronic gaming." The New York Times
"Raises the bar for open world action games." Gamespot (9.5/10)
"...does an exquisite job of capturing the iconic essence of the Wild West, presenting one of the most engaging and enjoyable open-world climates in recent memory..." Gamepro (5/5)
"...one of the deepest, most fun, and most gorgeous games around." IGN (9.7/10)
With the holidays just around the corner, many people will be shopping for new desktop and laptop computers. However, computer shopping can be an overwhelming task. It's difficult to know where to start, how to make your decisions, or what to avoid. Below are some tips for buying a computer that might make things a little more manageable for you.
1. Do your research
Before you go shopping for a computer, you should be willing to spend some time online getting information about brands and models that might work for you. There are several different places you can get information, and you should utilize all of them. The first source is user reviews. Although it will be very apparent to you when you begin reading user reviews that some are useless, don't let that discourage you from looking for the valuable ones. Often a legitimate problem or positive experience with a machine can be more informative than hours spent shopping in the store.
Another useful source of information is editor's reviews. Editor's reviews allow you to get an opinion from someone who should be a non-biased expert in technology. Their insight can be valuable, but they haven't spent as much time with the machine as a user. So, their perspective is limited at the same time.
Finally, read the manufacturer's description of their machine. Although your won't find out about flaws, you'll get accurate specifications for the computer; this can help you decide if it matches what you're looking for.
2. Get more RAM
When someone complains of their computer being slow, the problem often is that they are short on memory. When the computer runs low on memory, it starts using extra memory called virtual memory. This really is just part of the hard drive and, although it keeps the computer operating, it slows things down considerably. While the hard drive space on most new machines is usually sufficient, RAM may be low because many people aren't focused enough on it when they buy to make manufacturer's beef it up. Most users find RAM between 2 and 4 GB to run the smoothest.
3. Use specials to your advantage
New computer models hit store shelves on a regular basis, which leaves stores with little option but to get rid of their old models as fast as possible. If a new model appears while their inventory is still high, they risk a significant loss when the old model's price takes a nosedive. Thus, specials on computers are a regular occurrence, especially around the holidays. After you've done your research and have a brand and model in mind, look for a discount on it. If you plan your shopping ahead enough and are patient, you're bound to find one.
4. Look for good customer service
A broken computer is a frustrating occurrence, but even more so if you don't have good customer support to rely on. Get some feedback from others who have the same brand computer and find out how their customer service experience was. It can make the difference between a happy and disgruntled computer owner.