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Rockstar let a terminally ill gamer play Red Dead Redemption 2 early

Published: 9/Oct/2018 16:18 Updated: 30/Oct/2018 12:50

by Matt Porter


Red Dead Redemption 2 developers, Rockstar Games, have allowed a terminally ill fan to play the game before its official release.

The story was first reported by Dutch website ‘Gamersnet’, when a fan of the site named Jurian approached them on Facebook to share his story.

Jurian has unfortunately been diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 2, a genetic condition that causes tumours to grow along your nerves.

In the message, Jurian explains that his father Harm reached out to Rockstar Netherlands in the hope that they would be able to provide Jurian with an early copy of the game, due to his situation.

Unfortunately, Rockstar Netherlands were unable to provide Jurian with a copy of the game, but instead made contact with Rockstar’s head office in an attempt to create something magical for him.

“At the end of the week, two employees of Rockstar Netherlands came to my house and gave me a private demonstration of the game,” wrote Jurian. “After an afternoon of playing, they unfortunately took the game again.”

Jurian says he shared his story because he “recently read an article about a similar case with Nintendo” and wanted to let people know that “Rockstar had also done something beautiful.”

While Rockstar were unable to give Jurian an early copy of the game, the developer’s decision to go the extra mile and provide an unforgettable experience highlights the incredible relationships fans and developers can share.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Season 7 Launch trailer reveals new map, Horizon abilities

Published: 28/Oct/2020 15:07 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 15:16

by Calum Patterson


The launch trailer for the hotly anticipated Season 7 of Apex Legends is here, showing the journey of the Legends on their way to the new home for the games: Olympus, and the arrival of new Legend, Horizon.

With one week to go before the new season drops on November 4, anticipation for a new season is probably at an all time high, thanks to a number of new exciting additions.

These include the first-ever vehicle in Apex Legends, called The Trident, an all new Clubs system, the new Legend, and of course, biggest of all, the new map – Olympus.

Olympus takes the games to the planet of Psamathe – which happens to be the hometown of Lifeline and Octane, and the pair were not too excited by the prospect when they learned of it in the Season 5 quest.

Olympus in Apex Legends

But, there’s no time to delay now, as World’s Edge is “on the edge of collapse”, so the games must move to their new location.

For the first time we’ll be battling it out in a more urban environment (Skulltown lovers rejoice). The gameplay should feel quite a bit different here too, given the different landscape vs both World’s Edge and Kings Canyon. Check out the trailer:

Season 7 Launch trailer

Horizon abilities

We also get a better look at Horizon in action here, a teaser of what is to come with her abilities when they’re finally available to use in-game.

We can see her gravity lift ability, expected to be called Repulsor, as well as some kind of Black Hole ability? Which looks truly insane.

Alongside the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends is also launching on Steam on the same day, which should not only increase the playerbase, but also reduce waiting times for Origin players, who will now be in ‘crossplay’ with Steam players. It’s bad news for Switch players though, as that version of the game has been pushed back until 2021.

Apex Legends Season 7 starts on all platforms on November 4.