A trip north to visit my family and pals at Christmas meant leaving behind Red Dead Redemption 2 for the past 3 weeks and my lousy 41% of progress on the game. Today was set to be the day that I again picked up my controller.
Coincidentally, I also found out about this taking place in the game:
In a small cabin northwest of Saint Denis, a hillbilly waits in a shack. “Hello there, mister,” he calls to your protagonist, Arthur Morgan. “I got food inside, come along.” If the player enters his cabin they are promptly knocked unconscious, unable to do anything for the next minute. Over a black screen they hear the sounds of a belt unbuckling. “You struggled and you lost,” the hillbilly says, calling you his “pet”. After being dumped in a clearing, a bow-legged Arthur will mutter the words, “Oh, my Lord.”
“I felt like shit,” says Jonas, a 20-year-old gamer from Bahrain. “It did feel weird. As a gamer, you get attached to your character and it kinda feels like you’re Arthur… I wanted to find that monster and end him.”
“My life is slipping away and I can feel it, and I should, I’m 75. I’m near the end but it doesn’t frighten me. It’s an adventure, and it’s quite interesting to see myself slipping away. Bits slip off and leave me.
Somehow this TV mini-series had completely escaped my attention - it is very much aligned with my interests. National Geographic’s Valley Of The Boom debuts Sunday 13 January. The 6-part mini-series tells the story of Internet Browser Netscape and looks like wild fun.