Kotaku Matchmaker: Red Dead Redemption

Kotaku Matchmaker: Red Dead Redemption

Aussie online gamers know that any online game is best enjoyed with, well… other Aussies. To ensure your weekend online gaming is as lag-free as possible, every Friday we’ll be hosting the Kotaku Matchmaker, where you can meet new friends online!

We’ll be theming each Matchmaker around a specific game. We kicked it off last week with Halo: Reach. This time we’re matchmaking on two consoles, thanks to Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption – out today on both Xbox 360 and PS3.

So, all you need to do is leave your Xbox Live gamertag and/or PSN ID in the comments below. Mention a bit about yourself, too: What game modes do you prefer? When do you usually play? Anything that’ll help other players decide if you’re really a good match.

Previous Kotaku Matchmakers
Halo: Reach


  • Grabbing Red Dead Redemption today, will give it a go over the weekend. Otherwise I don’t play my 360 too much, mostly just single-player.

    Xbox Live: f4cti0n

    Aaaand Steam. Basically just playing Team Fortress 2, MP wise. Medic, Pyro and Soldier are my classes of choice.

    Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/f4cti0n

  • PSN: BigChief01

    I’ve just picked up Modnation Racers as wel as Red Dead, so add me if you are playing either.


    • I got both on the same day too! Luckily, though, I got RDR on 360, so I can play a couple a couple of multiplayer games while Mod Nation Racers struggles to load a single race >_>/

      • Mod Nation is slow at loading but not as slow as everyone makes it out to be… It’s not like I can go to sleep and wake up 8 hours later and, “Ohh yes my race is starting!” Its like 45 seconds in a multiplayer game, big deal. People don’t understand you have to be patient to receive the good stuff… Its a highly complicated game with great landscapes and tracks which offer variance in every race.

  • Ps1napse is my Gamertag.

    I got RDR last night (thanks jb ;)) and i’ve only just touched multiplayer. Any game modes are fine with me.

    Feel free to add me on Xbox Live if you want to have a game, I should be around tonight!

  • PS3 version
    psn id wonderboy1337
    havent seen anyone online yet started yesterday for RDR. I want mexican standoffs now

  • I would offer my PSN nick here, but given that I’ve only played the game last night, I think I’ll sink my teeth into single player and uncover afew things on my own first…

  • 360 GT: budgieishere

    As for game modes, I haven’t really looked at what there is to offer yet. I’ll be mostly playing single player, but I would like to join up in a posse and go assault some bandit hideouts.

  • Yey, first one of these for a game I actualy have, though unfortunatly i’m wroking this weekend. When i get home i’ll confirm my game tag (x360). I think it’s ForzenPhoenixx but i’m not sure if there is a space or a _ there. I do shift work so i tend to be online at strage hours such as during weekdays or late nights.

    • Ok, just confirmed my 360 gametag is Frozen Phoenixx. Feel free to add me, I do shift work so i tend to be on at all sorts of odd hours. I won’t get a chance to play much until monday as I’ll be working this weekend.

  • 360 Gamertag:


    Based in Brisbane, would love to play some nba 2k10 with anyone as well.

  • Psn ID: Bjergi

    Just got red dead. Never got into the multiplayer on GTA:IV, but that’s probably because it sucked, haha. I’m hoping this is a little more exciting!

    • Did you order from ebgames.com.au too? First and last time I ever order from that, they assured me in two separate emails that it would arrive on the release date.

      Dodgy bastards!

      • I buy all my console games (new only) off of ebay from international sellers. They even do pre-orders! The only problem is you have to wait two-three weeks before you get your game and in the case of RDR, the wait is super-painful. The most annoying thing is when they take a week to walk their lazy-asses over to the Post Office/ cargo ship/ whatever and post the game.

  • Xbox GT: Drajkhan

    just got red dead and i reckon as i’ll be spending ALOT of time on the open plains…look me up

  • 360 Gamertag is sykoticus
    Picking it up today after work and will be online at some stage over the weekend but single player all the way tonight

  • Will be grabbing this, this weekend as well.

    Gamertag (xbox) is factor05

    Also, am eager to hook up with anyone who has Splinter Cell Conviction for a bit of co-op?

  • PSN: The_Lexx
    We run Australia’s largest independant gaming site at nextgg.com
    Quite a lot of our members have picked up RDR like me so come and join in the fun 😉

  • Just got RDR today, starting up some of the single player. My GT is I706I and I imagine I’ll mostly be opting for the free-roam style gametype. I didn’t really get this game for its competitive multiplayer, more for its interesting single player and if I can use free-roam to play some form of co-op that would be pretty cool. Not that I mind the idea of attacking some other posse’s with my own.

  • PSN nait_dogg

    I won’t have my copy til early next week and probably won’t be getting into the multiplayer until next weekend. Any shift workers out there more than welcome as I can sometimes play at strange hours.

  • Picked it up in my lunch break today, probably a bad move as its made the afternoon go that much slower.

    Gonna give the single player a decent run through tonight but if i’m online for some possie-ing…

    gamertag: wynstyn

  • x360 Gamer Tag: jetvx

    Bad Company 2 a bit to much now . Play as Snipe and Medic.
    Going to buy RDR in a few mins ! Possibly be playing as a…six shooting bad-ass.

  • XBL Gamertag: Viroxide

    Just got red dead this arvo, havent had a chance to jump into multi, but im down for any game types as long as i can play with some locals.

  • PSN: Phatjockey_au

    Got red dead this moring and took the day off work to play it, only been rolling thou single player so im keen for any mode in multiplayer, hit me up i live in Dandenong Victoria!


    Would be playing tonight but the STUPID salesperson at BIG W did not put the disk in its case when my missus went and picked up my copy today!!

    *&^% *&%^$ *&^% $^&* $%#@ was my response

    But i will be hitting up the wild west tomoz night when i knock off work

    Add my gamertag if ur keen to play

    Hapyy gaming!!!!!

  • well the first twenty minutes of red dead were pretty fun….right up until the red ring of death kicked in.

    so no more action for at least 10 working days 🙁

  • XBL: big al971

    played hardly any singleplayer. mostly freeroam with my 2 mates. teenagers but not the faggoty ones

  • Hey Guys
    Just Curious How To Join Any Games, Ive Tried and it just says waiting for players
    any help would be greatly appreciated

  • XBL: Starcalibre

    just after casual free roaming and free for all fun, serious players need not apply .. anyone else.. let the shoot out begin!

  • Gamertag[Xbox}:megazombiefan

    I recently picked up Red Dead Redemption and its fun, i haven’t gone into the multiplayer much but into single player, i play any mode so add my gamertag.

  • PSN:MrCheese

    Probably be playing afternoons. Not sure how often I’ll be able to play this week due to assignments. One thing I’m certain of is that free roam is awesome.

  • PSN: peake01

    Hit us up anytime, I’ll probably be playing constantly for the next few weeks

    I don’t really get the multiplayer in this though… Most servers I join are empty, ah well I’ll keep at it

  • PSN: OrigamiK1ller

    I’ll be interested in Free Roam 🙂 I mostly play in the evening or morning.

  • XBL Gamertag: mutfooey

    Probably playing at various random times (basically whenever I can get my girlfriend away from the TV) but always up for some RDR multiplayer!

  • PSN: Thalass

    Should (hopefully) get this in the mail tomorrow… the bus ads I saw plastered everywhere last night were teasing me. Playing mostly in the afternoon and late at night.

  • My psn name is dr_awesomeness_ I play predominantly gang based modes i own this game on ps3 obviously. Play on week ends

  • Hey there. Finally got my copy in the post from Hong Kong!
    I have been hanging out for RDR big time. I am interested in some co-op action, nothing too serious, just want to try out some multiplayer modes and have some fun. I am in Melbourne. My Xbox gamer tag is: KiwiMrT

  • Man… the lag in the Team Games is starting to piss me off bad. I shoot people in the head, then they shoot me, then they die from the headshot. So. FUCKING. ANnoying.

  • (Please note that if you do not include in your request that you got my ID from Kotaku, then your request will not be added)


    Location: WA

  • PSN ID: alchamest

    Mostly play at nights or on weekends, as some of us have to work. mention that you found me on here if you add me.

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