Social Gaming Connect: Red Dead Redemption Gunslingers & Game Show Marathon

Check out our newest segment of Social Gaming Connect, where we take a look at the hottest games on your favorite social networking sites.

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Facebook game Red Dead Redemption Gunslingers is a Wild West role-playing shooter. Your objective is to duel friends or random victims in Old Western shoot-outs. You choose a gunslinger from a variety of characters featured in the retail version of the game, and there are three classes to choose from: power, speed, and accuracy. After you have chosen your character, you are given two choices of combat: a classic duel with a random foe or a bloody shoot-out with one of your friends. In classic duels you are matched up with your enemy based on your level and experience, but in shoot-outs you wreak havoc on your poor friends no matter their expertise.

Facebook
Facebook

Through each battle you gain skill points and achievements that help improve your character in four levels: attack, dodge, health, and stamina. The game is addictive because leveling up becomes a necessity if you want to dominate your friends or random foes. There's a profile page that displays all of your battles, your wins and losses, your nemesis, and your patsy. Your nemesis is the person who has beaten you the most, and your patsy is the person you've dominated.

The duel begins.
The duel begins.

Under your nemesis and patsy are shame and fame levels that you want to increase and decrease to help your ascension of the leaderboard. The game lets you share your accomplishments with friends and taunt your foes. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, Red Dead Redemption Gunslingers won't disappoint.

This week we have a MySpace game that lets you play as a contestant in some of your favorite game shows. This week’s pick is Game Show Marathon by Myla.

MySpace
MySpace

This fun little game lets you participate in three popular game shows: Wheel of Fortune, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and Deal or No Deal. And here's the best part: It's free!

So for those of you who do not have access to the PlayStation Store to play Wheel of Fortune, no worries. You can now play it for free on MySpace. This game plays just like the show where you guess letters and vowels in an attempt to solve the puzzle.

Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune

We do feel like this is the worst of the three games available, but it is still a blast to play. It also would have been great if a multiplayer feature had been incorporated where you could compete against your fellow MySpace users, but given the cost (free), I guess we can't be too picky.

If trivia is what you crave, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? has got you covered. Because of the numerous questions from a variety of topics, you can emulate the feeling of being on the show. Too bad your winnings don't carry over to real life though.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

The one thing we would have loved for this, once again, would have been a multiplayer mode. Specifically, it would be nice to be able to connect with one of your MySpace friends currently online when you have to “make a phone call” as one of your lifelines. But outside of that, there are a good number of “people” you can choose from for your phone call, so for a free version, this is pretty nice.

Deal or No Deal, however, is the one that makes this collection of games spectacular. The show itself doesn't involve any outside cooperation, so playing this on your own feels just right. If this version included the lovely briefcase ladies, then this game would have been perfect!

Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal

On the plus side, we do not have Howie Mandel tormenting us with his delayed revealing of the banker’s offer or the sudden revelation that it's time for a commercial break, so it evens out. Other than the fact that you will probably be riskier with this game than you would be on the actual show, this one does it completely right. We finally learned when to quit so we wouldn't keep walking away with a measly $5.

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