ByMarlon McDonald, writer at Creators.co
Umm... are you going to drink that Skooma?
Marlon McDonald

Possibly the most requested game since Microsoft's Xbox One decided it had backwards compatibility, Red Dead Redemption was briefly available to play over the weekend and fans across the web were losing their collective shit over it.

But that wasn't the only game to peek its head from behind the curtain, as copies of Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Left 4 Dead 2, Halo Wars, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 also came along for the ride. Pretty sick weekend, to be honest!

Wiki-Wiki-Wild Wild West

Why hello there, stranger.
Why hello there, stranger.

Spotted by the perennially eagle eyed users over on NeoGAF, Rockstar's seminal cowboy-em-up was available to all that owned a digital copy of the game on the 360, but getting your hands on the download turned out to be quite the tedious and dangerous task.

Thanks to Kotaku for the image
Thanks to Kotaku for the image

The trick to nabbing RDR involved finding one of your Xbox Live friends who was following the game on the XB1 shopfront. From the aforementioned friend's profile you could then sneak your way into the game's XB1 store page and get downloading! Amazing, man.

That's A Paddlin'

But, and this is a pretty severe but, doing so may have put your Xbox Live account at jeopardy, due to this workaround being a glorious breach of the Xbox Live Code of Conduct. Or more specifically, these exact rules:

Them's the rules.
Them's the rules.

But irrespective of that, Red Dead was eventually removed from download and, according to Mike Fahey over at Kotaku, Live users were reporting that the file had been either been replaced with puzzle game Hexic or a simple error report.

Hex-Slick move, Microsoft!
Hex-Slick move, Microsoft!

But the lucky few that did get their hands on it said that all they experienced was a little lag in places, which will obviously be nixed when the game legitimately drops in the near future.

Well, that was a mixed bag of emotions, don't you think? At least all of this hubbub means that Red Dead Redemption is coming to Xbox One and that's a very, very good thing.

Did you try to nab Read Dead Redemption this weekend?

(Source: Kotaku, Eurogamer, IGN UK, NeoGAF)

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