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In Red Dead Redemption, during the poker game, you can look around at other people's faces. I assume there's a use of this option, but I wasn't able to get any hint when it may be. Does it actually have a purpose, or is it just for game immersion ?

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Well technically it has a purpose and also adds to game immersion ;)

In all seriousness the NPC players give off tells as well as change their tones/mannerisms slightly depending on past hands and their current hands. The look around option gives you a chance to watch for those tells and play accordingly. It can also give you a better idea of when to cheat, since most of the time the other players will catch you (if you're as bad at it as I am).

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do you have any examples of such behaviors ? – Stefano Borini Apr 18 '12 at 12:02
I don't have specific gameplay footage (I'm sure youtube has some) but I've seen NPCs act differently as this thread mentions. – Chris Apr 18 '12 at 13:20

If you look around after several hands you can tell who is bluffing and who has a good hand. You can also use it to determine if you can get away with cheating.

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? If i could downvote i would. Op is asking how to do this – bharal May 30 '12 at 19:44
If you want I can delete my response. I was just agreeing with the first answer and since I cant up vote or put in a comment I just added it as an answer. – SoftwareCarpenter May 31 '12 at 10:23

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