Rage

PC, PS3, XB360 / Action / Release: Sep 13, 2011 / ESRB: M

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id: New technology making it harder to create mod tools

id: New technology making it harder to create mod tools

While id software has always been a forerunner in advanced technology and engine development, it is that very technology that is making it harder for the developer to continue to pursue the creation of mod tools and easily moddable games, id studio director Tim Willits said.

The tools for Rage were were released earlier this year, more than a year after the game came out. Willits told Shacknews that the reason was that trying to get a tool kit to the point where it can run on only one machine is a huge undertaking.

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Rage series not dead, says id co-founder

Rage series not dead, says id co-founder

Rage has been somewhat of a sore subject for id founder John Carmack, given the numerous problems it launched with, and ultimately tepid fan response. However, fellow co-founder Tim Willits has a much rosier view of the 2011 shooter and promised at QuakeCon 2013 that the series isn't bowing out just yet.

Read more: No immediate plans »

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Rage tool kit available today

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Rage tool kit available today

The long-awaited tool kit for Rage is coming today, id Software has announced. The whopping 35 GB of mod kit includes idStudio, tutorials, and a variety of game maps and assets to get you started making your own content for the 2011 title.

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Rage 'The Scorchers' DLC coming December 18

Rage 'The Scorchers' DLC coming December 18

A poorly kept secret, id Software has finally officially announced "The Scorchers" DLC for Rage. The add-on will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on December 18.

Read more: Plenty of other goodies coming December 18 »

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Rage: The Scorchers DLC detailed through new achievements

Rage: The Scorchers DLC detailed through new achievements

Originally outed this summer, it appears "The Scorchers" DLC for Rage is finally inching closer to release. A new set of trophies for the PS3 version of the game have popped up, confirming the impending release of the add-on whilst shedding some light on what to expect.

The Scorchers were originally intended to be a clan in the original release of the game. The upcoming DLC expansion appears to offer not only new missions, but weapons and mini-games to play through as well.

Read more: Trophies reveal new DLC details »

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Carmack: Rage mod tools coming 'real soon'

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Carmack: Rage mod tools coming 'real soon'

Rage has been a frustrating topic for id's John Carmack. The game released on PC in late 2011 with plenty of problems, then he apologized to QuakeCon attendees this year for how the game performed. Now, with a heavy sigh, he has said the long-awaited Rage tools should be released "real soon now."

Read more: 'We have made poor decision on this' »

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Carmack sorry about performance of Rage on PC

Carmack sorry about performance of Rage on PC

Rage was a mess when it came out on PC in late 2011, and while patches improved the game, it was still frustrating to play. id Software's John Carmack apologized to QuakeCon attendees on how "badly we handled the game in the PC space."

Read more: Driver problems were 'inexcusable' »

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Rage: The Scorchers rated

Rage: The Scorchers rated

Could DLC be in the works for id Software's open-world shooter, Rage? A new PEGI rating makes it sound very likely.

A new listing by the European ratings bureau details Rage: The Scorchers, and it's been rated for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Like the original game, it's classified as an "Action" game, rated 18+ (for obvious reasons).

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Rage 'Campaign Edition' now available on Mac

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Rage 'Campaign Edition' now available on Mac

It's taken a few decades, but Mac is finally becoming home to the latest video game tech. The preferred OS of turtleneck-wearing Apple users supports Source Engine, Unreal Engine 3, and now, idTech 5. Aspyr and id Software have announced a Mac version of Rage, and it's available right now.

Dubbed the "Campaign Edition," the Mac version of Rage includes the entire single-player experience, enhanced with content that was formerly exclusive to the "Anarchy Edition" of the game. The Mac version also includes the "Wasteland Sewers Missions."

Read more: The Mac system requirements »

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Rage demo on Xbox 360 now, PS3 on December 6

Rage demo on Xbox 360 now, PS3 on December 6

Have you forgotten about id's latest shooter, Rage? The open-world FPS came out all the way back in October, making it ancient by today's standards. Still, if you haven't given it a chance yet, you'll be able to sample some mega-texture fun with a free downloadable demo on Xbox Live.

Available now, the hefty 2GB+ demo will send you to Wellspring, "a small oasis of civilization in the Wasteland." From there, you'll have to stop the Ghost Clan from poisoning the water supply. The demo will give you a chance to try both the shooting and driving halves of the game.

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Rage PC patch to improve 'blurry' textures

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Rage PC patch to improve 'blurry' textures

Rage's "blurry" textures got you down? Fret no more, for id Software's techno-wizard John Carmack says that a new option in the next PC patch "will help alleviate" the problem.

"We have a bicubic-upsample+detail texture option for the next PC patch that will help alleviate the blurry textures in Rage," Carmack revealed on Twitter. It'll look prettier, you see.

Read more: High resolution textures? »

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Rage: PC performance not perfect, but greatly improved

Rage: PC performance not perfect, but greatly improved

When id Software released Rage a week ago, a significant number of users reported problems with getting the PC version to run properly. My written assessment and subsequent video review of the Xbox 360 version of the game were quite positive, but I've also put about nine hours into the PC version since launch. While the post-release patches have markedly improved the PC experience for me, some issues remain.

Read more: Rage PC report »

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Rage PC patch released; launch problems 'out of our control'

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Rage PC patch released; launch problems 'out of our control'

Rage got off to a slightly rocky start on PC, but things are turning around with new drivers from graphics manufacturers and a new patch issued by developer id Software over the weekend. id has also explained a little of why the PC version was in such a state.

Saturday's patch brought changes including crash fixes, the ability to change the FOV from Rage's launch options, and a few new graphics settings to fiddle with in the menus.

Read more: Driver issues "a real cluster !@#$" -Carmack »

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Weekend Confirmed 81 - Rage, Dark Souls, television on Xbox 360

Weekend Confirmed 81 - Rage, Dark Souls, television on Xbox 360

Billy "plan B" Berghammer joins Jeff and Garnett on a show that sounds like it would be full of angst. Rage and Dark Souls both came out this week, and there's a lot to talk about, including how the guy who "loves loving things" takes to a game renowned for its bleakness. Microsoft's additions to the television offerings on Live also become a hot topic, but the group doesn't seem nearly as impressed as the press release would lead one to believe. The iOS update and iPhone 4S also spark some debate on how mobile gaming continues to grow, as does the news that Unreal Engine 3 runs in Flash 11. The rest of the news of the week, a few other games, and your feedback and questions round out the show before wrapping up with Finishing Moves and the weekend football tailgate.

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Rage video review

Rage video review

By now you've already read the Rage review from Shacknews staff writer Jeff Mattas. Today, we present our first video review, featuring some additional thoughts from Mattas on id Software's latest game.

Despite a few hiccups throughout the experience, Mattas was positive on Rage, writing: "In spite of its shortcomings, fans will be pleased to note that id Software still has what it takes to still make meaningful and fun contributions to the genre they created. All told, Rage delivers an incredibly solid experience that’s an arcade racer and a FPS wrapped in Mad Max’s dusty, leather jacket."

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