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Rage 'Campaign Edition' now available on Mac

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 02, 2012 11:00am PST

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.


"Id's graphics engines haven't been up to snuff for a while now. If Beth were to make Rage with ..."

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QuakeCon 2012 dated for August 2-5

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2012 10:45am PST

id Software's annual free mega-LAN and face-shooting celebration QuakeCon is to return to the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas this year on August 2-5.


"Odd years were the awesome years but then shackcon sorta divided it up and competes against ..."

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id Software hit with layoffs; future projects continue 'unabated'

By Xav de Matos, Jan 10, 2012 2:30pm PST

Bethesda Softworks has confirmed circulating reports that id Software has been hit with a wave of layoffs. It's still unclear how many jobs were affected by the cuts.


"? doom3 was amazing. rage was terrible atmosphere and gameplay wise. nice engine tho"

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Doom 3 engine goes open-source

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 23, 2011 6:30am PST

id Software has now released the engine source code for Doom 3 under a GPL3 license, letting all and sundry get their hands dirty and bend it to their will. Let the coding commence!


"All I want is soft shadows that don't drop your FPS down to 15, and I'll be set with replaying ..."

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Rage demo on Xbox 360 now, PS3 on December 6

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 22, 2011 7:15am PST

Have you forgotten about id's latest shooter, Rage? 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.


"Those are some great examples of the benefits textures gain from the Mega Texture technology. "

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Doom 3 open-sourcing held up while Carmack writes new code

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 17, 2011 6:30am PST

Chief id Software technomancer John Carmack is now writing new Doom 3 code to dodge legal issues surrounding the rendering technique which gave Doom 3 its lovely shadows, so the engine can be open-sourced.


"That is what I would like to know, I put the game on hold when it was anounced thinking the ..."

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Rage PC patch to improve 'blurry' textures

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 17, 2011 6:15am PDT

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.


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Rage: PC performance not perfect, but greatly improved

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 11, 2011 3:00pm PDT

We take a second look at Rage--this time on the PC--to see if the video driver issues that plagued the game's release for many people have been addressed.


"7. Buy Nvidia graphics card. 8. Game works the way its meant to be played. 9. Celebrate this ..."

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

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 10, 2011 8:00am PDT

A patch for Rage on PC was issued over the weekend, fixing up a few bugs and adding new options. id's John Carmack has also spoken on the driver issues that saw "half of our PC customers" get "a product that basically didn't work."


"I wonder if graphics drivers should work the way the MS VC++ redistributable libraries do. It ..."

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Rage video review

By Shack Staff, Oct 05, 2011 2:00pm PDT

By now you've already ready 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.


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Rage PC players report bugs

By Steve Watts, Oct 04, 2011 10:45am PDT

Rage on the PC is suffering from early bugs, including texture problems, frame rate issues, audio stuttering, and outright crashes.


"No doubt your ego is larger than you understanding of PC software/hardware. Clown."

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Rage review

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 04, 2011 9:15am PDT

With an impressive pedigree of games like Doom and Quake, developer id has quite the reputation. Does Rage hold up?


"What i'm saying is I bought it for Xbox and I like it, and I'm glad I didn't buy it for my PC ..."

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Rage is three discs on Xbox 360, requires 8GB install on PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 26, 2011 7:00am PDT

The PS3 version of Rage will demand quite a bit of hard drive space: 8GB worth, in fact. Xbox 360 owners are also being asked to install the game, three discs worth.


"If your on their higher speed plans.. 50 Mbps plan has 400 GB cap and 3 Mb up, 100 Mbps plan has ..."

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Rage co-op gameplay video

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 08, 2011 11:45am PDT

Bethesda Softworks and Id Software have unveiled a new gameplay trailer for Rage. In this clip, we get a look at some split-screen co-op gameplay....


"I think you guys accidentally uploaded Borderlands foot- no wait. thats RAGE. omfg. ..."

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Rage PC system requirements revealed

By Xav de Matos, Sep 06, 2011 4:00pm PDT

The minimum and recommended system requirements for id Software's upcoming title Rage have been revealed.


"Yeah. I wanted to only buy a 128 GB SSD, but I knew I'd have to swap around games constantly, so ..."

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