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.

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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).

Siliconera points out that the Scorchers were a clan of bandits that didn't make it into the final build of the game. However, the internet rarely forgets a thing. Wikia has some screenshots of the Scorchers wrecking havoc within Rage, in addition to details on this forgotten tribe:

The Scorchers are one of the bandit clans in RAGE. Not much is known about them. They worship 99942 Apophis, the asteroid that destroyed the old world as shown in the prologue. They believe a demigod rode the burning rock straight into the soul of the planet, and that by tapping into its energy, they will become the "toughest motherf***ers" in the Wasteland. They decorate their bodies and vehicles with images of fire and destruction, which makes it easier to spot them in the wastes.

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    June 19, 2012 3:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 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.

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      June 19, 2012 3:30 PM

      Why would you make DLC for a game that failed so hard?

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        June 19, 2012 3:40 PM

        It was cut from the original game apparently. They either sat on it or polished it up a bit.

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      June 19, 2012 4:11 PM

      I give them credit from admitting it was cut from the game and now being sold as DLC. At least they are transparent. Bioware, looking at you..... IF it comes out, I might give this DLC a shot....lol get it...give it a shot? Ba dum *bish*

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      June 19, 2012 4:29 PM

      Saw the Xbox 360 version at Gamestop ...used for $12.99 still didn't buy it

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        June 19, 2012 4:43 PM

        Saw it free on a torrent site... still didn't download it.

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      June 19, 2012 4:43 PM

      Failed ? This game has one of the most satisfying shooting I've seen in a long time.
      The weak storyline did not even bother me since I had so much fun killing mutants with my shotgun and wingstick.AI is good, animations are good, art direction is good but most importantly the gameplay was not good, but satifyingly FUN.

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        June 19, 2012 4:56 PM

        The shooting was great, the stuff between those parts sucked

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        June 19, 2012 8:09 PM

        I agree. This game does not get the credit it deserves for being a solid SP shooter - the gunplay is punchy and highly polished. The technical issues at launch screwed this game's reputation.

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          June 19, 2012 9:24 PM

          I thought the gunplay was pretty terrible, actually. Not at all satisfying.

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      June 19, 2012 6:18 PM

      Man, this game gets so much more shit than it deserves. It's a great game with a few flaws. I don't understand all the hate. The shooting is awesome, the graphics are silky smooth and gorgeous, the attention to detail in the design of the environments is incredible. The driving is solid and fun as well. I feel like you all signed some secret pact to agree the game sucks.

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        June 19, 2012 6:59 PM

        It's a good game. I agree with you. After I upgraded my PC to play it, I was super happy with it.

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        June 19, 2012 7:52 PM

        I loved it. My only gripe was with the ending.

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        June 19, 2012 9:25 PM

        No, we just played the game.

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        June 20, 2012 12:30 AM

        this is one of the 2 shooters since quake i couldn't be arsed finishing, get bored when it started making me upgrade my car. too much work not enough fun.

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        June 20, 2012 12:43 AM

        I agree, it's a good game. The haters just wanted something else from id.

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        June 20, 2012 12:58 AM

        Totally agree.

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        June 20, 2012 1:05 AM

        I really enjoyed the game too.

        The story is fucking ass, though.

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        June 20, 2012 2:29 AM

        Fans of id are used to their games defining the FPS genre. But that could only happen in an era where there was far less competition, and way less expected from a shooter. What id did well was deliver solid shooters, they werent exceptional games, they were solid, which was all that was needed back then. Today audiences expect a lot more from their 60 dollars. Id's attempt to offer a more comprehensive experience was as simple as "We added driving sections!" and "There are mini games and an inventory!"

        It just wasn't enough. So the fact they delivered a solid but somewhat dated experience (combined with the initial hilarious technical problems) was enough for a lot of their fans to throw it to the trashheap.

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          June 20, 2012 5:30 AM

          Well, and let's be honest, id only has two things going for it these days:

          - They have a glorious track record and hold some of the most beloved IP in the industry
          - They have John Carmack

          That's pretty much it. Carmack is worth his weight in gold, and they have the Quake/Wolfenstein/DOOM juggernaut.

          I've been to 11 QuakeCons and I still love id Software but I was disappointed by RAGE. Technical issues aside I just didn't think it was that awesome and I don't see why it took up 23GB on a hard drive. Maybe it's because I saw RAGE for five QuakeCons in a row that the final product was a letdown. It felt like a poorer-executed Borderlands. It's obvious to me that there's not a whole ton of talent at id. Carmack and Romero are like Axl and Slash - both capable of doing things on their own but nowhere near as good as they are together.

          But this explains why Zenimax is keen on re-releasing old id games these days for a second bite at the apple - it's half the reason they bought the company in the first place.

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        June 20, 2012 2:39 AM

        no I did not like the extremely linear and empty/rigid/lifeless world, backtracking, weird driving mechanics and the horrible graphics (close-up and streaming issues, from afar it looked great)
        I did really like the 60hz shooter feel, but the rest was just to formulaic to grasp me, if it were a real open world with more openness I think it would have faired better.

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        June 20, 2012 3:36 AM

        I'm hoping it pops up on the upcoming Steam sale for cheap.

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        June 20, 2012 5:24 AM

        I was not impressed with it in the slightest, I played it enough to beat but did not hesitate to remove it once I was done. I may picked up the DLC when it's dirt cheap but the game was not very good at all.

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        June 20, 2012 5:29 AM

        The graphics were very good but everything else was just average. The story was bad and the ending didn't help.

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      June 19, 2012 7:23 PM

      I love id Software and everything but I can't believe I spent $60 on the game. So underwhelming. The game world was lifeless like usual; the only redeeming factor was the gunplay. You learn virtually nothing about Rage's world either.

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      June 19, 2012 7:50 PM

      I really enjoyed the game, albeit a little shorter than i would have liked, but still a decent game. Depending on the cost of the DLC i would consider buying it.

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      June 19, 2012 8:05 PM

      Rated M for Mediocre

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      June 20, 2012 10:01 AM

      I would throw down for some rage DLC. The game was visually impressive for consoles and even better in PC. The action and mechanics in the game were different from a lot of shooters as well. Yeah if this is true I would totally play it.

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