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William: Secrets of Evermore and The Old Republic this week. ToR is better than I thought it would be, and SoE is a blast, as always. Got Parasite Eve for christmas though, so I may be diving [...]
What’s all the RAGE about? Well hop on Xbox Live to find out, as the demo is now on there.
The Ghost Clan, a cult of murderous fanatics, has infiltrated the waterworks beneath the town of Wellspring with plans to poison the water supply. You are the only one with the weapons, talent and courage to stop them. While in Wellspring, you can also meet the townsfolk, try your hand in games of skill and chance, peruse the wares of the local vendors or hit the Speedway for some racing.
RAGE will also be available for a special Black Friday sale price of $29.99 at GameStop and select retailers.
The PlayStation Network demo will be available on the 6th of [...]
Nvidia released today a new GeForce WHQL Driver, these new drivers look to fix the issues players have been experiencing while playing Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, and Rage. These drivers bundle together all the enhancements and updates contained within the 285.27 and 285.38 beta releases, in addition to new SLI and 3D Vision profiles for many of today’s most popular games.
For Battlefield 3 we’ve improved performance by up to 11% since the release of the GeForce 285.38 beta drivers, have included several compatibility enhancements, a new and improved SLI profile, and a 3D Vision profile. Similarly, Rage has received enhancements since [...]
Our RAGE review will be coming on Monday, due to the fact that my computer’s PSU blew up and took my motherboard with it.
Now, ironically, I haven’t had any issues that other PC gamers seem to be having, especially ATI owners, with their video card drivers not getting along with the game, causing all sorts of texture issues, frame rate drops, and pop-ins.
Now, the pop-ins themselves seem to be an unfortunate part of the game; I have them at a very minimal level. But the frame rate issues plagued me early on, due in part to the fact that I wasn’t able to set triple buffering and vertical sync in-game; I had to do it through my nVIDIA control panel. [...]
You hear that sound? That’s the sound of the holiday season rapidly approaching. It begins, like the leaves of autumn falling from trees, all at once. Before you know it, your green lawn is covered with red, brown, and yellow.
Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look at this week’s marquee releases:
– Dark Souls (360, Ps3) The challenging sequel to Demon’s Souls.
– RAGE (PC, 360, PS3) The latest shooter from id Software.
– NBA 2K12 (PC, 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii) This years entry in the critically acclaimed basketball series.
– Payday: The Heist (PC, PSN) Think of it as Left 4 Dead, only instead of [...]
When a game is going to take up a whopping 25 gigs of hard drive space, you might want to get on any chance you get to pre-load the game ahead of time. Steam users now have that option to pre-load the upcoming id Software shooter.
With a release date of October 4th, RAGE is the first new IP from id Software in over a decade, taking place in the apocalyptic future wastelands after an asteroid’s collision with Earth.
Stay tuned next week to hear our verdict on one of October’s most anticipated titles.
As the creators of the online deathmatch which so many online gamers are accustomed to, it would be assumed that id would be continuing with this style of online play. However, they are going in a different direction with the multiplayer in the upcoming game Rage, which now involves vehicles. Tim Willits, id’s Creative Director, had this to say about multiplayer;
“Rage has a unique multiplayer experience that is not your standard on-foot deathmatch, which is something that we invented”
“We feel the vehicle aspect of it is a lot of fun to drive, to shoot guys, to fight so we wanted to let people do that with their friends”
This news [...]
Tie-in media is becoming increasingly popular with video game launch preparation. From exploratory apps bringing us up to speed in the world of Alice: The Maddness Returns to developers encouraging their waiting masses to participate in the game’s creation through suggestion contests.
RAGE is going the way of its apocalyptic comrade, inFAMOUS, with a comic that will build us up and explain the world. One of the most difficult aspects of story telling is world-building without info-dumping.
Players won’t want to read an essay about why everything is as it is before they begin playing, but developers didn’t simply create a game, they created a world and [...]
There can never be enough gameplay videos of RAGE. That is, until I have the game in my hot little hands and gameplay if real and in full effect. Until then, we get to see “The Well”.
In ‘The Well’, we take you into the town of Wellspring as it’s being terrorized by a bandit clan threatening to poison the town’s water supply. The ransacked well must be infiltrated and the bandit threat of lethal contamination must be stopped.