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Posts tagged “Id”

German Censors Approve New Action Game

Are you a German teenager? Then do we have some good news for you! After a short seventeen year-long wait, you are now legally allowed to buy a copy of Doom. And, indeed, Doom can now be stocked in normal shops, not just ones ominously deemed 'adults-only' - which was basically putting the game right up there with porn. As of yesterday, Germany's Federal Department…

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Feature: That's the id talking

Interview: The Rage & Lust of id’s Tim Willits

Immediately after sitting down for a surprising hour with id's forthcoming shooter Rage, I collared creative director Tim Willits for a quick chat. Covered: how close to finishing the game id are, how they hope to do DLC right, how people are playing the game in different ways, how... noteworthy he found some of the game's female voice actors, and Rage's 'imperfect is good' approach…

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Feature: The id game that isn't an id game

A Surprising Hour With Rage

While Dishonored was the best thing I saw at Gamescom by a long shot, bagging the bonus invisible award of ‘most pleasant surprise’ was id's soon-to-be-released Rage. I feel like I’ve been seeing Rage forever by this point – so many trailers, so many preview events, even some hands-on time. And I’ve always thought of it as this fast, dumb, relentless, obvious thing – which,…

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Id Still “Figuring Out” Quake Live

Id bossman Todd Hollenshead has explained to VG247 what the "failure" of the in-game advertising model means for Quake Live. He stated that the closure of ad firm Massive - which MS shut down earlier this year - has caused Id to rethink: "I mean, smarter people than me were making these estimations. Look at Microsoft. They spent, like, $200 million on the Massive acquisition,…

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Id Tech: Carmack’s Keynote In Full

Aha! I am not sure this video had surfaced while I was posting yesterday, but here it is anyway, below, via Bethblog. It covers Rage and the tech behind it, what Carmack thinks of the PC as a platform now, Doom 3 code being released, and lots of tech jabber about various platforms and games (even some mentions of Doom 4 tech) that you may…

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Carmack Talks Rage PC, Bombastic Trailer

Mr Carmack was up on stage at QuakeCon last night, and he was talking Rage and PC. Getting the PC version up to speed has, apparently, been one of the sticking points for Rage's development, which has taken a few years now. Interestingly, release might not be the end of the that particular line of development, either, because Carmack has revealed that he's already started…

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Doom It Yourself: Doom 3 Source Code Due

Quakecon 2011 kicked off yesterday, and included another of John Carmack's traditional incredibly long and bewilderingly technical talks, delivered at an audience primarily there to repeatedly frag each other but prepared to sit through all this talk of doohickeys and megawotsits due to their sheer love and respect for the godfather of FPS. If they were also primarily there in the hope of Doom 4…

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Feature: Rage Against The Dying Of The Light

Rage: A Hands-On Preview

(Click the images in this feature for full sized shots.) I am a ark survivor! A proud child of the late Mother Earth, dispatched into hypersleep to escape the meteor inbound to pummel Gaia. Our deep-buried pod is one of hundreds of such! When we wake we will show that mankind has learnt from the mistakes we made on our original home. We shall spread…

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Rage: “The Enemies” Trailer

It now seems certain that video previews for Rage will never end (not least because Carmack was again quoted talking about Rage 2 this week...). Even after the game has been released we will, for as long as live, see talking heads from Id pop up to tell us about the value of the story, or the open world, or - in this particular case…

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Id Detail Rage’s Open World, Again

"Open, but directed," says Tim Willits in this latest look at Rage, referring to the way the player will have scope to explore the wasteland, while being directed down particular paths to complete individual missions. That seems to be generally how folks like their open world, too. Some scope for poking about and exploring, but generally a storyline to follow, too. In fact, the more…

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Mark Rein Says PC Has “Shot By” Consoles

Over the weekend, Eurogamer posted a story about how PCs are better than everything else, including new babies and planets with rings. Well, those weren't quite their words, and nor were they of Mark Rein, VP of Epic, but he said something close. He in fact said that, "We're at the stage in the life of the consoles where the PC has shot by them…

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Bethesda Presents Rage’s “Legacy Of Id”

How does Rage fit into Id's history? Bethesda attempt to explain in a new video, which you can see below. There's some new Rage footage, but also footage of a bunch of classic Id games, providing a bit of perspective on where Id went after Wolfenstein. The video has Carmack, Hollenshead and others doing a bit of talking, and there's a crumb of insight on…

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DeStroggified: Quake V Might Be Like Quake I

Heartening news from Sir Carmack, lord of pixels: preliminary id design discussion about the next Quake game has turned up a hankering to return to the Gothic, semi-fantasy setting and vibe of the original Quake. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty damned bored of bio-mechanical environs and beasts after id Tech 4's quad-whammy of Doom 3, Quake IV, Prey and Quake Wars, so…

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Lawesome: Rage Shows Off The Authority

It doesn't seem right, watching two of the calmest developers you will ever lay eyes on talk about a game called Rage, but that's exactly what you'll find after the jump. Apparently intercepted on their way to a bikram yoga class, these two were happy to spend plenty of time answering questions about The Authority, the corporate future-bastards you'll be fighting in Rage alongside all…

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The RAGE Rave: QuakeCon Is Go

QuakeCon. QUAKECON. QUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE-A-CONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. Just saying that name makes me laugh: truly, it is the most testosteroney of all gaming conventions. If QuakeCon and BlizzCon were ever to merge, terrible, terrible things would happen. Fortunately, id's being owned by Bethesda these days means there's no risk of that happening. QuakeCon '11 isn't far off - the doors open August 4. It's going to be a big…

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Cars & Co-Op: Rage Multiplayer Previewed

And here we were, thinking that an id game might have no multiplayer mode, purely because they'd stubbornly refused to talk about it for years. Non-surprise, non-suckers! At the info-event that led to yesterday's word-splurges about Skyrim, Prey 2 and Rage singleplayer, I also witnessed the first reveal of the semi-free-roaming shooter's other modes. Back to deathmatch classic, or up to new things?

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Rage In Motion

I don't want to do overkill on the latest id game, but I've got a ton of info here and one massivo-post wouldn't be anyone's idea of a fun time. The hands-on preview is here, but while I pen the next chunk (about the finally-revealed multiplayer modes) here's a trailer of one of the major singleplayer missions to be getting along with...

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