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RAGE gameplay vids show what all the fuss is about

Friday, 9 July 2010 08:52 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Everyone’s wanking on about it. “It’s fucking great,” they say. “Better than shagging your mom,” they laugh, showering their pizza with tobacco spit. But you’re not stupid. You’ve been burnt before. You don’t believe them. Can any videogame possibly be better than going balls-deep inside a friend’s middle-aged relation?

On the basis of the movies after the break, apparently so.

The footage shows an electric cross bow, gambling on some kind of holographic shooting game, using remote-controlled vehicles in corridors, indoor and outdoor on-foot combat, vehicular desert combat, corridor enemies jumping up walls, an AK, a semi-auto shotgun, some kind of throwing blade thing and tons more.

The environments are just awesome. You can see why the E3 judges were blown away.

RAGE, developed by id Software, is a post-apocalyptic shooter based on John Carmack’s mega-texture graphics method, which specifically makes “textures” “mega”. It’s out next year for PC, 360 and PS3.

So. “RAGE: better than fucking your mate’s mum.” Stick that on the box.

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45 Comments

  1. Johnny Cullen

    This is the stuff I seen back in France in April.

    Fantastic stuff, this is. Brilliant.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    When they say ‘better than shagging your mom’ do they mean ‘your’ mom or their own mom? I feel this is an important distinction when trying to use their description as a means of determining the quality of the game.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Ah, I missed the line later on which actually clears it up that it’s ‘your friend’s mom’.

    Now, the trouble is… last time I shagged a mate’s mum she was rubbish.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    His dad was alright, though.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    I suppose it all hinges on which friend’s mother you’re having sex with. That’s the flaw in the story, I admit.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. sickpuppysoftware

    That’s some opening to an article

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Dannybuoy

    Just looks like a Bioshock clone to me. I didn’t like Bioshock.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    That looks pretty neat, actually – it reminds me of Borderlands.

    Super smooth already, too. Is that the 360 version or the PC version played with a 360 pad?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Robo_1

    It looks super swish, and at 60fps it’s proof that Carmack hasn’t lost his touch.

    Can’t get excited about the gameplay though, it just look like a mashup of Borderlands and Bioshock, two games which didn’t really light my fire.

    It’s certainly one to watch though, but I do love my big ass staged set pieces, show me some of them and I’ll be a lot more open to this.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Crysis

    to me looks like a cross between fallout 3 & borderlands

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    Blerk – for the record, what I seen of it was on 360, but with these videos, I couldn’t tell due to a lack of sleep.

    But by the looks of it, PC probably.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. NGCes26294BIV

    I agree with a few people above – It looks like a mash up of other games, and other than the pretty visuals it doesn’t look like it’s bringing much new to the table.

    Also, the gameplay looked a bit poor, but that could have been because the person controlling the character in these videos was utter shite.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Gheritt White

    I’ve added this article to my favourites – best written videogames news post EVAR.

    For the record, Pat’s mum isn’t all that. Johnny’s, on the other hand…

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Magicpocket

    If it’s from E3, then it’ll definitely be the 360 version.

    id know how to make shooting fun. This will be amazing!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    Looks nice but not convinced by the actual gameplay. Corridor shooter parts in particular looked convoluted in terms of design layout. Bar a few elements quite dated in gameplay terms. Shooting seemed to be the usual id face off whilst backing up / strafing. Would like to see more about how it all hangs together mind.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Bulk Slash

    @15 Yeah the AI did look quite weak in the corridor bits. The enemies just keep running towards you waiting for you to shoot them.

    The graphics look nice and I’ve really enjoyed every FPS id have ever released (including Doom 3 which I think is underrated), so I’m definitely buying this day one.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    One thing that dig irk a bit in the first video was that there only appeared to be one voice actor for everyone in the entire sequence.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Shalashaska

    Still dont get what all the fuss is about. Like already stated, looks very similar to Borderlands. Not excited about this at all.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Dralen

    That is one very impressive engine. Quite amazed how they have managed to keep fantastic graphics and smooth framerates, even in the most hectic scenes AND in an open-world.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. JPickford

    What’s supposed to be so special? Looks like Borderlands with a less interesting visual style.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. The_Red

    Graphics look good but seriously, am I the only one who feels the gameplay is insanely generic? The corridor / mission parts are specially on par with an average FPS from last decade.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Syrok

    “The corridor / mission parts are specially on par with an average FPS from last decade.”

    It’s on par with every first person shooter ever made, even last weeks shooter. I bet you still can’t vault over small boxes or climb anything higher than your waist (which doesn’t exist of course since you play as a flying camera with stiff arms attached to it.)

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Droid

    There’s no way that’s for pc. Either that or the person can’t aim for shit, and has never played on pc before. I’m with you the_red, looks like a normal shooter with nothing extra to spice up life. Yet another game getting over-hyped before release. We shall see.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. fdelfino

    Awesome. Will have to get a GeForce 250GTX for this one.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Blerk

    The HUD shows 360 button icons at one point, so I was surmising it was either the 360 version or someone playing the PC version with a pad.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Droid

    @25 Ah yeah could be. Bit pointless when you have a mouse though, unless you’re a die hard consolaholic. While the grphx are pretty it’s just a mix of borderlands and fallout 3. If you’ve already played those 2, why would you buy this?

    #26 5 years ago
  27. DeSpiritusBellum

    Apart from the neat gadgets it looks horribly similar to Borderlands.

    1) Shanty towns
    2) Deployable turrets
    3) Nitro-boosting machinegun buggies
    4) Horrible sound design (The AK47 sounds like someone running their nails down a chalkboard)
    5) Big fat empty wastelands
    6) Deformed freaks
    7) Dark bunker-style interiors

    Maybe with a bit of Bioshock thrown in there for the electricity/water combo.

    I’m still hoping id will pull it off in the end, but from those videos I feel like that game has been out for a while.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Dralen

    The critics obviously believed it is something special, so I am still keeping my eyes on it. I’m also a sucker for pretty graphics.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. fdelfino

    The only advantage of plugging in a gamepad on your pc is the possibility of playing the game lying in your bed/sofa.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. DeSpiritusBellum

    @28 It’s called a preview. Basically if you slam a game before it’s out, you’re absolutely done with access to that publisher/developer, for good.

    Thus previews never criticize. Sadly a lot of games get sold on that account, but that’s just another reason why you shouldn’t take it too seriously.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. DaMan

    that looks as fun as the Direct3D demo samples.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. endgame

    “it just look like a mashup of Borderlands and Bioshock, two games which didn’t really light my fire” LOL!

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Blerk

    I believe the answer to the “why would you buy this if it looks just like Borderlands and Fallout 3?” question is simply “because I really liked those games”.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. LOLshock94

    they shagged ur mum VG

    #34 5 years ago
  35. LOLshock94

    even if it does look a little like a borderlands its going to be nothing like borderlands and its defo going to be better coz BL is pretty shit

    #35 5 years ago
  36. freedoms_stain

    Rage has had my interest since I 1st saw previews.

    It has a similar setting to Borderlands, fair enough, but Borderlands had plenty of room for improvement imo, and it’s not as if there’s a 1 game per type of setting per year rule or anything.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    Hope the story is interesting, otherwise i see no reason to play it.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. ShiroGamer

    Regardless of the unnecessary lines at the begining
    the footage looks fantastic !
    I really cant wait

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Crysis

    just noticed “Better than shagging your mom,”, wasn’t it previously “…your m8s mum?” :P
    anyway, yes i did mention it looks like a mash between borderlands & fallout 3, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s ‘bad’, but has been done before.
    i do hope it brings something else to the table, looks ‘good’ so far, but noone wants to pay full price for a ‘good’ game, we all want a GREAT game, so i’ll be keeping an eye on this game & see if it can bring something new & worthwhile

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Filofax

    @37 So if the game plays fantastically but has a shite story, you’ll give it a miss? @35 Borderlands was a great new IP, so if this is anywhere as good its going to be amazing.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. YoungZer0

    @40: Yes. That’s exactly what I’m saying. Story is a huge motivator for me. The gameplay looks more than Generic. So generic in fact that they shouldn’t call it RAGE but GENERIC. I can except generic gameplay if the story drives me forward.

    The gameplay could be superb, if there is no story, i’m not motivated. That’s why i stopped playing Borderlands, though i enjoyed the gameplay.

    I asked myself: What’s the point?

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Filofax

    @41 Well each to their own. I’m the exact opposite, most games have really piss poor stories but its the gameplay that drives me forward. Don’t get me wrong it’s nice when the game has a good narrative, but it plays second fiddle to the game being fun to play.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. _LarZen_

    If you ask me this look’s like 1000 of other fps games out there.

    Not blown away in any way.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Gadzooks!

    That’s just looking fantastic. Smooth as butter with great lighting, open world, driving and destructability.

    It is giving off a Borderlands vibe and that fine by me as Borderlands is simply brilliant.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Dr.Freeman

    One thing is bad about Rage is that u won’t enjoy any game after it.

    #45 5 years ago

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  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]