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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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  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]