Workers laid off at id Software

Some rather distubring news appeared earlier today that the developers of RAGE, id Software have suffered from a number of lay offs. It appears that this news is quite true. Bethesda Softworks, the parent company of id Software has responded to an inquiry by Joystiq with a confirmation that an unknown number of workers at id Software were let go. The firings are apparently “part of its stand...

RAGE patch released to fix graphical issues on PC

While I may have reviewed RAGE on the Xbox 360 and found it a beautiful, if not a bit standard experience. PC gamers weren’t even treated to the beautiful part as many users have complained about serious grapical issues throughout the entire game. While this could usually be ignored as a few people, the problem was prominent in nearly every PC version of the game. To help fix matters, RAGE r...

RAGE Review

RAGE Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Developer: Id Software Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (Reviewed) Release Date: October 4, 2011 Price: $59.99 – Available Here Overview: In the early 90’s id Software created a title that some herald to be the start of the first person shooter genre and can be seen as one of the most influential titles ever in gaming. But that was then and now nearly...

RAGE’s Jackal Canyon walkthrough gives us a final look at gameplay

With RAGE’s release date less than a week away, it only makes sense that Bethesda and id Software release the final gameplay walkthrough video. You can catch the video below and see a mission in Jackal Canyon named Recover the Decrypter. There is plenty of gameplay that can be seen in the seven minute video, ranging from talking to the quest giver, driving to the area and of course fighting ...

RAGE TV spot graces the internet

Sure if you were watching the ESPN college football game between Michigan and Notre Dame last Saturday then you have probably seen this trailer already, however the rest of the world hasn’t, let alone those who have no interest in college football. Well Bethesda and id Software have you covered because today they uploaded the new RAGE TV advertisement. As you can see below the commercial is ...

RAGE makes me RAGE

… In a good way. Last night at an event at the Sydney Opera House, id Software had shown off their upcoming shooter RAGE. Leading the event was the games lead designer Tim Willits, who had come prepared with a slideshow and the Xbox 360 build of the game. Tim talked for around twenty minutes on the background of id, their philosophy, the influence that he’s had over games internal to t...

An Evening With id Software and RAGE

It’s a beautiful day in Sydney, we’re just getting into spring and it’s a wonderful day to spend going to the Sydney Opera House. What a startling contrast to go from beautiful scenery and weather to see id’s new FPS set in a bleak post-apocolyptic future, RAGE. Admittedly RAGE is beautiful in it’s own right. The world is wonderfully realised and idTech 5 is one hell ...

RAGE Tim Willits Interview

During my visit to the Aurora Bar for the hand-s on RAGE gameplay event, I was fortunate enough to meet the creative director of id Software himself, Mr Tim Willits. Tim was present at the event to help promote to the media and to fans of id games the gameplay features of their newest entry into the FPS market: RAGE, published by Bethesda. During the event, he walked around the floor, talked to th...

RAGE: Hands on Preview

Yesterday, I had the extremely fortunate opportunity to attend a small media release event being held in Sydney to show off id Software’s newest FPS: RAGE. Present at the event was none other than id Software’s creative director Tim Willits, who was the former co-owner of the company. It was good to see that, even to this day, he still has his hand in game production. Getting to meet o...

RAGE co-op trailer takes on the Water Service

Something that has been on the decline lately in video game shooters is local co-op. Despite many titles nowadays being focused around co-operative play, they only cater to those who play online. What about those who want to play with their friend sitting right next to them or their brother? Well Bethesda and id Software aren’t going to be leaving you out in the cold because RAGE has not onl...

RAGE diary reveals the secrets behind the games art and sound

In the final developer diary from id Software, they talk about how they created the artwork and the sounds that we will be hearing when RAGE is released. The diary was released earlier today by Bethesda and the unsung heroes behind the sound and art of the game are here to let us know about their craft. Despite the fact that RAGE takes place in a desolate wasteland, the game’s setting and en...

RAGE Xbox 360 installation will take 22GB of space

Installing a game on the Xbox 360 console is always an optional endeavor which can shorten your load times and sometimes make the game run better. Last year Microsoft optimized the installations which made the size of each installation smaller, but it seems that there are going to be at least a few games which will take literally a whole smaller hard drive’s worth of space to contain. id Sof...

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