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2:15 PM on 12.03.2013

Bethesda is seeking playtesters for unannounced game

There's been a lot of chatter lately about what the developers at Bethesda Softworks have got in the works. With the recent survivor2299 website popping up, and the trademarks for Fallout 4 being registered, many people are c...

Alessandro Fillari


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




11:30 AM on 11.22.2013

RAGE free-to-play and on sale this weekend via Steam

RAGE, id Software's post apocalyptic shooter, can be played for free this weekend on Steam, and if you want to own it forever you can grab it for just $4.99. You have until Sunday at 1:00 PM Pacific time to play it for free, ...

Joshua Derocher

8:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Well, yeah: RAGE as a franchise isn't 'dead'

In what should come to the surprise of exactly no one, id Software's Tim Willits tells Polygon that RAGE is something the studio would like to return to eventually. "The franchise is not dead, and we built the game in such a ...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 03.08.2013

Petition demands the removal of DRM from SimCity

SimCity is broken. Players aren't able to connect to the servers, and without that connection you virtually cannot do anything with the city building game. Fans are rightly outraged, taking to various social media outlets ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:00 PM on 02.08.2013

RAGE tool kit for user-created content available today

Bethesda has announced that the RAGE tool kit will be available later today via Steam, allowing users to create their own content for the game. It is apparently the "same tools used to create RAGE and its DLC, The Scorch...

Patrick Hancock

7:00 AM on 12.15.2012

'The Scorchers' DLC finally makes it to RAGE next week

When a PEGI listing for new RAGE downloadable content surfaced months ago, it felt a bit late, considering the game released in October of last year. Still, the add-on seemed like something we'd be interested in checking out ...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 08.02.2012

QuakeCon: Carmack apologizes about RAGE to PC gamers

[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.] John Carmack opened his annual QuakeCon ke...

Allistair Pinsof

7:00 AM on 06.19.2012

'The Scorchers' DLC possibly listed for RAGE

According to European ratings board PEGI, Bethesda is ready to publish downloadable content for RAGE, the id Software shooter that released late last year.  PEGI's listing reveals something called RAGE: The Scorchers was...

Jim Sterling



Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 photo
Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
by Ryan Perez

For some of us, upgrading our PCs with the best hardware and enjoying the most jaw-dropping games in all their glory is a not-so-distant memory. Even though I've consistently owned beefy rigs my whole life, I've spent less and less time utilizing their full power, due to a slowly dwindling and fluctuating PC market. For several years, my PC gaming life was akin to the Brooks Hatlen character from The Shawshank Redemption -- every day, continuing to feed the pigeons in the park, hoping for his old raven buddy to return.

Lately, the PC gods have arisen from their slumber and decided to bless us with some stellar (and demanding) PC-focused games. Now high-end graphics technology is starting to look more and more worth its market value. Over the past week, I've had the opportunity to pilot NVIDIA's upcoming beast of a doomsday machine, the GTX 680, and make obedient subjects of the powerful games that once laughed at my PC's inadequacies.

NVIDIA set out to make not only a more powerful graphics card, but a more efficient one that doesn't require a lot of extra tech (such as a whole extra card) to get the best experience possible.

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11:00 PM on 11.22.2011

Black Friday: Kmart selling MGS HD for $35, more

We are getting ever closer to the busiest shopping day of the year. Kmart has some pretty good deals going on. Here's a short list of what you can expect to find should you choose to do shopping there: $199.99 - Get a $25 gi...

Brett Zeidler

10:00 PM on 11.11.2011

Black Friday: Best Buy deals revealed, start saving

Let's get right into this one, shall we? Best Buy's Black Friday 2011 ad surfaced recently and it doesn't disappoint. Here's just a short list of some of the more notable deals: $29.99 - Batman: Arkham City, Rage, Battlefiel...

Brett Zeidler





8:00 AM on 10.21.2011

Rumor: DOOM 4 'indefinitely postponed' (Update)

[Update: Bethesda's Pete Hines has denied the rumor, stating that no title has been postponed, "indefinitely or otherwise."] According to "anonymous sources" speaking to Kotaku, id Software's next project has been put on inde...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 10.17.2011

RAGE PC getting new patch to fix blurry textures

RAGE was patched for PC shortly after launch, but it wasn't completely fixed. There have still been issues with blurring textures, but a new patch is on the way that will sort everything out. "We have a bicubic-upsample+detai...

Jim Sterling



RAGE patch available for PC photo
RAGE patch available for PC
by Jim Sterling

A large PC patch for RAGE arrived this weekend, aiming to fix the grotesque graphical issues that many users complained about. It also gives players some actual video settings to tweak, rather than stick with threadbare menus. id Software justified the original lack of options, stating that it was to stop the game from screwing up further.

"The original release of RAGE does not expose many video/graphics options for people to tweak because some of these settings, although desirable from a quality perspective, simply will not work on specific configurations either due to hardware limitations and/or driver bugs," states the patch notes. "Due to popular demand for more video and graphics options, this patch updates the video settings menu and exposes several quality and performance settings."

Highlights of the patch include a VSync option, a texture cache and SLI support. Check out the patch summary below.

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8:00 AM on 10.08.2011

id Software: PC isn't the market leader anymore

id Software's history with PC gaming led gamers to believe that RAGE's computer-based version would be a worthy product. Unfortunately, it released to the tune of angry customers thanks to it looking like garbage and running ...

Jim Sterling

6:30 AM on 10.08.2011

Lights Out: RAGE, Sony passing the buck and Xbox TV

[Lights Out: A Destructoid Newsreel is a video series highlighting a selection of Destructoid staff and contributors, featuring a discussion of the biggest gaming news of the week over a spirited round of Team ...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 PM on 10.06.2011

The DTOID Show: Conrad Bears His Dark Soul

Hey Gang! Here's yesterday's Destructoid Show. For reasons I do not understand, this post didn't go live last night. In any case, here it is now. If you want to catch our episodes when they're fresh outta the video-oven, be ...

Max Scoville



Not-Review: RAGE on PC is appalling  photo
Not-Review: RAGE on PC is appalling
by Jim Sterling

RAGE's release has been dominated by reports of the game running poorly on PC. Unfortunately, a PC version wasn't provided before we were able to run our review, but I've gotten my hands on a copy via Steam and played through the first mission to see how it stacks up compared to the Xbox 360 version. 

I am beginning to count myself lucky that I didn't have to fully play it for the review.

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8:00 AM on 10.05.2011

PC RAGE players should download new drivers 'immediately'

RAGE PC players with AMD/ATI graphics cards can now download the "RAGE Catalyst" drivers in order to fix a number of horrendous issues with the game. As revealed yesterday, the PC port of id's post-apocalyptic shooter has bee...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 10.04.2011

Problems with RAGE on PC? Grab these new AMD drivers

We've heard reports that PC users are going up against a number of technical issues with RAGE, which publisher Bethesda Softworks has attributed to driver problems. No matter the cause, it's disappointing to see any game -- e...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 10.04.2011

The DTOID Show: Our RAGE Review & Impressions

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook....

Max Scoville

8:00 AM on 10.04.2011

RAGE said to be suffering on PC

You'd think that a graphically demanding shooter from id Software -- of all studios -- would be at its peak on PC, but according to a growing number of users, RAGE is a broken mess. Users around the 'net (including NeoGAF) ar...

Jim Sterling







Review: RAGE photo
Review: RAGE
by Jim Sterling

It's been quite some time since id Software released a brand-new hatchling into the world. DOOM and Quake have kept it relevant through the years, but there's a new four-letter name on the cards, and that name is RAGE

It's been four years since RAGE first reared its head as an id Tech 5 tech demo, and expectations for the game have most certainly been high. In advertisements, id has not been shy about reminding us of its first-person shooter heritage, but this is not the '90s anymore, and competition has never been fiercer. 

RAGE has a lot to live up to, and many promises to deliver.

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4:00 PM on 10.03.2011

The Jimquisition: Fighting the 'problem' of used games

For the past two episodes, I have railed against publishers and their war on used games. In the concluding part, I praise those tactics that I do not find obnoxious, and would like to see further encouraged. Rather than puni...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 09.29.2011

id Software pushes the importance of franchises

Rage isn't even out, but that's not about to stop id Software's Tim Willits from being hopeful that the game will be successful enough to warrant a sequel, and speaking more generally about the subject to GamesIndustry.biz. "...

Jordan Devore

10:30 PM on 09.25.2011

RAGE: Three Xbox 360 discs, 8GB PS3 install

Never has the name RAGE been more appropriate for console gamers, with word that non-computer versions of id Software's upcoming shooter will have some controversial requirements -- whichever machine you pick.  The ...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 09.15.2011

New RAGE trailer counts bodies like sheep

What would your Thursday be without some game footage set to A Perfect Circle songs? Rubbish, that's what! Bethesda has sent over a new trailer for the gorgeous looking RAGE, and it features "Counting Bodies Like Sheep To Th...

Jim Sterling

1:15 PM on 09.08.2011

Cooperative carnage in Rage's Water Service

As it turns out, Rage has a co-op mode. In this mission, vile fiends have placed bombs throughout Wellspring in an attempt to destroy what's left of the water supply. There's an awful lot of running, gunning, and reloading. ...

Jordan Devore

9:20 AM on 09.07.2011

Here are your RAGE PC system requirements

Bethesda has released the minimum and recommended specs for RAGE on PC. It's a gorgeous looking game, designed to showcase the new id Tech 5 engine, so you'll want to make sure your computer's swanky enough to take advantage ...

Jim Sterling

11:30 PM on 08.31.2011

Rage's novel tie-in emerges from the Ark today

Some people are kind of interested in Rage, but only a little bit. For those people, you should know that Rage's novel tie-in is now available. The book follows the adventures of Lieutenant Nick Raine as he emerges from his p...

Liam Fisher

9:00 AM on 08.27.2011

Rage gameplay trailer enters the Gearhead Vault

id may be done pushing out their behind the scenes videos, but that doesn't mean the Rage hype train is slowing down any time soon. The new gameplay trailer, Gearhead Vault, shows bits and pieces of on of the games missions ...

Liam Fisher

12:30 PM on 08.22.2011

Bethesda is bringing Prey 2, Skyrim, and Rage to PAX

Merely thinking about the lines that will form around Bethesda Softwork's titles at PAX Prime 2011 has my legs aching. Booth #1314 is where you can get your hands on id's Rage and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. For Prey 2, ther...

Jordan Devore



Rage iOS all kinds of free for about a week photo
Rage iOS all kinds of free for about a week
by Nick Chester

Would you look at that: more than 100,000 people have "liked" Rage on Facebook, and id Software and Bethesda are making good on their word.

Because of the love fans have shown, Rage for iOS is now completely free for a week. That's like a two dollar value or something! The game is okay, but when we're talking free it's totally awesome. So go get it while you have the chance!

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8:00 AM on 08.18.2011

An evening with id Software at the Sydney Opera House

Unexpectedly, it seems the Sydney Opera House has become the place to be in Australia when it comes to videogames. RAGE creative director Tom Willits will be speaking at the venue on September 14 about the history o...

David Rayfield



Interview: Talking Rage with Tim Willits photo
Interview: Talking Rage with Tim Willits
by Allistair Pinsof

My interview with longtime id Software member Tim Willits began with my pitch for a Destructoid crossover-promotion with id and the Hilton that houses QuakeCon.

It’s called “GET RAGED!” The rules are whoever trashes their hotel room and inflicts bodily harm in the most creative ways wins a Rage t-shirt. Willits wasn’t very receptive to my idea, but he agreed to sit down and talk Rage with me anyway. His loss, just saying.

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11:45 AM on 08.12.2011

Buy RAGE used, miss out on extra content forever

RAGE will not be instituting an online pass, but it will feature codes for brand new buyers that will provide extra content. id Software's solution happens to be a great idea and an example of the sort of thing companies shou...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 08.11.2011

Rage behind the scenes: The sound and art

Hey guys, heads up: The world of Rage isn't a place you'd want to take your parents on vacation. I know it's tempting with the game's myriad mutants and bandits, but you must resist. Meanwhile, in their newest behind the sce...

Liam Fisher

8:20 PM on 08.08.2011

The DTOID Show: Kim Jong-il and the Army of Cyberhackers

Good evening, and welcome to the 160th episode of The Destructoid Show! You'd think after 160 episodes we would've run out of introductions for our show posts, and you'd be right. I'm terrible at these things. Let's talk som...

Tara Long

2:45 PM on 08.08.2011

Bethesda promises that RAGE runs fine on PS3

There has been some buzz around the Internet concerning the PS3 version of RAGE, with reports that the Blu-ray's latent loading is contributing to an inferior product. We contacted Bethesda to see if there was a real issue at...

Jim Sterling

10:45 AM on 08.08.2011

Carmack 'frustrated' that 360, PS3 are weaker than PC

We all know that computers are more powerful than consoles, but id Software's John Carmack is sick of it. Citing the struggle to get RAGE running on PS3 and Xbox 360, Carmack has admitted to being "extremely frustrated" by ha...

Jim Sterling