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10:30 AM on 05.30.2012

DOOM 3: BFG Edition announced for 360, PS3, PC

Bethesda has announced a remastered version of id Software's DOOM 3, due to release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. DOOM 3: BFG Edition will feature both the original game and its Resurrection of Evil expansion pack, ...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 05.09.2012

Play the Wolfenstein 3D 20th anniversary browser game

Wolfenstein 3D is twenty years ago, and Bethesda is celebrating by launching the seminal first-person shooter as a free browser game. Simply go to this site or Wolfenstein's Facebook page.  If you'd rather shoot Nazis on...

Jim Sterling

1:30 PM on 04.25.2012

Pre-registration for QuakeCon 2012 opens tonight

After seeing Allistair's report of QuakeCon 2011, this year's convention sounds rather appealing. Pre-registration will open up tonight at 8:00pm Eastern; those in the audience who are afraid of time zones can simply watch th...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 01.19.2012

DOOM returns to Xbox Live Arcade

After disappearing from Xbox Live for the longest time, id Software's classic DOOM has returned under the watchful eye of Bethesda. You can nab it for 400 Microsoft Points (Edit: I had said this was down from 800 Points, but ...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 11.23.2011

DOOM 3 source code now available

Despite fears that some legal chicanery might delay its long-awaited release, id Software has declared that the DOOM 3 source code is available as of today. Now you can make your own games about spider-legged heads and eye-le...

Jim Sterling





8:30 PM on 11.01.2011

Doom 3 source code to go public after lawyer clearance

The impending release of Doom 3's source code has been teased by id Software's John Carmack, who says the company is merely waiting on "final lawyer clearance for release." While id Tech 4 may be showing its age -- Doom 3 lau...

Jordan Devore

5:30 AM on 10.25.2011

Snoop Dogg talks RAGE's wasteland weaponry

Who better to give you insight into the weapons of id Software's post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE than Snoop Dogg? When this man tells you that something is capable of "taking off a motherf*cker's head," you trust him because he knows what he's talking about. I love the random celebrity appearances that are a part of game marketing. The less sense they make, the better.

Conrad Zimmerman

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

5:30 PM on 10.10.2011

Live show: Finishing RAGE on Mash Tactics

  [Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a clip from a recent episode to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously-aired li...

Bill Zoeker



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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

5:30 PM on 10.06.2011

Live show: More Rage on Mash Tactics

[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a clip from a recent episode to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously aired live shows in our a...

Bill Zoeker



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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