RAGE by iD

harveypooka

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iD have unveiled their new game, RAGE, that will be released for Mac, PC, xBox 360 and PS3 using their iD Tech 5 engine.

From Yahoo:

" The creator of classic computer game "Doom," id Software, unveiled on Friday its eagerly anticipated next game, "Rage," in which players fight an oppressive government in a post-apocalyptic world."

Post-apocalpytic. Hmmm. Looks to be an interesting concept, let's hope it's better than Quake 4 or Doom 3.

Video here: http://www.fileshack.com/file.x/10928/HD+Rage+FileShack+QuakeCon+2007+Trailer
 

torchwood04

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OoO, it looks fun, but sadly, my Mac cannot handle the game. It's a miracle UT 2k4 and Halo run.. :p
 

Chone

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The game looks fun for sure and the racing reminded me of pod racing from Starwars for some reason. Graphically speaking, the game looks flawless. The reason I'm not excited one bit for it is because the release date is probably post apocalyptic as well :rolleyes:
 

0098386

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As a fan of Doom and Quake (not 4), I'm finding it hard to get excited about this game. All I'm seeing is a pod racer-esque game with (IMO) average visuals. Nothing as ground breaking like when Doom 3 first cropped up.
Offset, Unreal 3 and Crysis have deadend me.
 

harveypooka

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As a fan of Doom and Quake (not 4), I'm finding it hard to get excited about this game. All I'm seeing is a pod racer-esque game with (IMO) average visuals. Nothing as ground breaking like when Doom 3 first cropped up.
Offset, Unreal 3 and Crysis have deadend me.
Really? I saw Offset trailers about a year or so ago and just saw the new trailer the other day - nothing special to me. I hate the buzzwords floating around at the moment: "immersive" and "non-linear" - come on! Let's see it!

I think the id Tech 5 demo shows that their creatures/humans are a lot less plastic, although the walking is still a bit John Wayne for my liking. There's an improvement at least.

I love seeing new trailers...and I love the post-apocalyptic-ness of RAGE. Crysis will make our eyes bleed from sheer razor sharp graphics though!
 

ksolano

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will i need a 3k mac pro to run this on!? we need a decent gaming mac now!!
 

bananas

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Games for Mac -> Macs for gaming

this is the reason I believe apple will soon reveal a Mac Mini replacement that is able to handle 3D games
 

BlizzardBomb

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As a fan of Doom and Quake (not 4), I'm finding it hard to get excited about this game. All I'm seeing is a pod racer-esque game with (IMO) average visuals. Nothing as ground breaking like when Doom 3 first cropped up.
Offset, Unreal 3 and Crysis have deadend me.
A few years ago if I read the title "New game by iD", I would get excited. Now... meh. It doesn't look unique at all, what it does look like is two (not necessarily good) concepts, crammed into one game.

Maybe I've been spoiled by info and trailers from other upcoming current-gen titles, but this looks dreadfully average.
 

MrCrowbar

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The skin looks alright, not to shiny as usual in games. Animation looks bad tho... and gameplay seems to be just horrible, but that might be because of the bad teaser.
 

inkswamp

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Of note, Rage is expected to come as a simultaneous release for Mac, PC, XBox 360 and PS3 and was demoed in parallel at the conference.
There should be a footnote on the word "simultaneous" to let you know that simultaneous applies to software releases within the same year. Halo was supposed to be simultaneous release and that got yanked from under our feet. Doom 3 was supposed to be simultaneous release and... well, who knows what happened with that. IOW, I'll believe it when I see it.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
 

God^Cent

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The trailer looks great, but is it a fps or rpg with fps parts to it... kind of like how the new mass effect will be?
 

Hattig

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Here's hoping that it will be a fun multi-genre game.

The racing looks fun, a nice break from FPS or RPG elements. It might look a little bit wild west meets future meets pod racing but who cares *if* it is fun and there are plenty of different routes and tracks. Can't really say much about the FPS and RPG elements from the video however.

The graphics look good, I can't say much more until I see it in person. I hope it runs smoothly on an 8600GT, and I hope that the new iMac has that as a minimum. I wouldn't mind a new Mac Mini with an option for a decent GPU either, whatever guise the formfactor may take, but I think this isn't very likely any more.
 

itcomesinwaves

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The REAL news

So it's great that we're getting a new Mac game. It looks neat, a bit of a change for id, and I'm sure we'll here more about it soon. The REAL news here is the game engine.

Right now, when they talk about this game, remember. The customers they're talking to aren't gamers, but developers. Once the game is further along, they'll show us more details of the actual game. For now, though, most of what they're talking about is what the engine can do, and how it makes development easier.

As game have become more and more complicated to develop, many companies simply buy a pre-existing game engine and adapt it to their game in order to save them the hassle of writing one from scratch. The most popular engine these days is the Unreal 3 engine (Gears of War). From what I understand, Carmack says that the new engine (called "id Tech 5") that Rage is running on is optimized for cross platform development. Meaning that you can write the game in the engine, and it makes it a lot easier to pop out multiple versions. Specifically, versions for XBox 360, PS3, PC, and Mac.
 

EagerDragon

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Never liked 1'st person anything. Give me God view (view from above (3rd person angled)) anyday. I never buy a 1st person or even play free ones.
 

nagromme

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One MORE great sci-fi action game coming to Mac. A lot of that going around lately! And this time we know it's coming from the start. Not like UT3 which we knew was "probably" coming to Mac but only recently got official word.

The expressiveness of the characters does look better than I've seen (in actual motion) before.

And half driving, half fighting? Count me in!

Add Rage to the list of cutting-edge games seen first on Macs: alongside Doom 3 and Halo.

Will need 12 fans to run then.
Will need 12 Mac Minis, while you're at it :)
 

pcorajr

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This is great new!! wonder what the hardware req are? a few more hours and we will find out if the new Mac will be able to run these new games.
 

LagunaSol

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Let's hope the new iMacs will be sporting some serious 3D processing punch, as the musty X1600 has been molding away inside the Intel iMacs since their intro a year and a half ago. :rolleyes:

UT3, Gears of War, Starcraft 2, Rage...it's going to be a good time for Mac gamers, if only Apple will get a clue and bring us up to speed with the PC world for 3D processing.
 

bananas

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Ever heard of a little thing called "exaggeration"? :rolleyes:
yes I have :D

My point is there's soon going to be more 3D games for Macs, so there has to be more Macs that are able to run them. So, at least the new iMac and current MacBook Pro will be able to handle those games, but it would make sense for the whole desktop lineup to be powerful enough.
This is probably wishful thinking, I admit.

-- and by the way, the Mac Mini replacement of my dreams is bigger than the current Mac Mini, kind of really small mini tower --