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2016's Doom and the original Rage are now both available via Xbox Games Pass - their arrivals timed to coincide with this weekend's QuakeCon 2018 festivities.

Rage 2 confirmed via leaked teaser

Rage 2 confirmed via leaked teaser

UPDATE: Just Cause and Mad Max dev Avalanche is behind the wheel.

UPDATE 2: Rage 2 is developed by Avalanche Studios, its official website has revealed.

"Developed in association with Avalanche Studios, trading as Fatalist Entertainment AB," reads the small print at the foot of the Rage 2 website.

The phrase "in association" suggests other studios are involved, no doubt Rage developer id Software.

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Carmack says next generation is "anyone's game"

Praises Sony, doesn't like Kinect, appalled that people are targeting 30fps not 60, says digital future is inevitable.

Ever wonder what John Carmack makes of the next generation of game consoles? Speaking at QuakeCon yesterday, id Software's legendary tech wizard said, "It's anyone's game as far as I can tell right now, and that's exciting."

Rage's The Scorchers DLC drops next week

Six new areas, a harder difficulty mode and you can play after the ending.

After getting leaked by a PEGI rating and later by trophies, Rage's The Scorchers DLC has finally been detailed and given a release date of next week by Bethesda. It will arrive on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for $4.99 or 400 Microsoft Points.

Rage: Campaign Edition announced for Mac

Rage: Campaign Edition announced for Mac

Single player only for £27.99.

id Software's 2011 FPS Rage gets a Mac release today, however, only the single player content has made it over.

Dubbed Rage: Campaign Edition and published by Aspyr, it's available now on the Mac App Store priced at £27.99. As a comparison, the full PC version sells on Steam for £29.99.

The Mac release does add some bonus content though - you'll get extra gear formerly exclusive to the game's Anarchy Edition, including a double barrel shotgun, the Rat Rod buggy, Fists of RAGE and Crimson Elite Armor, and the Wasteland Sewers Missions are also included.

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Bethesda downplays id Software layoffs

"Standard business practice."

A spate of layoffs at famous video game maker id Software (Quake, Doom, Wolfenstein, Rage) has been deemed "standard business practice" by owner Bethesda Softworks.

Rage PS3 and Xbox 360 demo release dates

Update: When quizzed about a Rage demo for PC, Hines - on Twitter - answered:

"We are working on something for the PC as well. Steam allows us to do some things differently than we can do on console."

Original story: Bethesda has released a Rage demo for Xbox 360 on Xbox Live Marketplace.

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Bethesda: developing for PC is "a headache"

Hines talks drivers, hardware, piracy.

Developing games for PC is "a headache", Bethesda has said. There are so many hardware configurations and drivers to consider that even the most robust game can come undone at the performance-seams.

UK top 40: FIFA denies Rage, Dark Souls

But newcomers debut strongly.

Phenomenally popular football game FIFA 12 has beaten strong opposition from newcomers Rage and Dark Souls this week to remain top of the UK all-formats software chart.

Rage PC patch adds graphics features

Rage PC patch adds graphics features

id explains lack of hardware configuration.

id Software has released a patch for the PC version of Rage.

It adds a number of hardware configuration options, including VSync (allows you to remove screen tearing), Anisotropic Filter (enhances the image quality of textures on surfaces), and the option to adjust the use of a texture cache (to keep more texture data in video memory).

Rage on PC has endured a difficult launch, with fans reporting a raft of performance issues id has blamed on drivers.

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Out This Week - 07/10/11

Rage! Dark Souls! NBA! Cursed!

It's been a long time coming. This week meaty shooter Rage emerges from the vaults of id Software - the makers of Doom, Quake and Castle Wolfenstein, no less.

Rage system requirements detailed

Free up 25GB of hard disk space.

The PC version of forthcoming id Software shooter Rage demands a hefty 25GB of your machine's hard disk space, publisher Bethesda has revealed.

BioWare Doctors headline Expo sessions

Battlefield! Assassin's! id! Career Fair!

BioWare Doctors Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk will headline Eurogamer Expo 2011's developer sessions with a keynote panel discussing upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Rage Collector's Pack a Game exclusive

Rage Collector's Pack a Game exclusive

Comics! Making of! Anarchy Edition!

The Rage Collector's Pack is exclusive to Game and Gamestation in the UK.

Inside the Collector's Pack are two Rage comics by Dark Horse that cover events prior to the game.

There's a 'Making of' DVD, too, as well as the digital contents of the Anarchy Edition of Rage.

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Carmack: games "reduce aggression"

Doom creator sees shooters as "cathartic".

Doom creator and industry veteran John Carmack has hit back at accusations that games promote violent tendencies in players, arguing that they're in fact "cathartic" and more likely to reduce aggression.

Carmack keynote confirmed for QuakeCon

Carmack keynote confirmed for QuakeCon

No mention of Doom 4 on game list.

Programmer legend John Carmack will once again deliver a keynote address at QuakeCon.

The id Software co-founder and technical director kicks off this year's show on 4th August 2011.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Prey 2 and Rage will all be in attendance.

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Rage playable at Eurogamer Expo!

id Software shooter on show floor.

Another day, another game announcement for this year's Eurogamer Expo! Today we're thrilled to reveal that Rage will be fully playable on the Expo show floor.

Rage team to move onto Doom 4

Rage 2 likely "cross-generational".

id Software's Rage team - including co-founder John Carmack - will turn its attention to finishing long-awaited shooter Doom 4 as soon as Rage is ready this October.

id: sequels

id: sequels "unfairly criticised"

"We do not see Rage as a one-off."

Rage developer id Software has defended the game industry's obsession with sequels, saying they're "unfairly criticised".

E3 2011 went big on sequels: Modern Warfare 3, Mass Effect 3, Saints Row 3, Battlefield 3, Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Far Cry 3, Just Dance 3, Ninja Gaiden 3, Serious Sam 3, Arma3...

Some have complained of sequel fatigue, but according to id CEO Todd Hollenshead, sequels are good for game developers and good for gamers.

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Ancel attacks gratuitous FPS violence

Devs should take inspiration from movies.

As it has done for the past few years, the FPS genre dominated E3 this month. However, as exemplified by the likes of Brothers In Arms: Furious 4, Far Cry 3, Rage and Modern Warfare 3, the class of 2011 seemed to boast a particularly brutal streak.

Rage: two-thirds sales to be on console

Rage: two-thirds sales to be on console

id staff have to play using controller first.

Legendary first-person shooter developer id Software predicts two-thirds of the sales of upcoming game Rage will be for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

That leaves around a third of sales for the PC.

"Roughly," Todd Hollenshead, co-owner and CEO of id Software, told Eurogamer.

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RAGE release date pushed to October

RAGE release date pushed to October

Few weeks delay for Bethesda shooter.

Looks the release date for forthcoming shooter RAGE has been pushed back a few weeks.

The id Software offering had been due to launch on 16th September. But according to the official website, it's now due to hit the UK on 7th October. That goes for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

Not too much longer to wait, then. But will it be worth it? Read our hands-on preview to get an idea.

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id cautious over Wii U development

Rage dev in no hurry for next gen to begin.

While Nintendo seems to have persuaded a number of third party developers to bring their titles over to the Wii U next year, it seems FPS veterans id Software won't be among them.

PC RAGE includes level editor

Modding tools available from launch.

The PC version of forthcoming id Software FPS RAGE ships with a full level editor, the game's creative director Tim Willits has revealed.

No classic deathmatch in RAGE

Combat Rally and co-op episodes instead.

RAGE developer id Software has announced that the game's multiplayer modes are called Combat Rally and Legends of the Wasteland.

Rage comic books announced

Rage comic books announced

Dark Horse to doodle FPS tie-in.

Forthcoming mutant shooter Rage is to get a three-issue comic book series, publisher Bethesda Softworks has announced.

The comics, the first of which launches on 22nd June, take place shortly before the events of the game.

Apparently the Earth has been devastated by an asteroid collision, with a few survivors holing up in life-sustaining Arks beneath the surface. They emerge to find a mutant-ravaged wasteland ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. A scientist sets out in search of answers and discovers that, as is so often the case with these sorts of scenarios, all is not quite as it seems.

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Carmack: id graphics next-gen ready

No need to "radically rework" architecture.

Half-robot programming wizard John Carmack knows id Software needs to keep pace with new hardware - that's why he's already begun researching the next-generation of videogame graphics.

QuakeCon 2011 dates announced

QuakeCon 2011 dates announced

Bethesda, id Software bonanza.

The dates for QuakeCon 2011 are in. The event takes place in August, from 4th-7th, in Dallas, Texas - where limousines are fronted by bull horns.

QuakeCon used to be a place for id Software-related celebrations that usually involved huge old-school LAN parties, i.e. bring your own computer, plug it in and play an hours-long game of Quake.

That essence still remains, but there's a lot more going on now id Software is owned by ZeniMax - parent company of Bethesda.

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Brink, Rage, Hunted release dates

Brink, Rage, Hunted release dates

Bethesda lines 2011 up.

Bethesda has dated three massive games: Brink, Hunted and Rage.

Brink, Splash Damage's gorgeous blend of single- and multiplayer, will be released in Europe on 20th May and in the US on 17th May.

Tom Bramwell last looked at Brink for Eurogamer: "Splash Damage has made popular games before - Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is in the top three most-played online PC shooters to this day, Wedgwood claims - but Brink looks well on course to be its best yet."

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New iOS Rage update available

New iOS Rage update available

Adds new modes, controls, Game Center.

A new update for Rage is ready for download, adding a host of new features to id Software's portable iOS shooter.

The v1.11 patch bolts on a new Mirror Mode, gyroscopic controls, full support for Apple's Game Center service and a bunch of other minor tweaks.

Here's the full run-down of changes:

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Doom 4 dev: 3D needs more time

id: "3D TVs are f***ing expensive."

Legendary first-person shooter developer id Software says gamers will have to wait before 3D gaming will have any serious impact on the industry.

Rage due out in September 2011

Shown on PC/PS3/360 simultaneously.

id Software has announced that Rage will be released on 13th September 2011 in North America and two days later on 15th September 2011 in Europe.

id Tech 5 only for Bethesda titles

id Software no longer licensing engine.

id Software boss Todd Hollenshead has told Eurogamer that id Tech 5 will not be licensed out to third party developers and publishers.

Carmack shows 60fps Rage iPhone game

Cheap, due in 2010. Bigger game next year.

id Software technical director John Carmack has shown off a tech demo of Rage running on iPhone during his keynote address at QuakeCon 2010.

QuakeCon 2010 dates announced

QuakeCon 2010 dates announced

Back to the Hilton in August.

id Software and its new corporate overlords Bethesda Softworks have announced the dates for QuakeCon 2010.

This year the free convention and LAN party event returns to the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas between 12th and 15th August.

As well as the usual tournaments, massive Bring Your Own Computer network and exhibition hall, QuakeCon should bring with it various id and Bethesda-related announcements.

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Rage may ditch dedicated servers too

id waiting to see how MW2 gets on.

id Software tech supremo John Carmack has said that Rage may follow Modern Warfare 2's lead by ditching dedicated server support on the PC.

Carmack wants Rage iPhone game

He's busy working on Doom 4 these days.

id Software's John Carmack has said he hopes to do a Rage game for iPhone, and spoken a little more about the developer's plans for the Apple format.

id releases more details on Rage

id releases more details on Rage

Blueprints, hub towns, upgrades, more.

id Software has released more details on its upcoming shooter/racer hybrid Rage in the current issue of Game Informer, which hits just ahead of next month's QuakeCon.

We already know a fair bit about Rage thanks to two successive QuakeCons of revelations (check out our 2008 preview for a fair summary), but the GI piece (with thanks to Shacknews) nails on a few more specifics.

Striking out from hub towns, which provide access to races and missions, players will get involved in vehicular combat - complete with power-ups and ammo dotted around tracks - and build their character and vehicle over the course of the game.

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id won't create new IP for Bethesda

Has "plenty to keep themselves busy".

Bethesda has told our sister site GamesIndustry.biz that recently acquired developer id Software won't be creating new games or developing titles based on any intellectual properties owned by the publisher.

QuakeCon relocates to Gaylord Texan

Id's annual shindig still on course.

Id Software has announced a last-minute change of venue for this year's QuakeCon event, which takes place between 13th and 16th August.

EA: we will still publish Rage

Deal not affected by id acquisition.

EA will remain as the publisher of Rage, despite id Software's new owner ZeniMax boasting the game will be part of its "library of powerhouse franchises".

Carmack was "tired" of publisher deals

Acquisition sees id become own boss.

John Carmack has explained that key attraction of being acquired by Bethesda parent ZeniMax media was the opportunity to become a publisher and no longer battle for marketing budget.

Bethesda acquires id Software

Quake maker to remain untouched.

Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media has announced the acquisition of id Software, the developer responsible for Doom, Quake and soon Rage.

Rage won't be coming out in 2009

id cools the heat on wasteland FPS.

Todd Hollenshead, id Software chief, has confirmed that the developer's next shooter Rage won't be released in 2009.

Id Software technical director John Carmack has said that it's easier to realise the potential of the Xbox 360 hardware but that the PS3 has certain theoretical advantages, and he speculates that Blu-ray could play a decisive role in the console war in future.

EA bosses "all hardcore gamers" - Willits

Rage dev tells of Riccitiello's wooing id.

Id Software's decision to partner with Electronic Arts to distribute first-person action game Rage was partly down to the fact that the EA brass are "all hardcore gamers", according to the project's design lead Tim Willits.

Rage still a long way from release - Willits

"When it's fun and when it's done."

Word at QuakeCon ahead of id Software's annual press conference and John Carmack's keynote address is that the company's new marquee title, Rage, is still a long way from release.

EA to publish id Software's Rage

Expect more game details at QuakeCon.

Electronic Arts will publish id Software's upcoming multiformat driving/shooter hybrid Rage, the superpublisher announced at its E3 press conference in LA today.

id doesn't worry about Epic - Nix

Won't have to undercut UE3.

Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 may be the choice for a large number of PS3 and Xbox 360 developers, but id Software's Steve Nix claims that when it comes to engines id keeps its eyes straight ahead.

id Software unveils Rage

id Software unveils Rage

Shown on id Tech 5.

"'Rage' is the game that we've been working on internally," John Carmack announced at QuakeCon tonight, at the conclusion of a video showing the game running on id Tech 5.

Given its id Tech 5 platform, it's due on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Mac.

Tim Willits is leading the design on game story and gameplay, and the game will play into the strengths of the new technology. "Maybe it's time for id to do something that's not so dark," Carmack joked.

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