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id Software: "We Haven't Forgotten About RAGE"

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Jonathan Lester
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DLC, FPS games, id Software, RAGE

id Software: "We Haven't Forgotten About RAGE"

id Software's Tim Willits has teased that some new RAGE announcements may be revealed in the near future.

"We have a few things that we may announce soon, but I'm not sure," he told Game Reactor. "We haven't forgotten about the title, and as soon as we have more news, we will definitely announce it."

The European Ratings Board rated Rage: The Scorchers back in January, suggesting that id Software probably has some DLC in the offing that stars a previously-cut bandit clan. We'll keep an eye on it.

RAGE Anarchy Edition | £7.85 | ShopTo | Xbox 360 & PS3

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Tom Silkstone
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Deals
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Action Games, Bethesda, Games deals, id Software, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games
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RAGE | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360

RAGE Anarchy Edition | £7.85 | ShopTo | Xbox 360 & PS3

RAGE lets you travel about a barren wasteland on foot or in a variety of cool post-apocalyptic vehicles, but don't worry it also contains plenty of outstanding combat that should get your adrenaline flowing. Unfortunately it does contain a few quirks and you'll find yourself constantly walking back over your own footsteps. ShopTo are parting with Xbox 360 and PS3 copies of the game for £7.85, which should make you a saving of £2 on the next best offers. Thanks to leeds_united_afc @ HUKD.

John Carmack "Not All That Excited" For Next-Gen

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Doom 3: BFG Edition, id Software, John Carmack, Next-gen, PC, Virtual Reality, VR headsets

John Carmack "Not All That Excited" For Next-Gen

We love John Carmack here at Dealspwn. Jon even wrote him a poem once. So when Mr. Carmack talks, we listen. In a new interview, the id Tech genius has revealed that he's really not all that excited by the prospect of the next console generation, suggesting that pretty much any creative vision a game director can come up with can be realised "pretty well" right now.

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Doom 3 BFG Edition Teleporting Onto PC, PS3 & 360 This Autumn

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Bethesda, Doom 3, Doom 3: BFG Edition, FPS games, id Software, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Doom 3 BFG Edition Teleporting Onto PC, PS3 & 360 This Autumn

In a surprising but definitely not unpleasant move, id Software will be re-releasing Doom 3 later this year as a BFG Edition; containing extra content, improved graphics, 5.1 surround sound, achievements/trophies and 3D support. PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 players will have another opportunity to try out the atmospheric corridor shooter as a definitive version... packaged with the original Doom games.

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Blast From The Past | Wolfenstein 3D

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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Apogee Software, Blast From The Past, FPS games, Hitler, id Software, Wolfenstein 3D

Blast From The Past | Wolfenstein 3D

Matt Gardner

Wolfenstein 3D would never get made today. In fact so many of the games we cast a rose-tinted eye upon in this series of retrospective would fall foul of the budget meeting with stern-faced suits these days.

Imagine if you will a brash, American hero of Polish descent. The brave Allied spy, B. J. Blazkowicz has been taken by the Nazi's in World War II. He breaks out of his cell, snatches up a Walther P38 from his guard, and proceeds to take the fight to the Nazis, eventually culminating in a battle with Hitler.

So far, so good, if you're a suit. But then you add in the sub-plot involving genetic mutants being bred in bowels of German castles, secret levels that see you battling Pac-man ghosts, boss fight deathcams, hilarious soundbites, a level made up entirely of swastika tesselations, using Horst-Wessel-Lied as a jaunty theme tune...oh...and the fact that Hitler is an enormous, artillery-toting cyborg.

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Wolfenstein 3D Turns 20, Bethesda Release Game For Free

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Bethesda, FPS games, id Software, John Carmack, Retro, Wolfenstein 3D

The daddy of the FPS - id Software's Wolfenstein 3D - has turned 20 and, to celebrate, Bethesda have released the creaking shooter as a free browser game. You can check it out either on Bethesda's official site, or on their Facebook page.

Watch the trailer above for a walkthrough from John Carmack, giving some insight into the game's making and the development processes that kickstarted the most persistently popular genre in the industry.

Blast From The Past | Quake

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Features
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+mlook, Awesome, Brown, FPS games, id Software, Lovecraft, Quake

Blast From The Past | Quake

Our Salute To "The Father Of Awesomeness"

We've had this date from the beginning. Seeing as we waxed lyrical about Quake during our latest PWNcast and nominated it as the classic FPS we'd most like a direct sequel to, it's only fitting that we feature id Software's seminal shooter as this week's Blast From The Past.

And what a blast it was. Our pursuit of a depraved warlord through a terrifying realm of bleeding-edge science and Cyclopean magic left us breathless and gobsmacked, scarecely believing that videogames could deliver something so brutally visceral, so uncompromisingly real. Quake still stands tall as a timeless, brutal and sensational gaming experience, and its influence is still keenly felt today.

Indeed, while id Software consider Doom to be "the daddy" of FPS games, they affectionately refer to Quake as "the father of awesomeness." Talking us through their venerable history at last year's Eurogamer Expo, art director Tim Willits explained that Quake both invented and defined the FPS as we know it today. Wolfenstein and Doom laid the groundwork with the basic premise, but Quake made the leap from two to three dimensions, setting an unprecedented benchmark in terms of graphics and gameplay.

Blast From The Past | Quake

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RAGE (With 2 DLC Packs) | £5.09 | Gamefly | PC

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Bethesda Softworks, FPS games, id Software, PC games
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RAGE (With 2 DLC Packs) | £5.09 | Gamefly | PC

Well, if price really was your only obstacle to seeing what RAGE has to offer, Gamefly have well and truly torn it down for you. £6 separates it from the next best offer from Tifili, and you also get the Sewers and Authority DLC packs included in the purchase, making it excellent value for money. Please note that you will require Steam to play the game.

Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have just focused on its brilliant and satisfying shooting mechanics, but it's still an entertaining romp, and for just over a fiver it could be time to see for yourself if id’s latest was worth the wait. Thanks to Pankratz @ HUKD!

RAGE: Anarchy Edition | £7.86 | CoolShop | PS3

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Bethesda Softworks, FPS games, id Software, PS3 games
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RAGE | Playstation 3

RAGE: Anarchy Edition | £7.86 | CoolShop | PS3

It has become the standard ‘go to’ deal price for this one, but CoolShop have decided to give it a go making them the cheapest retailer for the PS3 version. Just over £2 separates them from Game Centre, and it also works out cheaper than the best price for a standard copy.

So what do you get? Extra weapons in the form of a Double Barrel Shotgun and the Fists of Rage, the Rat Rod Buggy to drive around in, and the Crimson Elite Armor to help keep you alive (as well as look rather badass.) Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have focused on just its shooting (which it does brilliantly) but it's still an entertaining romp, and if you want to give it a go this is the best deal around. Thanks to Scar @ HUKD!

Bethesda Re-Releasing Quake IV On Xbox 360

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Bethesda, FPS games, id Software, Raven
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Quake 4 | Xbox 360

Bethesda Re-Releasing Quake IV On Xbox 360

Bethesda has announced plans to re-release one of their classic games on Xbox 360. Could it be Morrowind, I hear you ask? Perhaps a new Oblivion edition? Or even a compilation of their older Elder (elder Elder?) Scrolls titles for XBLA?

Nope. It's Quake IV.

Apparently Bethesda feel that it's difficult to lay hands on one of the Xbox 360's "best launch titles," and have decided to relaunch Raven's Quake-branded FPS in Europe "very soon." The American RRP is $19.99, though as we all know, exchange rates rarely work in our favour. We just hope that they've sorted out the choppy frame rate and ensured that the free copy of Quake II is still in the box.

RAGE: Anarchy Edition | £7.98 | GAME | PS3

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Bethesda Softworks, FPS games, id Software, PS3 games
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RAGE | Playstation 3

RAGE: Anarchy Edition | £7.98 | GAME | PS3

Once again GAME have slashed the price on the Anarchy Edition of RAGE, this time for the PS3. The saving compared to the next best deal ends up being at almost £4, which is also the price difference over the cheapest offer for a standard version of the game.

So what do you get? Extra weapons in the form of a Double Barrel Shotgun and the Fists of Rage, the Rat Rod Buggy to drive around in, and the Crimson Elite Armor to help keep you alive (as well as look rather badass.) Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have focused on just its shooting (which it does brilliantly) but it's still an entertaining romp, and if you want to give it a go this is the best deal around. Thanks to leeds_united_afc @ HUKD!

id Software: 'When We Officially Show Doom 4, You'll See Awesome'

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Doom 4, id Software, Rumours

id Software: 'When We Officially Show Doom 4, You'll See Awesome'

Some weird shenanigans have been going on over the last 48 hours, with some sites claiming that Doom 4 has been cancelled and massively leaked via a veritable torrent of screenshots. However, id Software's Matthew Hooper has spoken out to debunk these rumours - as well as to tell us that we can expect "awesome" things from the finished article.

"Those images have nothing to do with what you're gonna see in Doom4. When we officially show things you'll see awesome."

Good news then, but the wording is interesting. While the rumours are debunked, it's likely that the leaked artwork represents conceptual material that bears little resemblance to the game in progress. We'll let you know when id are good and ready to show off Doom 4. [Twitter]

RAGE | £9.97 | PC World / Currys / Dixons | Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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RAGE | £9.97 | PC World / Currys / Dixons | Xbox 360

It’s finally happened; the Xbox 360 version of RAGE has fallen below the magic £10 mark thanks to PC World, Currys and Dixons. Admittedly you can get to Anarchy Edition for a few pounds more, but if you aren’t fussed by a few extra items you can save yourself a few quid with this offer.

Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have just focused on its brilliant and satisfying shooting mechanics, but it's still an entertaining romp, and for a tenner it could be time to see for yourself if id’s latest was worth the wait. Thanks to diabolikal616 @ HUKD!

id Software Layoffs Confirmed By Bethesda

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Felix Kemp
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News
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Bethesda Softworks, id Software, RAGE

id Software Layoffs Confirmed By Bethesda

"Work On Future id Titles Continues Unabated"

We all feared the worst when RAGE's initial sales figures were reported, with the id Software shooter under-performing for new bosses, Bethesda Softworks. The entire industry is on a razor's edge right now, some companies teetering on the brink, others edging ever closer to salvation as an inevitable shift in the gaming landscape looms. And it appears that, while id Software will continue to operate, Bethesda has been forced to cut an unspecified number of staff from their RAGE team.

"As part of its standard business practice, id regularly evaluates staffing to ensure it has a workforce that meets the needs of the studio. As part of that process, some id employees were recently let go," a Bethesda statement reads. The official announcement was preempted by a poster on Neogaf who got wind of the layoffs. However, Bethesda has confirmed "work on future id titles continues unabated", with Doom 4 rumored to be next on the cards at the historical studio. [Joystiq]

RAGE: Anarchy Edition | £9.99 | GAME / Gamestation | PS3 / Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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FPS games, id Software, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games
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RAGE | Xbox 360

RAGE: Anarchy Edition | £9.99 | GAME / Gamestation | PS3 / Xbox 360

Following on from their recent deal, GAME and Gamestation are once again dropping the price for the Anarchy Edition, ensuring it stays cheaper than a standard edition copy. There is a saving of just under a fiver in comparison to the next best offer at ShopTo.

So what do you get? Extra weapons in the form of a Double Barrel Shotgun and the Fists of Rage, the Rat Rod Buggy to drive around in, and the Crimson Elite Armor to help keep you alive (as well as look rather badass.) Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have focused on just its shooting (which it does brilliantly) but it's still an entertaining romp, and if you want to give it a go this is by far the best deal around. Thanks to AndyEssex @ HUKD!

EXPIRED: RAGE: Anarchy Edition | £11.99 | GAME / Gamestation | PS3 / Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Bethesda Softworks, FPS games, id Software, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games
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EXPIRED: RAGE: Anarchy Edition | £11.99 | GAME / Gamestation | PS3 / Xbox 360

Here’s a great chance to pick up id’s latest shooter for a bargain price. You can pick up the Anarchy Edition of RAGE for a mere £12, with the offer from GAME and Gamestation allowing you to make a saving of almost £3 over the next best price at ShopTo.

So what do you get? Extra weapons in the form of a Double Barrel Shotgun and the Fists of Rage, the Rat Rod Buggy to drive around in, and the Crimson Elite Armor to help keep you alive (as well as look rather badass.) Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have focused on just its shooting (which it does brilliantly) but it's still an entertaining romp, and if you want to give it a go this is by far the best deal around. Thanks to nunofganlexandre @ HUKD!

RAGE | £13.21 | Tesco Entertainment | Xbox 360 / PS3

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Bethesda Softworks, FPS games, id Software, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games
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RAGE | £13.21 | Tesco Entertainment | Xbox 360 / PS3

Although the price for id’s latest has been dropping steadily, I didn’t think it would reach this point so quickly. This deal from Tesco sees RAGE fall below the magical £15 mark, giving you a saving of over £4.50 for the Xbox 360 version, and over £7.50 for the Playstation 3 version.

Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have focused on just its brilliant and satisfying shooting mechanics, but it's still an entertaining romp, and if you want to give it a go this is by far the best deal around for console gamers. Thanks to ganticus @ HUKD!

Rage Anarchy Edition | £13.99 | Game | PC

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Tom Silkstone
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Deals
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Bethesda Softworks, Games deals, id Software, PC games
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PC

Rage Anarchy Edition | £13.99 | Game | PC

Rage provides you with some pretty good post apocalyptic fun and if that's your thing then you should definitely think about checking it out! But, what do you get with the Anarchy Edition? Well, there's a few more weapons in the form of the Double Barrel Shotgun and the Fists Of Rage, you'll be able to zip around in the Rat Rod Buggy, and last but not least there's a bit of Crimson Elite Armour for you to swan around in. Game are parting with PC copies for £13.99, which'll save you £5 on the next best offer coming in from Gameplay. Thanks to mattymc14 @ HUKD.

John Carmack: Next-Generation Won't Be An "Epic" Leap Forward

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Felix Kemp
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News
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id Software, John Carmack, Next Generation

John Carmack: Next-Generation Won't Be An "Epic" Leap Forward

id Software Legend Advises Caution

Between you and me, if the likes of Epic, Bethesda and Naughty Dog continue to pump out fantastic titles like Gears of War 3, Skyrim and Uncharted 3, I'm happy to sit with my Xbox 360 and PS3 a few years longer. I'm in no rush to upgrade. Sadly, the state of the industry demands change, as publisher profits decline and consumer interest wanes. However, while we always look forward to the visual jump every new generation of consoles ushers in, id Software's technical genius John Carmack has urged fans not to expect as "epic" a leap forward as past machines.

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RAGE | £20.09 | Steam | PC

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Bethesda Softworks, FPS games, id Software, PC games
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RAGE | PC

RAGE | £20.09 | Steam | PC

To celebrate the fact that yesterday’s close encounter with an asteroid didn’t kill us all, Steam are dropping their usual price by 33% today for the apocalyptic shooter RAGE. This means potential buyers can save themselves almost £3 in comparison to the next best deal at Cool Shop, as well as rejoice over the fact we're all still alive.

Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have focused on just its brilliant and satisfying shooting mechanics, but it's still an entertaining romp, and if you want to give it a go this is by far the best deal around for PC gamers.