id Software's Rage

Gamespy provides details and video of John Carmack's presentation at QuakeCon announcing a new game called "Rage".

Rage is a first person perspective game which is a bit of a different direction from their previous titles (Wolf, Doom and Quake). According to Carmack, gameplay-wise, Rage is going to be 50% "run-and-gun" but also with a significant amount of driving action and an adventure component "where you build up your car and add things to it".

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.

Carmack had previewed the same technology on a Mac during the WWDC keynote in June. No release date has been set.

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Sol Avatar
165 months ago
He bought his mac in 2010, was your laptop available in 2010? His laptop is also 13", I would guess yours is a 17" that feels about as heavy as a chopping board.

Your condescending tone is not welcome, there is no need for it all. I guess you are a better person than him because you own a PC.

In answer to the poster, just get it on PS3.

I don't think he was being condescending on purpose but I agree that comparisons between laptops of different sizes and from different years are irrelevant. People who count frames generally love to boast about their gaming PCs and I think that is a way for them to justify having spent their money on those things. Personally I would not buy a computer just for games and perhaps that is why I only ever consider Macs. A dedicated console may not give you the most high-end graphics but given the variety and volume of games available for them, not to mention the huge libraries of budget titles, they are most definitely the best option for video games.
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SlickShoes Avatar
165 months ago
don't expect the good performance on your spec. your graphic card is very weak. it's not even dedicated. it's customized share chip. plus, Rage use tons of CPU power, and virtual memory along with GPU. you don't even have 512MB dedicated. it's like you have only intel HD interated chipset. if you will get 10fps, then you will be lucky. but don't get me wrong. the game is not power hugry (it uses megatexture image). it requires that the game continues to stream textures when you play game. forget about your 27' monitor. keep dreaming on gaming in your mac. it won't happen this time.

I have Asus G73 gaming laptop which equips with intel quadcore i7 2.0 ghz, NVIDIA GTX 560M (1.5GB video memory), 750GB HDD, 8GB memory, and so on. graphic card is one of the fastest card for laptop in the market. there is only AMD 6970M is competitor today. so go figure. I enjoy my Rage so much. it runs so great on my laptop (60fps on 1920X1080 screen, the game has cap on 60fps).

then again. sorry that your mac can't handle.

for the record, the game uses openGL rather than directX. mac maybe take advantage of it. but it would be straight on your mac os x (not bootcamp windows os). by the way, ID software actually has a plan to make mac version. I don't know the date. but it will be someday in 2012. you'd better buy new mac or gaming PC. it's better than sticking with your old mac. money issue? well, when you bought expensive mac, I guess you don't worry about money, huh?
He bought his mac in 2010, was your laptop available in 2010? His laptop is also 13", I would guess yours is a 17" that feels about as heavy as a chopping board.

Your condescending tone is not welcome, there is no need for it all. I guess you are a better person than him because you own a PC.

In answer to the poster, just get it on PS3.
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ksolano Avatar
219 months ago
will i need a 3k mac pro to run this on!? we need a decent gaming mac now!!
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MRU Avatar
165 months ago
Now I'm torn here...

RAGE for my PS3 or my older late 2010 MBP...


Anyone have a Mac similar to my decked out 13"?

2.4Ghz Core 2, 8GB of memory, 750GB Hard Drive, 27" ACD, Nvidia 320m, Windows 7 Pro Bootcamp.


Naturally I imagine it will perform better on the 1280x800 laptop display but playing on the 27" ACD is just awesome at native resolution.


I'd pick it up on PS3 given your spec. At least you know you will have a consistent experience on the PS3.
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CylonGlitch Avatar
165 months ago
I played a bit of this at the Eurogamer Expo and yeah, it didn't really excite me. Which is daft because I love id games! I'll wait for a sale and some DLC first :)

It was free for a day or something like that. I have it on my iPhone and iPad; both I got for free. I'm glad it was free, because I find it very dull.
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Ungibbed Avatar
165 months ago
don't expect the good performance on your spec. your graphic card is very weak. it's not even dedicated. it's customized share chip. plus, Rage use tons of CPU power, and virtual memory along with GPU. you don't even have 512MB dedicated. it's like you have only intel HD interated chipset. if you will get 10fps, then you will be lucky. but don't get me wrong. the game is not power hugry (it uses megatexture image). it requires that the game continues to stream textures when you play game. forget about your 27' monitor. keep dreaming on gaming in your mac. it won't happen this time.

I have Asus G73 gaming laptop which equips with intel quadcore i7 2.0 ghz, NVIDIA GTX 560M (1.5GB video memory), 750GB HDD, 8GB memory, and so on. graphic card is one of the fastest card for laptop in the market. there is only AMD 6970M is competitor today. so go figure. I enjoy my Rage so much. it runs so great on my laptop (60fps on 1920X1080 screen, the game has cap on 60fps).

then again. sorry that your mac can't handle.

for the record, the game uses openGL rather than directX. mac maybe take advantage of it. but it would be straight on your mac os x (not bootcamp windows os). by the way, ID software actually has a plan to make mac version. I don't know the date. but it will be someday in 2012. you'd better buy new mac or gaming PC. it's better than sticking with your old mac. money issue? well, when you bought expensive mac, I guess you don't worry about money, huh?


I do laugh when people like this come on a board without knowing all the FACTS of a given tech let alone more experience to not sound so condescending as well.

Id Software codes all it's engines in Open GL so they would have to port to Direct X in order for your Winbox to understand it all. Secondly, consoles were the target platform for RAGE (PS3 which happens to use OpenGL natively and the Xbox 360 that uses an offshoot of DirectX).

Finally, the wonder of such a great laptop as mine is the fact that it's extremely portable, yet robust enough to run Bioshock without a problem. Open GL based games perform even better as there is no translation bottleneck, Prey (using the Doom 3 engine) may be old, but runs wonderfully on my humble laptop even at resolutions of 2650x1440 on my "Intel rated GPU"...

Whoopie on your plastic PC, how hot does that get by the way or do you have to use a cooling pad before thermal shutdown? Also, you talk about a waste of money, guess you're going to have to upgrade soon so you might as well eBay that PC and start buying another just to get another two frames per second on your average monitor. 1080p... Pffft... That only fills a portion of my display? Why cheat yourself and get a decent computer instead?

Then again, why are you here? This forum is for MAC gaming, not comparing benchmarks on how fast I can run a Crysis timedemo or the next e-peen craze.

If you wish to concern yourself with my finances, this is only one of my Mac setups but the one I use most often for viewing photos that I pull from the CF card on my Canon DSLR. It's a workhorse, and it still loves to play. I get paid rather well and have a nice condo overlooking a wonderful river. I tend to sink more money in my gadgets than I should, but I do so mainly because I can. :p

To the others, appreciate your feedback, just want so see if the image quality is worth it playing on my Mac vs. 720p (or less) for the sake of speed on my PS3.


BTW, can your PC handle Bioshock fully cranked at 2650x1440?

You can't... You're limited to your LCD display unless you find a way to span HD monitors. You should just pack up and buy a Mac Now get back to your benchmarking or and such... :apple:


See, I can be an assclown too... :p
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