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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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.
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'd pick it up on PS3 given your spec. At least you know you will have a consistent experience on the PS3.
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.
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