Breaking Bad Brings A Little RAGE Home Early…

Note: This video features flashes of graphic violence from the game and the TV show. However, if you're watching Breaking Bad, well – you know what to expect.



Bethesda and id sure know how to plan ahead and pull off major surprises, that's for sure. In case you didn't know, there are some major Breaking Bad fans at id and their upcoming shooter RAGE will feature some references to the show that should be well worth tracking down. However, last night's episode of the show (which was shot some time last year if I'm not mistaken) featured Aaron Paul's meth dealer/addict/lab partner/killer character Jesse Pinkman playing the game with a light gun in a nicely done sequence.
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QuakeCon 2011 Panels: 1st Person Perspective/Community Managers

Two complete hour-long panels from QuakeCon 2011 for your viewing pleasure. Take notes if you like, as both are pretty fun and informative, especially if you’re a gamer who wants a bit more than the usual trailer and screenshots one-two combo. Hey! Who says you can’t learn anything from video games?

QuakeCon 2011: John Carmack Keynote


All the secrets of the world are absolutely NOT revealed here, but as usual, JC has some really interesting things to say about games, particularly some of the cool things id is working on. That, and he’s looking more and more like Food Network culinary brainiac Alton Brown with a bit more hair – enjoy!

RAGE: Hands-On In The Wasteland


Thanks to the fine folks at Bethesda Softworks and id Software, last Wednesday, I got to spend a good two and a half or so hours with a complete Xbox 360 version of id's latest shooter (and one of 2011's most anticipated games) AND got to see a stunning live presentation of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim afterwards. No, I'm not going to compare them in this preview, silly rabbits. However, I will point out that both are completely different experiences that no gamer worth his or her salt should miss out on. Unlike many other events I've attended, RAGE was set up to play from the beginning from a new profile. While there were a few PR reps and a Bethsoft (or was it id?) employees floating by on occasion to see if things were going OK, I got to play a small chunk of the single player game the very same way you'll dive into it come this October 4. Note: Spoilers below the jump, but given that my progress was limited to what I could do in a few hours, I'm sure none of them are MAJOR reveals.Read more »

PrE3: Bethesda: RAGE & Prey 2 Trailers

Yes, they both look amazing so far and yes, they’re both quite different in terms of what they bring to the VERY crowded FPS market. And yes, I’m planning on sinking a lot of time into both at some point. Someone STILL needs to make a damn time machine so we can actually play EVERYTHING that’s coming out…

RAGE: Now With NBA Star Blake Griffin (Who?)

Excellent and hilarious video, but I’ll admit my initial response was something along the lines of the following: What the…? “Oh… er… oh well? Hmmm… (consults jury, which is still out)”. Meh, I guess it’s better than a Big Head Mode or putting Larry Bird in there, but geez… Why? Feh, I’ll ignore this because the final product is going to knock my socks off (AND yours), but hell… As long as it doesn’t affect the quality of the game, id could put Phil Silvers and Don Knotts in the damn thing and it’ll still rock.

Gallery Update: RAGE

OK, it’s only a mere three new screens, but yikes. That idTech 5 engine is sure pumping out some glorious-looking images, huh? RAGE is slated for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in North America on September 13, 2011 and across Europe on September 16, 2011. More updates to follow, of course…

Bethsoft QuakeCon 2010 Screenshot Bonanza (Sort Of…)

Whee! I’m not at QuakeCon this year, but Bethesda still loves me. Anyway, here are a bunch of new screens from RAGE, Brink, Fallout: New Vegas and Hunted: The Demons Forge (all games I’m really looking forward to, naturally!). And hey, now that Bethsoft has bought Arkane Studios, howzabout a new Arx Fatalis game or maybe a remake of something really awesome, ancient and cool (Anvil of Dawn springs to mind almost immediately – hint, hint).

Anyway, here you go:

RAGE

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge

Fallout: New Vegas

Brink

That is all for now – more info on the above as it comes in.

Gallery: RAGE

I’ll shut up and let id’s super gorgeous screens speak for themselves. PFS action, car combat and all-new id tech? Sign me up! This one is going to be a MONSTER hit if it runs as well on consoles and PC as id says it’s going to. Bethesda Softworks has made a splendid purchase. I won’t be at E3 this year, but I definitely NEED to see and play this one.