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Bethesda recently announced that the software development toolkit for id Software's RAGE has been made available on Steam. When I first spotted the news I was hoping it was the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine SDK, because there's a huge part of me that really wants to see Max Payne 3 mods and so, I must admit, I report this news with a bit of a sullen heart.
Fifteen months after RAGE's launch, id Software is finally releasing new DLC for their shooter RAGE. Today publisher Bethesda announced an add-on called "The Scorchers" for all platforms.
Bethesda Softworks has released their HD remake of DOOM 3. DOOM 3: BFG Edition is now available throughout North America and Australia, and will hit Europe on the 19th.
Doom 3: BFG won't find a home on the Wii U and other sub-platforms is not because the system isn't powerful enough or the wannabe-iPad controller is inhibitory or anything like that. The main reason why id Software won't be porting the game over to the console is because they just don't have time. Bummer.
A new trailer was released showcasing what the original 1996 release of Quake from id Software would look like running on the id Tech 4 engine that powers Doom 3. While the whole thing looks cleaner and schmexier, there's still the fact that it's the original Quake just running in a much bigger and better engine.
John Carmack let loose some pretty big news at this year's QuakeCon, including a heartfelt speech to the PC gaming community about letting them down with the piss poor port of RAGE, and how the game failed so badly to meet the expectations of the audience that made id Software famous. Carmack also talked about Doom 4 and the 3D headset known as the Oculus Rift.
Ross Miller from The Verge managed to get their hands (or head, rather) wrapped up in John Carmack's new head-mounted 3D peripheral. The 3D headset is still in a crude and unfinished form and if you were watching the video without sound you would probably think it was just a hoax of some sort...well, maybe it is.
id Software's post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE may finally receive some downloadable content. PEGI, the video game ratings board for Europe, is now listing something called RAGE: The Scorchers.
When RAGE landed on PC it did so with glitches that broke the game and less than impressive features. While the PC crowd has mostly given up on the game id Software still has plans to win the PC community back by releasing the mod tools soon.
A new shareware rendition of the classic id Software FPS, Wolfenstein 3D, has been remade and re-released with all the latest graphical and gameplay mechanics of today's generation of gaming, including advanced lighting and shaders and weapon ironsights. The name of the game? Wolfram.
Brand new screenshots have surfaced for the remake of the seemingly popular Doom 3. For those of you who don't remember, back in the day Doom 3 for PC and Xbox were kind of like what the original Crysis was for PC: it was one mean running resource zapping shooting machine.
Bethesda is planning to re-release another one of id Software's games. The DOOM 3 BFG Edition will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC later this year.
id Software's classic first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D is now twenty years old. If you're the nostalgic type, note that there are a few ways to play the game either free or on the cheap.
If you missed out on Quake 4 when it was released back in 2005, you'll now have another chance to pick it up. Bethesda Softworks, which now owns id Software, is re-releasing the game to stores on both the Xbox 360 and PC.
Community modders are hard at work to convert the idTech 4 source code into a workable SDK to enable entry-level developers to design games using id Software's idTech 4 Engine for indie projects.