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New id Tech 5 Rage Screenshots

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New Rage screenshots appear from Siggraph presentation.

At Siggraph id Software gave a presentation entitled "id Tech 5 Challenges: From Texture Virtualization to Massive Parallelization," which conveniently included new screenshots from the developer's upcoming Rage title.

The screenshots were clipped from a 37-page PDF of the presentation, which you may peruse for more information.

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    telim , August 7, 2009 3:23 PM
    Wow! Great screen shots! I really hope Rage will be another Doom3 or Crysis style release where the game is barely playable with current hardware; this kind of pressure to upgrade is needed to force PC Gaming ahead of the console curve!
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    griffed88 , August 7, 2009 3:51 PM
    aaaaaaannnd there goes my tax refund.
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    chyll2 , August 7, 2009 4:00 PM
    Nice Visuals!
    I really like the skies.









    but on the other side:
    Upgrade again Y__Y

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  • 24 Hide
    telim , August 7, 2009 3:23 PM
    Wow! Great screen shots! I really hope Rage will be another Doom3 or Crysis style release where the game is barely playable with current hardware; this kind of pressure to upgrade is needed to force PC Gaming ahead of the console curve!
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    leo2kp , August 7, 2009 3:39 PM
    Wow, they look good.
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    griffed88 , August 7, 2009 3:51 PM
    aaaaaaannnd there goes my tax refund.
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    scook9 , August 7, 2009 3:59 PM
    those look amazing.....
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    chyll2 , August 7, 2009 4:00 PM
    Nice Visuals!
    I really like the skies.









    but on the other side:
    Upgrade again Y__Y

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    reichscythe , August 7, 2009 4:02 PM
    telimWow! Great screen shots! I really hope Rage will be another Doom3 or Crysis style release where the game is barely playable with current hardware; this kind of pressure to upgrade is needed to force PC Gaming ahead of the console curve!


    I'm going to assume you're not bein' sarcastic and respond to this as a straight comment: Carmack has already said the game is bein' designed around Consoles (he even went so far as to say the preferable control scheme will be a gamepad, not mouse/keyboard)... He's also stated id has the game runnin' at 60FPS on the 360 and on the PC, presumably using current PC tech... so... as far as Rage bein' a PC-centric killer app level title that will push boundaries, expand frontiers, and forge a bold new era in computer gaming...

    Not bloody likely...
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    burnley14 , August 7, 2009 4:03 PM
    Looks a lot like Fallout to me . . .
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    reichscythe , August 7, 2009 4:06 PM
    Does look pretty though... The skies are spectacular... but...is it me, or does the overall geography seem a little... LOW-POLY?
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    Zoonie , August 7, 2009 4:08 PM
    It looks great. However, the first screenshot shows a very obvious lack of illumination on the landscape. It should be much brighter with that sky.

    Eh.. I know I'm picky.
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    megamanx00 , August 7, 2009 4:10 PM
    OMFG!!! The realistic shadows are particularly impressive. Can't wait to see this game in action.
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    chripuck , August 7, 2009 4:14 PM
    This won't put a dent in my PC. Not because I have a super awesome PC, but because this is console compatible and it has very little vegitation. That's why Crysis is so tough is the ridiculous amount of trees and such. You can take a fully pimped out Core i7 rig with two 295's and slow it down to a crawl with Oblivion if you hack the ini file and set the grass and tree settings to max.
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    warezme , August 7, 2009 4:19 PM
    looks Fallout 3ish, which is not entirely bad. I am kind of getting tired of the whole post apocalyptic scene and am ready for a more "green" natural looking world.
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    downer88 , August 7, 2009 4:23 PM
    Very nice looking, but I'm tired of seeing canyons to keep FPS low.
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    downer88 , August 7, 2009 4:23 PM
    Low, high whatever, I'm tired of the same desert canyons.
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    meatwad53186 , August 7, 2009 4:42 PM
    Wow, idk abou tyou guys, but the work they did on the sky/clouds is breathtaking. I think it will really add a nice touch to the gameplay, while I usually don't notice the sky in most games I play, they never really looked so impressive or stood out as much. I'm pretty impressed by that right now, but we'll see when the game actually drops and we get to see how it moves/changes.
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    downer88 , August 7, 2009 4:59 PM
    meatwad53186Wow, idk abou tyou guys, but the work they did on the sky/clouds is breathtaking.

    The skies are the easiest thing to make look better, since it doesn't hurt performance no matter what they look like. Skies mostly look great because they are realistic, and the rest of the background still looks like its in a game. Ya, its not as obvious in game, than in a screenshot.
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    pochacco007 , August 7, 2009 5:21 PM
    comparing tech 5 to the one on crysis [cryengine 2], which is superior?

    to me, i find that cryengine is superior.

    but we'll see based on the final development of id's new game.

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    bk420 , August 7, 2009 5:35 PM
    I'm going to buy a 63" plasma and use those images to replace my backyard. Alleluia!!!
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