Rage DLC Arrives Tomorrow

Rage DLC Arrives Tomorrow

Rage: The Scorchers will add a new weapon, bandit clan, "extended play" and more to id Software's post-apocalyptic shooter.

Yes, it's that Rage we're talking about here, the Bethesda-published FPS that came out more than a year ago and didn't exactly set the world on fire when it was new. Despite its age and lackluster reception, Bethesda is putting out an all-new single-player expansion, and it sounds not insignificant.

The Scorchers will introduce the Scorcher clan, "the Wasteland's most psychotic bandits," whose dastardly plan to destroy what's left of civilization must be stopped! Fortunately, your efforts to bring their shenanigans to a halt will be aided by a brand-new and super-powerful Nailgun that can fire three distinct types of ammo. The expansion also adds six new environments, a new season of Mutant Bash TV to compete in, new mini-games, an "Ultra-Nightmare Mode" for the hardest of the hardcore and an option to continue playing after the game's final fight.

And now, some screens!

Why is this DLC coming out so far behind the game? Perhaps Bethesda is trying to fire interest in Rage now that it's had an opportunity to smooth out the bumps that plagued it at launch; whatever the reason, it's a bit odd but also rather cool to see a publisher stand behind a game like this rather than simply letting it die and be forgotten. Rage: The Scorchers comes out tomorrow (that's December 18) for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and will sell for 400 Microsoft points or $4.99.

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In this case Bethesda maybe should have let it be forgotten and die... It wasnt that impressive of a game, and this certainly wont convince me to reinstall

This can only mean one thing.

Coming soon:
Rage: Game of a Year Edition.

all i remember about this game was being really excited, then being incredibly disappointed and putting it down after 30 mins :/

Isn't it a generally observed trend that DLC sells less the longer it is released after launch?

Either way, I'm not predicting great things here. Personally I was too bored to even finish the main game, let alone extra stuff.

It does sound like good value for money though.

I loved this game, so I know I'll be buying this and playing it. Wish I wasn't so busy though.

Hmm, I just picked up Rage Anarchy Edition a while back, haven't played it yet, but this looks fun, might buy this and finally get around to playing it! For 400MSP, I won't feel ripped off if I don't have fun with the game.

Kinda late to release DLC now, it's over a year since I touched the game

I actually will buy this. Or at least I would, except my friend took my copy of rage and then moved to Wales.

If the DLC comes with a free patch that makes the PC version not take over a minute to fully load the textures after every loading screen, I'll bite.

Nice. Actually I was almost about to play Rage again (I still have it installed).

HOWEVER, any DLC for Rage should first and foremost change and extend the retarded chopped-off ending.

I really hope that they've been working on a significant patch to launch alongside this DLC. If somehow they fix the texture streaming crap and a couple of other issues, I'll pick this up and finish Rage. I thought the animations were incredible, and the shooting satisfying. I just didn't want to deal with 20 or so GB of textures, half of which I never saw, with the rest being a hodge-podge of varying quality depending on which direction I was facing. A year+ does seem excessive, though.

I was so close to getting 100% (in game, and acheivements) now they're adding more!

But this is really a game I want to see more of, though so I'm not complaining.

I took one look at that first big mutant and all I could think was "ooohhhh shit", I really enjoyed the game (need to finish it one of these days) so I'll probably be getting the DLC. Besides mutant bash TV was great so I'd love to play another season.

Sweet! When does the actual game come out?

I actually bought Rage during the Black Friday sale. It had been on the to-do list for awhile, as it looked like Fallout, and I love Fallout.

The game's not bad once the technical issues are out of the way, but it's reminescent of the glory days of linear FPS. You can't interract with half the environment, even though it looks really good. They might as well have taken out the illusion of open world gameplay, because it's nigh on nonexistant.

For 5 bucks, I can see myself picking this dlc up.

rage was good i loved the gameplay but i found myself at teh end of the game way too quickley and then just stopped caring

I bought the game, played it, and now I don't think I ever will again. It's not terrible, but I don't feel like paying for a chance to squeeze another couple of hours from it.

Jesus, people still play this?

I remember buying this for about five quid new, about six weeks after release, and found it to be one of the most boring, unoriginal, tedious gaming experiences I've ever had. Don't understand why they would waste time adding a new bandit clan (read: reskins of the current bandits), new weapon..? When wingblades are all you need, and... ugh, no.

I agree with FelixG. Bethesda should have just let this die.

It's a bit late, don't ya think? What's next, an expansion for fucking Brink?

So when do we get the finished version of the game?
Because I wasn't impressed with lackluster failure of a tech demo that was released.

Rage is a great FPS. I don't get why people don't like it.
This DLC certainly is unexpected but it has good timing, as I was planning on playing Rage again on harder difficuilty. I only wish they would have focused their DLC on more Authority and more Endgame or ANYTHING more interesting than yet another bandit clan, of which there seem to be enough already.

Liked the game, solid 7/10 but I can't see myself spending more money on it... I'd like to but just so many other things, really not worth it for me. Does look good though...

cwmdulais:
all i remember about this game was being really excited, then being incredibly disappointed and putting it down after 30 mins :/

Unfortunately it took me more than 30 minutes lol

I bought it for PS3, and immediately was scared when I heard that the PC was having problems with the graphic cards because the graphic cards were somehow incompatible or something. Well first thing I saw on the PS3 was the most absurd lack of texture ever seen in a game, textures would take ages to load, and most of those that were far away wouldn't fully load at all, you just played the game feeling it was incomplete. Sadly, a lot of stuff was very nice, the guns had some sweet impact on the enemy, the setting was nice, those clockwork things in the game's universe. So I kept going, until I had to concede that the horrible story and character conception (I felt more in tune with the protagonist of Doom for crying out loud), not to mention the unpolished gameplay (what the fuck were those races???) weighed too heavily on the game.

I love post-apocalyptic settings, fortunately I have Fallout and Borderlands (which isn't quite post-apocalyptic, but it gives the same feel...)

RobfromtheGulag:
I actually bought Rage during the Black Friday sale. It had been on the to-do list for awhile, as it looked like Fallout, and I love Fallout.

The game's not bad once the technical issues are out of the way, but it's reminescent of the glory days of linear FPS. You can't interract with half the environment, even though it looks really good. They might as well have taken out the illusion of open world gameplay, because it's nigh on nonexistant.

For 5 bucks, I can see myself picking this dlc up.

Now that you mentioned it, I remember thinking about the very same thing back then: this game could've been MUCH more fun if it didn't attempt to be a sand box (and quit that racing BS), it could've gotten more focus on story and polishing in general...

Yeah, when you know you can find Rage, a game that came out a little over a year ago, in the cheap bin at your local videogame store, you know you probably should stop releasing DLC for it and maybe focus on your bigger, better hits. Like Skyrim. And Dishonored. Just sayin'.

It's not that the game sucks, it's just that...it wasn't THAT impressive. Could have been better but it wasn't. And I'm not talking about graphics; I don't give a crap about those. But usually, the price drops tells me something about the game. Duke Nukem sells for 8 bucks, I think. However, AC: Brohood still sells for like 25.

Rage is a great corridor shooter. The gunplay is fantastic, every gun feels like it has weight. The enemy movement is still some of the best I've seen. I'll be picking this up.

Yeah, I'll grab this at some point, I got a lot of fun out of the first one, specially once I started playing with the other ammo types. Pity it didn't sell well, but when the fashion's for Cod-style MMS, suppose I shouldn't be too surprised (Avoiding the U-word like the plague here)

Rage is a great corridor shooter.
Unfortunately, it doesn't start being a corridor shooter until literally the last 5 minutes.
Definitely won't be picking this up.

For 3.49 I will give this a try, RAGE was actually kind of of fun after ID patched it and AMD fixed the drivers. Shame they didn't patch the ending though. The end was even worse than ME3s ending, because at least it had an ending.

 

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