I know, I know. A lot of us were disappointed with RAGE. id Software dropped the ball with this title as the company experimented with its megatexture tech (and wanted to hit 60fps on current-gen consoles). However, can you say no to free stuff? Of course you can but we bet that a lot of you wanted to give this title a go (but didn’t due to its various tech issues). Well, this weekend you actually can get a taste of it.
id Software and Bethesda announced that RAGE is free-to-play until Sunday 1PM Pacific Time. Those interested can download it from Steam, though be warned that it’s really huge (over 18GB).
RAGE is set in the not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth, leaving a ravaged world behind. You emerge into this vast wasteland to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against such forces as bandit gangs, mutants, and the Authority – an oppressive government regime that has a special interest in you in particular.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”