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id on RAGE PC Controls

PC Gamer has word from id's Tim Willits on RAGE controls, stressing the game's PC support allows the player to carry more weapons than, say, Duke Nukem:

Rage doesn’t follow the trend for letting you only carry two weapons at once. Instead, you can carry all your weapons at all times, and they’re mapped to the traditional number keys. “We were kind of back and forth on whether we keep to four buttons that you map to your favourites,” explained Willits. “But on the PC you’ve got a key for every weapon. And we follow the Half-Life control paradigm, where you can press the button twice to select the weapon.”

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26. Re: id on RAGE PC Controls Jun 10, 2011, 12:57 Shadowcat
HL stacked some weapons so you hit say 3 then a menu of weapons showed up and you hit 3 till you got to the one you wanted then pressed the fire button to select.
Quite. What the hell is Tim talking about? (or should that be "What'chu talkin' 'bout, Willits?")

Every weapon has its own key, but you have to press it twice? Why? Why not once, like every other game you've made? What the hell kind of scheme is this?
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