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id: "RAGE Will Feel Like a True PC Game"

There's a RAGE Q&A on NowGamer talking with Tim Willits, Creative Director at id Software, about RAGE, their upcoming first-person shooting and driving game. The Q&A is pretty general, asking about the game and its story. They also discuss its multi-platform development, and Tim feels that PC gamers will feel at home: "For the game designers the biggest focus for each system is the controller interface. We’ve taken very deliberate steps to make each system feel right in regards to the interface and the controller. We’ve been making PC games for over 15 years, so PC fans should rest assured that Rage will feel like a true PC game, not a PC port of a console game."

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15. Re: id: Dec 7, 2009, 20:32 Nate
Eh, I'm not even sure what a true PC game is. The consoles are just poor man's PCs with shitty controls (for some genres) that results in horrible game castration in some cases.

We need to lose stuff like aggressive auto-heal, auto-crouch/cover, and auto-aim. Include configurable non-stupid key mappings. UI text that's not 40pt font size across the board. 4:3, 16:10 and 16:9 screen ratios that work properly. An at-my-will saving system (although this isn't a real issue for me honestly).

This post almost exactly describes my feelings after purchase of Red Faction Guerrilla, Borderlands and then Mass Effect. At least I got Mass Effect for only $10.
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