E3 2011: Game Critics Awards nominations honor RAGE, Prey 2, and Skyrim

The Game Critics Awards has announced this year’s Best of E3 nominees, and we’re excited to share news that Prey 2, RAGE, and Skyrim were all nominated.

Skyrim received three nominations, including Best Role Playing Game, Best Console Game, and the overall Best of Show award! Bethesda Game Studios previously won Best RPG for Oblivion (2005) and Fallout 3 (2008). Fallout 3 also won overall Best of Show in 2008.

RAGE is nominated again this year for Best Action Game. The team captured the award last year, as well as awards for Best Console Game and a Special Commendation for Graphics. Previously, id Software won overall Best of Show, Best PC Game, Best Action Game, and Special Commendations for both Graphics and Sound in 2002 for DOOM 3.

Prey 2 also received a nomination for Best Action Game. This is Human Head’s second Game Critics Award nomination (they were nominated for Best PC Game in 2005).

Congrats to Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, and Human Head on getting nominated. Winners will be announced on June 28th.

 

RAGE Comic #1: Now Available!!

RAGE doesn’t release until October, but beginning today, you can learn more about the game’s universe in issue #1 of Dark Horse’s comic book series. The issue is available in two flavors — with one cover created by renowned artist Glenn Fabry, while the other was created by id Software art director, Stephan Martiniere (shown above).

For more details on the comic, read the release below…

RAGE’s Comic Issue #1 | Now Available

We’re pleased to announce that RAGE’s comic issue #1 is now available in retail stores across North America and the UK.

Based on id Software’s upcoming first-person shooter RAGE, the three-issue comic book series is an original miniseries written by Arvid Nelson, the acclaimed creator of Rex Mundi, and penciled by Andrea Mutti (DMZ). The cover art was created by Glenn Fabry, best known for his work on Hellblazer and Preacher, the comic’s variant cover was created by Stephan Martiniere, the art director on RAGE. Set prior to the events in the game, the comics are an extension of the RAGE universe and provide insights into the game’s storyline.

This comic series, developed with the direct participation of RAGE’s creative director, Tim Willits, presents a new twist on the post-apocalyptic near future as one woman discovers that the survival of humankind doesn’t necessarily mean the survival of humanity.  The Earth has been devastated by a collision with an asteroid, with a tiny fraction of the population surviving in life-sustaining Arks buried deep below its surface. Those who survive emerge to find a wasteland controlled by a global military dictatorship called the Authority. But a rescued scientist learns that the Authority has lied to her and the other survivors about how this new world came to be.

RAGE, the highly-anticipated game under development at id Software, is slated for release on October 4th, 2011 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.  For more information on RAGE visit www.RAGE.com.

 

RAGE Dark Horse Comic Preview #2 – More fun with captions

RAGE comic #1 releases a week from today (June 22nd) and Dark Horse was nice enough to share another panel. Let us know what you think the caption should be, and look for another later this week. Here’s mine (bonus points if you know what it’s from):

Solider 1: Leave anything for us?

Solider 2: Just bodies

To see more of issue #1, view sample pages at Dark Horse’s official site.

More fun from E3 (updated)


Update (6/16): Watch Snoop make a cameo in Matt Hooper’s interview with GameReactor UK.

As we prepare E3 roundups for Prey 2 and Skyrim, here’s more photos from last week’s E3 adventure. This time around we’ve got more from the Figueroa Hotel, interviews, awards, and Snoop Dogg!! That’s right, Snoop made his way to the B Double-O TH to check out RAGE.

For more Bethesda pics, check out our Flickr page.

RAGE E3 2011 Roundup

RAGE was fully playable on the E3 show floor this year, and hundreds of journalists stopped by to finally get their hands on id Software’s latest and greatest shooter.

First up, we’ve got a couple of must-see videos highlighting many of the levels we had on display. Following that, sit down for some lengthy interviews and preview-reads. We’ll add more to this post as coverage comes in.

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RAGE – The Well Official Gameplay Trailer

RAGE’s newest gameplay clip takes you to The Well. The town of Wellspring is being terrorized by a bandit clan threatening to poison the town’s water supply and they need your help. The ransacked well must be infiltrated and the bandit threat of lethal contamination must be stopped.

We’ll have more gameplay videos for RAGE soon. And if you missed them, watch the gameplay videos for Dead City and The Shrouded Clan.