I first heard about Rage, the new game coming from ID Software, yesterday. Any game that ID Software is working on always excites me as a gamer because I’m such a huge fan of their previous titles. I have many fond memories of playing Quake and Doom, and soon I’ll be playing Enemy Territory: Quake Wars like a mad man. So I wonder what Rage will bring to the table for fans of these two, very old titles.
Today, though, id Tech 5 surfaced. Behind closed doors at QuakeCon 2007 in Dallas, id CEO Todd Hollenshead revealed the demo was actually the first look at Rage, an all-new IP. As mentioned at WWDC, the game is in simultaneous development for the PC, Mac, PS3, and 360, and will use the second generation of id’s “Megatexture” technology. The game will be come on a single Blu-ray disc for PS3 owners, while all other versions will require two DVDs.
Recently I was turned on to a very interesting non-profit film by a user at Netscape. This film has some very interesting points regarding religion and politics, as well as 911 conspiracy theories.
I found the approach the film makers took with this film was well thought out, as they answered most of the questions they asked in the film, something lots of similar films fail to do. The facts are stated clearly and explained in a simple, understandable fashion. The result of which, has completely changed the way I view the stories of the Bible and religion in general. I began watching the movie a disbeliever in God already, but by the end I found myself wondering why so many people still follow the Christian religion, but I digress.
The movie can be found online, for free, at http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/. Go watch it for yourself and share it with others, there’s nothing wrong with providing more food for thought.