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Could Bethesda be announcing Rage 2 on Monday?

By Cal Jeffrey · 6 replies
May 10, 2018
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  1. As we reported yesterday, Walmart Canada slipped up and accidentally posted product pages for several unannounced video games. The company was quick to remove the content, but not before several media outlets had circulated the story. One of the titles in the listings was Rage 2.

    The original Rage launched about eight years ago. A sequel did not seem likely thanks to somewhat negative reviews resulting from release day bugs, even though many found the game quite enjoyable after fixes.

    Shortly after yesterday's leak, Bethesda issued a tweet from the official Rage Twitter account joking with Walmart Canada that they had got the box art all wrong.

    Even Bethesda VP Pete Hines got in a jab tweeting, “This is why we can’t have nice things.”

    Then earlier today, from Bethesda’s primary Twitter account the company posted a strange image. It’s a picture of Big Ben with pink paint smeared on the face (see below). Followers were quick to point out that the paint color exactly matched the color of the anarchy symbol on the Rage tweet from yesterday.

    Since there were no words attached to the image, users began speculating that it was a wink and a nod to followers that Rage 2 really was in the works. Some users even went so far as to point out that the hands on the clock read 5:14 and that this somehow indicates a possible announcement coming on May 14, which happens to be Monday.

    This is all pure speculation of course, but video game developers are almost notorious for dropping subtle hints and surprises. In fact, before video games came along, Easter eggs were just something you colored every spring.

    The idea that the Big Ben image is a hint pointing at Rage 2 seems pretty logical. Bethesda would not just post it for no reason. If it were of no significance, why throw it out there at all?

    However, saying that the time of 5:14 means an announcement coming on Monday is a bit of a stretch for me. It seems more likely that Bethesda would just leave it out there for fans to wonder about until E3, but I guess it is plausible that a teaser could come before then. We'll have to wait and see.

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  2. Mr Majestyk

    Mr Majestyk TS Addict Posts: 153   +116

    I picked up Rage last year for $4, so it had been all patched up and I had no troubles. Game was a lot better than I thought. Only bummer wasthe lack of mods due to the supertextures approach. If they used a new engine that readily allowed modding, I'm all in for Rage 2.
  3. pencea

    pencea TS Maniac Posts: 171   +127

    I've been meaning to try out the game.

    Is the game interesting enough to keep you playing all the way until the end or does it suffer from repetition eventually?
  4. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TechSpot Staff Posts: 679   +660

    Or eat, like a normal, fat child.
  5. Yes. There’s a great build up right until the end of the game.
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,390   +3,779

    Rage 1 was great, I had only wished they had more maps but with Rage 2 coming it could be just fine!
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,886   +1,530

    Guess it has appeal to some fragments of society (yeah, you guessed just not me). Love mussel cars and grew up with Hemis, but still have distaste for latest Dodge street racing commercials - - sends the wrong message for me. Too many cars wrapped around trees in the news lately.

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