Rage texture pop-in video compilation

In our review of Rage – which we really enjoyed – we said that it “simply looks better than anything yet achieved this generation.” But there was a caveat: whenever things didn’t look good, it really stood out. Most notably, the textures could take a while to pop-in, causing weird visual issues that could make the amazing graphics look absolutely dated.

But we figured you'd want to do more than read about the texture pops; you’d want to see it for yourself, too. So we put together a video showing off some of the texture pops we noticed in the first ten minutes or so of the Xbox 360 version, without the installation.

In other words... you're going to want to install the game. The PS3 version installs itself automatically, and while the 360 version's install isn't mandatory, it's definitely recommended. It's a big install (over 20 gigs), but it makes a big difference. Like, a really big difference.

Oct 4, 2011


pop-in textures


  • CUFCfan616 - October 11, 2011 3:48 p.m.

    You get the same rendering issues on the ps3 too, so nothing to do with whether you've installed it on a hard drive or not. Still, amazing game and amazing graphics (when they work)
  • DinosaurPie - October 5, 2011 11:53 a.m.

    Do any of you actully know wat this music is called?
  • foetusincome - October 5, 2011 1:11 p.m.

    The song is Popcorn by the artist Hot Butter. And I felt kinda silly typing that sentence.
  • tacehtselrahc - October 5, 2011 5:01 a.m.

    Doesn't look nearly as bad as the jagged fugly mess that is Crysis 2 on 360. ReCaptcha: entirely peowee
  • CitizenWolfie - October 5, 2011 12:33 a.m.

    I'll have you all know: This is not pop-in texture. It's a cleverly disguised reference to Duke Nukem Forever.
  • liadz - October 4, 2011 6:50 p.m.

    Great music.
  • badgraphix1 - October 4, 2011 5:45 p.m.

    I've seen worse.
  • idlemindkiller - October 4, 2011 5:41 p.m.

    I don't know why, but this music is Awesome with a capital A.
  • Jrymanz - October 4, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    This is just about how bad it is on PS3.
  • Mooshon - October 4, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    Loving the music choice
  • Shiza411 - October 4, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    Yea on pc it has the bare minimum of video settings, so I hope the engine is smart enough to crank the texture filtering.
  • IsaacShadow - October 4, 2011 3:39 p.m.

    Hey, pause at 0:02. There is a DOOM marine bobble-head on the dashboard! Cool!
  • taterboob - October 4, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    If you look close, you can also find a Vault Tec Boy bobble head on the mayor of Wellspring's desk.
  • jackthemenace - October 9, 2011 5:29 a.m.

    Yeah, i found that. sells for $150, too. I'm playing this on PS3, so it's nowhere near as bad, but the graphics are still nowhere near what I expected them to be. Plus, my main problems come from the Audio, which is almost always out of time when someone's speaking :/

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