I was going to start this one off with ‘before there was Grand Theft Auto, there was Carmageddon,' but they were both released in 1997. So that's effed that up. Still, you know what I mean. Kinda.
In reckless-ass driving and adult content terms, the two have a lot in common. I divided my time between both, back in the day, and felt like a true rebel (like dumb kids do) for doing so. I'm sure a lot of you Ego-dudes had similar experiences.
While Grand Theft Auto has gone on to bigger, better, AAA multimillion dollar things, Carmaggedon hasn't made all that much of itself. A half-assed port here, a couple sequels there… before last year's Kickstarter-backed Carmageddon: Reincarnation, it hadn't really been seen for fifteen years. But it's here, it's back, and it's prepping to get its Xbox One and PS4 on.
Come take an ogle at the announcement trailer for Carmageddon: Max Damage. They've had to dial up the crazy to still shock us; craptastic pixelated pedestrian blood won't cut it any more. But dial it up they have. If you've never seen a guy in a wheelchair run down by a huge tank-like thing before, this one's for you: