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Microsoft & Heavy Rain

Microsoft turned down Heavy Rain because of kidnapping


Didn't want to rein in any possible controversy
Sep 04
It seems Microsoft turned down PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain because it featured the kidnapping of children, according to developer Quantic Dream's David Cage, speaking at the BAFTA Annual Games Lecture in London, Polygon reports.... read
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David Cage will put you to sleep


Sony's Shuhei Yoshida takes a little nap
Aug 23
Jetlag can be a total bitch, especially when traveling overseas. Combine that with having to hear David Cage talk and it's totally understandable that the head of Sony's Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, would fall asleep during a panel. Sweet dreams, Mr. Yoshida. [Via NeoGAF] read
Beyond: Two Souls photo
Beyond: Two Souls

Get beyond touchy with the Beyond: Two Souls app


Two-player co-op also confirmed
Aug 21
David Cage's Beyond: Two Souls has been one of my most anticipated titles ever since my first glimpse of it during E3 2012, and now it's confirmed I'll get to share the experience with a friend.  Revealed during gamescom... read
Behind Beyond: Two Souls photo
Behind Beyond: Two Souls

Weird mo-cap kissing & more in Beyond: Two Souls video


Into the happenings of Willem Dafoe's imagination
Jul 09
I don't think I'll ever get used to motion capture suits. They're just so goofy. Coupled with little ball speckled faces, it's always hilarious seeing people do things in them, especially acting because the serious tenor of ... read
Beyond: Two Souls photo
Jodie in camo, in war-torn Somalia
We've had our time with upcoming PS3 title Beyond: Two Souls before, but only briefly. But for E3 we've finally got our first sizable hands-on with Quantic Dream's latest, and it surprised me in several ways.  First surp... read feature

Beyond: Two Souls trailer photo
Beyond: Two Souls trailer

Beyond: Two Souls goes militant in new trailer


Skimps on Dafoe, though
Jun 11
I've seen a lot of shots of Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls set in the same run down urban environments that characterized Heavy Rain, but this E3 trailer focuses on Jodie Holmes' (Ellen Page) military training in the Middl... read
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Ok, I lied
The first twelve paragraphs are about David Cage. AKA David De Gruttola. AKA Composer-turned-game designer. AKA Founder of French developer Quantic Dream, responsible for excellent implementation of David Bowie (see: Omikron)... read feature

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PlayStation 4

David Cage joined by film writers and directors on PS4


Cage refuses to direct anyone else's screenplay
Apr 29
It's not normal for a man to write a 2,000 page script or direct a 10+ hour film, so I can't blame David Cage if all of Beyond: Two Souls isn't golden. Realizing how this strains developer Quantic Dream's game director, co-CE... read
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PlayStation 4

Quantic Dream's PS4 engine predates Beyond: Two Souls


Company began work on PS4 over two years ago
Apr 28
When I asked Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière if its upcoming, untitled PlayStation 4 game would be based on Beyond: Two Souls' engine, I got a response I wasn't expecting. The developer began development ... read
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Hollywood

Heavy Rain was written for John Goodman and Clive Owen


David Cage's ideal Hollywood cast revealed
Apr 28
David Cage has said in the past that he writes characters with actors in mind for roles. With better tech and a bigger budget, Cage finally got the cast he wanted with Beyond: Two Souls which stars Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe... read
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Beyond: 2 Soups

Watch hour-long Beyond scene and trailer on stream


Live from Tribeca Film Festival
Apr 26
Just because I'm in New York this weekend covering Beyond: Two Soul's presence at the Tribeca Film Festival, doesn't mean you have to. Have to be in New York that is, since the hour-long clip and trailer will be live streamed... read
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Here's the 2,000-page script for Beyond: Two Souls


(not really)
Apr 23
I could see the FedEx delivery man hobbling down the street. I knew he was coming for me, but he was taking awhile as he was carrying a small box that looked like it was giving him some trouble. I met him halfway and he gave ... read
Beyond: Two Souls photo
Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls box art is the Ellen Page-iest


EMOTIONAL
Apr 18
Ellen Page. Polygons. Emotions. Mature. Beyond. On a related note, David Cage and Ms. Page will be screening Beyond: Two Souls at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 27. Because it's a movie, I guess. BEYOND: Two Souls Box Art Revealed [PlayStation Blog] read
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Marketers wanted guns on Beyond: Two Souls promo art


Quantic 'categorically refused' generic action artwork
Mar 22
Beyond: Two Souls had to fight to stop its promo art being reduced to a character holding a gun like 90% of the rest of videogame advertising, Quantic Dream recently revealed. Had marketers had their way, Ellen Page would be ... read
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No QTE for Beyond

Cage: No QTE for Beyond: Two Souls


Good news
Mar 21
At a preview event earlier this week, Quantic Dream boss David Cage revealed that their upcoming PS3 game, Beyond: Two Souls, would not use QuickTime Events (QTEs). In an effort to create a more discreet and fluid UI, they've... read
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Beyond goes beyond
After watching about an hour of live gameplay of Beyond: Two Souls, I felt like I witnessed a string of truly meaningful moments in the life of a gifted yet misunderstood person. In this small glimpse into what was probably j... read feature

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Jimquisition: Innovation - Gaming's Snake Oil


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Mar 18
There's nothing wrong with a game that innovates. There's everything wrong with a game that goes out of its way to innovate without reason. Like any tool, innovation is neither good nor bad, and it has its specific uses. How... read
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Jimquisition: Emotions, Polygons, and Ellen Page


David Cage is your daddy
Mar 07
This week, Father of Dreams and visionary game director David Cage hosts the show and tells us all about emotion. Emotion. Emotion. What is it like to feel? What can videogames learn from film? How well does David know Ellen Page? Watch this soul-scorching video and prepare to be impressed. Emotion. read
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Jimquisition: New Generation, Old Bullsh*t


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Feb 25
The PlayStation 4 was announced last week, but Sterling wasn't quite feeling the buzz. The PS4 is interesting, Sony's plans are promising, but the industry itself, and the culture of business around console games? THAT is what needs a new generation. Hardware is just a placebo if the attitudes showcased at the big PS4 reveal are anything to go by. read
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PS4 event PR bull

Here's all of the PR bull from the PS4 event condensed


It's a lot less fun if you just watch the lowlights
Feb 22
Everyone has their opinion of how Sony's PlayStation 4 event went, but if there's one thing we can all agree, on, it was that there was more than the average amount of market-speak involved. Like most flowery presentations, ... read
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On immersion, violence, and the virtual
How is it that a walk around the golf course outside my house, with its scummy pond, ugly ducklings, boring grass, and the dull sky above is so much more immersive than exploring the psychedelic world of Proteus or mystical l... read feature

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Heavy Rain composer Normand Corbeil passes away


Passes at 56
Jan 28
Composer Normand Corbeil, the man behind the musical score for Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain, passed away yesterday at age 56. He was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer late last year, and passed away yesterday ... read






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