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2:30 PM on 02.18.2014

David Cage awarded France's Legion of Honor

Quantic Dream's David Cage (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) is being awarded France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, for his contributions to the country's videogame industry, Le Figaro reports. Cage is the first vid...

Steven Hansen


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4:00 AM on 09.04.2013

Microsoft turned down Heavy Rain because of kidnapping

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....

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 04.28.2013

Heavy Rain was written for John Goodman and Clive Owen

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...

Allistair Pinsof

10:45 AM on 01.28.2013

Heavy Rain composer Normand Corbeil passes away

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 ...

Dale North

3:30 PM on 10.15.2012

Jimquisition: Think of the Children!

Children are the holy grail of conflict. In media, they are the go-to solution for instant dilemma in a can, a way to garner immediate sympathy from an audience because they're children, and children are sooooo sympathic. Ex...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 08.06.2012

Jimquisition: Photorealistic Sociopathy

Are photorealistic graphics the key to advancement? Do we need believable visuals in order to convey believable emotions? Is a console generation over as soon as you've pushed the systems to their technical limits, or is the...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 07.06.2012

David Cage: games must innovate or 'die'

Self-proclaimed videogame auteur David Cage has urged the videogame industry to innovate of face certain death. "... This industry will die if it doesn't try more to be innovative and to come up with new ideas and to talk a b...

Jim Sterling

11:30 AM on 05.30.2012

David Cage on Heavy Rain: 'Unhappy with everything'

David Cage, founder of developer Quantic Dream and director of Heavy Rain, aired grievances over his ambitious 2010 noir adventure in an interview with Gamasutra: "With the team, we were pretty much unhappy with everything. W...

Allistair Pinsof

2:00 PM on 05.21.2012

David Cage: Games focus too much on violence

David Cage would like to remind the world that he's different from everybody else and will change games for the better. The Heavy Rain director has criticized the industry's focus on violence, calling on software to be more c...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 05.08.2012

Science: PS3 users more sophisticated than 360/Wii users

According to thatgamecompany designer Jenova Chen, the reason why games like Flower and Journey are on the PlayStation Network is that PS3 owners are more mature than Xbox 360 or Wii users. Apparently, those who bought the Bl...

Jim Sterling



The grand adventure: Making a comeback photo
The grand adventure: Making a comeback
by Fraser Brown

Check out the first part of the feature, here!

The last few years have been an interesting time for the adventure game genre. After a decade of disappointment, fans finally started to see more and more titles appear and most importantly, become successes. Big changes in the industry, such as the rise of digital distribution and the popularity of episodic content created a more favorable environment to craft these games in. More opportunities for indie developers started to appear as well.

In this, the second part of the feature, I'll be taking a look at what impact these changes have had on the developers and their games as well as what we might be able to expect in the future (hoverboards, hoverboards, hoverboards.) Providing us with words of wisdom are: Al Lowe, creator of Leisure Suit Larry; Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games; Dave Gilbert, creator of the Blackwell series and founder of developer/publisher, Wadjet Eye Games; and Josh Nuernberger, creator of Gemini Rue.

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8:00 AM on 12.19.2011

Some Heavy Rain Move Editions missing advertised content

It's been happening since April of this year, but hasn't received much coverage. Some users have been buying the Move Edition of Heavy Rain, which promises four pieces of additional content (the "Taxidermist" chapter, soundtr...

Jim Sterling



Heavy Rain Directors cut arriving November 8th photo
Heavy Rain Directors cut arriving November 8th
by Conrad Zimmerman

Two years following the release of Heavy Rain, a "Directors Cut" version of the game is set to hit stores on November 8th. Continuing the trend of "complete edition" releases, this package includes previously unreleased content, as well as videos, the soundtrack and "The Taxidermist" add-on content. 

For my money, Heavy Rain is a game best experienced in an MST3K setting, where you and your friends can laugh at the strange behavior and odd characterizations. I've already done that once, though, and something tells me it's not going to hold up to repeated viewings in the way that, say, Manos: The Hands of Fate might.

Heavy Rain Director's Cut slated for November 8 [Joystiq]

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11:15 AM on 09.29.2011

Art Juice: David Cage and the Serpent of Dawn

[Every week (until I get bored), Art Juice takes a recent videogame story and provides an unremittingly artistic slant, telling us a little something about ourselves in the process ... whether we want to know the truth or not...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 09.28.2011

David Cage: United States has problems with my games

David Cage, the self-styled "auteur of videogames", has stated that the United States has a "problem" with his work because American marketing departments don't understand him. He believes that his unique direction causes con...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 09.28.2011

Cage won't make Heavy Rain 2, not in it for the money

David Cage has stated that he doesn't intend to make Heavy Rain 2, even though he could potentially score a huge amount of money from a sequel. This is because of something called, "David Cage the brand." He wishes to sell hi...

Jim Sterling