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8:00 AM on 09.12.2011

Quantic CEO whines that used games cost him millions

Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has joined the ranks of the idiotic in whining about used games. Wait, aren't we supposed to only play Heavy Rain once, right? Surely he of all people should understand why it g...

Jim Sterling

4:00 AM on 08.11.2011

Heavy Rain goes light on violence and nudity for France

Heavy Rain is getting a new, re-edited version for the French market called Heavy Rain – Version Modifiée. This is now the third version of the title, after the release of last year's version with Move support. T...

Sven Wohl

11:15 AM on 08.04.2011

Trademark hints that Quantic Dreams' Infraworld lives

Sony Computer Entertainment has filed a trademark for Infraworld, which has some speculating it could be the next project for Heavy Rain developer, Quantic Dream. A game by the name of Infraworld was previously in developmen...

Nick Chester

11:30 PM on 05.05.2011

Smithsonian's 'Art of Video Games' art chosen

In March of next year, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will open its "The Art of Video Games" exhibition. It will showcase 80 games in an exploration of 40 years of videogames. Between February and April, the Smithsonian ...

Nick Chester

5:40 PM on 04.18.2011

The Jimquisition: Games are not movies, get over it

Oh hello, I didn't see you there! It's been a while since we had one of these stupid little videos, isn't it? Here's one for you. It has Escapist written on it for some reason. Don't worry about that.  The Jimquisition ...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 04.11.2011

Cage: Compare games to films, drive the industry forward

Heavy Rain director and Tommy Wiseau clone David Cage has been making more ludicrous assertions, this time demanding that the game industry move on from old methods ... by comparing them to older entertainment mediums. "...

Jim Sterling





4:50 AM on 03.18.2011

Wait ... Heavy Rain invented a genre?

I had no idea Heavy Rain invented an entire new genre ... oh wait ... no it didn't.

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 03.17.2011

Heavy Rain creator really likes Heavy Rain

I still haven't played through all of Heavy Rain, because the parts I played were so corny, hamfisted and hackneyed that I couldn't go on. A red balloon slowly floating into the sky to symbolize the death of a child? Seriousl...

Jonathan Holmes



Out with the old, in with the total disrespect photo
Out with the old, in with the total disrespect
by Jim Sterling

David Cage has said some rather pompous things in his time. This is, after all, the man that gave Heavy Rain sole credit for making the videogame industry a more meaningful medium. This past week at GDC, however, I believe he topped himself with a statement that went beyond uppity and dove headfirst into the realm of the dismaying. 

"We need to forget about video game rules -- bosses, missions, game over, etcetera ... are very old words of a very old language."

This was a statement made by Cage while he was basically dismantling everything we've come to know about videogames and calling established mechanics "evil." Frankly, someone who thinks like this has no business being involved with videogames.

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9:40 AM on 01.27.2011

Deadwood creator adapting Heavy Rain film

Deadwood creator David Milch is adapting Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain into a film, according to Variety. He'll be joining Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne in a collaboration between Unique Features and Warner Bros. "David Milch...

Jim Sterling

5:40 PM on 01.20.2011

Destructoid: Skyrim, Portal 2, and a Butt-Touchin' App

Good evening, Thunderkittens. I'm back again with a rad episode of The Destructoid Show. This one is full of important big-name stories that will cause endless fussing and cussing from our viewers. Right off the bat, I go ov...

Max Scoville

10:40 AM on 01.18.2011

Cage: Heavy Rain made games a more meaningful medium

David Cage's arrogance is unparalleled, even in an industry that sports Denis Dyack. Seemingly drunk on the fawning of his own fans, the Quantic Dream director has claimed that Heavy Rain opened doors for more maturity i...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 01.10.2011

Telltale's Jurassic Park inspired by Heavy Rain

According to Jurassic Park developer Telltale Games, the upcoming dinosaur adventure title will share some things in common with Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain, with interactions, puzzles and even quick-time-events inspired by th...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 01.02.2011

On The Media looks at the importance of gaming

This isn't exactly news, but I still thought you'd want to hear about it. Nationally broadcast radio show On The Media just put out an episode about videogames, and it's pretty amazing. A recap of the Atari/Nintendo/Sega-side...

Jonathan Holmes

11:40 AM on 12.13.2010

Quantic Dream opens mo-cap studio in Paris

Could Quantic Dream be the supreme masters of motion capture? Who else has done escaping from intruders in panties as well as they have? Have you ever seen a more life-like frantic run through a shopping mall? The H...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 09.21.2010

Amazon Gold Box features PlayStation 3 all day long

Time once again for another of Amazon's Gold Box sales events to hit the videogame department. In recent months, they have offered these day long deals for Xbox 360 and Wii, so the PlayStation 3 was due to get its turn and to...

Conrad Zimmerman