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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

9:00 PM on 09.13.2010

Move support for Heavy Rain hits September 22

PlayStation Move is officially on store shelves next Sunday, September 19, although if you're lucky you can buy one right now. Heavy Rain is on store shelves as I write this, but if you want to play it with Move, you'll have ...

Nick Chester





3:00 PM on 08.27.2010

Storm's Adventure with Quantic Dream

Specifically, Indigo Prophecy (a.k.a. Fahrenheit) and Heavy Rain.  Sorry, no Omikron: The Nomad Soul this time around. If that first sentence wasn't confusing, then I'm not trying hard enough. Quantic Dream is a French ...

Storm Dain

10:20 AM on 08.17.2010

Heavy Rain sold four times better than expected

Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain wasn't expected to be as successful as it was, according to creator David Cage. The wannabe film director has said that Heavy Rain was given a lowball sales estimate, but that the PS3 exclusive...

Jim Sterling

10:40 AM on 08.06.2010

First images of Heavy Rain Move Edition

Sony has released the first images of Heavy Rain Move Edition today and -- surprise! -- it looks a lot like Heavy Rain. The differences are obvious: instead of standard DualShock action prompts, the game displays indicators s...

Nick Chester



Is Heavy Rain better with Move support? photo
Is Heavy Rain better with Move support?
by Nick Chester

Quantic Dream's David Cage recently revealed that plans for previously announced downloadable content for Heavy Rain had been put on hold. The reason? It seems Sony was more interested in the developer working to create a patch that would allow the title to be playable with its upcoming Move motion controller.

I've already played Heavy Rain with a DualShock 3 controller, the gameplay a series of on-screen button prompts that did their best to mimic in-game actions. Swing the analog stick down and around in a half circle to pick up a cup, for instance, or sit down by using an opposing but similar motion. The results were mixed, the game's narrative arguably more engaging than the actual gameplay.

Originally designed with a motion controller in mind, does Heavy Rain benefit from the use of Sony's Move? The question, for me, was answered when I had a chance to go hands on with a recent demo of Heavy Rain using move.

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8:40 AM on 07.14.2010

Quantic Dream working on two new projects

Quantic Dream, a company that usually makes one game every five years, has revealed via self-styled gaming messiah David Cage that it has not one, but two new projects in the works. So, that'll be why the studio has apparentl...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 07.01.2010

Heavy Rain DLC will probably never see the light of day

Speaking with Eurogamer, Quantic Dream's David Cage has admitted that it's unlikely the "on hold" downloadable content for Heavy Rain will ever be produced. "Chronicles" was set to to be a series of post-launch content for He...

Nick Chester

10:00 PM on 06.17.2010

E3 10: Here's what Heavy Rain looks like with PS Move

We've known for a while that PlayStation Move support will eventually be patched in to Heavy Rain, and at E3, we found out that bringing Move to the game is taking precedence over the next DLC chapter after "The Taxidermist....

Samit Sarkar