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Beyond

Beyond: Two Souls is getting a demo in early October


Hey kids!
Sep 05
Up to this point, I've been unintentionally avoiding Beyond: Two Souls. Perhaps that'll work out for the best. Despite the fact that none of Quantic Dream's prior titles have done much of anything for me, Beyond has piqued my... read
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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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Quantic Dream's 'Dark Sorcerer' E3 PS4 demo


Creepy Old Man Head gets a body!
Jun 11
Quantic Dream continued to make me wonder how much it's angling for a job in movies last night with its Dark Sorcerer tech demo. This looked genuinely incredible at the beginning, before devolving into something I felt was a... 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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Let's talk about emotions and stuff
Say what you want about David Cage, but I dare you to watch the above trailer and not be impressed. I feel you are going to prove me wrong, but join me, however briefly, with enthusiasm for Beyond: Two Soul's immense trailer... read feature

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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 a 'bootleg' trailer for Beyond: Two Souls


"Bootleg"
Apr 24
As you may have heard, Beyond: Two Souls is an official selection for the Tribeca Film Festival. Sony has sent along a fake bootleg to go along with that massive fake script.  After watching a bit of some fake (but well... 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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Quantic Dream is hiring a multiplayer programmer


For Beyond: Two Souls?
Apr 11
I had the pleasure of visiting Quantic Dream's studio last month (see above picture), and it was there that I saw something interesting while being shown upcoming game Beyond: Two Souls. Unfortunately, that's about all I... 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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Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls to appear at Tribeca Film Festival


Games not films? Ha!
Mar 21
Think David Cage's films are just movies with button prompts? I don't, but upcoming PS3 game Beyond: Two Souls is at least film-y enough to appear at the Tribeca Film Festival. The game will be an Official Selection -- a firs... 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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Control system detailed
While a sizable portion of Beyond: Two Souls was shown to press at a event at Quantic Dream this week, unfortunately, it was a hands-off situation. But the studio didn't want to leave us completely empty handed, so they prepa... read feature

Beyond preview photo
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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GOG.com

Omikron: The Nomad Soul released on GOG.com


David Bowie starred in the debut from David Cage
Mar 14
It seems totally fitting that this week should see the release of Omikron: The Nomad Soul on GOG.com, the same week as David Bowie releases his first album in a decade. The Thin White Duke wrote the soundtrack and even made a... 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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Witcher 3 gets horses and fire, Beyond gets Willem Dafoe


The Destructoid Show's 420th Episode Takes The High Road
Mar 01
As we do every Friday (except for sometimes) we did a live Destructoid Show. CD Projekt Red announced some stuff about The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, and then dropped some new screens. Some stuff is being released in May... read
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YES YES YES YES YES YES!
Legendary actor and Destructoid patron saint, Willem Dafoe, has been revealed in Beyond: Two Souls. Quantic Dream's upcoming game just got 100,000,000,000 times more interesting!  The above trailer showcases America's f... read feature

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Quantic Dream using PS4 to advance ugly man technology


Sad old eyes!
Feb 20
David Cage has taken to the stage tonight to suggest that emotion in games begins and ends with graphics, proving his point with a really ugly old man head. Who needs a good script when you have the sad eyes of a near-dead wa... read
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David Cage 'shocked' by violent showings at last E3


Feb 06
During David Cage's presentation at D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 this morning, in a talk on his vision for the game industry, he addressed last year's E3's showing of violent, shocking content. The Quantic Dream boss made it clear th... read
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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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More next-gen rumors

Quantic Dream registers domain that references 'PS4'


What is Singularity?
Jan 22
Superannuation has been on a roll lately with spotting curious domain registrations. As posted on Kotaku, it's been discovered that Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream registered singularityps4.com back in November of last yea... read
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SDCC: Beyond: Two Souls panel yields gameplay details


Jul 13
While yesterday's Beyond: Two Souls panel at San Diego Comic Con focused mainly on actress Ellen Page’s involvement as protagonist Jodie Holmes, a few gameplay and development details did slip out during the session. Di... read
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David Cage: games must innovate or 'die'


Jul 06
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... read
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Rumor: Willem Dafoe to co-star in Beyond: Two Souls


Jun 19
According to the latest gossip, beloved actor Willem Dafoe is set to co-star in David Cage's next tribute to Hollywood, Beyond: Two Souls. Now sit back and imagine that man's face rendered with Quantic Dream's uncanny valley ... read
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Whether you loved it or hated it, you must admit that Heavy Rain could have been better. Even its creator David Cage admits it fell short of his ambitions. He’d also be the first to tell you that its follow-up, Beyond: Two Souls, is better, and he wouldn’t be wrong. read feature

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E3: Quantic Dream unveils Beyond: Two Souls


Jun 04
Quantic Dream co-founder David Cage came out on stage at Sony's E3 2012 press briefing to introduce his studio's next project, Beyond: Two Souls. Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page (Hard Candy, Inception) stars as heroine Jod... read
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E3: Ellen Page featured in David Cage's Beyond: Two Souls


Jun 04
As many of you correctly guessed, Ellen Page will be the lead actress in David Cage's next game, Beyond: Two Souls. Cage was particularly excited to announce this during Sony's press conference, putting emphasis on Page'... read






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