The Video Game That Began With...Pictures Of Ellen Page

It began with an idea. David Cage sits at his desk, but he can’t write. He looks for an image. He can’t remember the words he types into the search engine but, before he knows it, on his screen, a photograph of the actress Ellen Page. A funeral, a single idea and pictures of Ellen Page. “This,” says David Cage, “is… »10/03/13 2:00am10/03/13 2:00am

Heavy Rain Creator: ‘The Only Thing I Didn’t Want to Do Was a Sequel’

Heavy Rain got some criticism. There are whole train of thoughts that either praise or slam Quantic Dream’s experimental PS3 game. Some people love what it tried to do in terms of how play mechanics and plot continuation when certain characters died. Other players hated the way it tried to tell its story. When »5/06/13 2:30pm5/06/13 2:30pm

Here's One Big-Budget Game That Won't Have A Gun-Toting Character On The Cover

If it's a big-budget game, you can (cynically) count on at least one thing: a stoic-looking guy incorrectly holding a gun on the cover. It's a trend in the same way blue-orange movie covers are a trend. Covers rarely break that mold, but according to Gamespot, Quantic Dream is doing it with Beyond: Two Souls. And… »3/21/13 10:00pm3/21/13 10:00pm

Beyond: Two Souls Is Coming October 8th, Just Got Dafoe'd

Sony has just revealed that Beyond: Two Souls will be bringing its innumerable polygons to PS3 on October 8th. The announcement eschews any mention of PS4, but does have some extra flavor. Dafoe flavor. Yes, the rumor that Willem Dafoe is part of Quantic Dream's ambitious title is true, despite David Cage's denial of… »3/01/13 12:00pm3/01/13 12:00pm

Nine Ways Video Games Need to Grow Up, From the Guy Who Made Heavy Rain

"These are exciting times for the gaming industry," game designer David Cage of Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) said as he began a talk here in Las Vegas that seemed set to criticize the modern state of gaming. After all, the talk was called: "The Peter Pan Syndrome: The Industry That Refused to Grow Up." »2/06/13 2:30pm2/06/13 2:30pm

Heavy Rain Creator “Not Interested in the Next Generation of Consoles”

We're at a weird place in terms of expectations for the near-future of video games. Yesterday saw Epic Games unveiling the next iteration of their Unreal Engine and that— combined with a stream of leaks about the successors to the PS3 and Xbox 360—have people thinking about the possibilities of what's next. But David… »5/18/12 1:30pm5/18/12 1:30pm