Some Of The World's Best Cartoons Are Hidden Inside Video Games

Quantic Dream, the studio behind Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, are about as polarising as a developer gets. Some people hate their games. Some people love them! I'd like to think there's one aspect of their output we can all get behind, though: the way they include some of the world's best animation shorts in… » 10/21/13 11:00pm 10/21/13 11:00pm

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 2:00am 10/03/13 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 2:30pm 5/06/13 2:30pm

Beyond: Two Souls Wants You to Know It's a Film with Exclusive DLC

Beyond: Two Souls, the PS3 exclusive game coming from Quantic Dream was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend, and presented this, its official trailer. It's a big deal for a video game to get that kind of serious treatment, so the trailer goes all out in presenting itself as a serious film. » 4/28/13 1:00pm 4/28/13 1:00pm

This Video Game Script Is Beyond Ridiculous

CNET editor Dan Ackerman shared this picture of the Beyond: Two Souls script today. It's 2,000 blank pages. The representation of the conglomeration of all the spoken dialogue for Quantic Dream’s upcoming playable drama looks bigger than a stack of PS3s. And not the new Super Slim PS3s. I’m talking the original husky… » 4/23/13 3:00pm 4/23/13 3:00pm

Hints of a Next-Gen Xbox TV Strategy, A Multiplayer Quantic Dream, And…

Editor's note: The mysterious figure known as Superannuation likes to go digging on the Internet. What Superannuation finds is all available to the public. Every two weeks, Superannuation shares his findings. Are these true gaming secrets? Or are they gaming red herrings planted to throw Superannuation off? Read on... » 4/10/13 11:00am 4/10/13 11:00am

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

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 10:00pm 3/21/13 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 12:00pm 3/01/13 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 2:30pm 2/06/13 2:30pm