David Cage’s Detroit: Become Human wants to talk about difficult questions. The game from Cage’s studio Quantic Dream, is a story of android prejudice and rebellion touches upon questions of the soul and the nature of being. But Detroit is also a bloated action movie romp. One sequence, a series in a pattern for Cage,…
The PS4’s latest blockbuster moviegame Detroit: Become Human is like something my Alexa would come up with, were I to ask her to write a story about androids with feelings.
Last week, Quantic Dream founder and CEO David Cage flew to New York City to show demos of his dramatic new PS4 game, Detroit: Become Human, to press. In his home city of Paris, meanwhile, a different type of drama was unfolding: French journalists were defending themselves against Cage’s legal charges.
This week, we finished streaming David Cage’s crime thriller Heavy Rain on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. It’s a game of astounding highs and disappointing lows, with intense action and awful writing. It’s not as bad as everyone says, but it’s still not very good.
Detroit: Become Human is the latest game from Heavy Rain developers Quantic Dream. It’s about a sci-fi Detroit where androids don’t have human rights, a description that also applies to real Detroit.
I was familiar with the work of David Bowie from a young age, but I didn’t fall in love with the man and his work until 1999. That was when I played Omikron: The Nomad Soul, a video game that changed the way I felt about David Bowie entirely.
Here's something odd: David Cage, the maker of Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, now has something in common with Marcel Marceau, Jacques Cousteau and Alexis de Tocqueville: all are members of France's Legion d'honneur, an award akin to being knighted in the United Kingdom.
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…
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…
The European version of upcoming PS3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls is going to be a little bit different from the American edition, after slight cuts had to be made to get it under an adults-only rating.
Which shouldn't surprise you. It's not like Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain were a laugh-a-minute. But there's something all this concept art from the game that just bums me out.
Ignore the circle button prompt, Eric Winter's Ryan Clayton is completely irresistible, no matter how shy you might be.
A few weeks back, Sony's own online store was offering insanely cheap preorders for upcoming PS3 exlcusive Beyond Two Souls. It seemed like a deal too good to be true! It was.
The video above was shown yesterday during Sony's E3 conference. It is of a game that, until now, we'd thought was about a young woman growing up with weird powers, working her way through a story featuring lots of rain, and emotions.
We've already seen several minutes of Quantic Dream's amazing (and amusing) PS4 tech demo. Here are several more minutes! Twelve, actually.
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 …
David Cage was nervous last Saturday night. And with good reason.
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.