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Submitted by gamerlive 506d ago | article

Why David Cage Will Help Sony Sell PlayStation 4 Hardware And Create The Citizen Kane Of Gaming

Quantic Dream founder and CEO David Cage has been at the forefront of bringing emotion to interactive entertainment. He’s spent his life, thus far, building new technology that allows him to bring memorable stories to life that put the player front and center. Unlike many games, Quantic Dream titles constantly challenge gamers to make important decisions, and these decisions take both an emotional toll on the player and spin the narrative into new directions.

Cage, who wowed the game industry at GDC last year with his short film, Kara, and again at E3 a few months later with his new PlayStation 3 game, Beyond: Two Souls, starring Ellen Page; was on stage at PlayStation Meeting 2013 to show what PlayStation 4 adds to his ultimate quest to bring as much depth and emotion to games as Hollywood has experienced. (Beyond, David Cage, Kara, PS3, PS4, Quantic Dream, Sony, Tech)

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jagiii  +   506d ago
David Cage is a master of interactive storytelling.
QuebecSuperstar  +   506d ago
You are so right! He's the best, if you ask me. Well, him and everybody at Quantic Dream.
Bumpmapping  +   506d ago
The Citizen Kane Of Gaming
Only possible on PS4 Jump In.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   506d ago
Absurd hyperbole.
K1W1  +   506d ago
Correct.
bicfitness  +   506d ago
A huge segment of gamers have matured in life and in years since the console business began. We have kids, families, mortgages. Yet the medium remains aimed at 15-25 year old males (for the most part). I like the fact that someone is making adult content for people in my demographic. The man takes the medium seriously as an art form, and attempts to make games that actually cater to the 25+ crowd. That is commendable.
Temporary  +   506d ago
I purchase whatever Quantic Dream makes because of the passion David Cage and his team have for their games. They go against the current and stick to their vision and whether or not they sell 10 mil games is irrelevant, they make adult games and are going to revolutionize the industry with their story-heavy titles.
Finally someone who understands.
zatrox  +   506d ago
"This game plays like a game! It is entertaining like a game! It is made for 15-25 year old males!"

It doesn't work like that. Gaming, in fact, is an ageless, genderless hobby. Old and young men and women alike can play games that cater to their tastes and have a good time. Growing up doesn't mean that you forget how to appreciate fun things in life.

And I think the man could do way better in his execution of ideas. Heavy Rain's story, for example, was as believable and touching as a B movie or a campy book. At least in my opinion.
Sketchy_Galore  +   506d ago
But it's NOT mature content, that's the problem. David Cage's films are pure shallow adolescent cheese disguised by moody piano soundtracks and shoehorned 'mature' subject matter, all the while retaining the same clichè writing, one dimensional stereotypical characters and Pervy forced T and A of any Hollywood popcorn flick.

The creators of games like Journey and Braid are more likely to bring us gaming's Citizen Kane (if they haven't already). Even though their work looks on the surface nothing like Citizen Kane, it stands in a similar place Kane did in relation to the medium in which it exists. Creating a far deeper and more human connection with its audience than anything had before. A game like Heavy rain stands apart from the rest of the industry in terms of its innovative gameplay but in terms of plot it's just every cliché from every detective potboiler over the past fifty years packaged and sold as something new to people without the cultural education to know where and when these ideas were done better. It tries desperately to look mature and grown up but is in fact embarrassingly adolescent, like a thirteen year old boy smoking his first cigarette and trying not to cough his lungs up.

I'm not saying Cage isn't trying to create something deeper and more mature, he is and that is commendable but if he ever wants to actually do it he really needs to develop greatly as a writer.
BitbyDeath  +   506d ago
@zatrox, what's a b movie to you?
Something like the 'Taken'?

Taken is a good movie to compare it with IMO.
Megaton  +   506d ago
I would really like to see them make something out of that Kara tech demo.
BanBrother  +   506d ago
Going off David Cage's talk in the conference, it seems very likely. Either way, I am looking to them next-gen for the most immersive storytelling. The insanely realistic character models help greatly in delivering the emotions that he tries to get across. Worked wonder with Heavy Rain, and Beyond:2 Souls has taken it to a new level, deemed unreachable on current-gen tech. But, he will keep proving us wrong.
josephayal  +   506d ago
without doubt
PS4's will sell like hotcakes just like the PS3/3DS
BlackTar187  +   506d ago
He shoots and misses Games over folks games over
Jek_Porkins  +   506d ago
This guy is a tool.

He's now a meme as well.

Get Caged!
http://i.imgur.com/jj9iqyj....
stage88  +   506d ago
Whoever made that meme is an absolute ****.
Just look at the two pictures.
Put a sock in it Porkins.
r21  +   506d ago
Did you make it? If so. Quite sad :C
KingofGambling  +   506d ago
I feel sorry for the person who made that meme.
joab777  +   506d ago
Most must remember that while Citizen Kane was considered one of the greatest movies ever made, it was also considered an industrial flop. Yes, post 2000, it has made money because of new tech but it may not be the comparison that best suits this work.

While i agree that what is being done at QDs is amazing and a must for the industry, it needs to remain profitable to be relevant. I do believe that it will be and that its exclusivity is a major advantage for playstation and the industry as a whole. This is why Citizen Kane may not be the best reference. I am trying to think what would be a better reference, a movie that was a game changer, ahead of its time, but also made money to help further its industry. Any ideas?
Capodastaro  +   506d ago
I just wish they would stop rushing their games or have a better work structure to be on schedule or whatever happens but both Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain suffered from plot holes especially in Indigo Prophecy.

I'm glad they threw that video together on PSN explaining the main plot holes within the stories for Heavy Rain, I just wish I could have enjoyed them in game instead of a video though.
alegolo  +   506d ago
''The Citizen Kane of gaming'' should be a game with perfect gameplay, not a game that plays like a film. All my respects to Mr Cage, I enjoy his games.
Killzoner99  +   506d ago
If anyone can make the Citizen Kane of gaming it is David Cage. The man is a visionary and a genius of story telling. His demo at the PS4 presentation was the most impressive demo in video game history. With David Cage Sony can't lose.
BabyTownFrolics  +   506d ago
while I have total respect for mr. cage and the talents of his studio graphics do not equal the ability to show mature emotion in characters. Look at telltales the walking dead, it pulled as much emotion if not more than heavy rain did, and did it with a tenth of the graphical power that heavy rain had. again i have total respect for him but he was selling hardware during his segment at the ps4 reveal. He may very well make the citizen kane of games, but he could do it with half the graphical power as long as he had the right story.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   506d ago
Not going to lie, I'd like to see this guy make a game that's a little more focused on gameplay elements!

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