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Submitted by MariaHelFutura 156d ago | news

Beyond: Two Souls' David Cage first game developer to receive France's highest honor

French developer David Cage will receive the Legion of Honour for his work in the video game industry. (Beyond: Two Souls, David Cage, Heavy Rain , Indigo Prophecy, Industry, Omikron The Nomad Soul, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Quantic Dream, The Dark Sorcerer)

ChaosKnight  +   156d ago
Well deserved!
GentlemenRUs  +   156d ago
Agreed.

I did like it myself, I don't care who says what about it.
kx11  +   156d ago
france is so boring they gave a boring game developer some noble medal lolz
AnteCash  +   156d ago
They should give you a medal instead for your contribution to gaming industry.
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kx11  +   156d ago
i bought a lot of games so i'm helping the industry :)
morganfell  +   156d ago
David Cage has been the reason more gamers purchased more titles than you will in a lifetime. His approach has subtly altered the game industry and he is one of the few people that is assisting in altering the manner in which the general public views our hobby. When you have come close to that perhaps you can have a medal. Until then be happy amusing yourself and framing your trolling award certificate.
Master-H  +   155d ago
France sent you a medal too kx11, it's for poor trolling, it's waiting for you in your cave, now go back in there..
Saito  +   156d ago
Buying COD repeatedly isn't a great contribution buddy. You're destroying it.
kx11  +   155d ago
without COD this industry would die off to mobile gaming

not that i'm a fan of COD but i'm trying to inform you that COD is more than a shooter unfortunately
Porcelain_Chicken  +   155d ago
You hate on France, mock their ways, then insult a man who strives to create diversity in a time when it's needed the most. Also i'm assuming the man has a family to feed.

**Insert "You are a terrible human being" Giff here**
kx11  +   155d ago
all i'm saying is that beyond was boring

i liked HR a lot BTW
Porcelain_Chicken  +   155d ago
"all i'm saying is that beyond was boring"

No it's not. Nowhere in your original post did you even hint at that. It was basically, France is boring, Cage is boring. Period. It's where all your disagrees are coming from.

"without COD this industry would die off to mobile gaming"

No... the gaming industry existed way before CoD. It will just as easily thrive without it.
CrossingEden  +   156d ago
Damn it, this is the last thing that someone as egotistical as David Cage needs.
WeAreLegion  +   156d ago
David Cage is the furthest thing from egotistical that a human being can be. He's a humble and grateful person. Always has been.
Banok  +   155d ago
If he was the furthest thing from egotistical you wouldn't even know his name
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   156d ago
Can't wait to see what Cage has in store for PS4.
gamerstation151  +   156d ago
How? Oh yeah, "Frances highest honor". No other award show with any knowledge of games would give him an award.
WeAreLegion  +   156d ago
Quantic Dream and David Cage have received awards for Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain...both in the gaming industry and from interactive arts groups.

I love their games.
gamerstation151  +   155d ago
Sorry to break it to you, but they are all awful.
Porcelain_Chicken  +   155d ago
Hey WeAreLegion, did you not get the memo? gamerstation151 speaks for mankind. If he says QD's games are terrible it's beca...

You know what gamerstation151, it's easier to just call you a st**id troll. WeAreLegion is spot-on.
gamerstation151  +   155d ago
Less of the attacks please. I was just stating my opinion. You gotta admit WeAreLegion is arguing on the less supported side.
Porcelain_Chicken  +   155d ago
Sorry about the insults that was me being an stupid.

But again I disagree. WeAreLegion IS correct about QD & Cage. Whether you & I agree with him or not. He IS speaking facts. In the form of facts. You outright said uh nope he hasn't received awards, his games are terrible. When in fact he kinda has. Speaking a personal opinion as fact. It's done here on a regular basis and quite frankly it's dumb & annoying.
gamerstation151  +   155d ago
I said no other award show with "Any knowledge of games". Granted it is hyperbolic, but it can't be proved false.

And opinion as fact is an accepted persuasive technique. Not that my post was persuasive in any way.

David Cages games are pretty awful, and I could accept that, if he didn't actually think he is the savior of the industry. The man is the most annoying public developer in the industry.
DanielGearSolid  +   156d ago
This guys owes Sony his life
Codey47  +   156d ago
Has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he's 100% Frenchness.

That's like the McDonald's Big Cheese(CEO not to be confused with a new line of burger) giving Ronald McDonald an award for the Big Mac.
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   156d ago
Obviously. Why would they give a French award to someone who isn't French?
Codey47  +   156d ago
Greg Rusedski wasn't English but he played for The United Kingdom.

I were obviously being an absolute idiot...but alas, always someone that wants to piss on your bonfire :(
Pancit_Canton  +   156d ago
Good for him.
BABY-JEDI  +   155d ago
France has an exceptionally creative & artistic society. The arts (of all types) are really appreciated within their culture. I wish more societies promoted these types of achievements more. This is well deserved on Cage's part. He has cut his own niche within the gaming industry.
; D
Roccetarius  +   155d ago
First the GDCA gives awards to destructive people, then this happens. The industry is definitely getting worse.
SpiralTear  +   155d ago
"Cage is known for his highly cinematic, character and story driven games."

Making games more photorealistic-looking and stripping away interactive elements is not helping the game industry at all. You cannot further the game industry by making games like movies and that's exactly what Cage has been doing.

It's because he's not using the game medium's distinctions from film as a strength. You cannot make video games into art if you constantly run by the laws of film. That's like trying to make a movie into art by removing any motion in it and running by the rules of still portrait design.

If you can use these technological advancements to make game DESIGN better instead of just making the GRAPHICS better, then I'd give Cage some respect. But right now, I cannot give this man any credit toward furthering games as a valuable medium of artistic expression. He's simply not doing anything to improve this industry, the GAMES industry.
level 360  +   155d ago
Just believe the story-telling has a lot of flaws and contradicting plot elements.

But overall the the graphics is absolutely first rate, control lay-out is easy, the audio excellent and game play experience quite good.
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