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David Cage: “I don’t make games to make money”

Thursday, 2 May 2013 12:58 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Beyond: Two Souls is more about its writer’s personal journey than Quantic Dream wanting to turn a dime. David Cage speaks to Patrick Garratt in Paris.

“I don’t do work for hire. I don’t make games to make money. I make games by passion, because I want to share something, because I have something to tell.”

David Cage doesn’t want your money. The Quantic Dream creative head, currently working on supernatural thriller Beyond: Two Souls, is on a mission to write. He’s doing what he wants to do.

“I put a lot of myself in the games we make,” he said, speaking to VG247 in Paris. “I don’t do work for hire. I don’t make games to make money. I make games by passion, because I want to share something, because I have something to tell.”

You should believe him. It’s a consistent message. David Cage is a passionate man, a person trying to achieve his potential. He’s a fiction writer. He sanctions creative elements classically associated with film and novel narrative; writing ‘what you know’ is a prime example.

“I really feel I became a writer on Heavy Rain,” he said. “Before that I didn’t know what I wanted to say, what I had to talk about. I was just telling stories, borrowing things from different things I’d seen in the past. I really discovered on Heavy Rain that I could talk about myself, and that it was easier to write about things you know, things you experience yourself.”

He “never” considered a Heavy Rain sequel, the obvious financial choice given the original grossed over €100 million. Cage wanted to move on. Sugardaddy Sony didn’t try to coerce the Frenchman into a second game.

“I really thank them for that,” he said.

David Cage

Cage is the founder and CEO of French developer Quantic Dream.

David Cage is a stage name: David De Gruttola is written on his birth certificate.

Quantic Dream, based in Paris, has been responsible for Omikron: The Nomad Soul, Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain. The studio’s next game – releasing this October for PS3 – will be Beyond: Two Souls.

While Heavy Rain grew from Cage’s experiences as a young father, Beyond: Two Souls sprouted from a sadder seed.

“It was really me being confronted with death. I lost someone I felt close to, and I wanted to write something about that. It’s about changing, it’s about accepting who you are, it’s about confronting your fears. And it’s about what’s after death.”

Beyond is based on a dual mechanic in which the player controls both Jodie and Aiden, her guardian “ghost”. The concept started with the idea of a person who could see an invisible someone. While gameplay is complex – it involves two distinct control methods, fighting, puzzle-solving and conversational interaction – it’s clear Cage’s primary investment is in plot and his personal journey as a writer. Beyond’s narrative leaps around chronologically. This isn’t the sort of thing people make if they want to sell as many copies as possible.

“Many films are really surprising in the way they deconstruct narrative, and I’ve always been impressed by the extra layer it adds to story-telling,” Cage said.

“Suddenly the audience is not just watching and passively looking at the story being told; you need to think, you need invest yourself in the story, and you need to be clever. You need to connect dots. It creates an extra layer of complexity that I really, really enjoyed.”

He added: “You’ll never know what to expect. You don’t know. You can’t tell. Will you be Jodie when she’s an adult, or when she’s a teenager, or when she’s a kid? You don’t know. Will I be homeless? Will I be chased? What will happen to me? There’s no way you can tell. The fact that the game is totally unpredictable is something I really enjoy, and it’s not just unpredictable in story but in terms of what you’re going to do, where you’re going to be, what the context will be. That’s something I found very appealing.”

If you’re still think Cage is in games for the money, take a look at Beyond’s content. The demo we saw in Paris involved a homeless woman giving birth, characters stealing food and street begging. Not shooting bad guys. Cage has always espoused the need to draw emotion from the player, and this has never been more obvious than in Beyond. This is not intended to be a “mass” game. David Cage is trying to make a work of art.

Beyond: Two Souls gameplay, showing off the
relationship between Jodie and Aiden.

“I thought it was really interesting to talk about homeless people from a different angle,” he said, talking specifically of the birth scene.

“I wanted to put you in the shoes of someone living outside and begging and being hungry, needing to find a place to sleep. But at the same time, I didn’t want to have something that would be purely depressing where nothing good can happen, and I thought that having someone who was pregnant would be something very interesting. It gives you a contrast between the difficulty of someone living on the streets and the fact that this cycle keeps happening, that a new life’s coming. That there’s hope.”

Cage is not a cash-in. He’s an artist, or at least he wants to be. He even told me he doesn’t “have the talent” to “lie” in his creations. We’ll see. Anyone can be talented, David. It’s all about doing the work. Every writer knows that.

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31 Comments

  1. CPC_RedDawn

    “I don’t make games for money”

    I will fix this..

    “I don’t make games for money, but I get paid a five figure salary every year” :)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    “Sugardaddy Sony didn’t try to coerce the Frenchwoman into a second game.”

    Fixed :D

    Btw, I am waiting to hear brilliantly thought out one-linerremarks about how Cage is a “Peter Molyneux”, his games suck, I don’t play movies, he doesn’t make games, he makes CG bullshit, a failed movie director, its not art and so on.
    Incidentally, most of them like playing 100 shooters and 25 year old re-releases again and again. Not that its bad though :D

    Also, is anyone else getting “Congratulations! This is a test campaign” message at the start of comments section?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    @2 – Heh. I think the sales chaps are just trying out a new ad “thing”. I’m sure they’ll fix it quickly.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. TheBlackHole

    @1 five figures? are you kidding?

    Six figures for the CEO.

    Also, this guy is an egomaniac. He’s not bothered about money because he owns a studio worth millions, and he gets to socialise with hollywood stars, who he gets to direct like he’s a legitimate big shot.

    Not a fan of him or his games. Nice graphics, no substance.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Beta

    I rather enjoy Cage’s style of game making. It’s different and I’m looking forward to Beyond :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. redwood

    i have respect for him.. but this is the opposite of cliffy telling us to suck it up over EA going mental with IAPs… so a little moderation would do everyone alot good.. I have respect for him and his games though

    #6 2 years ago
  7. TheBlackHole

    Also, I love how the only positive thing you said about this during the commentary Pat, was ‘good flames’ :)

    Epic.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. lubu

    wow he talks alot and every day

    #8 2 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    Cage is SONY’s Peter Molyneux only his games don’t suck. David cage actually achieves his original vision for his games while Peter Molyneux falls short every time with Fable and Milo being the prime examples.

    Cage is becoming a legend in this industry among top ranking devs like Hideo Kojima,Kazunori Yamauchi,and Ted Price. David Cage is a hero because without him PS3′s potential would have never been realized and proven to all the haters out there that this machine is capable of amazing games that blur the line between them and movies. SONY should be so grateful to have this man developing his vision exclusively on their console. But then again his vision can only be realized only on one console.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. polygem

    peter molyneux is a great games designer. sure he had a low recently, but he knows that and i think he really reflected why and how that happened. i think we will see a great return.

    i didn´t enjoy heavy rain at all. so boring.

    idea for a game:

    cage money – the don´t game (a qte,movie”game”)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    ^ Whats wrong with a game that focuses more on the story than actual gameplay. Sometimes I rather play a game like that and have minimal input. Great change of pace from shooters that plague this current gen.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    Cage makes pretty games (but not good ones), but he’s a bad, bad, BAD writer who, in any medium in which the story has to stand on its own (films, books) would be considered a joke.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Kabby

    Pat’s alive? Holy shit.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Telepathic.Geometry

    I loved Heavy Rain, and I’m planning to play it again sometime soon. I have had Beyond pre-ordered since Day Zero. For me, the most important thing for a game to do is to be unexpected or different or fresh, and Cage can at the very least do that. Credit where credit’s due…

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Da Man

    Some of you folks need help.. And friends.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. spazzwan

    @9 Dont forget Naughty Dog’s contributions, I personally think the Uncharted series is a better example of the PS3′s capabilities. Having said that I still agree with most of what you are saying, I just dont agree with “David Cage is a hero because without him…”.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    @13
    Sorry if this might sound rude, but who exactly is Pat? i haven’t seen his presence here as much as the other staff but then again i haven’t been here too long some other users.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Gheritt White

    ^LOL

    @15: Hear, hear.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. polygem

    @LB: he just runs this place that´s all :)
    @tea: sure….that game just wasn´t for me, cannot say why but it never got me hooked. i will play beyond for sure (not at release) but for now i am not feeling it. like i said somewhere else: i still think it is great that the playstation has all these games, because, like you said, variety is very important and this is indeed where sony is great at.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @19
    It there some sort of inside joke i am not aware of?
    @20
    Oh. well thanks for the response.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Gheritt White

    @21: Loads, probably.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Lengendaryboss

    @22
    Not even going to look deeply into that.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Richenbaum

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. TheBlackHole

    “Whats wrong with a game that focuses more on the story than actual gameplay”

    Because it’s a GAME, and without good GAMEPLAY it’s just a boring ‘choose your own adventure’ with QTEs.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. nikk900

    I personally loved Heavy Rain and I can’t wait for Beyond. I respect David and admire him for his passion. Love him or hate him, at least his games are an escape from all the shooters and bland games we have today.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    @25 Its a different change of pace for a game. I’m sorry I’m a trophy whore and I play every genre. I don’t see that much difference between a RPG like Final Fantasy and a game like Beyond besides the level up system and wait time to input certain commands. They’re both still heavily story based games.

    Games like Beyond and Heavy Rain are needed in this industry. They help bridge the gap and David Cage is the man to go to if you want that kind of job done….not Peter Molyneux.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Clupula

    Loved Heavy Rain and am super excited for Beyond.

    Actually, thinking about it, I even liked Omikron on the Dreamcast.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Mjorh

    Two Thumbs Up!

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Agt_Pendergast

    I liked some of the individual moments in Heavy Rain, but I feel like what they added up to was not that great. Also, the voice acting could get really bad in parts, and in a story focused game, that’s a big detriment for me. Beyond seems to have a pretty good cast, so I’m interested, hopefully Cage has improved his writing.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. sh4dow

    Well… it’s easy to say you’re not in something for the money when you don’t have to worry about making a living. Hell, I would do all kinds of things just out of pure passion if it just so happened to make me enough money to live off of it.

    And for everybody like him who actually gets to say that he doesn’t make games to make money, there are probably 100 other people who don’t even get to say that because their games actually don’t make money.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Malmer

    Can’t wait for this game. Heavy rain was great, even though it had some plot holes. I expect this one to be among my top games this year. Now if only he made a full game out of the amazing Kara demo.

    #31 2 years ago

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    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]