Tag Archives: Thriller
Sat, Jan 29, 2011 | 21:32 GMT
Remedy’s head of franchise development Oskari Häkkinen, and creative director Sam Lake sat down will Hell Decent to talk about their inspirations when creating Alan Wake, whether a possible sequel will contain more horror elements, and just who or what Mr. Scratch is.
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 | 23:03 BST
More than 50,000 people took advantage of Microsoft’s offer to download Michael Jackson’s Thriller for free at the weekend, MTV reports.
The promo was only available in the US.
Sun, Jun 28, 2009 | 22:00 BST
Microsoft has announced that Michael Jackson’s legendary music video Thriller is free to download on Xbox Live until the end of today.
The information comes via Microsoft Xbox’s twitter page that reads: “Michael Jackson’s – Thriller music video is currently FREE on Xbox Live Marketplace, until the end of today.”
Sadly, this offer appears to be limited to US consoles only and strangely enough, if you access the song via Marketplace on your console (we’ve got a US account), it says the video currently costs 160 Microsoft Points. However, Xbox.com has it listed for free, so we suggest you use that instead.
It’s a standard definition only affair and therefore is a tiny 173Mb in size.
Update: Whoops: “EDIT- Michael Jackson’s Thriller video was FREE for a short period to only ‘US’ region Live Members. Apologize about the inconvenience.”
Tue, May 19, 2009 | 19:19 BST
David Cage has said in an interview that his reason for choosing the US instead of his native France as a backdrop for Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain, was the sense of “danger and disparity” in one of the larger cities gave him the perfect background for writing a thriller.
“We spent time in an east coast city for three weeks with cameras, and it was a real shock to see the poverty, the ghettos, the abandoned factories, and the sense of danger that the social disparity creates,” Cage told 1UP. “When you live in Europe, the US is most of the time depicted as the country of success, power, money, heroes saving the world, and sexy girls. Discovering the social side of America that you rarely see in movies was something absolutely scary.
“I came [across a particular city coincidentally], not really knowing what I was looking for, but I found the exact background I needed to tell my story, and I must say it really fed the writing of Heavy Rain.”
When asked why he didn’t set the game in France, Cage gave a number of reasons for the choice.
“France is a fantastic country for food, history, nature, culture and art, but I guess it is easier to write about another culture you feel familiar with but that is not yours,” he said. “I don’t have any specific desire to write a game set in France.
“I don’t have enough distance with my country to be able to tell something interesting about it…for the moment.”
You can read the rest of the interview through the link.