Author: Grant

Let’s Say

One of the debates circling the great tornado of fecal matter that is GamerGate is whether or not mainstream gaming news review released titles properly and use an appropriate format. Of course GamerGate did not start this discussion. The topic has been kicked around since there were mediums to say whether this or that title was worth your time. Granted, one of the corner stones of the early NES days is the famous Nintendo Power which was little more than a promotional catalog of Nintendo’s products. Since many early sites took such material as a prototype to work from, it’s become expected for gaming magazines to heap acclaim and praise on the games sold by big name publishers.… Read the rest

Despite All My Rage I am Still Just David Cage

I think David Cage is at both times the most unique yet most disappointing independent designers out there. David Cage, for those not in the know, is a French video game designer and owner of the developer, Quantum Dream. Through this studio, he has produced the triplet of games: Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls. What has made Cage such a known yet despised figure is his rejection towards conventional game design. Most of his games are comprised of what can little else be called quick-time events, cutscenes whereby the player can pass or fail by responding to a button prompt.… Read the rest