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Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls are heading to the Playstation 4

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BuzzDuraband
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Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls are heading to the Playstation 4

Quantic Dream simply Tweeted:

Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls are heading to the Playstation 4

So we kind of knew something was happening. We had no idea that something would become Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls making there way on to the Playstation 4 system in yet another remaster of last generations catalogue.

"Hi everyone. We’re really excited to finally reveal that two classic Quantic Dream games are coming to PlayStation 4 only for Europe and the PAL region – we’re bringing both Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls to a PS4 near you soon. Both titles will be available as individual digital releases, with a two-game bundle also available both digitally and physically.

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Beyond: Two Souls £10 at Amazon on PS3

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PS3 games, Quantic Dream

Beyond: Two Souls £10 at Amazon on PS3

Beyond: Two Souls | Amazon | £10
Price ComparisonReview

David Cage still hasn't admitted that he just wants to make films, but we've always had time for his quirky cinematic videogames. Beyond is a more divisive proposition than most, though, due to some fantastic scenes sitting at odds with uneven storytelling and characterisation. It certainly has its moments, so Amazon's £10 price is very reasonable indeed if you've been waiting to get involved (they're back in stock). Do be sure to read Matt's 4/10 review, mind. Thanks to sonicsez95 @ HUKD!

Fahrenheit now only £1.05 on PC at GOG

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Adventure Games, Atari, PC games, Quantic Dream
Fahrenheit now only £1.05 on PC at GOG

Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy | Good Old Games | £1.05

David Cage is currently best known for Heavy Rain and Beyond, but Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy to its American mates) arguably served as a foundation for hirs cinema-meets-gameplay formula. It's got a (mostly) great storyline, some superb characters and a deep chilling mystery that rather goes off the rails towards the end. For £1.05, though, this uncensored version definitely deserves your attention.

Thanks once again to jaystan @ HUKD!

Beyond: Two Souls £10 at Amazon on PS3

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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interactive drama, PS3 games, Quantic Dream

Beyond: Two Souls £10 at Amazon on PS3

Beyond: Two SoulsAmazon | £10
Price ComparisonReview

Now that it's more in line with the price of a TV series boxset, it becomes that little bit easier to recommend Beyond: Two Souls, mainly because you'll spend more time watching than playing. But despite this, I enjoyed the story because the acting from the two leads of Ellen Page  and Willem DaFoe is excellent throughout. Player choices don't have the same major impacts as Heavy Rain, but fans of Quantic Dream's efforts won't find a cheaper price than this today.

Thanks to theg at HotUkDeals.

Beyond: Two Souls £9.99 at ShopTo's eBay Outlet (PS3)

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PS3 games, Quantic Dream

Beyond: Two Souls £9.99 at ShopTo's eBay Outlet (PS3)

Beyond: Two SoulsShopTo (eBay) | £9.99
Price ComparisonReview

ShopTo have been flogging all manner of cheap merchandise through their eBay outlet recently, the latest bargain being David Cage's very divisive interactive story. Some great performances are at odds with a somewhat mediocre script and storyline, but there's no quibbling with the savings. Thanks to

Thanks to chris88 at HotUKDeals!

Beyond: Two Souls falls to £11.50 over at The Game Collection

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Adventure Games, PS3 games, Quantic Dream, Sony Computer Entertainment

Beyond: Two Souls falls to £11.50 over at The Game Collection
Beyond: Two Souls | The Game Collection | £14.95
PS3 price comparison | Beyond: Two Souls Review

Here we have yet another reduction for Quantic Dream's latest cinematic effort, with the price falling to the lowest we've seen in a while. Overall there's a saving of around £2.50 to be had with this listing.

Opinion on Beyond was scattered like a buckshot for good reason - the lack of apparent choice and interaction rubbed many people the wrong way, coming across as limited compared to Heavy Rain. While the storyline isn't the best in the industry has produced, it's certainly an enjoyable one, and the performances by Ellen Page and Willam Defoe are outstanding. That said, at this price it could be the right time to make up your own mind. Thanks to Jas10 @ HUKD!

Beyond: Two Souls £14.95 at Game Collection on PS3

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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interactive drama, PS3 games, Quantic Dream

Beyond: Two Souls £14.95 at Game Collection on PS3

Beyond: Two SoulsGame Collection | £14.95
Price ComparisonReview

Now Beyond: Two Souls is more in line with the price of a TV series boxset, it becomes that little bit easier to recommend, mainly because you'll spend more time watching than playing. Despite the game's passive nature, I enjoyed the story as the acting from the two leads of Ellen Page  and Willem DaFoe is excellent throughout. Player choices don't have the same major impacts as Heavy Rain, but fans of Quantic Dream won't find a cheaper price.

Get Beyond: Two Souls for just £14.95 at The Game Collection

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Adventure Games, PS3 games, Quantic Dream

Get Beyond: Two Souls for just £14.95 at The Game Collection
Beyond: Two Souls | The Game Collection | £14.95
PS3 price comparison | Beyond: Two Souls Review

Today's flash deal from The Game Collection brings Quantum Dream's latest cinematic extravaganza to the lowest price we've seen. Overall you can save yourself £2 over the next best deal elsewhere.

Opinion on Beyond was scattered like a buckshot for good reason - the lack of apparent choice and interaction rubbed many people the wrong way, coming across as limited compared to Heavy Rain, but while the storyline isn't the best in the industry has produced it's certainly an enjoyable one, and the performances by Ellen Page and Willam Defoe are outstanding. That said, at this price it could be the right time to make up your own mind. Thanks to theg @ HUKD!

Beyond: Two Souls £16.99 at Game Centre on PS3

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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interactive drama, PS3, PS3 games, Quantic Dream

Beyond: Two Souls £16.99 at Game Centre on PS3

Beyond: Two SoulsGames Centre | £16.99
Price ComparisonReview

Now that it's more in line with the price of a TV series boxset, it becomes that little bit easier to recommend Beyond: Two Souls, mainly because you'll spend more time watching than playing. But despite this, I enjoyed the story because the acting from the two leads of Ellen Page  and Willem DaFoe is excellent throughout. Player choices don't have the same major impacts as Heavy Rain, but fans of Quantic Dream's efforts won't find a cheaper price than this today.

Thanks to theg at HotUkDeals.

Beyond: Two Souls only £17.98 with code at The Hut

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Adventure Games, PS3 games, Quantic Dream, Sony Computer Entertainment

Beyond: Two Souls only £17.98 with code at The Hut
Beyond: Two Souls | The Hut | £17.98 with code | Voucher Code: THEHUT
PS3 price comparison | Beyond: Two Souls Review

The price continues to tumble down for Quantic Dream's latest, and thanks to the voucher code above you can get it for below the £20 mark. Overall you'll save £7 over the next best deal elsewhere, although The Hut aren't known for their prompt delivery so bear that in mind before ordering.

Opinion on Beyond was scattered like a buckshot for good reason - player interaction and choice is nowhere near the level found in Heavy Rain, and David Cage has arguably produced better stories in his previous games - but at this price it could be the right time to make up your own mind. Thanks to darioredkin @ HUKD!

Save £8 on Beyond: Two Souls on PS3 for £21.99 at Game

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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interactive drama, PS3, PS3 games, Quantic Dream

Save £8 on Beyond: Two Souls on PS3 for £21.99 at Game

Beyond: Two Souls | Game | £21.99 (save £8)
Price ComparisonReview

Now that it's more in line with the price of a TV series boxset, it becomes that little bit easier to recommend Beyond: Two Souls. This is because you will spend more time watching it than playing it. But despite this, I sort of enjoyed the story. Player choices don't have the same major impacts as Heavy Rain, but fans of Quantic Dream's efforts won't find a cheaper price than this today.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.

Five Ways In Which Telltale Schools Quantic Dream With The Wolf Among Us

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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Adventure Games, Beyond: Two Souls, David Cage, Quantic Dream, Telltale Games, The Wolf Among Us

Five Ways In Which Telltale Schools Quantic Dream With The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 grabs us by the throat, shakes us out and leaves us begging for more. A superb detective story with shocking twists, complex characters and meaningful choices galore, brought to life in Willingham's daring and imaginative Fables setting. - The Wolf Among Us Review

I'll be honest. I've never really paid a great deal of attention to DC's output beyond Batman. I've always been rather more of a Marvel man myself, though in recent years I hate to say that I've found less time for comic books and graphic novels. As such, Bill Willington's Fables series sailed past me completely. But I'm so incredibly glad that I leapt into Telltale's latest episodic adventure series, based on the world and the characters that Willington created. I've found myself disappointed by a number of the games that masses of others have been telling me are "masterpieces" of late, and I'm still not done castigating Quantic Dream for Beyond just yet.

But that disappointment in particular is made more stark by the arrival of The Wolf Among Us, which shows that you don't need Hollywood actors or ludicrously expensive motion capture studios or the backing of a major publisher and platform holder to deliver a game that appeals to our hearts as well as our heads and places story -- good storytelling -- at the very forefront of things.

With that in mind, here are five ways in which I feel Telltale comprehensively schools Quantic Dream in the art of delivering an impactful, narrative-driven adventure title.

Do bear in mind that there may be minor spoilers within.

Genre

Five Ways In Which Telltale Schools Quantic Dream With The Wolf Among Us

The evidence is there for all to see. Murder mysteries, detective procedurals, tales of intrigue -- these are all adventure game staples. You look at the likes of Broken Sword and L.A. Noire and Sam & Max and Heavy Rain. These are all games with unanswered questions at their core, and The Wolf Among Us is no different. I'm not saying, of course, that you can't have stories that don't fit into the crime genre, that would be ridiculous. But any stories of sleuthing are bound to be able to help counterbalance the lack of interaction and traditional action-oriented gameplay because the unanswered questions are what fuel you onwards. You want to unravel the mystery, find the killer, solve the puzzle.

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COMMENT | The Crushing Disappointment of Beyond: Two Souls

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Beyond: Two Souls, David Cage, Ellen Page, PS3 games, Quantic Dream, Sony Computer Entertainment

COMMENT | The Crushing Disappointment of Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls has proven to be a divisive and contentious title primarily because many have struggled to find a place for it when it comes to their definitions of what a game should be. When I sat down to write my Beyond review, I had to begin with a caveat because I felt that one's enjoyment of David Cage's latest opus would no doubt depend on whether or not the player was open to Quantic Dream's signature style, though even that might prove to be a fallible basis for investigation:

Your appreciation, or lack thereof, of David Cage and Quantic Dream's latest opus is largely going to be determined by how much you subscribe to many of the controversial statements that Cage has made over the last couple of years, not to mention whether or not you enjoyed his last QTE-'em-up: Heavy Rain.

And even then, given Heavy Rain arguably worked because of its delicately balanced mix of genre, form and function, you might not find Beyond to your liking.

Games are not reviewed in a vacuum, as we've stated many times on this site. Therefore, it's impossible to separate Beyond from the canon of experiential games, large and small, that have surfaced in the wake of Heavy Rain these past three years. The same tricks that worked in 2010 might not prove as effective this time around, and so it seems to have been the case, for this writer anyway.

COMMENT | The Crushing Disappointment of Beyond: Two Souls

I promised I'd go into further detail, expanding upon a few of the points I made in my review, and so here's a more personal, expressive take on some of Beyond's failures (in my eyes) to deliver the emotionally-connected experience that David Cage and his team have constantly espoused, and why I'm not sure if the team at Quantic Dream fully understand the enormous capacity for direct, emotional connection that this interactive medium can offer.

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Beyond: Two Souls Review | Beyond Redemption

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Reviews
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Adventure Games, Beyond: Two Souls, PS3 games, Quantic Dream, Sony Computer Entertainment

Beyond: Two Souls Review | Beyond Redemption

Platforms: PS3

Developers: Quantic Dream

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Let's get one thing straight, right from the start. Your appreciation, or lack thereof, of David Cage and Quantic Dream's latest opus is largely going to be determined by how much you subscribe to many of the controversial statements that Cage has made over the last couple of years, not to mention whether or not you enjoyed his last QTE-'em-up: Heavy Rain.

And even then, given Heavy Rain arguably worked because of its delicately balanced mix of genre, form and function, you might not find Beyond to your liking.

Beyond: Two Souls Review | Beyond Redemption

Let's start with the most important aspect of this game: the story. You play the role of Jodie Holmes -- a young woman reflecting upon a life led constantly in the company of a powerful ethereal entity named Aiden -- stepping into her shoes and going with her on a journey that takes us from birth, through adolescence, and into young adulthood. From an early age, she's placed under the observation of the Department of Paranormal Activities, and cared for by Nathan Dawkins and his assistant Cole Freeman. Cage's narrative hops about Jodie's timeline -- sometimes to great effect, though it is at times slightly overused and feels a little gimmicky at points -- letting us witness her first attempts to play with other kids, go to her first teenage party, and sneak out of the military compound in which she's spent most of her life to grab a quiet drink at a local bar.

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Beyond: Two Souls Trailer Celebrates A Divisive Launch

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Beyond: Two Souls, PS3 games, Quantic Dream, trailer

Beyond: Two Souls Trailer Celebrates A Divisive Launch

Beyond: Two Souls is out this week, so naturally Quantic Dream are keen to share a launch trailer for David Cage's latest project.

Early review scores are all over the shop.

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Beyond: Two Souls Special Edition Has 30 Minutes Of Extra Gameplay

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Beyond: Two Souls, DLC, PS3 games, Quantic Dream, Special Edition

Beyond: Two Souls will release as a standard and Special Edition next month, the latter of which includes an extra 30 minutes of gameplay by way of bonus DLC. The Advanced Experiments scene will challenge Jodie's (and hence, our) ability to make tough decisions against the clock. See it in action above.

A Beyond: Two Souls demo releases on PSN this week,including two full scenes from different points in the game. The full game is out on October 11th.

Beyond: Two Souls Can Be Played Using A Smartphone Rather Than DualShock

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Android, Beyond: Two Souls, Companion App, David Cage, iOS, PS3 games, Quantic Dream

Beyond: Two Souls Can Be Played Using A Smartphone Rather Than DualShock

'Not Everybody Was Born With A Controller In Their Hands'

David Cage has revealed that upcoming PS3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls can be controlled via a linked iOS and Android smartphone or tablet.

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Beyond: Two Souls Getting "Generous" Pre-Release Demo

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Beyond: Two Souls, David Cage, Demo, PS3 games, PSN, Quantic Dream

Beyond: Two Souls Getting "Generous" Pre-Release Demo

Have A Dev Diary To Celebrate

We all love to try before we buy, and Quantic Dream will let us do just that for Beyond: Two Souls. A "generous trial" will launch on PSN six days before the PS3 exclusive's October 8th launch, containing two full scenarios.

We've got the details below, and to celebrate, Sony have also released a new developer diary. Matt got hands-on with Beyond: Two Souls at Gamescom last month.

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Microsoft Turned Down Heavy Rain

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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David Cage, Heavy Rain, Microsoft, Quantic Dream, Sony

Microsoft Turned Down Heavy Rain

"They Were Scared Of The Scandal"

Quantic Dream's frustrated film director auteur-in-residence David Cage has revealed that he pitched Heavy Rain to several publishers before settling on Sony, including Microsoft. However, the Redmond giant were "scared" of potential controversy surrounding the child kidnapping storyline.

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Actor Chat! Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe Talk About Roles In Beyond: Two Souls

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Actor diary, Beyond: Two Souls, Ellen Page, PS3 games, Quantic Dream, Willem Dafoe

Actor Chat! Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe  Talk About Roles In Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls has received a actor diary with Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe discussing their characters, interspersed with some nice little snippets of gameplay footage.

The game is out this October for PS3, and you can read our most recent Beyond: Two Souls hands-on preview here.

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