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One day, we'll be able to control games using only the power of our mind, Heavy Rain director David Cage has suggested.

Speaking to Shortlist, Cage revealed that he was "very interested in the recent breakthrough of 3D helmets, which will give the illusion of a huge 3D screen in your living room," but that "brain control is something achievable for the future."

"I mean, we already see interesting experiments in labs, such as when scientists send images to the brain of a blind person, enabling them to 'see'," he continued. "When this happens on a wider scale there will be no need for controllers any more. Just think about what you want to do on screen and your character will do it."

Has Cage finally lost it, or could he be onto something...?

Beyond brain-frazzling technical innovations, though, all Cage really wants for the future of games is more meaningful content.

"The revolution I want for video games, however, is content," he continued. "Most games are based on violence these days, and I'm tired of it. I would like games to be more innovative, to target a more mature audience and broach more meaningful, human topics.

"Modern day interactivity offers a unique approach for the player by making him an actor rather than a passive watcher, and I'm convinced, with time, we can grow up and give much more than we currently do."

David Cage is currently working on psychological thriller Beyond: Two Souls, due for release on PlayStation 3 early next year.

Source: Shortlist

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DancingRhino's Avatar


I didn't understand the fuss over Lara and the rapist thing either. Tomb raider has never really been aimed at younger kids anyway, what's the problem in introducing more menacing, possibly mature themes?
Posted 13:50 on 08 November 2012
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BC_Animus@ Clockpunk

Speak of Lara I just have to say it pissed me off when people complained about the scene where Lara was fighting off a rapist, and also when Team Ninja had to put jiggly breasts back into DoA after people complained about their absence in the early demos.

It pisses me off not only because our society don't seem to have the maturity or compacity to look at things in mature rational ways, but also because the developers and publishers don't seem to have the conviction to stand behind their visions. Films and books went through similar issues in the past, but the creative minds behind those have stood by their work and have fought the censors at every step of the way.

And that, is another reason why gaming isn't taken quite as seriously.
Posted 13:39 on 08 November 2012
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Just think, eh? Hmm... I wonder how many people would think 'Lara Croft wants to get out of those wet clothes', or somesuch... :p
Posted 13:12 on 08 November 2012
BC_Animus's Avatar


I like Cage, and I like his games. He's a cool cat. A weird cat, but a cool cat.

Anyways people have complained about how gaming isn't taken quite as seriously as other types of media - but I say perhaps it shouldn't be, since in my opinion gaming in general haven't grown much in the past years in terms of maturity.

I am personally quite disappointed by the modern state of gaming, at how our games seem to be dominated by sensationalist sex and hardcore violence, and at how we seem to rate the maturity of our games based on the number of naked breasts and buckets of blood shown onscreen.

And I agree with what Cage have said too about meaningful content. Maybe it's just me being older, and having become de-sensitised and cynical with age, but it has been a while since a game have affected me. Most games I play nowadays just don't seem to make me think or move me like they used to.
Posted 13:00 on 08 November 2012

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