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According to Jean-Francois Boivin, associate producer on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, in the future video games and movies will merge into one entertainment medium.

"I think that eventually video games, movies and the like will all be one and same medium," Boivin told VideoGamer.com. "I can very easily see an Assassin's Creed movie in the future, or a Spider-Man movie, like Spider-Man 9, and you put that stuff in your console and then you just watch the movie. Or perhaps right off the bat, do you want to watch Spider-Man 9, or do you want to play Spider-Man 9? And it's the same quality, the same thing. And then you can pause it, and you say, 'Oh I love this scene - I'm going to play this scene.'"

It's a future already creeping into the present said Boivin, pointing to Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain as one such experience.

"I can see that happening, and we're starting to have a glimpse of the possibility with games like Heavy Rain - which, I have to say, changed my life."

His praise for Heavy Rain didn't stop there.

"It changed my entire look outlook on interactive entertainment," said Boivin. "This is a glimpse of how we're going to bring the video game industry to the next level of commercialism. I can see my mum playing a game like Heavy Rain - [something] much more accessible, obviously, but just the murder mystery and choosing where you want to go and having 22 different endings and just wanting to re-play that story over and over again... I can see that happening."

We happen to agree with Boivin, with Heavy Rain being one of our highlights of the year thus far.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is scheduled for release on November 19 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

You'll find more from Boivin right here.

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Woffls

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Posted 10:47 on 18 July 2010

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El-Dev

Not really surprising Heavy Rain has divided opinion amongst gamers, was always going to. I am a bit surprised though, at how many gamers have taken to it and think it's quite good despite some of it's faults. I'm also glad it seems to have sold well enough for a game of it's type.
Posted 15:55 on 18 July 2010
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Woffls

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Posted 10:47 on 18 July 2010
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Mr_Ninjutsu

Sorry to butt in but I seriously doubt steg was actually threatening you. Too many people are too serious on this site.
Posted 08:28 on 18 July 2010
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CheekyLee@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

Veiled threats now? Get a life, child. I told you already that I am perfectly willing to leave it be. The day you do the same, it will end.

Go back through this thread, and see who addressed whom first.
Posted 00:41 on 18 July 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ CheekyLee

Maybe you should put away the grudge you have against me and we can all get along. That way you wouldn't have to make the same huge posts whining about the same things over and over. You can't ban me from talking to you because you said so, so maybe you should just stop talking to me instead. It makes perfect sense.

I make the same style of posts to everyone, when I disagree with someone I say so in the way I do. No one else takes it the same way you do and think that I'm singling you out and I'm trying to 'bait' you. Bevan went throught the same phase.
Show Spoiler Unless you want me to single you out...
Posted 23:02 on 17 July 2010
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CheekyLee@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

Again, you show selective reading comprehension. I not only said I plan to play it, I stated that I would find it enjoyable. You chose to misconstrue this once more as "Lee hates everything I like and for that he must be attacked. Now how can I make him look most stupid?" And then, once again, you have the gall to complain that I am singling you out? I have made it clear on several occasions that as long as you are acting like a moron, I am going to treat you like one. If you want me to stop talking to you like I do, then just respect my wish to stop talking to me at all.

When anybody else on this forum keeps on trying to bait me as you do, I will accuse them of being on my dick too, and will give them the exact same responses. Woffls and Dev made complete and utter sense with their responses, and I felt no need to just post an "Ok." They showed a difference of opinion whilst respecting mine, and didn't just hit with the same old "You are wrong." nonsense that you do. Plus, they have both contributed more than enough to discussions here that I treat them with respect. I have yet to see a single post from you that warrants the same treatment.

Back on-topic :

I take everything that has been said in this thread on board, but I have still seen nothing that changes my opinion on Heavy Rain. It is the videogame equivalent of a "Pick your own adventure" book, which happens to be a genre that I once really enjoyed. I agree with Bevan in that it has been done before, although I don't take his stance that it was done better previously. As far as I am concerned, Heavy Rain may well be better than many movies, but I see nothing that makes me think it will be a great game. I don't play games for the stories, I play them for the action, and the demo did not do enough to convince me I will get the fix that I am looking for from it.
Posted 18:04 on 17 July 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ CheekyLee

Suggesting. No one read your post and thought "he clearly loves Heavy Rain".

You may also find that two other people responded to your post, surely they too are 'on your dick'? Your post was aimed at Woffls but you completely ignored his response and chose to respond to me.
Posted 17:29 on 17 July 2010
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guyderman

In certain scenes the outcome will lead to the same conclusion - as this is required to set the story and characters - once everything is established and a direction is given the results are certainly not the same and can lead off in many different directions with plenty of circumstances in which the wrong decision can be permanently fatal for both the playable characters and the little boy who's life you are trying to save. I thought it was a very thought provoking, different and enjoyable game. Which also had me thinking about it long after I'd finished playing it - which is more than can be said for a lot of movies.
Posted 14:41 on 17 July 2010
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ WhoIsThePresidentNow

I think the reason why so many people think the story was all over the place was because of the way the player took control of the characters and how they influenced other characters story. I mean it wasn't exactly selective which could've been a more positive thing if the player were able to have control of who you play as next.

Maybe even if it weren't forced upon the player to have to change character but the player instead felt the need to change character whenever they felt the need to. This could of meant that you could be playing as Evan(i think that's his name) and start following these clues to the location of whatever and then think that well there's something missing here maybe I should play as whoever to get more an idea of what's going on etc.

That instance would have made the game a hell of a load better.
Posted 14:08 on 17 July 2010
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WhoIsThePresidentNow@ Mr_Ninjutsu

Right now I understand.

I have never really cared about a story in a game myself but sometimes it can add to the game. But when a game relies on story and the story is all over the place, like with Heavy Rain, it makes the gamer harder to engage in the game.
It didnt help that I never felt my actions never really meant much as the ending and most of the game events were the same, even when certain people died in the game, the story and actions were pretty much the same.
Posted 14:03 on 17 July 2010
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CheekyLee@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

Find the part where I said Heavy Rain is bad. And then would you kindly get off my dick?

I get what Tom means. He is suggesting that Heavy Rain has encouraged some developers , and some consumers, to look in new ways at what the medium can be.
Posted 13:59 on 17 July 2010
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ WhoIsThePresidentNow

Did it make you feel any different as to how a game's story should be told? OR how a game should be played?
Posted 13:58 on 17 July 2010
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WhoIsThePresidentNow@ Mr_Ninjutsu

What?
Posted 13:56 on 17 July 2010
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Mr_Ninjutsu

I think the real question here is if it changed the way you; the player, think about how a game should or can be played or how a story should be told?

If not then it didn't have an effect on you and if it does then it obviously did have an effect on you.
Posted 13:53 on 17 July 2010
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WhoIsThePresidentNow

They will never merge what a load of talk about nothing. Only skimmed the comments but thank god I did as everyone is arguing over nothing for some reason.

P.S I didnt TD anyone as its rather pointless and boring now.
Posted 13:50 on 17 July 2010

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Release Date: 19/11/2010
Developer: Ubisoft
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