Sony’s star-studded Beyond: Two Souls splits critics

If beyondyou’re looking for clarity on whether Sony’s much-anticipated PS3 adventure game Beyond: Two Souls is worth picking up, you might want to try a psychic. The new effort from developer David Cage and Quantic Dream is splitting game critics right down the middle.

Cage has plenty of experience with polarizing pieces of work. His past two games, Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain, pushed gaming’s cinematic boundaries but faced some irksome gameplay issues. Beyond is cut from the same cloth, featuring virtual versions of Hollywood heavyweights Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe in a spooky tale about spirits, loneliness, and what lies on the Other Side.

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Ellen Page upset with The Last of Us for “ripping off” her likeness

If last-of-us-ellen-page-top630you’ve played Sony’s critically-acclaimed PS3 game The Last of Us and noticed that Ellie, the 14-year-old girl you have to escort across a dangerous land, bears a strong resemblance to actress Ellen Page, you’re not alone.

Page has noticed it, too — and she’s not too happy about it.

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Game developers should look beyond violence, says Quantic’s Cage

The variety-logovideogame industry might have taken in nearly $15 billion in the U.S. last year, but one of the industry’s more controversial developers thinks the industry needs to reinvent itself if it wants to ensure long-term success.

David Cage, founder of the Quantic Dream development studio and creator of 2010’s Heavy Rain and the upcoming Ellen Page starring game “Beyond: Two Souls,” accused the industry of having a Peter Pan complex during a seminar at this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit — and offered his own vision for the future.

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