Interview with David Cage: “Having Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe on the same set was a fantastic experience”
He may be considered a new face to British gamers. But director David Cage is already a big hit with gaming fans far and wide. “I think making interactivity accessible to a wider audience by offering experiences that are not only based on violence, but instead interactive storytelling and putting people in the shoes of the subject matter is the way forward,” says David Cage, Game Director of Beyond: Two Souls, Sony’s upcoming PlayStation-only video game.
Crowd-funded publishing should be the first resort of any new writer – but they’ll need to learn how to be sociable first
There’s a conveyor belt of ‘content’ industries moving slowly towards a large crunching machine. The machine has ‘digital technology’ crudely stencilled on it, and as each industry goes through it, it comes out the other side almost unrecognisable: it started with music, then media, then retail… It’s been hitting book publishing for some time now.
When everyone is forging ahead of you and you’re powerless and paralysed that’s not a nightmare – it’s the queue at a supermarket.
The now infamous Sainsbury’s checkout lady who refused to serve a customer while she talked on her mobile phone has clearly pleased a lot of people, if reaction in the media reflects public opinion.
Microsoft announced on Wednesday night that it will go back on its decision to make Xbox One a primarily online device, and restored game ownership to the joy of gamers around the world. But, does this U-turn have any downsides?
Too many retailers use technology to ignore the disabled
There was a time, not so long ago, when shop staff lived in fear of a complaint letter to the manager. These days it’s impossible to have such an impact. Technology hasn’t improved relations between customers and the bosses. In fact, it’s made it a lot harder to communicate your dissatisfaction. Deliberately so, in many cases, I would argue. And yes, I do have evidence to back this statement up.
Did you go to your local record shop on Record Store Day? It was a nationwide series of events aimed at saving the nation’s independent record shops. Come on, these are the keepers of the flame. If we don’t support them they’re gone and the world will belong to the likes of Simon Cowell. So did you go and buy something from your local record shop?
I was recently fortunate enough to get the chance to sit down with Alexander Ljung, founder and CEO of SoundCloud. For those of you not familiar with the service, SoundCloud is the web’s largest online audio distribution platform with over 30 million registered users, hosting content that reaches more than 180 million people per month.
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