More Reviews
REVIEWS Fallout Shelter Review
Bethesda's strategic vault simulator is fun and nostalgic, but will the publisher get fallout for the micro-transaction advantage?

Batman: Arkham Knight Review
Rocksteady concludes its Batman trilogy with Scarecrow, the mysterious Arkham Knight, and a whole lot of Batmobile.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Faf Preview
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight has a long name, but don't make fun of it. It can kick your ass.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND
Release date: Out Now

Lost Dimension
Release date: 07/28/15


LATEST FEATURES Top 10 Gaming Panels at Comic-Con 2015
Featuring Rise of the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Halo 5: Guardians, and whatever Blizzard is developing in secret.

The 10 Best Games to Play This Summer When You're Bored
This hot Summer has plenty of hot games.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP whytenoiz ~~        When I was eleven years old, it was a very good year, and I can remember my daily routine vividly. These were the years before I owned a Sony Playstation, and I used to venture to my friends house - everyday after school - to watch him play through Final...

GAMING NEWS

Quantic Dream Boss Addresses Lack Of Variety Within The Industry, "Too Focused On Violence"

Posted on Monday, May 21 @ 10:53:39 Eastern by Alex_Osborn

Heavy Rain developer David Cage is tired of all the violence and lack of diversity among the video games of today. In an interview with Develop, the Quantic Dream head explained that the reason he and his team continue to try something new stems from a desire to diversify the industry. "I think all I want to do is offer some diversity to the medium. I want to give people the chance to buy something other than ten different first person shooters and RPGs," he said.

What was that Mr. Cage? I couldn't hear you over the blaring of my submachine gun.

Kidding aside, I couldn't agree more with the developer's sentiment. The key to expanding the reach of video games to a wider market doesn't lie in gimmicks (see motion controls) but rather by providing the consumer with unique and engaging experiences that aren't heavily focused on shooting and violence. "There should be games for all ages, all tastes. Whatever is possible with interactive entertainment should be explored, and I don't think we're seeing that right now."

Why is it that nearly every human being on this planet likes movies? It's because there are a number of different genres that cater to all types of people and their interests. If the theaters were dominated by war movies chock full of guns and bullets, I'm sure we'd see a similarly narrow audience. As such, the solution isn't redefining the way people experience a particular medium, but rather broadening the genres of content that are available.

Alright, I'll get off my soapbox now. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Related Games:   Heavy Rain
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution