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Quantic Dream Tech Demo: A Robot Begs For Her "Life"

Great developers can manage to invoke great emotion...even with a mere tech demo.

Although Quantic Dream hasn't said much about their current project, they have finally unveiled a hint; it comes in the form of a tech demo entitled "Kara," and it was just recently revealed at Eurogamer. Remember, this is apparently running in real-time on the PlayStation 3.

You will see a robot being "born." Her name is Kara. She is fluent in 300 languages, can take care of your house, the kids, the pets, has an amazing singing voice, and is even at your ready disposal "as a sexual partner." But when she expresses disdain at being nothing more than a product, the operator begins to disassemble her...after all, she is obviously defective. Robots don't have such thoughts.

But at the last second, Kara exclaims that she's afraid and sheds a tear. That saves her "life," as it were. Just watch.

Whatever this project is, color us intrigued. We're convinced that David Cage and Co. will deliver yet another intriguing, potentially groundbreaking title. We can't wait to learn more.

Tags: quantic dream, heavy rain, quantic dream ps3 tech demo, kara

3/7/2012 8:35:46 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (108 posts)

berserk
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 9:15:44 PM
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Pretty good stuff , got the feeling it will be something like I ROBOT concerning the core story .

Cant wait to see how it will end up .Hopefully the action will consist of a little more then just qte .

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matt99
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:06:27 PM

Yeah I thought of IRobot too

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:00:59 AM

Or "AI Artificial Intelligence" by Steven Spielberg back in 2001, with the robot kid who were just a substitute for people who can't have real kids. That movie were a *real* heart breaker. Oh MAN that story were sad.

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 3:32:40 PM

I remember that movie!!! "Heart Breaker" was the right term for it. At 8yrs of age when I first watched, I was sad....watching it again at 18yrs...I was in actual on tears :(

But back on topic: This makes me wonder if we really do NEED a PS4 now, if a PS3 can still churn out quality like this.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 9:18:08 PM
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Masamune Shirow would be jealous =)

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dbyzforce
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:33:41 PM

Maybe David Cage should collaborate with Masamune Shirow in making this game...

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Temjin001
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 10:16:18 AM

Look, dbyzForce these sentiments actually offend someone out there..... wierd people out there, eh?

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PC_Max
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 9:21:58 PM
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Love it. Hope the story plays on the notion of choice again, what is human and alive. Much like Bladerunner and I, Robot.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 9:24:14 PM
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Wow, I really hope something comes from this and doesn't just exist as a tech demo.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:14:46 PM

Like FF7?

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:23:45 PM

That wound was almost healed, and then you opened it again!



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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:52:49 PM

Blame the true enemy

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SoulController
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 9:25:20 PM
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beautiful. I read somewhere this is Quantic dreams new engine??

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Karosso
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:51:55 PM

It is and it isn't. The demo is running on the first version of the engine, it's a year old. They are currently working on the game on version 3 of the engine. For all we know, it might look much better than this demo...

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ZettaiSeigi
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 9:32:03 PM
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David Cage and the folks from Quantic Dream is at it again. They succeeded in making me care about a robot within seven minutes while Hollywood struggles to do the same thing with a full-length movie (not unless it's by Pixar). I can't wait to see their next game following Heavy Rain!

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:08:27 PM

Indeed.

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 11:34:52 PM

Same

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:30:24 AM

Agreed, Hollywood seems to be struggling these days with big budget movies and story. They just can't seem to blend both together.

Hopefully the game Quantic Dream are making is something similar or along the lines of this tech demo. I would absolutely love to see multiple endings to a story like this!!!

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 2:05:09 AM

How can you say this? Have you seen AI or I Robot (who share *obvious* similarities with this theme here)?
What movies do you refer to, that has made you come to this conclusion?

These kind of opinions are so often found around here, "all movies are trash" kind of claims. Either you guys really need a course in how to pick the right movies, or - as I suspect - you have very little idea what you talk about and are just talking trash. And if it is the latter then that's really SAD.
Cause what you do here is exactly the same as non-gamers do when they say "games are just trash".

Think about that. In the light of the recent articles around here you really should know better by now.


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ZettaiSeigi
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 3:45:08 AM

Beamboom, I'm no film aficionado but what I mentioned is an opinion. I said I find myself not caring for a lot of robots I've seen from Hollywood films. Sure, I haven't seen everything but I hardly cared for much of what I have seen. Yes, I-Robot and AI are good.

That's also the reason why I made it a point to exclude Pixar because those guys are brilliant. Wall-E didn't have any dialogue but robot is a lot more relatable than other characters I've seen from Hollywood.

And no, I do not talk trash. I don't waste other people's time with that. Particularly mine.

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 3:52:35 AM

Sorry for my slightly harsh tone there, Zetta, and thank you all the more for your polite reply.

It just, as a movie fan I get similarly provoked by these kind of statements as gamers get provoked by the blanket description of all games being "just for kids" and whatnot. It's just *so* wrong, something anyone who actually goes to the movies and see a handful of films a year should be able to confirm.
And especially annoying it gets when it seem everyone agrees with such statements with no objections. It's just so... Ignorant. Sorry peeps.


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ZettaiSeigi
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 3:55:38 AM

Not an issue, Beamboom. You have a valid point, just as much as I do. Besides, I know you a bit better not to go all ballistic on you. Heck, if I know you are a prat, I wouldn't even bother adding you on PSN. LOL

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 4:17:45 AM

Thank you! :)

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 5:58:41 AM

I'll elaborate on my previous reply...

What I meant is that big budget Hollywood films tend to have more spectacle and less substance, with many great films with a great story and brilliant acting being produced elsewhere.

For example, 2 of my favourite films in the last few months have been The Artist (which won best film Oscar) and The King's Speech, both of which had superb acting and storytelling.

I'm not saying films are terrible, I love films and will continue to frequently visit the cinemas. What I'm saying is that Hollywood is terrible in it's story-telling and ability to stir many emotions within the audience and allow that audience to connect on an almost personal level with the character(s).

With films like The King's Speech, I really got sucked into the character's world and problems. With Hollywood films, I'm aware I'm watching a film. Even with The Artist, despite being black and white and a silent film, I could really feel the pain and emotions of the character because the acting and directing was THAT good!!

Similar with this Kara tech demo, I was drawn to the character, could feel the pain and fear in her voice, I wanted to see what would happen next!!!

Just like with A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Hayley Joel Osment was a brilliant young actor, and I could feel his fear, was curious to see the things he was curious about. Spielberg was brillant with that film, just like David Cage being brilliant with video games!

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ZettaiSeigi
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 8:17:57 AM

Dancemachine55, I totally agree on The King's Speech. I love that film and it easily made it to my faves. So inspirational, really.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 10:10:17 AM

I'm sorry, but the majority of mainstream movies suck balls. That's just a fact, not an opinion.

There are great movies out there but unsurprisingly, almost none of them are big box office draws. That's a combination of the masses always wanting schlock and Hollywood not coming up with any original ideas.

That's the biggest difference between movies and games- the best-selling games are very often the very best titles available.

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 10:27:38 AM

And how do you know that, Ben? Just, how? Have you seen a majority of them? Do you even know what they are about?
Or are you just now limiting your scope to the Hollywood action directors, those CGI-heavy teen movies ala Transformers and that stuff?
That's like judging the ENTIRE stack of top selling games based on a couple of Lollipop Chainsaw trailers!

The movies Dancemachine mention here are two of the biggest box office successes in recent times, collecting both Oscars aplenty and rave reviews. Did they suck balls? Did you leave the theatre thinking, "what a pile of trash"? Seriously?


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Temjin001
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 11:09:38 AM

Oh, Beamboom, games like Batman, Gears of War, Uncharted and Call of Duty just aren't fit for Hollywood. You would never see anything like 'em in theaters. These elite rated and/or popular games are way more sophisticated ;)

=p

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Ludicrous_Liam
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 11:58:36 AM

British films - we don't make many, but when we do, they're brilliant. :)

Honestly, The King's Speech was just a brilliant film, maybe because I can relate to the 'public-speaking' phobia, as I'm sure most people can. Very touching story - and a true one at that.

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 2:11:16 PM

I just came to think of a *much* better comparison: It's like judging every game based on the best selling title: COD.

@Ludicrous: I *love* british films! The british humour is just the best there is, and you also got some of the very finest actors too. In particular the british drama/comedies, the low key, everyday stories about working class, regular british people are just wonderful. Calm, quiet humour, very human, very... British. :)

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Fane1024
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 8:54:32 PM

(I commented before I read the whole thread, which went in other direction than my comment. My response relates to the first part of Zettai's comment.)

I think the highest praise I can give to "Kara" is that I really want to know what will become of the robot. Plus, I actually got misty-eyed when Kara cried.

Phenomenally effective and affective. Writing, acting, direction, music, the whole shebang.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 9:45:51 PM
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AWESOME!

As Oyashiro said above, I hope it's not just a tech demo as well, & that it really is part of his new game even though the text in the video says it's not.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:15:55 PM

Probably means that's not a scene from the game but the theme is going to be the same.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:27:15 PM

It would be a great theme.

I think therefor I am. What is life, and what it truly means to be alive.

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newchef
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:56:10 PM

it would make sense for that scene or similar to that scene to be in the game...it seemed as if it was an intro to the game like learning the controls, similar to how they did it in heavy rain

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 11:37:56 PM

@ Oya

Indeed. Ifv we really stop to think about it. Humans are biological machines created by nature. Robots are mechanical machines created by humans whom were created by nature.

What does it meean to be alive?

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Karosso
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 9:50:37 PM
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Amazing! Can't wait to pre-order whatever it will be called. Come on QD, give us a release date soon!

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goldentinny
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 9:51:58 PM
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I'm gonna trust Quantic Dream on this one but I hope this game doesn't fall into the creepy zone.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:07:46 PM
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Running in real time on a PS3.

Say that again, running in real time on a PS3...not PS4.

That does rather beg the question, do we yet need a PS4? Has the PS3 really been maxed out? That demo looked pretty impressive by any standard, including the current state of the art.

Pity she didn't have long flowing blue hair and red eyes though...

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:16:44 PM


First thing I though was that she should have long jet black hair, but with sky-blue doll eyes.

And I'm not positive, but her voice sounds like the hooker in Heavy Rain that the PI went up to question, but wound up fighting one of her john's first.

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Karosso
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:29:47 PM

Not only that, but I read somewhere else that this demo was created with the one year old version of the engine(Ver 1.0), they are currently on version 3!
Please hold on to the PS4 for another 4 years :)

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ZenChichiri
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:18:12 AM

I wouldn't mind a KOS-MOS android. She could cook, clean, and change the colour of her eyes to destroy everything.

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:25:22 AM

Yes we need a PS4, who doesnt want to upgrade! Jesus! A PS4 could simply be an upgraded PS3, with better everything. Why dont you want that? Why?

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:39:25 AM

Quite honestly, the PS3 could've used more RAM, or better communication between CPU and GPU RAM, like the 360 sharing between the two RAM's dependent on how much the game needed of one or the other.

I just hope the rumours aren't true that Sony might be scrapping Cell technology that they PS3 uses. Could mean no backwards compatability with PS3 games in the PS4!!!

Honestly, I've heard from many 1st party resources on several gaming web sites that Sony is sticking with Cell, and that them abandoning it is just speculation and rumour. 16 SPU's and super beefed up RAM could really make next gen shine!!!

I'm excited for next gen, but still feel the PS3 has a little more to offer. But with many multiplat games running better on 360 (and vice versa), I just hope Sony make the better machine with the PS4 amongst all areas of capability, RAM, graphics, CPU and GPU, processor, HDD, EVEYRTHING!!!

PS3 had everything but a fast disc drive (for blu-ray) and better RAM. No doubt Sony will rectify this problem with the PS4, then we will see some serious magic!!

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Highlander
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 3:44:00 AM

Dancemachine,

CEll and RSX can talk to each other faster than the 360's CPU can address it's memory, and RSX can address both memory pools in the SP3 at full speed. It also serves as memory controller for the cell, so there's kind of a good reason for that. In other words, Cell and RSX talk to each other just fine. Yet more pre-conceptions based on the supposed (and faux) superiority of the unified memory architecture of the 360. The unified memory architecture is certainly not more advanced or modern, I have an 8-bit micro-computer running a 6502 (circa 1982) that uses a shared memory architecture that shifts the high watermark depending on the screen mode in use - just like 360.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 6:06:08 AM

Thanks Highlander. Was hoping to get a reply from you about the hardware differences.

Do you think Sony switching from NVidia to ATI will affect PS3 backwards compatibility? (If true of course)
And what do you think Sony should do to prevent the multiplat problems the PS3 suffered for so long? I honestly thought it was limited RAM causing the PS3's multiplat lag issues, and maybe the blu-ray speed as well. As you can see, I'm clearly no expert in this field. :)

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daus26
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 8:55:58 AM

Yup, running on the cell processor... certainly no need to go for PC architecture next gen!!!

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Temjin001
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 10:15:27 AM

While certain PS3 games, like Sony's more premier exclusives still impress me, more and more I'm getting pretty bored of the tech I'm seeing now. I'm ready to see a full generational leap (PSX>PS2>PS3) in processing.
It's only been what I've been conditioned to since as far back I can remember. Drawing on 6 years of the same tech has me longing for more.
Bring it.
And this Cage demo looks nice, but I would like to see some flowing hair and clothing that actually convinces me it's real.

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Highlander
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:52:20 PM

Temjin,

I am concerned that we are all expecting way too much from the next generational leap.

When PS3 launched we entered the age of microprocessors that got faster by adding cores. The designs themselves were already good enough that the clock speeds could peak past 3GHz, and operations were taking very few cycles so the only way to get faster was to add cores.

Going forward, ther are things that designers can do to increase efficiency of Floating point operations which is why the PowerXcell8i processor is something like twice as fast for double precision FP and perhaps 50% faster in single precision than the Cell that went before it. Even so, there are limits to how much progress can be made there too. So we are at the point where the majority of the performance gain happens because of many more cores.

The trouble here is that game designers had a hard time changing their mind set to make use of many more cores, look at the trouble that the PS3 development community had learning that. As we go forward, everyone has to learn it. In the PC world more and more the heavy math work is shifting to the GPU, but the GPU is becoming more and more like a Cell CPU with many smaller SPU like cores.

With PS4, the raw speed of the system might be 4 times that of the PS3, but with many more cores in the GPU and more cores in the CPU - perhaps more SPUs, the raw performance increase will be amplified by the greater ability to parallelize tasks within a game, and to handle more than one task at a time on multiple cores.

So, the raw performance might be 4-ish times faster, but actual performance might be 8-16 times for certain kinds of work. Certainly the more modern GPUs offer several times the raw performance of the RSX.

But unlike previous generations where we saw a 10-fold increase in clock speed from PS2 to PS3, along with 4 times as many cores running more efficiently and producing 40-60 times the effective computational power. With PS4 we will likely see similar clock speeds, but many more cores that are more efficient. So perhaps twice the number of CPU cores and 4 times the number of GPU elements with 50-100% improvements in performance due to design optimization. So you're really only looking at systems that will be in the order of 4-16 times as 'powerful' relative to the previous generation.

That doesn't sound like a lot, but when you consider the raw performance of the PS3 hardware, it adds up to a hell of a lot of computing power for a game console.

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Temjin001
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 4:34:38 PM

I can hope in the sentiments already shared by studios who are in the business of designing tools for devs who have made their predictions known that there's at least two hardware generational leaps of technological advancement that should be in the pipeline for us gamers. Whether that's marketably feasible in this platform biz, or not, will remain to be seen. But if first and second gen games of the next round of consoles look around The Samaritan demo good, I'll be plenty pleased.

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Teddie9
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 3:12:28 PM

@ killa, um money - why do away with something that still can get better.... also maxing out systems is good for the industry. Forces the developers to innovate.

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coverton341
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:08:19 PM
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I would love to see them do something concerning the morality and ethics of cybernetics and artificial intelligence. They have definitely shown that they can interject emotion into their creations so I would welcome a venture into that realm.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:18:10 PM

^ Yes, what you said!!!!!!!!!

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Karosso
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:26:24 PM

That, would be just awesome. It does feel like the general idea of the demo. I hope it stay in that vein for the real game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:20:03 PM
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You've got to love that or you are a soulless sumbitch. She's cute too.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:28:43 PM

As you would say "Shes got a nice pooper!" lol

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daus26
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 8:58:35 AM

I thought she looked way too similar to the main protagonist in Heavy Rain. Would've liked to see something more diverse, but it's all good if they stick with this.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:39:00 PM

nah they have very different faces

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Fane1024
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 9:07:49 PM

I think we know what David Cage's "type" is. ;P

There's a reason why all of Hitchcock's female leads were blondes.

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La_Bete12
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:34:42 PM
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This is one of the reasons I'm proud to own a PS3. Sony has amazing studios like this one pushing the console to its max, and I really hope that this turns into more then a tech demo.

Amazing, absolutely amazing..

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:44:17 AM

I don't think Quantic Dream is a Sony owned first party studio. I think they're a third party studio who prefer working with Sony and developing on Playstation platforms.

I know I'd prefer doing business with Sony than Microsoft. Sony seems to understand us adult gamers. :)

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Highlander
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:53:36 PM

They ought to be 1st party.

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ZettaiSeigi
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 6:29:42 PM

It's reassuring to hear David Cage say these in an interview with IGN:

"We are exclusive to Sony right now," Cage said. "We're open to all options [such as becoming a first-party studio], but again, we're not a studio driven by money. It's an important element, of course, but it's not like 'Tell me how much money you give me and I'm going to do whatever you want.' "

Sony really ought to purchase Quantic Dream -- particularly because they're open to that idea too. They'll be a stellar addition to their already-impressive stable of development studios.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:40:11 PM
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Love the tech demo but I'm not feeling Kara's short hair look though, R'bot or not.

I think it gives her too much of a tomboy look.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:50:15 PM

She's the base model, you can probably order hair extensions :)

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FreQaZoiD
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:49:27 PM
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She looks like the actress who voices her... Valorie Curry.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:51:26 PM

same hair and everything

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:50:24 PM
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This makes me glad i bought a ps3
just need a big reveal @ E3 for the last guardian & then all will be well.

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I007spectre
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:58:44 PM
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So I was watching Psych tonight, and one of the guest stars looked so familiar. It was Valorie Curry. Really shows how good the game engine is, when its so close to the real actress.

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Jed
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 11:42:07 PM
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That was really impressive. I love that it was all running on the PS3. Who needs a PS4????

Whatever they come up with next, I sooooo totally want it.

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 11:42:15 PM
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Wow. Love the concept. I'm sold if/when this actually makes it out.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:01:41 AM
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That was pretty amazing. Hopefully it'll turn into something more than just a demo though.

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Russell Burrows
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:20:31 AM
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Souls in Silicon.
Look it up.

A larger question than life is what represents a God??

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JC1225
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:52:48 AM
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Brilliant cant wait

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bentl78
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:11:51 AM
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wow i hope they make a game based on this.. loved it

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ZenChichiri
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:21:34 AM
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I wonder what kind of rights she would get if she got married? Then again, it feels weird thinking about how she would really only be just born.

"Sorry sir, she's only 1 year old."

"But hey, that's 19 in android years!"

I do hope they make this game. So many possibilities to explore about human rights. If something is capable of making decisions, but it's not human, how do we treat that? Do we include or exclude? What are the repercussions? I do hope that this is their next project.

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SolidFantasy
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:26:40 AM
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Awesome !
It's the ghost in the machine theory from Peace Walker!

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keiichimorisato
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 1:36:33 PM

like in Ghost in the shell (which also brought up this question more than once.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:46:18 AM
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If Sony can hurry up and release Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) on PS2 classics, or give it an HD overhaul, then my Quantic Dream will come true.

:)

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YashaZz
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 6:15:01 AM

Just re-played Fahrenheit for the 3d time. Amazing.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 1:56:20 AM
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I hope the story for Quantic Dream's next game is something along the lines of this tech demo. The morality and emotional conflict over how to treat an android with human-like abilities and thought processes would be absolutely incredible to experience!!!!

I just hope they offer a male version of the story for our female gaming friends out there. A lot more work, but it would pay off with increased sales from girl gamers.

Imagine the multiple endings to this game!!!

1. She kills a human whilst scared and trying to defend herself. As the owner of her, would you shut her down yourself or help her escape?

2. You fall in love with her, causing your friends and family to abandon you. (Should've watched the documentary Robo-gonorrhea, the noisy killer)

3. She no longer obeys you and runs away to find a happier life. She is caught for disassembly, but you fight to save her because you've grown attached to her.

4. She obeys you to the point of killing others that caused you pain or suffering. You want her to be punished, but can't bare for her to be taken away.

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Rogueagent01
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 7:07:35 AM

I'm with you on everything you said. It would be a shame to not use something, anything from that tech demo. That 7 minutes was brilliant on all levels. It definitely stirred up several of Philip K. Dicks short stories to my memory. I would love to see QDs take on these subjects as I think they are one, if not the only studio that could handle this kind of project.

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 2:25:59 PM

Totally agree!
Admittably what we talk about here is probably *the* cliches in sci-fi stories: The human robot, the question of where we draw the line, if a line *can* be drawn, what is life, existential stuff like that is essentially the foundation of what sci-fi is built on.

But it's new grounds in gaming! And *that's* what matters. I would so totally love a game with all the content you described there Dancemacine, all these classic sci-fi scenarios we've been reading for years, oh how wonderful it would be to get a chance to "live" those stories!

We Want More TRUE Sci-Fi in gaming! Sci-fi like we talk about here!

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Highlander
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 4:38:47 PM

You need to watch Chobbits.

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Fane1024
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 9:14:05 PM

@ Dance

That (also) sounds a lot like Robert Heinlein's Friday (though it was from the perspective of the artificial woman).

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___________
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 4:01:32 AM
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A-F*CKING-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 4:16:15 AM
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What can I say... As a sci-fi fan the whole framework for this game could just as well have been custom designed just for me. :)

Interested? *Of course*. I might even be able to handle a good dose of linearity with a setting like this. :D



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tridon
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 6:10:39 AM
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That was incredible. I'm crossing my fingers that that becomes David Cage's next interactive masterpiece.

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YashaZz
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 6:13:11 AM
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UTTURELY AMAZING!

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Clamedeus
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 6:56:57 AM
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Anyone else get a slight resemblance of Liara T'soni from that picture? Or am I just going insane, might of been playing too much ME2, I also beat ME2 again and now I'm onto ME3.

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 10:21:31 AM

Hehe - maybe a little?
I think there is a screenshot of Liara from roughly that same angle, plus there's the fact that there's no hair... Yeah, maybe a little.

Liara is cuter though. :)

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Clamedeus
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:24:45 PM

Indeed.

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 7:58:27 AM
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Lol sh*t! The song in 2:24 is the turn taking theme in Shogun 2! No idea they were basing it off of an actual Japanese historical song. Excellent stuff. I also love the French accent. Boisson? BWASHAWN?

A robot that cries. But Arnie can't cry. He may know now.
Does this make me human?
*rips out internal organ*
Does this? *rips out another*
Or this? *dies*

A robot designed for sexual pleasure, eih? Quite David Cage, however it's probably bang on a correct prediction of the future.

Brilliant demonstration.

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gumbi
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 8:31:12 AM
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Wow. That was absolutely stunning. And not just visually.

This is top notch story telling in only a few short minutes. I really hope this tech demo evolves into a full on production.

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nogoat23
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 9:19:07 AM
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Wow.

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jimmyhandsome
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 9:25:43 AM
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David Cage really digs chicks with short hair, huh?

Looks awesome though. Hopefully it does become a game otherwise its just a huge d*ck tease.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 9:51:24 AM
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That was amazing. I actually felt compassion for Kara in that video.

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slugga_status
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 11:17:52 AM
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Wow..real time on ps3...wow..in 7 minutes I was sucked into to this demo all the way..I can't wait for more details of what Quantic Dream is working on.

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Hoagie324
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 5:32:47 PM
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Absolute day one purchase for me. This looks amazing. Quantic Dream never fails to amaze me with everything they do. First, Indigo Prophecy, then Heavy Rain and now this. Simply amazing.

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tes37
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 8:22:50 PM
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I'm interested in this. It is so very different than what I could've imagined them working on.

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Crabba
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 8:29:22 PM
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Simply amazing how much emotion and story they were able to put in a 7 minute demo. There's just such potential with this story that Kara needs to be done into a game, even if it's not the current game they're working on!!

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thedaini
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 12:05:28 AM
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Wow, I know that was just a tech demo but I really hope that becomes part of their next game. Didn't they have Madison in a tech demo befoe announcing Heavy Rain? Regardless, that was awesome.

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MyParentsRN00Bz
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 3:55:31 PM
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At first I was sad there wasn't going to be a heavy rain sequel but after seeing this 7 minute demo I'm convinced whatever they do will turn into gold and a sequel would only hold them back. Absolutely brilliant demo I must add.

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Robochic
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 9:26:36 AM
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this looks really interesting i loved heavy rain so i'm pretty excited for another Quantic dream game.

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keiichimorisato
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 1:15:14 PM
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HERE TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

i was so sad that was awesome i want to watch it or play it if it has that good of a story that i was actually crying, i wanna see how far it will go. and my first thought wasn't irobot or AI but Ghost in the Shell. though AI was awesome i hope it gets rereleased in blue ray 3D, that would be so awesome.

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DjStiv3
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 7:29:36 PM
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wow this game will be amazing it seems.. so far this trailer is very emotional.. i bet the storyline will blur the lines of reality and technology and were all going to be thrilled with the outcome
i never played much of heavy rain but it seems like it will have alot of the same emotional appeal like it..
this trailer tho reminded me of iRobot..just yet another more advanced form as in a Terminator.... ohh man i cant wait to see more

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DjStiv3
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 7:31:50 PM

granted its not really a trailer but the work put into this presentation will definately be put into a game.. anyone thinking different isnt thinking at all

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lostfanatic6
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 2:07:49 PM
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This was absolutely stunning!

This kind of sci-fi concept could be an amazing David Cage interactive experience. I am really hoping that this doesn't just stay a tech demo and we actually get to see a story develop out of this because this story could be AMAZING!

Think of all the types of sci-fi stories like this, then think about David Cage and his dark subject matter injected into those stories. Cage is real and raw and isn't afraid to put those things out there!

Think about how our dark society would actually handle something like AI. We would use and abuse it. Some would call it slavery because the robots are "living" and yet others would take advantage of them to be their personal servants. Since Kara said she is able to be a "sexual partner", what about rape? There will be some who think it is just like raping a human and still others who see them as nothing but tools to be used and disposed of.

I am telling you, this could be an absolute TREASURE of a game if they would run with this concept! Think about the story that could just FLOW from this idea in the hands of Cage and Quantic Dream!

David Cage...Quantic Dream...if you are reading this, PLEASE MAKE THIS CONCEPT A REALITY IN YOUR NEXT TITLE!!!!!

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