By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jun 16, 2014 06.16.14
The latest entry in the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series from media critic and Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian examines how female characters are used as objects or background decorations. Dubbed "Women as Background Decoration: Part 1," the video highlights games such as BioShock Infinite, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Fallout: New Vegas, Mass Effect 2 and Watch Dogs. According to Sarkeesian, the trope is defined by women who are used to "infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds." "These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed straight male characters," the video's description reads. "Sometimes they're created to be glorified furniture, but they are frequently programmed as minimally...
By Owen S. Good on Mar 29, 2014 03.29.14
More than two years since it was first teased, the Deus Ex: Human Revolution fan film launched earlier this week on YouTube. Running 12 minutes, it features the kind of production values and special effects one might expect from a commercial work. Human Revolution — Deus Ex is written, directed, produced and edited by Moe Charif, who also plays Adam Jensen in the film. Though it borrows characters from the 2011 game by Square Enix, the movie is not a straight adaptation of the game's plot. An official movie adaptation of the Deus Ex series is in the works, to be directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) and co-written by C. Robert Cargill.
By Dave Tach on Oct 02, 2013 10.02.13
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut, the expanded and remastered stealth action game, is set for an Oct. 22 release, David Anfossi announced today on the Eidos Montreal Community site. The Director's Cut will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Windows PC and will be released in PAL regions on Oct. 25. "Over the last 18 months, the team has been working very hard on the development of the Director's Cut," Anfossi wrote. "With this edition, we gave the team the envious task of pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity to explore something we believe will become a big part of the future of the franchise, the second screen experience. When the game launches, players will have the opportunity to experience Human Revolution in a new and unique way through...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jul 02, 2013 07.02.13
A profile of Don Mattrick on Fast Company reports he left Microsoft ahead of a "massive" reorganization. One of Ubisoft's services has been hacked. Klei Entertainment's next game is turn-based tactical adventure Incognita. We explore the plight of Middle Eastern game developers and the real-life science between BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Report: Don Mattrick left for Zynga ahead of 'massive' Microsoft reorganization Ubisoft website hacked, usernames and encrypted passwords exposed Incognita is Klei's next 'turn-based tactical espionage' game How Middle Eastern studios are overcoming game development challenges Mad science: developers turn to science to build a better apocalypse
By John Funk on Jun 12, 2013 06.12.13
By Jenna Pitcher on Jun 04, 2013 06.04.13
Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal has released a short video that features a Deus Ex: The Fall logo, along with the date of June 5, 2013. The video, which asks "Are we ready to begin?," was released shortly after the official Eidos Montreal Twitter account tweeted "Are YOU ready for The Fall?." A Vine clip featuring the content in the YouTube video was also recently released. In March, Superannuation discovered that Square Enix registered domains DeusExTheFall.com, DeusExTheFall.net and DeusExTheFall.co.uk. The company had also registered DeusEx-HumanDefiance.com earlier this year, which may be the name of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution film. Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released on Aug. 23, 2011 in North America for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Deus Ex:...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Apr 23, 2013 04.23.13
Michael Mando and Elias Toufexis, the voices of Far Cry 3's Vaas and Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Adam Jensen, respectively, recently did an interview sketch together with hilarious results. Mando posted the sketch, titled "The Worst Interview of my Career" on YouTube. The video was part of a spoof for the Canadian Videogame Awards 2013, which Toufexis hosted. What begins as a casual interview about acting in interviews quickly spirals into a verbal and eventually physical fight. Check out the video above to see who ends up on top. The Canadian Videogame Awards took place Vancouver, B.C. on April 20. Far Cry 3 won six awards, including Game of the Year, while Mass Effect 3 picked up three. Mark of the Ninja, Assassin's Creed 3 and Sound Shapes followed behind with two awards each.
By John Funk on Apr 17, 2013 04.17.13
Eidos has released a new behind the scenes video for the Director's Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the Wii U. In the video, the developers discuss how they were able to tweak the shooter RPG for its Wii U debut and to improve it. The graphics have been adjusted with new shaders added, for one, the DLC missions are included and recontextualized to fit in with the game's greater story and the original game's unavoidable boss fights have been adjusted to allow for player builds that aren't focused on combat. The biggest change, though, is the addition of the Wii U Gamepad as Adam Jensen's neural hub, allowing him and the player access to information at the touch of a fingertip. Polygon saw the Director's Cut version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution at PAX East. The game is scheduled...
By John Funk on Apr 03, 2013 04.03.13
A new trailer has been released for the Wii U "Director's Cut" version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, showcasing what Square-Enix calls the "definitive version" of the acclaimed shooter RPG. As Polygon learned last month, the Director's Cut version includes the game's previous DLC, adjusts the AI and improves the game's graphics. Perhaps most significantly for many fans, the Director's Cut will also feature new tactics and methods to approach the game's boss fights so players who invest in stealth or hacking instead of combat won't be at such a disadvantage this time through. The Wii U version will naturally take advantage of the console's unique Gamepad controller — what the trailer refers to as the "neural hub" — by providing an expanded map and touchscreen controls for gameplay...
By Michael McWhertor on Mar 22, 2013 03.22.13