Heavy Rain, the ups and downs of being able to choose your own story.

Madison wonders what to do next

Madison wonders what to do next

I finished Heavy Rain recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, it is only since finishing it and reading about how extensively your actions and the choices you make affect the ending that I have realised how incredible an example of modern gaming it is.

I played it through in about 3 tense sessions as I couldn’t wait to see how it played out – Quantic Dream certainly achieved their objective of making it feel like an interactive movie rather than a game.

Here is a record of what I did, and what happened. Needless to say, I am about to give it all away so don’t read on if you plan to play the game for yourself.

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My submission to the Attorney General’s Department for public consultation on the the R18+ classification for computer games

Below is my submission for the public consultation on whether or not to introduce an R18+ classification for video games in Australia. I get the feeling I have taken a trip down the rabbit hole of fake democracy in action, but we will see what happens.

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