It's becoming increasingly hard to remember a time when we visualised our metropolitan future differently: no rain-polished streets reflecting the glare of neon signs, no fetid slums nestled snugly around imposing high-rises, no collective mass of humanity wearing the marks of economic oppression and state-sanctioned violence in their purposeless haste, their hunched postures, their fearful silence. In other words, it's becoming increasingly hard to remember how we imagined urban dystopias before the iconography of Blade Runner gatecrashed our collective consciousness and etched its initials on the concept.
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The original Deus Ex just got prettier with the new mod Deus Ex Revision becoming a free download on Steam.
"My own education was pretty average."
Examine Warren Spector's personally annotated copy of the first Deus Ex design document and you can immediately tell that production wasn't entirely smooth. The pages are littered with alterations and strikeouts, the only section left unmarked the marketing spiel in the preamble. It refers to the game by its working title, Majestic Revelations.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 headlines today's EU PlayStation Store update. Sega's latest Sonic adventure costs £9.99 and includes exclusive levels for those with Sonic 4 Episode 1.
Music-mixing title PixelJunk 4am launches for £6.49, although you'll need a PlayStation Eye camera and Move controller to play.
You can also now download a digital version of THQ's open-world dildo-fest Saints Row: The Third. It costs £29.99 and will hog 7.33 GB of your disc space.
Latest update: Deus Ex, Conflict Desert Storm 2 and Conflict Vietnam will be released on the EU PlayStation Store over the coming weeks, Square Enix has now confirmed.
Sheldon Pacotti, the video game developer who wrote the first two Deus Ex games, has revealed his indie game, Cell: emergence.
Cell: emergence, due out before the end of September on PC and the Xbox Live Indie Games platform, is based on voxels. You pilot a nanobot through the body of a sick little girl, melting infections with self-replicating colloids, building shields and pathways with buckyfibers, and shredding germs with monofilament daisycutter depth-charges. Or something.
"The visual style looks low-fi and even retro, but that is because the bulk of the processing is dedicated to a deep simulation that extends down to every voxel in the world," he told Eurogamer.
You've read articles in which men of a certain age get misty-eyed about Deus Ex before. Throw an unwanted packet of soya food into the internet, and the first thing it will no doubt strike is an article bent-double around just what makes Bob Page tick.
Iconic game designer Warren Spector has said he believes lengthy adventure games are "on the way out".
Warren Spector says that he may only end up working on three more games in his life due to the amount work and time they take to produce.
Warren Spector and movie director John Woo are collaborating on new property Ninja Gold, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting.
The boss of Eidos' new Montreal Studio recently sparked rumours that a new Deus Ex is in development.
Third Time Lucky?
It's hard to muster any excitement about an Ion
Storm game any more. Dominion and Daikatana both promised so