Posts Tagged ‘Eidos Montreal’

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Transhuman Future Feels Too Cautious For Comfort

Shower scenes seldom Make You Think, unless it’s about what exactly you’re getting for that Premium Netflix subscription, but if anything sticks out for me about the impressive yet oddly unexciting Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site], it’s the sight of Adam Jensen washing his hair. Eidos Montreal’s latest presentation begins in Jensen’s new Prague apartment – a casually affluent man-den where you can phone other characters, watch newscasts that track your decisions through the story, answer emails, tinker with crafting resources, and generally get acquainted with the sleek, cadaverous sort-of-human in your charge.

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Deus Ex Mankind Divided: Gameplay Footage, New Project Reveals From 4.30pm

I have never played more than five minutes of a Deus Ex [official site] game, but I do find the transhumanism and the artwork fascinating. I also had a dream pretty recently about Adam Jensen where it turned out that instead of being a modified human he was actually a secret bee with all these insecty body mods.

His sunglasses were actually his compound eyes and he had a weird stabbing wing that he could shoot out of his arm and pin people to walls with what was inspired by the foreleg of a praying mantis. I think he might actually have one of them in the real game but not from a mantis, more from some kind of galactic hypertriangle or something. He also slept in a hive and was often covered in honey. LOOK IT WAS A DREAM I DON’T KNOW.

Anyway, I feel like that’s as decent a set of qualifications as you need for writing a post explaining that you can watch the Deus Ex Universe pre-E3 livestream thingummy here from 4.30pm BST.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided And This Mess We’re In

A new live-action trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] tells a little story of how the futureworld goes from the “Huzzah hooray, cyborgs are the future!” optimism in Human Revolution to “Cyborgs want to eat my baby, please lock them away” panic. I think I just enjoyed a live-action trailer…? Not only because of swish cybertech and dark megacities either. What times we live in!

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Explains It All

I have only three questions about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site]. 1) Can I get a dollhouse-scale recreation of that tree sculpture? 2) Does Adam Jensen take showers or baths? 3) Have Eidos Montreal spoken to Billy Idol yet?

A new trailer answers that second question for me, but if you have any more you might find them answered in the six-minute overview of Eidos Montreal’s cyberpunk FPS-RPG sequel. It gets into the plot, looks at Adam’s cool new powers and pals, teases more consequences to decisions, and shows lots of pretty shots of cybercities.

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RPS Endorse Billy Idol For Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

“Alice! Cara! Alice! What have you been listening to at your office Christmas party?” you beg. “Tell us, please!” Well, obviously the Rogue Warrior credits theme a whole lot, plus SomaFM‘s Christmas stream and… when she was napping, a song from Billy Idol’s reviled 1993 concept album Cyberpunk. God help me, it’s stuck in my head and I must write this to get his leering face out. So: after a day of festive cheer, I’m convinced that Eidos Montreal should bring in Billy Idol to ‘do a Mass Effect’ and provide a rockin’ song for the end credits of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site].

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Deus Ex – Mankind Divided Delayed Until August

is it easier to get away with this look in summer?

Everything looked rosy when I traveled to Montreal to take a look at Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] earlier this year. The areas I played improved on Human Revolution in every way that matters and Adam Jensen controlled better than ever. All was well and I was looking forward to playing the game in February, right around my birthday. Moments ago, word arrived of a six month delay – the game will now be coming out on August 23rd.

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Deus Ex Mankind Divided’s Ending Is Not A Button Press

Disappointing endings are a staple of Deus Ex games, aren’t they? That’s fine, though, because almost everything leading up to those final two minutes when you choose which button to press is pretty great. Unsurprisingly, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] will be continuing the series’s sequel tradition of openings which kinda ignore which button you picked, but the ending this time will be more than a mere button-press. So its lead writer say, anyway.

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