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Nerdist: Play – Killing Time on QUANTUM BREAK with Shawn Ashmore

What is time? Is it an endless phenomenon that can never be depleted? Or on the contrary, is it a limited fabric that will expire once mankind has met its end? Remedy Entertainment’s latest title, Quantum Break, explores the concept of time as a finite constituent of human existence that, once manipulated and exploited, causes an apocalyptic black hole threatening to end time as we know it. The cast of characters trapped with this impending doom all have their own agendas for stopping or leveraging this cataclysmic event, which is where the story of Quantum Break begins.

On this week’s Nerdist:Play, we’re joined by Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, Animorphs)–who plays Jack Joyce, the game’s protagonist–to walkthrough the games opening sequence and get a proper introduction to the plot of Quantum Break. Ashmore chats everything from his experience acting in a video game versus acting in movies, his thoughts on starring in a cast packed with sci-fi heavy hitters, and a certain Blizzard franchise that he is a diehard player of.

Quantum Break is out in stores today! Catch our full review of the game right here, and let us know in the comments if you think this is another masterpiece in the can for Remedy Entertainment.

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