Incredible: Bioware Reveal Man With Gun

By Jim Rossignol on November 17th, 2010 at 1:49 pm.

Holy fucking shit.
They said it couldn’t be done, but Bioware did it anyway. Their next – as yet unrevealed – game will feature a man with a gun. We at Rock, Paper, Shotgun have often said that more games should feature a) men, or b) guns, but to combine the two in a single videogame product is something we had hardly dared to dream of.

I can scarcely contain myself for the full announcement of what this teaser image is implying about the future of videogames. I’m crying here. Crying.

Teaser below. Update: also an ode to men with guns. Thanks, internet.

Also this:

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106 Comments »

  1. sneetch says:

    I don’t believe it. You must have made a mistake, with current technology it’s simply impossible to have both men and guns in the same game.

    Next time maybe do some basic research rather than print your insane flights of fancy.

    • Rinox says:

      I agree. The decline of RPS is shocking. Now they’re even breaching the laws of what’s physically possible!

    • GoodPatton says:

      What? Are we to expect them to pioneer a whole new genre of game? Pffack, good luck with that! A sure flop!

  2. Spatula says:

    Hold on to your breech’s… but i hear it would also include cover-based combat and regenerating health…

    *sob*

    We truly are living in an age of wonders…

    • Memphis-Ahn says:

      Ironically, Age of Wonders remains one of the awesomest games ever.

  3. mlaskus says:

    I just can’t express how appropriate this song is right now.

  4. noodlecake says:

    Shock! They’ve even made him look mean and unfriendly and given him an asshole haircut too! Imagine that.

  5. Meat Circus says:

    He appears to be sporting a Kermodian quiff. A clue?

  6. frags says:

    Now who’s the badass biotic bitch now? Man with gun pah…

  7. Jannakar says:

    And who said innovation was dead?

  8. Meat Circus says:

    MEN OF GUNS II: MENNIER AND GUNNIER.

  9. Headwoünd says:

    It’s… it’s beautiful! HOLD ME!!!1

  10. Drakkheim says:

    MoH the action / Rpg?

  11. spinks says:

    *giggle* Well played.

  12. Meat Circus says:

    I reckon it’s Femshep’s repressed gay brother at his coming out party.

  13. Cunzy1 1 says:

    In a couple of generations time I’m willing to bet we’ll see games with men and guns driving vehicles.

    Watch this space!

    • Level500Boss says:

      Whoa-whoa-whoa!

      Men with guns driving vehicles in SPACE?

      I think you’ve jumped ahead a couple of generations, my friend.

  14. noobnob says:

    They gave a gun to a man! The videogame crysis has begun!

  15. Sigma Draconis says:

    “LOOK CLOSER”

    Anyone else catch that bit at the end? Probably just something useless, though.

    • JP says:

      Probably the first breadcrumb for a huge ARG. I can never be bothered to mess with those though.

      Unless – UNLESS! – EA is bringing back StarFlight with BioWare. Then I’d stay up all night sifting for Uhlek transmissions.

      Yeah, that’ll happen.

    • 7rigger says:

      Starflight… I’d kill for a new version of it (For I am a man, and I can get a gun)

      But it will probably rot in the EA crypt before being reinvented as a FPS

      :(

    • Vinraith says:

      A new version of Starflight, done properly, would be the most life-devouring thing ever. Damn Veloxi, I bow before no bug!

  16. ninjapirate says:

    I must have already spent all of my excitement on the news about Aerosoft’s new Bus Simulator.

  17. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    For shame, RPS! This isn’t a man with a gun, but a gun with a man. A common mistake I’m sure, but I expect better from you guys (well, except John).

    • BigJonno says:

      That’s already been done by Rogue Trooper.

    • Man Raised By Puffins says:

      Heh, though that’s more a man with a gun with a man (with a hat with a man and a bag with a man).

  18. Lobotomist says:

    I dare to speculate on the name:

    “Gun-The origins”

  19. Masked Dave says:

    Dragon Age 2 just totally jumped the shark.

  20. Giant, fussy whingebag says:

    Next they’ll have a woman with a gun. What a glorious future that will be!

  21. Kári Tulinius says:

    Will computer game companies never learn?! The last time somebody tried to sell a game that involved a Man with a Gun, Activision’s Aim Controller, it not only bankrupted the company, it almost brought down the entire gaming industry. If we’ve learned anything these past few decades it’s that no matter how much we try, we’re not going to get boys to play videogames by appealing to “boy things.” Pony-stroking simulators have always been the most popular type of game on any platform and there’s no reason to think that’s going to change. Instead of worrying about low male participation in gaming, let’s make it a friendlier place for those of us boys who already are here. I stopped playing World of Horsecraft because I got tired of jackasses constantly asking me to “show my dick.” I know that’s keeping in character for the Jackass-class, but really, it’s not going to make me, or any other men, want to play games online.

    • 7rigger says:

      Tell me about it. Sometimes I sit for hours watching my wife play, wishing they’d make a game that was aimed at me!

  22. Joshua says:

    It’s actually Mass Effect 3. My geuss says that it is, at least.

    • DrGonzo says:

      Would be weird to advertise it like that though. “Mass Effect 3, from the makers of the Mass Effect series!” Yeah no shit.

  23. Pijama says:

    WARNING: INTERNET SARCASM AND IRONY REACTOR IS IN DANGER OF OVERLOAD, PLEASE PROVIDE MORE BLUNT AND PAINFULLY DIRECT SOCIAL COMMENTARY TO RESTORE BALANCE

    • Shazbut says:

      We need more games featuring men with guns in this world like we need more cancer

  24. KBKarma says:

    Thanks, Internet.

    Thinternet.

    • President Weasel says:

      Every day is better with a Look Around You reference.

  25. ShineDog says:

    Just for the record, the gun is an Incisor from ME2 with a gritty texture on it. They are either re-using textures or it’s a game set in the ME universe, if not ME3.

  26. Huggster says:

    If guns were never invented, would it be man with a crossbow?

  27. eide says:

    It’s not just a man with any gun, it’s a man with the incisor sniper rifle from ME2.

  28. 2guncohen says:

    Those are not guns!
    Its just a swiss knife resembling a gun!

  29. SHDR says:

    I’ve always dreamed about the day Bioware would go for the man with gun idea. Sure, it’s obscure and a bit too sophisticated for most people, but with someone like Bioware behind it, I’m sure the idea can gain traction and maybe finally find a prominent place in the cultural landscape.

  30. Subject 706 says:

    Clearly it is not a gun, but a watering can, and this is going to be Bioware’s new gardening RPG.

  31. Morgawr says:

    This will never sell. No one wants to play a game featuring a man with a gun. It’s all well and good trying to be innovative, but by combining a man and a gun in the same game, they’ve really reduced it’s potential audience.

  32. Dominus says:

    RPS comments
    day = made

  33. Lobotomist says:

    I dare to speculate:

    It will be Biowares return to turn based , isometric, strategy RPG !

  34. Tyshalle says:

    I don’t get it.

  35. Corporate Dog says:


    /--- Caress Trigger
    /
    Investigate ------(0)------ Fire at Presidential Motorcade

    --- Fondle Barrel

    • Corporate Dog says:

      No, I DIDN’T mess up an ASCII rendering of a Mass Effect-style conversation tree. This is ACTUALLY how the conversation trees will look in Man With Gun.

      Because conversations are an AFTERTHOUGHT.

    • stahlwerk says:

      does the pre keyword work?

       / screw that
      0 - it doesn't
       \ sure does

      nbsps are our only ally.

    • Corporate Dog says:

      Meh. I used the ‘code’ tag. But now I see that we have edit capabilities, so perhaps…

    • Matt (With a Gun) says:

      That’s okay, Corporate Dog.

      You know why?

      YOUR CONVERSATION TREE LOOKS LIKE A GUN.

  36. Quasar says:

    Jim, I’m sensing a deep, underlying anger here.

    Do you have some kind of unresolved past issue with one or more men with one or more guns?

  37. Flint says:

    I’m going to break the monotony of the joke that died about 20 posts back yet keeps returning, and say that I find these news interesting and look forward to the reveal of the game. Mainly because it’s Bioware. A quick blurry image of man-with-gun is ever so slightly too vague to make anything about. I like the look of the gun!?

  38. pilou says:

    Is that Alpha Protocol 2? Now it’s Obsidian doing the original and Bioware doing the sequel. The end is nigh!

    Well there’s no way it could be a Call of Duty clone instead of an RPG, right?

  39. Ian says:

    Guns? In MY video games?

  40. stahlwerk says:

    So Mass Effect 3 really is gonna be Space Adventures of Male Space Marine RPG?

    (yes I know I’m inferring a lot from a 3 second teaser, but face it: this is what for most of the ME1 and 2 players the game looked like)

  41. Alteisentier says:

    So am I the only one that noticed it looks almost identical to the Mass Effect Incisor snipe rifle?

    • Man Raised By Puffins says:

      Nope, someone else already pointed that out upthread (it’s hardly surprising not many have noticed as it’s a pretty generic looking DLC-only gun). If it is Mass Effect 3 I’ll be somewhat disappointed. It’s just not Mass Effect if the armour isn’t all form-fitting smooth clean lines with lots of sexy neon tubing.

  42. Roy says:

    Not just ANY man, it’s Ben Affleck with a gun.

  43. aldo_14 says:

    I think you are all mistaken. He is clearly an expert optometrist, on an epic quest to assemble seven superior glasses from the lenses of sniper rifle scopes.

    Although based on the frame at the top, he may just be nervously having a poo in an abandoned factory.

  44. JB says:

    I really hope to see more posts using the second tag in future.

  45. SHDR says:

    It also looks like he sports one of these bitchin’ hairdoes.

  46. Cabbs says:

    I was going to make a post about people looking too far into things, ’cause that doesnt look at all like an me3 game. But a quick image search and that *does* look very much like the Incisor. Almost exactly the same in fact, apart from the texture and the stand at the front.

    Recycled assets?

  47. Bascule42 says:

    ….”Thinternet”.

  48. Thermal Ions says:

    Obvious game reveal is …. well, obvious.

  49. JohnnyMaverik says:

    What about Mass Effect 3? :(

    • MadMinstrel says:

      I don’t want to get your hopes up, but if you look closely at one or two frames in the video where we can see out the shattered window a bit, you can see an urban environment that may or may not be reminiscent of the citadel.

    • JohnnyMaverik says:

      Nah, this isn’t Mass Effect 3, it’s either a Shatter Steel reboot or a new IP, either way what with Dragon Age 2 on the way, and The Old Republic with it, surely they don’t have enough people to have a teem working solidly on the next ME game, which is a shame.

  50. T-Bone says:

    Gunman: Origins.