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Bulletstorm

9 years ago

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Bulletstormgate: Weichman Clarifies Position

I'm very pleased to say we've heard back from the last of the experts we contacted after the Fox News Debacle. We've now spoken to Jerry Weichman, Ph.D who was quoted by John Brandon as warning that games such as Bulletstorm could do serious damage to children, as an example of an expert who was "worried that video game violence may be reaching a fever…

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Bulletstormgate: Fox News Responds

There's always a twist. If you followed the Fox News Debacle, you'll have seen the tale that began with an article on Rupert Murdoch's esteemed news source that asked whether Bulletstorm was "the worst video game in the world", and argued that playing it could cause people to rape. We took a closer look at the claims made, found that at least one of those…

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PC Getting Bulletstorm Demo After All

Remember this spurt of controversy back in January when we heard that the Bulletstorm demo would be gracing the Xbox Box and Sony Playingstation only? Turns out the PC will be getting a demo after all. Epic vice president Mark Rein has tweeted that the PC demo is in the works, and should be available "shortly after" the game's release this Friday. Strong! Just to…

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Bulletstormgate: Analysing The “Evidence”

I think this shall likely be the last mention of the Fox News/Bulletstorm debacle. But it's a pretty special one. If you followed the story you'll know that the inestimable journalists at Fox News saw fit to run a story in which they carried claims that playing Bulletstorm would cause people to rape. Through investigating the story further we discovered that some had been misrepresented,…

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Rips & Tears In Rain: Bulletstorm Hands On

Following the recent wash of ingenious marketing and controversy it’s a little tricky to remember that Bulletstorm is simply an FPS from the Painkiller developers, coming out in less than 2 weeks. Will it be any good? At EA’s invitation I sat down for a lengthy hands-on. That’s the perfect set-up for a dick joke, by the way. My restraint knows no bounds.

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Will Bulletstorm Murder Your Children? (No)

Yesterday Fox News asked the headline question, "Is Bulletstorm the Worst Video Game in the World?" Which is spectacular. It's a quite remarkable piece of writing, worthy of our own Daily Mail. And why is it the WORST GAME IN THE WORRRRLD? Because they've named some of the Skill Shots with sexual innuendos. Which, they absolutely astonishingly claim, causes rape.

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1.25 Million Download Parody AdverGame

The Bulletstorm tweeting-thing announced that People Can Fly's free Call Of Duty parody, Duty Calls, has been download 1.25 million times over the weekend. The brief game, which mocks the "realistic" shooter genre, was an advert for Bulletstorm's more science fictional approach on the macho manshoot. And, well, it was actually pretty funny. As adverts go, it was one of the more inventive ones we've…

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The Duty Calls: Bulletstorm Has A Mock

UPDATE: full walkthrough video below. War never changes. War has changed. I'm still downloading this, but I'll point you at it while we all work out what it is. The origin: a tweet from EA reading "Stay Frosty @Bulletstorm fans. Download a FREE version of the most epically epic FPS ever: Duty Calls." The destination: TheDutyCalls.com, a 765Mb download, a whole lot of cheeky references…

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Bulletstorm To Feature Constant Online DRM?

EDIT: Stand down! People Can Fly's Creative Director, Adrian Chmielarz, has tweeted saying that Bulletstorm only requires a constant internet connection for installation and online play. This simply looks like an incredibly poor choice of words on EA's part, since none of the other "digital" versions on the disclosure page list a persistent internet connection as a requirement. Phew. For posterity, I've re-posted my original…

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Bulletstorm Skillisodes Have A Stupid Name

Bulletstorm isn't getting a PC demo and we are ANGRY, yes, but then they release a trailer with a line like "pucker your butthole!" and all is forgiven. Now Epic have started releasing short videos detailing the various skillshots integral to the game, and they're calling these skill-related episodes... skillisodes, a word that I can barely type without going and washing my hands. But then…

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Pucker Your Butthole: New Bulletstorm Trail

Of the spate of recent Bulletstorm trailers, while they've been incredibly funny, they've not shown a huge amount of the game itself. This latest, detailing the revenge moves a little more comprehensibly, as well as showing some of the characters' natterings, lasts a decent length. Be warned, faint-eared readers! It contains some swears that your boss may disapprove of. Oh, and bodies being violently dismembered,…

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Bulletstorm Diorama For Satirical Reference

I spent some time trying to figure out how to crowbar in my own reference to that bit in The Simpsons where Skinner declares there to be a "diorama-rama", but it just didn't work. Anyway, this is the Bulletstorm trailer where they get clever, because it's a diorama scene that reference's Halo's one, and that is like a satire or something. Ah, "pastiche". Yeah, that's…

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Lo-Tech: Bulletstorm Specs Friendly

There was a time when a new game from Epic meant saving up the thousand or so pounds it would cost to get a machine that could play it. That sounds so alien now, so ludicrous, that people were upgrading at such vast expenses just to play the latest, greatest PC game. But of course it was an investment in the many dozens of games…

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Trigger-Happy Holidays From Bulletstorm

I've just realised that Bulletstorm's above killer robot wheel might in fact have merely detached from an even bigger killer robot truck. Wouldn't that be amazing? People Can Fly, feel free to drop me a job offer. I expect at least £5,000 per year plus unlimited access to the coffee machine. Also, I want the job title of Ludographer. You see, Ludo is ancient Greek…

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Clifford Bleszinski On Bulletstorm “Creativity”

South of our clicky bit is a video in which Epic Games lead singer Clifford Bleszinski claims that Bulletstorm's manshooting isn't simply shooting men, but a lot of other creative stuff, much of which appears to involve smacking people around using "physics" and killing them with "explosions" and stuff. You're apparently going to want to toy with them, to farm them for points. This says…

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The Gun Club: Bulletstorm Shootosity

Finally watched the latest footage from Bulletstorm, which - like last time - is producer Tanya Jessen having a good old yabber over the last demo. In this case, from the Tokyo game-show. This time, we're weapon centric, talking about how they've concentrated on making sure the gun that fires enormous cannonballs is the sort of enormous, cannonball-firing gun they want. Go footage!

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Dead Weather Report: Bulletstorm Footage

It's been at least two months since we posted some Bulletstorm footage, and considering it's the most absurd shooter currently in development that's about a month and three weeks too long. Forgive us. Look! Here's some hot & spicy footage of Bulletstorm fresh out of GamesCom, featuring a couple of new monster reveals and voiceover from Epic Games Producer Tanya Jessen in which she tells…

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