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Bulletstorm
Bulletstorm

PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: First Person Shooter Players: 1 to 0 (2 to 8 Online)
Developer: People Can Fly Official Site: http://www.bulletstorm.com
Publisher: Electronic Arts Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
24th February 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:18am 05/04/11 | 3 Comments
In typical current industry fashion, the PC is once again late to the party, most likely because her bitchy, younger friends, PS3 and Xbox 360, gave her the wrong address. Either way though, the PC now has a demo available for Bulletstorm, so anyone who didn't pick this up already can unleash their whip for a short amount of time, to see if being a space-faring anti-hero is your thing.

We reviewed the game on Xbox 360, scoring it a reasonable 7.5/10, citing a bit of a disconnect for players with the story once you got deeper into it as one of its main flaws, and the over-the-top action and violence as one of its main draws.

We're looking into hopefully hosting a download mirror locally, but for those who can't wait, grab it now from Steam or Games For Windows.
Monday, 7 March 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:21pm 07/03/11 | 13 Comments
If you're going to make an over-the-top shooter that fills its corridors with dick and fart jokes, you need a reviewer like ko-zee-ii on your team, so we gave him Bulletstorm for review purposes, to see if its touted let-loose attitude and unapologetic violence made the grade.

There's been more than enough publicity around the game, thanks to the aforementioned components, but all the publicity in the world can't drive a game's fun, and so ko-zee-ii gives the full critical grade to People Can Fly's "Duke Beater". Does it live up to the hype?

Click here for the full review to find out.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Post by trog @ 11:10am 20/02/11 | 5 Comments
Epic's Mark Rein has casually mentioned that a PC version of Bulletstorm is impending:
Bulletstorm PC demo is in the works! Won't make it in time for ship date but should be available shortly after.
Great news for PC gamers in that we'll actually get to take it for a test toast, but it would have been nicer to see it in advance.

More about this anticipated title is available on our Bulletstorm game page. Be warned though, looking at anything to do with this game may make you commit heinous acts.
Thursday, 3 February 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:49pm 03/02/11 | 1 Comments
Yep, "Game Parody". That means this isn't just a parody video poking fun at the likes of Call of Duty or any other shooter with a dramatic edge, it's a game. people Can Fly actually went to the lengths of creating a full-fledged gameplay demo of what they deem a generic first-person shooter experience, and, well, I applaud the effort at the very least.

Duty Calls holds no punches in hitting the competition where it hurts, and for some this might be too blatant, while others, I'm sure, will piss themselves. Either way, we actually have the gameplay demo locally hosted for you, which you can grab right here.

If you're not sold, there's a gameplay video we've embedded below for you.

Thursday, 27 January 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:51pm 27/01/11 | 8 Comments
EA have sent us a reminder that the Bulletstorm Demo for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation Network went live yesterday, presumably while everyone was partying, hence the reminder.

Obviously it's a free download, and there's no word of a PC demo at all, but you can get a good glimpse at the crazy gameplay waiting for you in People Can Fly's FPS romp if you own either of the above systems. We have a few screens and a trailer for the demo you can check out below as well (click here to stream the trailer in HD). If you grab the demo, feel free to drop a line in the Comments section and tell us your thoughts.



Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:26am 12/01/11 | 3 Comments
As mentioned in yesterday's post regarding the PC system requirements for Bulletstorm, the game is closing in on release day and as such the hype machine is beginning to rain down; evidenced today with this stylish and clever "Last Call" video.

There's essentially no gameplay shown here barring a few seconds at the end, but they've definitely gone to great lengths to make this one work, and no gameplay aside, it still really shows off the game's humour and art-style in a very stylised way given that they're actually spoofing the Halo 3 "Believe" trailer. Bulletstorm is due to hit store-shelves February 24 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Watch the video embedded below or click here to watch in HD.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:50pm 11/01/11 | 8 Comments
Ahead of its Febryary 24th release date, Epic Games and People Can Fly have released the minimum and recommended system specs for Bulletstorm for PC.

Minimum
Operating System Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equivalent, running at 1.6 GHz or greater
Memory (RAM) 1.5 GB
HDD Space 9 GB available
Video Card DirectX 9.0c compatible, 256 MB of VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS, ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256 MB, or greater
Soundcard DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
Disc Drive 16X CD/DVD Drive
Network Internet (TCP/IP) connection

Recommended
Operating System Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7
Processor QuadCore 2.0 GHz
Memory (RAM) 2 GB
HDD Space 9 GB available
Video Card DirectX 9.0c compatible, 512MB of VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX260, or ATI Radeon 4870
Soundcard DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
Disc Drive 16X CD/DVD Drive
Network Broadband Internet (TCP/IP) connection

There's bound to be even more hyperbole over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
Monday, 6 December 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:46pm 06/12/10 | 0 Comments
We're almost on top of our video content for the year, today coming at you with an interview we did around the Tokyo Games Show in September with Senior Producer for Bulletstorm, Mike Ress.

We did this after getting a short time with the game in hands-on form, so asked him about the game's combo system, if there were moves they'd pulled from the game, level design, multiplayer, the potential for co-op and something to do with Ben Stiller and Hugh Jackman (seriously). If you're at all keen on this game (as I'm sure a lot of you are), you might want to check this out. If you can't be bothered watching the video, we also have it in transcribed form.

Click here for the interview.
Friday, 24 September 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:59am 24/09/10 | 4 Comments
We actually got to get hands-on with Bulletstorm while over at TGS (stay tuned for a full hands-on preview), but ahead of our own thoughts on the experience, the fine folk at Epic have shot through an actual video showing off what they revealed in playable form at TGS, which also includes a new (awesome) weapon.

Beyond the new weapon though, the trailer just shows off the epic (no pun intended) vistas on offer, as well as the myriad ways you have to despatch enemies, which also includes some very creative and fun environmental death options. This game is actually balls-to-the-wall fun, so you should really check this out.

Watch it embedded below or click here to download.

Monday, 30 August 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:37am 30/08/10 | 12 Comments
We have another GamesCom demo video for you today, this time from Epic Games' upcoming over-the-top arcade shooter, Bulletstorm.

This gameplay video gives a pretty decent indication of just how accessible Bulletstorm is shaping up to be, along with the cool combination moves available to you, as well as a look at the awesome four-barrel shotgun. We also see a boss character, the epic vistas the game will present and get a good idea of the pacing and overall narrative tone on offer, which seems reasonably light-hearted, but very Epic Games, nonetheless.

Watch it embedded below, or click here to download.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:08pm 18/08/10 | 3 Comments
Amidst all the trailer madness at GamesCom this year, EA and Epic have let fly a handful of screenshots of their over-the-top arcade shooter, Bulletstorm.

The game is looking very Unreal Engineish, but that's not at all a bad thing as this new batch of imagery tells us. As far as any new features or innovations revealed at the event for the game, nothing new has reared its head. So from here, all you have are the three images below, and more right here.

Monday, 24 May 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:11pm 24/05/10 | 10 Comments
Short but sweet, Epic's forthcoming EA-published over-the-top shooter, Bulletstorm, is revealed in motion, and looks as insanely fun as can be.

Essentially a skill-testing gore-fest, the game offers players three moves that include kicking, sliding and grappling, which when combined, create a pool of awesome for the player rewards the creative-minded who can combine the skillset to put together the most fantastical and outlandish kills possible.

In a world where every shooter is taken very, very seriously (Sam aside), this one is looking to give us the opposite. Check out the trailer below.

Monday, 3 May 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:43am 03/05/10 | 6 Comments
EA and People Who Can Fly (of Epic Games), are hard at work on a new FPS IP, Bulletstorm, which promises to "bring new furor to first-person shooter action with its signature 'kill with skill' gameplay, which is packed with blockbuster moments".

"Bulletstorm is the kind of game we love to make because it's pure, unadulterated entertainment," said Epic Games President Dr. Michael Capps in the game's official press release. "People Can Fly has created a wildly fun first-person shooter that looks gorgeous running on the latest Unreal Engine 3 technology, and the skillshot system is a welcome addition to the genre. We can't wait to see how everyone reacts to seeing Bulletstorm."

We won't be seeing the game until Q1 2011, but we have 12 new screens you can check out right here, and more details on our Bulletstorm game page.