While lacking a few features, the game campaign alone makes this game worth everything it costs.
I’ve never played a game that so encouraged shooting people in the balls. Bulletstorm not only encourages it, but rewards it. In fact, some of the hardest shots in the game require some serious punishment to the ‘funzone.’ A good thirty minutes of my time was spent with the sniper rifle, guiding bullets into testicles. The AI made sure it was hard too, because nutshots were more protected against than having their head blown off. Despite all that, Bulletstorm happens to be one of the highest quality FPS games to come out in the recent set of releases.
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In less than 24 hours after the games release the fine folks at EA, Epic Games, and People Can Fly have already announced DLC packs to their newest critically-acclaimed hit, Bulletstorm. Being called Gun Sonata, the DLC will include three new maps for the Anarchy multiplayer mode. The maps will span from the disgusting Sewers of Stygia to the dilapidated ruins of Hotel Elysium. These maps are sure to bring in some more fun into Bulletstorm’s highly innovative new multiplayer modes.
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In the video below, Bulletstorm writer Rick Remender discusses the…um… salty language of Epic’s upcoming kill-fest. The dialogue is filled with the filthiest language available, but unlike to many super-macho games, it’s actually funny, too.
“The dialogue should entertain you as you’re playing the game, not just convey information,” Remender says. We couldn’t agree more.
Check out the video…oh, and it’s obviously not safe for work or the ears of children!
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Tomorrow (or midnight tonight, depending on your level of enthusiasm), Bulletstorm will launch across the country. For a select group, this purchase will be driven by the desire to play Gears of War 3 early — specifically, the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta code. To that group, we must say: don’t throw away that disc!
Epic’s Rod Fergusson warned Twitter users that a code alone wouldn’t secure early entry in the multiplayer beta. Entering the code actually adds an option to Bulletstorm‘s main menu, which will grant access to the multiplayer beta when the time is right. Remember Crackdown and Halo 3? Yep, just like those — i.e., you’ll need the Bulletstorm disc to play the Gears 3 beta.
While we’re on the topic, Fergusson has also promised more news on the multiplayer beta will be available later this week. Keep your eyes on the ‘Stiq for it.
While Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners have been able to play a Bulletstorm demo for almost a month now, PC gamers were given the cold shoulder. Thankfully, there’s now word that the poor lambs will also get to try out People Can Fly and Epic’s shooter.
“Bulletstorm PC demo is in the works!” Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein proclaimed on Twitter. “Won’t make it in time for ship date but should be available shortly after.”
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New release slate led by Guerrilla Games’ third Helghan title, People Can Fly’s shooter; Knights Contract, de Blob 2 also out.
Last week Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds led all new releases, but this week’s focus replaces fighting with first-person shooting.
Leading the pack this week is Killzone 3. Due out on Tuesday exclusively for the PlayStation 3, the title is the second Killzone title to debut on Sony’s high definition console, following 2009′s adored Killzone 2.
Killzone 3 will be available in two versions, a standard $60 release and a $130 limited-edition package with a replica mask and helmet of the series’ signature Helghast armies. While the headgear is the centerpiece of the extra goodies, the collector’s edition will also include a 6.5-inch articulated cloaking Helghast marksman action figure, an art book, and a voucher to download multiplayer maps, the game’s soundtrack, and more.
Out this week for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC is People Can Fly’s controversial first-person shooter/kicker Bulletstorm. Developed by Epic subsidiary People Can Fly, Bulletstorm is built around a skillshot system that rewards players for dispatching enemies in creative and often gory ways.
Those who purchase the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm will earn access to the multiplayer beta for Epic Games’ Gears of War 3, which will most likely kick off in April.
Also out this week is Knights Contract for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Knights Contract sees players following the unlikely duo of the witch Gretchen and the immortal executioner Heinrich. Though Gretchen actually died at Heinrich’s hands, she has been resurrected and now controls the scythe-wielding warrior. Together the pair struggles to save the world from a “black spell of death” and a supernatural army called the Harmonculous.
As Heinrich, gamers string together appendage-dismembering combos while the computer-controlled Gretchen uses her magic in a supporting role. Players will also be able to coordinate the pair’s attacks by issuing mid-melee commands to Gretchen, as well as executing finishing moves. While Heinrich is invincible, players will need to protect the vulnerable Gretchen if they want to complete their quest.
Gamers looking to get messy can pick up de Blob 2 this week. Unlike its predecessor, which debuted only on the Wii, the sequel hits the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and DS on Tuesday.
In the console versions of de Blob 2, antagonist Comrade Black returns to suck the vivacity out of Prisma City, rigging an election to regain control of the commonwealth. As de Blob, players platform their way through the mired Prisma City, spreading color and restoring the city to its once-vibrant nature. de Blob will have a number of new moves and upgradable abilities, as well as a robot sidekick named Pinky. In addition to free-roaming levels, the console versions will feature a 2D underground component.
The DS version will feature exclusively 2D side-scrolling play. The handheld installment sees de Blob lounging in the tropics after having reclaimed Chroma City from the clutches of Comrade Black. In said jungle, however, the evil machinations of Comrade Black collaborator Dr. Von Bolt continue. He is conducting nefarious experiments on woodland creatures. New moves, compatriots, and enemies await de Blob in the DS adventure game.
For further details on the week’s games, visit GameSpot’s New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Ys I and II Chronicles–PSP–Xseed Entertainment
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Bulletstorm–PC, X360, PS3–Electronic Arts
de Blob 2–DS, Wii, X360, PS3–THQ
The Dreamcast Collection–PC, 360–Sega
Fallout: New Vegas: Dead Money–PC, PS3–Bethesda Softworks
Gray Matter–PC–Viva Media
Knights Contract–PS3, 360–Namco Bandai Games
Radiant Historia–DS–DS–Atlus U.S.A. Inc.
Rec Room Games–DS–Destineer
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Bejeweled Blitz Live–X360–PopCap
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Gemini Rue–PC–Wadjet Eye Games
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Painkiller: Redemption–PC–DreamCatcher Interactive
Trapped Dead–PC–Iceberg Interactive
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Last week, we gave away Duke Nukem’s balls. So this week, we figured it be fitting to give you the chance to win this Bulletstorm nutcracker. The wooden cracker is a pretty sturdy piece of swag, and with the game scheduled to release on February 22, it’s time to give you a chance to win it…
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T-minus five days and counting until you’ll be able to bring Bulletstorm home, throw it into your console or PC of choice and whip, kick and boom your way in perfecting the art of “Kill with Skill”.
The new Bulletstorm Whip, Kick, Boom trailer is filled with balls to the wall action that is set to P.O.D.’s Boom.
For Xbox 360 owners you can get Bulletstorm theme gear for your Avatar that is currently available now on Xbox Live Marketplace.
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Cliff Bleszinski, Design Director at Epic Games, talks about going green.
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Bulletstorm, the controversially violent collaboration between Epic Games and People Can Fly, is looming on the horizon. Now is the perfect time to take a crash course about the game’s crazy weapons, skillshots, and gameplay.
Join two bearded fellows, Adam Biessener and I, as we casually chat about horrendous acts of sadism and bodily mutilation.
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Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you’re eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.
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GameSpot AU invited 400+ of its readers to the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney to get hands on with Dead Space 2, Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2 and Bulletstorm, as well as have a live Q&A with Dead Space 2 producer Shereif Fattouh! Check out the highlights!
Apparently, all it takes to build an army is one bald dude and a bunch of different outfits.
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