People Can Fly are independent again, and still own Bulletstorm.
Games for Windows Live is dying, and few tears will be shed for its demise. But concern remains for what will happen to the GFWL titles that haven't shed it like a pustulent pimple by the July 1st death-day. Epic and People Can Fly's score-'em-up Bulletstorm is seemingly the latest victim in the service's final thrashings, as it's been removed from Steam (although is still available on Origin)
In an Edge interview, ex-PCF devs The Astronauts have revealed they're working on a PC-only release for the time being, with co-founder Adrian Chmielarz saying, "I doubt that the current generation of consoles is going to be able to handle what we're doing. [...] The plan at the moment is for it to be released on PC first, and then we'll see." All the information we'd had previously on The
It's a tough industry for a new series. As someone who very much enjoyed Bulletstorm's gorgeous, bombastic shoot-outs, I quietly hoped that People Can Fly had done enough to earn a sequel. Sadly, it's not to be. Epic Games president Mike Capps has told Gamespot that while Bulletstorm was "very critically successful," it was merely "good, but not amazing" in the sales department. "I think EA was
We like being the first to tell you about a game. It's rare, though, that we announce something that's a mere two months away. Flying Wild Hog, a new studio, is releasing its debut game this September. It's called Hard Reset, and it's a PC-exclusive "dark sci-fi" FPS. Roughly, it's Blade Runner, The Matrix, and Painkiller rolled into a single-player-only flour tortilla. Like some kind of
The first slice of Bulletstorm DLC hit the consoles over a month ago, but Bulletstorm fans can now finally get hold of the pack on PC. The Gun Sonata pack for Bulletstorm is now available to buy for $9.99. It adds three new Anarchy survival multiplayer maps, Hotel Elysium, Villa and Sewers, and two new levels for Echoes mode, Guns of Stygia and Crash Site. If you fancy giving Bulletstorm a go
While Logan, Chris and the interns are trapped in the salt mines, Evan, Dan and Josh lead PC Gamer's faithful through the week that was. Topics include Portal 2 and Valve's ARG, Mass Effect 3 details, Bulletstorm music, the newest Humble Indie Bundle, a WoW player achieving a ridiculous feat, your listener questions and more! PC Gamer US Podcast 268: Yo Mamaly
No matter what you think of Bulletstorm's over-the-top gameplay and crude humor, you've gotta love free stuff. Epic is out to win the hearts and minds of cheapskates by offering up the shooter's original soundtrack (composed by Michal Cielecki and Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz) free of charge. Click here to snag a total of 56 minutes of overly dramatic background music, spread across 24 tracks with
The game's been out for six weeks, but if you've been waiting to try Epic's insane shooter, then now's your chance. The new singleplayer demo provides one of Bulletstorm's Echoes missions, a level from halfway through the singleplayer campaign that can be replayed to try and get the best possible score. As well as the default (and boring) assault rifle, you can play with the super-accurate
Every weekend begins with a dream: to sit at home, in front of our PCs, and play games until we fall asleep. The problem? There are too many games to choose from. As a result, we spend most of Friday thinking about what we're going to play and planning in advance. Maybe you have this problem too, maybe you're looking for suggestions for what you could try, and maybe you have suggestions for us.
Last week I wrote an editorial called How mainstream games butchered themselves and why it’s my fault, about the way games seem increasingly keen to dictate the exact experience every player should have. I named Bulletstorm as one that nearly put me off with its overbearing opening, but which I later came to like. The game's creative director, Adrian Chmielarz of People Can Fly Studios, read
Sorry about that. I'm a horrible gamer. Hopefully it doesn't show in ordinary conversation, but as soon as I start playing something, I become an asshole. The instant the first character speaks, I reflexively want them to shut up. If there's text on screen, I'm not reading it. If there's a cut-scene, I'm skipping it. If there are no enemies to shoot, I shoot my friends, and if I can't
Tim, Tom, Rich and Craig amass for episode 51 of the PC Gamer UK Podcast. Topics include our Dragon Age 2, Total War: Shogun, and Bulletstorm reviews, along with Tom's hands-on with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Craig gives his first impressions of Battlefield 3 too. Basically, it's a podcast that's mostly concerned with men holding weapons. Nothing wrong with that. Download the MP3, subscribe,
A lack of customization options has been frustrating many players booting up Bulletstorm after its release in America earlier this week. A slim range of tweakable options is making it difficult for players to set up their game. Mouse smoothing is locked on, the maximum framerate is locked to 62fps and there are no field of view options. Fortunately, there are workarounds, but using them means
You get moments with this hobby, where you mentally step away and realise exactly what you’d look like to an outsider. It’s not pretty. I’m playing in a darkened room, the shades pulled tight, and I’m shouting to three other people. “HIS ARSE IS OPEN. FOR GOD’S SAKE HIS ARSE IS OPEN. SHOOT IT! SHOOT IT SHOOT IT! SHOOT HIS OPEN ARSE!” I see myself from above. My eyes are focused on the swollen
A demo is in the works for People Can Fly's psychotic shooter, Bulletstorm. Vice President of EA games made the announcement on Twitter, "Bulletstorm PC demo is in the works! Won't make it in time for ship date but should be available shortly after." The game's due out tomorrow in the US and February 25 in the UK. Bulletstorm has been kicking up some controversy recently, both in the
The Games for Windows copy of Bulletstorm will ship with Gears of War in the US. Those who purchase the PC retail copy in America between launch and March 8 will find People Can Fly's insane shooter bundled with Epic's equally insane shooter Gears of War. People Can Fly and partners Epic have been pushing the PC version of the game, with president of Epic Games Mike Capps claiming
Yesterday Fox news published an article called "Is Bulletstorm the worst game in the world?", warning parents against the affects the game could have on children, and attributing violent videogames to an increase in rape crime.
Every Monday, PCGamer.com will be featuring editorials and opinion pieces from PC Gamer's core of magazine and online writers. To kickstart that process, here's UK mag editor Tim Edwards on the developing Bulletstorm skillshot controversy. “I do believe this industry will only be considered mature only once it stops being ashamed of itself,” says Adrian Chmielarz, the lead designer of