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3:20 PM on 04.12.2011

Bulletstorm 'Gun Sonata' pack now available

Are you still playing Bulletstorm?! Really? Wow, okay, well hey! There's new downloadable content for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game today! For 800MS Points/$9.99, you'll get three new Anarchy maps (...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 04.04.2011

Bulletstorm PC demo live on Steam, GFWL

It seemed incredibly likely that Bullestorm would come and go without so much as a PC demo. That's not the case, though -- one was just released on Games for Windows Live (here) and Steam (here). Cue outlandish jokes about ki...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 03.08.2011

Epic: FOX controversy good for Bulletstorm, bad for games

Now that Bulletstorm is on store shelves and spreading dicktits around the world, Epic's Mike Capps has addressed the notorious FOX News report in which psychologist Carole Lieberman accused the game, among others, of encoura...

Jim Sterling

12:20 PM on 03.07.2011

$40 Bulletstorm is Amazon's deal of the day

If you have the patience to hold off on getting the latest videogames at release, and don't mind missing out on the pure joy that comes with buying as soon as possible, you could be spending a heck of a lot less on games than...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 02.23.2011

New Destructoid Show: MinePads and Zelda Scrolls

Settle down, children. Time for the news. The serious, hard-hitting, boring grown-up news of The Destructoid Show. Sadly, no cosplay or erotic fanfiction this episode. Although I did get a new shirt. Today, we wish The Legen...

Max Scoville

6:00 PM on 02.23.2011

Live show: Mash Tactics plays Bulletstorm

The boys are out doing interviews, so join Pico today as she digs her (my) nails into the much anticipated Bulletstorm. This new realease from EA features big guns and electronic whips. Throw in some profanities and few thous...

Pico Mause

1:20 PM on 02.23.2011

Bulletstorm PC 'an unfriendly mess'

The muscular and sexy Ben Kuchera at Ars Technica has been playing Bulletstorm on PC, and he's not totally impressed. If you're planning on playing People Can Fly's critically well-received shooter on your computer, be aware ...

Jim Sterling

3:20 PM on 02.22.2011

Bulletstorm isn't the only way to access Gears 3 beta

If you buy Bulletstorm today, you'll get access to the Gears of War 3 beta as a nice reward. Sadly, you might not be a fan of kicking people in the face and shooting their testicles as they fly far away. If you're one of thos...

Jim Sterling



Review: Bulletstorm photo
Review: Bulletstorm
by Nick Chester

You can’t really play Bulletstorm wrong per se, but it’s a game in which "the point" is fairly easy to miss.

Sure, you can run through its eight-hour campaign, relying on your default military assault rifle to blast through inexhaustible crowds of the game’s punk mutants and bloodthirsty soldiers. As your typical first-person shooting gallery, Bulletstorm holds its own, with a wealth of scripted “oh, shit!” moments and solid base mechanics that just feel right. So if you want to dash from firefight to firefight, mindlessly unloading clips at anything that moves, go for it. You’ll probably have a blast.

But playing Bulletstorm like a standard first-person shooter would be a disservice to yourself, and the fastest way to miss the point. If every kill doesn’t feel like an entirely new, heart-pounding experience, you’re doing it wrong. Because beneath Bulletstorm's potty-mouthed, gore-drenched exterior, People Can Fly and Epic Games have delivered a remarkably sophisticated and original shooter.

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10:40 AM on 02.22.2011

Paid 'Gun Sonata' Bulletstorm DLC announced

No sooner than the game has hit the stores, People Can Fly, Epic Games, and Electronic Arts have announced the first paid downloadable content for Bulletstorm. Called the "Gun Sonata" pack, the DLC will come with three new ma...

Nick Chester

8:00 AM on 02.19.2011

Bulletstorm PC demo coming, not before launch

PC fans who felt stung by the lack of a Bulletstorm demo have some good news and some bad news today. The good news is that a demo is coming, but the bad news is that you won't be able to get it until after the game releases....

Jim Sterling





2:00 PM on 02.11.2011

'Games cause rape' psychologist says even more dumb crap

Ignorant psychologist Carole Lieberman has quickly made a name for herself among gamers after claiming that games like Bulletstorm can be blamed for increasing sexual assault cases. Fortunately, she has decided to come forth ...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 02.10.2011

'Games cause rape' psychologist's book gets raped

Carol Lieberman, the psychologist and author who claimed that videogames encourage young men to go out and rape has been hit with swift Internet justice. In a move that mirrors the way in which Cooper Lawrence was punished fo...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 02.09.2011

Destructoid: Dark Souls, Fox News, Squidbear, and Hudson

Good morrow, Toidlings. I come before you with the fiftieth fabulous foray into foul and frivolous feculence. In other words, this is The Destructoid Show Episode 50. (Please ignore the fact that I've only been on it for 5 w...

Max Scoville

12:00 PM on 02.09.2011

Bulletstorm gets heavily censored German version

Those dicktits at the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle have rated a heavily censored version of Bulletstorm, a variant that more or less loses the entire point of the game.  The German edition will not feature ...

Jim Sterling

3:40 PM on 02.08.2011

Psychologist: Videogames to blame for rape attacks

Sexual assault is on the rise, and videogames are to blame! In asking the question, "Is Bulletstorm the worst game video game in the world?", FOX News (who else?) has assembled the world's leading experts to find out just how...

Jim Sterling