Tagged: bulletstorm

Bulletstorm PC demo in the works, coming next month

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PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers have impaled, kicked, shot and generally had a fun time for a month in the Bulletstorm demo while PC gamers were moping in the corner. Thankfully, Epic Games has announced a cure: there’s a PC demo in the works!

Company co-founder Mark Rein announced through Twitter that despite it being made, the demo won’t ship until after the full game is released today.

The PC demo will feature the same content as the console version that offered a glimpse of the single-player campaign.

Meanwhile, Best Buy is offering a special deal for those who get the Epic Edition of the game: you can get Gears of War Triple Pack for an extra $5 only. The pack includes the two installments in the series and a token to download the additional DLC.

CliffyB explains why you should impale your friends on a cactus

Classy piano music, bad PhotoShop and Cliff Bleszinski aren’t exactly the combination of words one can use every Tuesday night, can they? Superstar game designer CliffyB (I wonder if he cringes if people call him that now) explains how you can go green by kicking your friends into a cactus.

Bulletstorm is due out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 25. Can’t wait!

Epic’s Rein: “We have not abandoned PC”

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The games industry just isn’t what it used to be – many believe that developers focus only on consoles, especially big-hitters such as Epic Games, makers of Unreal Tournament and Gears of War. Many say that they have abandoned the PC platform. This put company VP Mark Rein on the defense: while speaking with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, he clarified the company’s focus:

We’ve released an update to the Unreal Development Kit every single month, with huge amounts of changes and improvements which are obviously going into our engine and making them available to customers, we’ve tested them on PC.

If you look at all the UDK games they’re PC only at this point, and we will eventually see them on other devices. But I think that’s a myth that we’ve abandoned the PC, it’s just not true. I mean, Bulletstorm is coming out on three platforms; we’ve just been in this situation where our biggest franchise has been published by a console-holder, and was a very console designed-IP.

While it is easy to point out that Epic’s recent successes have all been on consoles, it would still be too early (and too rash) to say they have abandoned the PC.

Bulletstorm, their next title, hits PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this coming February.