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Gearbox partners with controversial game key reseller G2A for Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition bundle

UPDATE: Gearbox says G2A needs to change its ways or the deal's off.

UPDATE 06/04/2017 9.38pm: Gearbox sent Eurogamer a response to the criticism of its partnership with G2A over the Bulletstorm: Full Clip Collector's Edition. The publisher demands that G2A implements some changes in an effort to legitimise the marketplace or it won't comply with the game key reseller.

Bulletstorm remaster adds playable Duke Nukem

People Can Fly's brilliant first-person shooter Bulletstorm is getting a remaster on 7th April for PS4, Xbox One and PC, via publisher Gearbox.

Dubbed Bullestorm Full Clip Edition, Gearbox decided to Gearbox it up by adding Duke Nukem as a playable character with iconic voice actor John St. John reprising the role.

Beyond adding Duke, Bullestorm Full Clip Edition will feature improved visuals, 60fps gameplay, and new maps for the Score Challenge mode.

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Bulletstorm remaster dated for 2017, published by Borderlands studio Gearbox

Finally, there's more information on the Bulletstorm remaster we discovered back at E3 in June.

The underappreciated PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 shooter will be relaunched for PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2017, a listing by the reliable Brazilian ratings board has revealed (thanks, Gematsu).

Unexpectedly, the remaster will be published by Borderlands and Battleborn studio Gearbox. There's no word on which developer is handling the port, however.

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Bulletstorm remaster screenshots found on Xbox One E3 press USB

Buried on Microsoft's E3 2016 Xbox One press USB are screenshots for a Bulletstorm Remaster we had no idea about. Hidden on purpose or a mistake?

Wes uploaded the screenshots from his Xbox USB.

The screenshots show a crisper and clearer Bulletstorm to the one released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 five years ago.

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FeatureThe Witcher game that never was

Made in Poland but not by CD Projekt Red.

The Witcher 3 is out today, and so we've hauled another exciting Witcher-related article out of the Eurogamer archive for you to read again or enjoy for the first time if you missed it. Here, Robert Purchese reveals the story of the Witcher game that never was in an article first published in June 2014.

Feature"The next generation is going to be, possibly for the very first time, the next generation of game design"

Meet Adrian Chmielarz, the Bulletstorm guy whose world was turned upside down by Dear Esther.

"Why is Nathan Drake a mass murderer?" Oh I don't know, but it's the question not the answer that's important. It symbolises a seismic shift in attitudes towards games that may mean, "possibly even for the very first time", that the next generation of consoles also becomes "the next generation of game design".

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Bring On The Next Generation

Before the games industry really loses it mojo.

You may have noticed that my splendid and lovely colleagues Oli Welsh and Martin Robinson have recently become embroiled in what may very well be the most polite argument in the history of the internet, debating whether or not 2011 has been a vintage year for gaming.

EU PlayStation Store update 14th Sept

EU PlayStation Store update 14th Sept

From Dust! Renegade Ops! God of War!

All hail god game From Dust, which headlines this week's update to the EU PlayStation Store.

Ubisoft's beautiful Caribbean sandbox was showered with a delightful 9/10 in Eurogamer's From Dust review.

But perhaps you fancy something with more firepower. Then meet Renegade Ops, a twin-stick vehicular shooter from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios.

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Xbox Live Marketplace schedule update

Xbox Live Marketplace schedule update

Radiant Silvergun, ITSP DLC, more.

Treasure's touched-up Radiant Silvergun XBLA release, DLC for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet and a Games on Demand slot for Bulletstorm head up the latest Xbox Live Marketplace schedule update.

As detailed on Major Nelson's blog, you can also expect deals on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Rockstar Games' content.

Here's how the next few weeks shape up:

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Upcoming Xbox Live schedule detailed

Bulletstorm, Gears of War deals incoming.

Deals on Bulletstorm DLC, an XBLA release for Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and new content for Dragon Age 2 head up the latest Xbox Live content schedule.

Bulletstorm DLC hits PC

Gun Sonata pack unleashed.

The Gun Sonata downloadable content pack that's been out for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of first-person kill-em-up Bulletstorm since mid-April is now available for the PC version.

And we're back. The games business enjoyed one of its occasional spasms of quality this week, unburdening itself of a modest shedload of excellent games for many tastes on many platforms.

Bulletstorm DLC announced

Bulletstorm DLC announced

Five maps, two Leash enhancements.

On the day Bulletstorm launches in the US and three days before it goes on sale in the UK, EA and Epic Games have announced paid for downloadable content.

The Gun Sonata pack includes three new maps for the game's Anarchy mode and two new maps for the Echo mode.

There are also two new Leash enhancements, the Flamingo and the Pulp.

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Gears 3 beta via Bulletstorm requires disc

Gears 3 beta via Bulletstorm requires disc

Until a more Locust alternative arrives.

Gaining a headstart entry to the Gears of War 3 beta via the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm requires more than the supplied code - you'll need your Bulletstorm game disc, too.

"You need the disc," tweeted Gears of War executive director Rod Fergusson. "The Epic Edition code only adds a button on the Bulletstorm main menu."

Those of you with the disc and code get to play the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta early. It also sounds as though there will be some exclusive content for the early-birds as well.

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Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm

Boom.

Bulletstorm is an astonishingly clever game folded up inside an exquisitely stupid one.

On the surface, People Can Fly has delivered a sustained rumination on what it feels like to really boot somebody in the nuts. Yet beneath all that is a design built on years of watching audiences play outside of the rules in other shooters. It's a lightning-fingered restructuring of the genre which borrows smartly from puzzle games, racers and even, in its score-attack modes, time-limited social games.

It's a game filled with tricks and gimmicks, but its best trick is this: it manages to combine both sides of itself – the brainless rollercoaster and the intricately course-tuned leaderboard-chaser – into one harmonious package. In the process, the developer mints gold from a single, shimmering contradiction. This is a shooter in which merely shooting somebody will leave you feeling like you're playing it wrong.

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Epic: PC Bulletstorm demo after launch

Epic: PC Bulletstorm demo after launch

Eurogamer's review tomorrow.

PC gamers will have to wait until after Bulletstorm's release this Friday for a demo, producer Epic Games has announced.

PS3 and Xbox 360 owners were gifted a demo back in January.

"Bulletstorm PC demo is in the works!" tweeted Epic vice president Mark Rein. "Won't make it in time for ship date but should be available shortly after."

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Fox News Bulletstorm attack pulled apart

Plus, 'rape' pundit shellacked on Amazon.

Earlier this week, Fox News ran a colourful piece on Epic's OTT shooter Bulletstorm, in which the game was accused of, among other things, helping to breed a generation of rapists.

Fox pundit: gaming fuels sex crime

The Bulletstorm backlash starts here.

As sure as night follows day, tabloid journalism was always going to be snapping at the heels of Epic's forthcoming OTT shooter Bulletstorm. Fox News is first out of the gate, accusing the game, and others like it, of being responsible for a recent spike in sex crimes.

Bleszinski: No "COD shooter pie" left

"It's not enough just to make a shooter."

Epic design chief Cliff Bleszinski reckons developers that attempt to emulate Activision's shooter behemoth Call of Duty are barking up the wrong tree.

Duty Calls has 1.25 million downloads

Bulletstorm's Call of Duty spoof is popular.

Lampooning Call of Duty works - more than 1.25 million people have downloaded Duty Calls, a free parody game created by Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly.

Bulletstorm spoofs COD with Duty Calls

Play cheeky downloadable shooter now.

Bulletstorm publisher EA wants you to know that its forthcoming OTT shooter isn't your average FPS. To help illustrate the fact, it's knocked up a quick Call of Duty spoof to spell out the differences.

Bulletstorm Epic Edition exclusive to GAME

Bulletstorm Epic Edition exclusive to GAME

Buy your Gears of War 3 beta ticket.

Epic Games' creative pin-up Cliff Bleszinksi has confirmed the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm as a UK exclusive for shop chain GAME.

"FYI UK guys – GAME is the only spot for y'all to pre order Bulletstorm Epic Edition," he tweeted, handsomely.

GAME in this case also means Gamestation, as the two shop-chains are owned by GAME Group.

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Duke dev talks down Bulletstorm rivalry

There's room for two OTT shooters.

A cursory glance at EA's forthcoming shooter Bulletstorm and the long-awaited Duke Nukem Forever, both due this Spring, reveals a fair few common themes: outrageous violence, enormous extraterrestrial bugs, giant biceps and enough F-bombs to make even Ray Winstone blush.

Bulletstorm demo confirmed

Bulletstorm demo confirmed

Unlocks upgrades in the full game.

A demo of People Can Fly's first-person shooter Bulletstorm will release on 25th January on Xbox Live and 26th January on the PlayStation Network, EA has announced.

No mention was made of a PC demo.

The demo features a slice of Echo mode, a cooperative mode that tracks and compares player scores while they play through locations found in the campaign. The location in the demo is a collapsed building, which players must traverse.

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Bulletstorm Epic Ed grants Gears 3 beta

How do you get exclusive early access to the Gears of War 3 beta? By buying the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm, Epic Games has announced.

The Epic Edition costs $59.99 Stateside, and will be available with the normal edition on 22nd February there, 25th February here.

There's no word on when the Gears of War 3 beta will begin. Apparently we need to check the back of the Bulletstorm pack for details.

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EA marketing the f*** out of Bulletstorm

People Can Fly expects big sales from FPS.

Polish developer People Can Fly is bullish when it comes to the potential success of bombastic FPS Bulletstorm. Why? Because publisher EA will "market the f***" out of it.

FeatureBulletstorm: We're misunderstood

Adrian Chmielarz reveals the heart behind the new FPS.

At first glance Bulletstorm is a bloody, bombastic blockbuster of an FPS – exactly what you'd expect from a developer under Cliff Bleszinski and Epic Games' wing. Subtlety, story and sophistication are not the point.

Bulletstorm

All hail.

Bulletstorm is a game about shooting other people in the nuts and being rewarded for it. It's a game about kicking people into sparking control panels and watching as their limbs twitch and their eyeballs melt.

FeatureEurogamer Expo 2010 Top 10

Including your game of the show.

Every year at the Eurogamer Expo we invite you to tell us what you thought of the games you played, and without fail every year (so far anyway) you exhibit amazing taste in huge numbers. This year's Expo line-up was our strongest and most diverse yet, so we were excited to see what would follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, God of War III, or 2008's Mirror's Edge...

Bulletstorm dev denies Duke Nukem nod

But Bleszinski has had big influence.

Pulp sci-fi, muscle-bound alpha males, bad language, outrageous violence – on the face of it, it would seem Epic's forthcoming FPS Bulletstorm and the Duke Nukem series have a lot in common. Not so, insists developer People Can Fly.

Dragon Age 2, Bulletstorm at EG Expo

EA lets loose the 2011 portfolio.

BioWare's mammoth role-playing sequel Dragon Age 2 and People Can Fly's thousand-mile-an-hour shooter Bulletstorm will both be playable at the Eurogamer Expo 2010.

FeatureEA Partners' David DeMartini

On Respawn, Insomniac, Suda51 and more.

As boss of EA Partners David DeMartini is in charge of more games than seems possible for one person. There's BulletStorm, Crysis 2, Alice 2, Reckoning and Portal 2 (maybe) to worry about, and untitled games from Respawn Entertainment, Insomniac, Starbreeze and Suda51 to keep on the straight and narrow.

FeatureBulletstorm

Shotgurn.

We're sure you would agree with Bulletstorm's assertion that it's "time to break out the awesome". Clearly there is a gap in the market for a demented shooter where you're constantly sliding around on your knees blasting mutant jerks in the nuts and quipping like Duke Nukem with an irony bypass.

EA confirms Bulletstorm for 2011

EA confirms Bulletstorm for 2011

CliffyB's thunder stolen, again.

EA has confirmed publishing rights to People Can Fly's shooter Bulletstorm, which will be released sometime in 2011 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

People Can Fly is owned by Epic Games, remember, and Bulletstorm was expected to be one of the games Cliff Bleszinksi would reveal on US television tonight. The other was Gears of War 3, but the beans were spilled on that late last week; poor old Cliff won't be left with anything at this rate.

Bulletstorm's a first-person shooter about a band of mercenaries dubbed Dead Echo. Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato are two of them and they're soon betrayed and find themselves on their own, surrounded by flesh-eating mutants in an abandoned paradise.

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CliffyB doing two announcements tonight

CliffyB doing two announcements tonight

Gears 3 and Bulletstorm expected.

"BOOM!" Epic Games designer Cliff Bleszinkski has tweeted, with typical exuberance, that he'll make not one but two game announcements on his delayed TV appearance tonight.

"NEWSFLASH: Two announcements about two upcoming games on Monday. BOOM!" said the artist formerly known as CliffyB.

The extra announcement is presumably to make up for the fact that Xbox Live accidentally spilled the beans on an April 2011 launch for Gears of War 3 last week.

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