Yesterday we reported that Fox News was brewing up some good old-fashioned moral outrage over the quantity of pretend violence and naughty words in Epic Games’ and People Can Fly’s upcoming Bulletstorm. Slamming Bulletstorm as the “worst video game in the world”, Fox offered an array of quotes from experts ready to blame gaming for everything from sexual violence to
global warming bad weather.
We would dispute that the “worst video game in the world” is in fact Sonic 2006, and it looks like publisher EA Games wanted to straighten a few things out too, as today they issued a statement in response to Fox’s piece.
“As you know, Bulletstorm is a work of entertainment fiction that takes place in the 26th century on the abandoned fictitious paradise planet Stygia, where our heroes fight mutants, monsters, flesh-eating plants and gigantic dinosaurs.
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“Epic, People Can Fly and EA are avid supporters of the ESA and believe in the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) rating system. We believe in and abide by the policies put in place by the ESRB.
Bulletstorm is rated M for Mature for blood and gore, intense violence, partial nudity, sexual themes, strong language and use of alcohol. The game and its marketing adhere to all guidelines set forth by the ESRB; both are designed for people 17+. Never is the game marketed to children.
Epic, People Can Fly and EA support the right of artists to create works of entertainment fiction for consumers of all ages, including adults who enjoy action adventures like Bulletstorm. Much like Tarantino’s Kill Bill or Rodriguez’s Sin City, this game is an expression of creative entertainment for adults.”
Source: Game Informer