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Bulletstorm ESRB Rating Details Surface

Space Pirates with Drilldos.

I don’t think anyone really expected Bulletstorm to be anything less than a mature rated game, but thanks to the ESRB rating details that have just surfaced, we now know for sure.  Not only that, but we also know just how twisted the folks over at Epic and People Can Fly really are.

Below you’ll find the ESRB’s reasoning behind the M-Rating.

“This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a space pirate who must escape a planet populated by mutant cannibals. Players use futuristic machine guns, shotguns, magnum revolvers, assault rifles, and chain guns to perform over-the-top kills that dismember and decapitate foes. Injured enemies emit large sprays of blood that stain the ground and surrounding walls.

Specialty kills (i.e., Skillshots) represent the most intense instances of violence: enemies can be dismembered with explosives; impaled on spikes; and drilled into walls, resulting in body parts breaking into pieces. During the course of the game, players can consume alcohol and kill enemies in order to receive an Intoxicated Skillshot; the screen turns blurry during these sequences. The dialogue contains numerous jokes and comments that reference sexual acts, venereal diseases, and having sex with one’s mother (e.g., “Guess I know where the ol’ gal got that limp.”). The names of some Skillshots are infused with sexual innuendo (e.g., Gag Reflex, Rear Entry, Drilldo, Mile High Club); one Skillshot (i.e., Fire in the Hole) allows players to shoot at enemies’ exposed buttocks. Language such as “f**k,” “sh*t,” “p*ssy,” and “c*ck” can be heard in dialogue.”

I have to admit, it’s hard to read some of that stuff and not giggle.  Even funnier is that this will likely skate by the non-gaming media unnoticed, yet the name of soldiers you play for/against in other games sends them into a frenzy.

Source: CVG

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20 Comments
  1. Jackarseboyz
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    So true you final comments. Still im hoping this will be an epic game! Just sounds like a pure fun FPS

    Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 07:51.
    • Dan Lee
      Common like the rest of us.
      Since: Jun 2010

      It does sound as mad as a box of frogs – I can’t wait! :oD

      Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 07:53.
      • Echo
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        So tell me, Dan, just exactly how mad is a box of frogs? ;-)

        Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 07:56.
      • Dan Lee
        Common like the rest of us.
        Since: Jun 2010

        As mad as Bulletstorm!

        Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 07:58.
  2. BrendanCalls
    Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
    Since: Forever

    That sounds crazily hilarious.

    Also, who is this Echo writer, I’ve never seen him/her before. Welcome!

    Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 07:59.
    • Echo
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      I’m a him… or at least I think, let me check… yep, definitely a him. *goes to wash hands* Thanks for the welcome!

      Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 08:01.
      • SpikeyMikey23
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        howdy fella

        Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 08:13.
      • BrendanCalls
        Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
        Since: Forever

        Well welcome aboard. Nice to get a bit of US perspective on things.

        Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 10:15.
    • Dan Lee
      Common like the rest of us.
      Since: Jun 2010

      Echo is the newest addition to the TSA News Team. He resides in the States, enjoys moonlit walks on the beach, and cries at romantic comedies :oD

      Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 08:13.
      • SpikeyMikey23
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        sounds like your kind of guy dan :P

        Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 08:20.
      • Dan Lee
        Common like the rest of us.
        Since: Jun 2010

        *Swoons*

        Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 08:25.
      • carson321
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        Hooray for first-thing-in-the-morning banter!

        puts a smile on my face

        Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 08:42.
      • mynameisblair
        hisnameisblair
        Since: May 2009

        Dan, I thought I was the only man for you!

        Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 13:02.
  3. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    sounds like my kind of game ;)

    Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 08:13.
  4. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    The game does sound brilliant, and from the videos I’ve seen, it looks like fantastic fun too.
    And nice to meet ya, Echo!

    Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 09:36.
  5. Kovacs
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    We can assure you Echo is not a dead-eyed hooker doll who will get cancelled after two seasons.
    ;)

    Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 09:46.
    • Echo
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      I don’t think you know me well enough to guarantee I’m not a dead-eyed hooker ;-)

      Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 09:53.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      I saw that spark in your eye. You can’t deny it.

      Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 09:56.
      • Echo
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Was it the good eye or the dead eye?

        Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 09:59.
  6. mynameisblair
    hisnameisblair
    Since: May 2009

    Did someone remove the furniture from here? I can hear an Echo.
    Ahahaha, anyway, hi Echo!
    Can’t wait to have a shot of the Drilldo ;)

    Comment posted on 05/01/2011 at 13:03.

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