Fox News controversy helped sell Bulletstorm, reckons Epic

'Response from games media was exciting'

Epic Games president Mike Capps has suggested outrageous coverage for Bulletstorm from Fox News did nothing to dissuade buyers - and actually helped sell the game.

In a piece entitled 'Is this the worst video game in the world?' last month, Fox News quoted US TV psychologist Carole Lieberman - who claimed that the popularity of certain adult
games was linked to an increase in rape .

"For a game that's over-the-top, they probably helped sell more units than they convinced people to pick at us," Capps told Industry Gamers.


"What was most exciting about it for me [was the reaction from the media in the industry defending us]."

"Every journalist said this Fox report is junk... It's wonderful to see a media that's defending free speech."

"As for what it does for the industry as a whole I think it's terrible," Capps continued.

"There are people who really respect Fox News' opinions and look at that and are [convinced that video games are bad]."

Publisher EA responded to the Fox News report last month pointing out that Bulletstorm is aimed at adults in just the same way as violent films like Sin City and Kill Bill.

[ SOURCE: Industry Gamers ]