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Capps: Fox News scandal good for Bulletstorm, bad for everyone else

Friday, 11th March 2011 03:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Mike Capps has commented that the Fox News controversy probably boosted new IP Bulletstorm’s sales, but mourned the wider implications for the industry.

“For a game that’s over-the-top, they probably helped sell more units than they convinced people to pick at us,” the Epic Games president 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.”

But Capps is concerned with more than sales of just one game.

“As for what it does for the industry as a whole I think it’s terrible. There are people who really respect Fox News’ opinions and look at that and are [convinced that video games are bad].”

Bulletstorm made a strong showing in its first month of sales, according to the most recent NPD figures.

Thanks, That Video Game Blog.

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5 Comments

  1. Ireland Michael

    And anyone who respects Fox News is a goddamn idiot.

    Conclusion: America is full of idiots.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gigabomber

    Fox gets people riled up line MSNBC gets people riled up. Conclusion: Many Americans like to get riled up.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. tmac2011

    who cares about bullet storm, it was crappy fps to me, lol i’d atleast understand if they didnt like mortal kombat

    #3 3 years ago
  4. sickgamer

    bulletstorm was great !!!!!!!!!!!!

    @tmac2011 how about i kick you out of the fucking space …

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    @2 Gigabomber, spot on comment, lot of laughs.8D

    #5 3 years ago

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