How do you make a first-person shooter "soft?" Add HBO, a bit of J. J. Abrams, a futuristic style, and a dash of Lady Gaga. Confused? You're not alone, but it's that heady amalgam of influences that all combine to create Codemasters' upcoming Bodycount, a first-person shooter from Codies' Guildford Studio. The project is being led by Stuart Black, the creative force behind 2006's notorious FPS for the PlayStation 2, Black (you remember "gun porn," don't you?) As with Black, there is a strong vision behind Bodycount, one that aims to make this game stand out from the always-crowded FPS space through an interesting mix of humor, sci-fi visuals, and raw firepower.