Gore in the new patch is news to me. Who told you this? And where are these pictures you saw, if you can post them here. I find it rather unlikely they secretly added in better bullet wound damage since this was mainly an online big fix patch. Not that I don't want it to be true but I don't see it happening.
I think this is the specific post I was thinking of, but I know I saw others, as well as people talking about bigger puddles of blood...
There's soooo much about this game that is just... bad. Stuff that was fleshed out fine/better in ps1, n64, ps2, and xbox games. I can't believe people are just playing along with/defending it the way they are.