New trailer for Bethesda's Brink makes music from bullets (but GamesRadar did it first, y'hear?)

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, you'd better get a pin to pop our ever-inflating heads. Of course, it's probably complete coincidence that the new trailer for Bethesda and Splash Damage's marvellously kinetic new FPS Brink uses the same cool editing trick we used for a couple of video features a while back, but claiming credit for a cool thing makes us feel smug, however falsely we may do it. So we will.

Anyway, here you have the colourful lead-based death-dealing of Brink arranged so that each bullet crack, explosion and perforated skull adds a smidgen of aural goodness to an over-arching percussive piece. They call it "A Choir of Guns", which is over-selling it a little bit, given the far-from melodic nature of the whole thing, but it's worth a look regardless.

Though you'll notice that our vids used a whole bunch of different games and we didn't put a backing track under them either. Just sayin', like.

So, is the running, jumping, bright-and-breezy killing freshness of Brink on your radar? And more importantly, who's videos did you think were best, theirs or ours?


  • lovinmyps3 - January 21, 2011 2:51 a.m.

    I think I might pick this up, I like the parkour element to it.
  • JohnnyMaverik - January 21, 2011 1:33 a.m.

    Ooooh, that's what they were trying to do. Yup, GR's was better, I didn't even realise they were trying to do one of those gun sound choruses before reading this article, and considering I've seen the trailer twice already before now I think makes this some what of a fail. Still, the game looks good so never mind...
  • woottang - January 20, 2011 10:01 p.m.

    Don't know when Desert Storm 2 did it, but it was definitely a few years ago.
  • Javv - January 20, 2011 9:41 p.m.

    looks like the run n shoot fun everybody likes but i dont know why I feel like its going to be way too underplayed
  • krejsy - January 20, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    Reminds me of Timesplitters for some reason, can't point out exactly what, but it could be because this is the first FPS I've seen in a long time that looks like it's really fun to play =D
  • Bobbysayhi - January 20, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    I feel like this game won't be as good as I hope it to be.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - January 20, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    looks like those 6 extra months of dev time paid off. this looks like a huge improvement from the objective perspective vids from... what, august? i got so mad when they delayed this from september to spring, but wow, it looked worth it.
  • Markstone - January 20, 2011 7:33 p.m.

    I wasn't planning on it, but I might pick this up now (after reading the GR review of course), but don't worry, your vids are better :D
  • Hexateuch - January 20, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    It's been a long time since a shooter got me this excited. I made sure to preorder the hell out of this as fast as I could.
  • Mr.Epic64 - January 20, 2011 6:34 p.m.

    Hands down, your vids were better.
  • db1331 - January 20, 2011 6:14 p.m.

    I don't think this game is going to do enough to pull people away from the established shooters out there. The weapons looked cool, but the gameplay looked very halo-like, especially with the grenade tossing and melee. I'm burned out on shooters as it is. I feel like I could take a year off from them.
  • celticsfan645 - January 20, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    Im calling plagerism..plagirism? whatever
  • Sharkbot - January 20, 2011 6:04 p.m.

    So GR only has 100 points total? I give them +infinity for making fanboys rage by giving Reach a 8
  • TheCakeIsaPie - January 20, 2011 5:58 p.m.

    100 internet points for GR. Bethesda wishes they were you.
  • kyle94 - January 20, 2011 5:57 p.m.

    Oh, and GR, I just looked it up. The flash Sounds of CS goes back to 2006. However, the song made with the gunshots is from 2002. Not to mention there was The Ballad of Blackmesa, among others. Just callin' you out. :P Though, if it's between you and Brink, you win without a doubt.
  • Denrok - January 20, 2011 5:44 p.m.

    That didn't even sound like music. Gamesradar wins.
  • kyle94 - January 20, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    If you did it first, did that mean that you secretly made Sounds Of CS (Counter-Strike) back in 2006, letting some other people get the credit for that? Just sayin'. :P
  • R3DRUN - January 20, 2011 5:27 p.m.

    For a game that had me excited for the new year, this was it.
  • Nintendophile - January 20, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    Gamesradar doesn't follow the trends. Gamesradar SETS the trends! ^_^

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