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Bethesda announced today that it's moving the release date of Brink, its fascinating new sci-fi shooter, up by one week. The game will now be available on May 10 in North America, and May 13 in Europe. Games are delayed all the time, but an early release? Madness!
"Production wrapped on Brink earlier than we planned and we didn't see any reason to keep gamers from getting their...
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A couple weeks ago Bethesda held their annual preview event, where they showed us Fallout: New Vegas, Hunted: The Demon's Forge, and id's landmark new shooter, RAGE. The publisher has a fourth upcoming game, Brink, which is a neat-ass shooter being developed by Splash Damage. Unfortunately, Splash Damage is based in the UK, and couldn't fly out to demo their game due to unforeseen volcanic ash. Bethesda felt that the developers themselves should demo the game, so we got no demo. But the silver lining on the toxic plume is... new screens!
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.
Brink is hard to write about (that hasn't stopped us, of course). Even after playing it several times over the course of the last year or so, I still don't feel that I really understand its depth. Granted, most of the times I played it were standing in a crowd on a convention floor, which isn't the ideal way to experience anything, but regardless, it'll take a long, focused play session to really get to its core. Until then, this new trailer pretty well sums up how I feel about the game...
Brink, the new team shooter from Enemy Territory dev Splash Damage, is looking better and better all the time. In fact with its insanely athletic, parkour-driven tactical shooting and stylishly cartoony visuals, it now essentially looks like the result of a highly illegal yet highly successful experimental gene splicing project using Team Fortress 2 and Mirror's Edge.
Want proof of this heady claim? Then check out this new trailer, which details Brink's stupidly extensive character customisation options, the complexities of its class-based combat (including some very TF2/Enemy Territory disguise and conquer infiltration) and as promised above, some Captain Price-rivalling facial hair.
Also, we have details of the UK pre-order bonuses. Ever wanted a Doom tattoo, but without the embarrassment of explaining it to the grandkids? Then now is your time. Click on.
Bethesda has assigned an August 3rd arrival date for the Brink DLC, Agents of Change. The pack will be available for free during the first two weeks of its run on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Steam, after which it will be available for a undisclosed charge...
Bethesda Softworks has joined the sad but worldwide fraternity whose only membership requirement is to be the victim of hacker-related crimes. The company, whose online arm is enjoying a busy spell courtesy of the recently-published Brink, issued a warning on their blog recently, saying that while credit card numbers weren't compromised, user details and login information may have been accessed and users should change their login details immediately. The group claiming responsibility for the attack has also released data from a recent hack of the US Senate...
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