Posts Tagged ‘Splash Damage’

Dirty Bomb In Closed Alpha, Which Is Apparently A Thing

Splash Damage’s Dirty Bomb has entered the mystic realms of “closed alpha”. Is that a thing? Surely that’s just “development”? Oh, players are getting in. Then that’s beta, isn’t it? Anyway, whatever it might be, it means those who spent $120 on the game before they knew anything about the game are being sent keys to get in (other price tiers will get in this alpha as time goes on). You could too, if you wanted to pay for a game that will be free to play before you’ve read a review when the game’s nowhere near finished. Everything is weird now. Or you could buy it for $320! Wait, is this a Kickstarter thing then? I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW TO BUY GAMES ANY MORE.

This all means that the day is heralded with a new trailer, and I bloody dare you to watch it.

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London Bridge Is Falling Down: Dirty Bomb Footage

Splash Damage announced that they were working on Dirty Bomb by releasing a video that didn’t show any in-game action but led me to predict, confidently, that the game would involve people shooting one another on the streets of London. The pre-alpha video below sidled up to me this afternoon and said, ‘hey, you were right. Just look at how much those people are shooting on another on the streets of London.’ I nodded because they really were shooting each other a lot. Occasionally something exploded. Probably a bomb, although I think it was of the ‘clean’ variety. The sort that only disintegrates people within the immediate blast radius.

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Primed: Splash Damage Reveal Dirty Bomb

Splash Damage have been quiet for a while, at least on the PC front, but there have been rumblings of a free to play PC shooter for a while now, and it looks like that Dirty Bomb, announced moments ago, may be that game. A teaser trailer shows a London street, semi-meticulously recreated and strewn with fallen combatants. By semi-meticulously I refer to the fact that there is a signpost that says Bromley on it but the Underground sign is a work of fiction. The copyright for the real one is probably owned by Boris Johnson. So, panic and bomb disposal on the streets of London? Watch.

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Brink Devs Not Ruling Out PC Version Of Rad Soldiers

Aaagh, my beautiful, beautiful clavicle!
Good news! After a period of relative silence following Brink’s splash-that-wasn’t, Splash Damage is back with another game about men shooting other men. However, not-so-good news: iOS, greedy devourer of worlds that it is, swallowed the poor thing whole. And while the Enemy Territory developer also has a free-to-play PC exclusive in the works for later this year, Rad Soldiers – as the iOS-bound strategy is known – looks like¬†asynchronous XCOM wearing TF2’s pants. In other words: delightful. I wants it, precious. I wants it. Fortunately, Splash Damage told us that all hope isn’t lost.

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Brink Free Weekend Is This Weekend / Now

Brink’s forthcoming clans and tournaments update is being celebrated by a free weekend on Steam, says Bethesda blog. The game is going to be free to play all weekend, this weekend. If you play for free this weekend you will also be able to purchase the game permanently for 75% off at any point during the weekend. That weekend apparently runs from “10 AM PST today… through Monday at 10 AM PST.” So that’s what’s happening with Brink this weekend.

Back From… Brink Does Clans, Tourneys

The long-faced men can officially be friends!

Brink: a most curious beast indeed. I’m still not entirely sure what I make of it. While I wish it had done quite a few things a little differently, I’m heartened to see that it hasn’t been left to die: a forthcoming update will better turn it to the not-so-tender mercies of community-centric play. Clans and tournaments will be the focus of the patch – the kind of stuff that perhaps should have been there in the first place, but hindsight is 20/20, as my Dad so helpfully observes several hundred times a year.

You’ll be able to create a clan, recruit members, create some sort of no doubt nightmarishly ugly clan symbol, manage things via a dedicated profile page and, of course, wage war on other clans. They deserve it, the rotters.

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FIGHT! Brink Free Weekend, Play With Us

LATEST: Servers still broken, no idea why, working to fix.

It looks like Brink is having a free weekend!, so you might as well grab it and see what the fuss (or lack thereof) is about. I’ve put the RPS servers online, you can search for them in-game by searching for “Rock”. There’s a US server in Chicago and a UK one on London. I’ll post some events on the Steam group to get this rolling.

Brink: Agents Of Change Free For 14 Days

Jim: I’ll post about the Brink DLC… or did we post about it already?
John: I posted screenshots earlier in the week, saying when it was out.
Jim: Ok.
Jim: I will post that it is out and free for two weeks.
John: That’s just what your MUM would do.
Jim: She would, she’s top mental for free DLC.

Brink: Agents Of Change Has Lonely Screens

But where are the people?

As Alec brought to our attention on Friday, Brink’s first DLC, Agents Of Change, is due out on the 3rd August. That’s in two days time, calendar fans. Let’s celebrate this proximity with eleven screenshots of the runny, jumpy, shooty content. Except, er, without the runny, shooty or content. These are pics of the environments. Until the very last they somewhat forgot the players. But still, they’re very pretty. And pretty things distract me from the turmoil within.

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Frink: Free Brink DLC, Next Week

I'm guessing that's the UAV, and not the Sad Punk. But it might be. I'd be a sad punk if I looked like a robot bird.

Well, we already knew full well that the first add-on content for Splash Damage’s bold team-based shooter Brink would be a freebie for a limited time, but what we didn’t know is when it would turn up. Of course, I’ve gone and ruined all the mystery by writing it in the headline, haven’t I? Man, I am an SEO expert’s worst nightmare. ‘Always ask a question if you want to soullessly farm traffic’, that’s the rule. Why don’t we do that? Why don’t we do it for every post? Why don’t you read on to find out? Or at least to find out what’s in Brink: Agents of Change? WHY DON’T YOU? WHY? DON’T YOU LOVE US? DON’T YOU WANT US TO HAVE PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS, HITS? WHYYYYYYYYYYYY?
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