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Brink

1 year ago

Splash Damage’s Brink is now free

Splash Damage's 2011 first-person shooter Brink [official site] is, out of the blue, now free. Swing by Steam and its yours for keepsies - it's not a free-to-play conversion, just Brink being set free. Publishers Bethesda don't say why they've done this (perhaps to celebrate QuakeCon this weekend?) but hey, thanks. Brink does Splash Damage's usual Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory sort of class-based and object-driven action,…

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2 years ago

Coo! Splash Damage Being Bought By Chicken Company

Splash Damage, the English studio behind first-person shooters like Dirty Bomb and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory as well as the multiplayer side of Batman: Arkham Origins, is being bought by an unlikely new owner. Splash Damage are selling to Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited, which is a name you're unlikely to know given that they're a Chinese company whose main business has been poultry. Looking to diversify…

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3 years ago

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Have You Played… Brink?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Have You Played isn't always a recommendation - first and foremost it's a discussion about a game. And Splash Damage's team shooter Brink certainly brooks discussion, in this case about the question "what went wrong?" Because it's not as though the game itself…

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4 years ago

Dirty Bomb Extraction Dirty Bomb Beta Is Live

It might appear that we didn't cover the news that Splash Damage's upcoming team shooter Dirty Bomb has been unrenamed Extraction and is now Dirty Bomb again, but what really happened was that all the chopping and changing sent our tags system into quantum disarray. There are in actual fact 418 posts about Dirty Bomb in our system, but they can only be seen if…

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6 years ago

Brink Devs Not Ruling Out PC Version Of Rad Soldiers

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…

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7 years ago

Writers Guild Award Noms For Brink and Bats

The UK Writers' Guild Awards took place at the end of 2011 but the American guild like to time their ceremonies a little closer to the Oscars so that they can fall into Awards Season, which isn't actually a season at all. You may remember that a man named Gillen was nominated for the UK award, along with Ed Stern whose script for Brink received…

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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…

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Back From… Brink Does Clans, Tourneys

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 -…

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UK Writers’ Guild Noms: Go Go Gillen & Stern

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain - a rather different entity to the US Writers' Guild - last week announced its nominees for assorted mediums' most lauded writers. Included are the obscure likes of 'television', 'theatre', 'books' and 'radio', but fortunately Best Videogame keeps things relevant to our little corner of the internet. This is a prize given only to UK writers, so who do…

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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…

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Brink: Agents Of Change Has Lonely Screens

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…

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Frink: Free Brink DLC, Next Week

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…

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Brink DLC Will Be Free For Two Weeks

Brink DLC is coming soon. It is called Agents Of Change. That's it up there in the image. The news about it is this: it will be free on Steam for the first two weeks, say Bethesda, and will appear at some point in July. As previously mentioned, the DLC will include "two all-new environments, five new player abilities, two new outfits, and two new…

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Bethesda Hacked, Details About To Be Leaked

Update: LulzSec have released what they claim to be everything they took from Bethesda, including source code and admin passwords, except for the 200,000 user details which they say they're leaving out because, "We actually like this company." (They also claim to have broken into senate.gov, and paste this as proof. That should bring them some dark-glassed attention.) LulzSec, who have claimed responsibility for many…

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Brink DLC Has New Maps & “Sad Punk”

UPDATE: This is out some time "this month" rather than "this week". Sorry about that. Ah, while we're over at Besthesda blog, there are also some details on Brink's forthcoming DLC which raises the level cap, adds new maps, and a bunch of other stuff including a "Sad Punk" outfit. I've posted the rest of the details below, just in case you are scared of…

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The Slow, Strange Death Of The Demo

I miss demos. I miss them so much. I wouldn’t be here, writing these words, if it weren’t for demos: how else could a sport-fearing, skinny young misery with only the slightest pittance for pocketmoney have found his way into playing video games? Once, my bedroom was littered with floppy discs, each and every one of which had at some point led to me standing…

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Brink: Gets A Big Patch This Week

Bethblog had the details on this late last week, and it looks promising for the PC version of Brink, with fixes to the server browser, the dedicated server, and some minor bugs. The weirdo sound bug on certain maps has been fixed, and also: "Graphical performance has been improved, especially when using Ambient Occlusion. We’ve worked closely with both AMD and NVIDIA, and you should…

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