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News: UK Sales Charts: Brink Takes The Top-Spot, LEGO Pirates Saunters Into Second

UK Sales Charts: Brink Takes The Top-Spot, LEGO Pirates Saunters Into Second

Brink has knocked Zumba Fitness [urgh - Ed] off the top of the UK sales charts this week, scoring a domestic top-spot for developer Splash Damage

The brilliant LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean made it a one-two for new releases, finishing up in second. Of course, Zumba Fitness was still around to keep Mums happy, finishing up in third just ahead of Portal 2 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops. The other new..

News: Splash Damage: PlayStation Network Outage Frustrating But Sony Has Our Sympathies

Splash Damage: PlayStation Network Outage Frustrating But Sony Has Our Sympathies

If you thought Randy Pitchford was going to be the only developer to stand behind Sony over the PlayStation Network data breach then you were mistaken

Despite being adversely affected by the PSN outage, Brink developer Splash Damage has admitted feeling "sympathetic" towards Sony's predicament. "Of course for us it is frustrating to feel that half of our potential user-base won't be..

News: Fallout: New Vegas 'Honest Hearts' DLC Coming To PlayStation Network ASAP

Fallout: New Vegas 'Honest Hearts' DLC Coming To PlayStation Network ASAP

The most disheartening trend we've started to notice on press-releases this week is the blank nod of no-information pertaining to PSN release dates

The second set of Fallout: New Vegas DLC — entitled Honest Hearts — is due out on the XBOX 360 and PC on May 17th. On PS3? Well, "as soon as possible". You can almost feel the collective sigh from publishers as you read these press..

News: Bethesda: PlayStation 3 Fans Can Still Enjoy Brink Without The PSN

Bethesda: PlayStation 3 Fans Can Still Enjoy Brink Without The PSN

Let's be honest, Brink is a game all about online multiplayer

Thus it's unfortunate that the game should be releasing at a time when the PlayStation Network is still down [though there is a chance the service could return this week, just believe - Ed]. However, in a statement to GiantBomb, a Bethesda spokesperson said there's still plenty for PlayStation 3 fans to enjoy in Brink while the PSN is..

News: Brink Launch Trailer Shoots Up The 'Net, Out This Week

Brink Launch Trailer Shoots Up The 'Net, Out This Week

Brink looks awesome, and it's out this week

Unfortunately the biggest kicker for the game's launch is that the PlayStation Network is still not online yet. That creates a big problem because Brink is very much supposed to be played online. Grrr. It's unfortunate timing for the team at Splash Damage. We can only hope that people choose to pick up the game in good faith. After all, the PSN will be..

News: There Are Like A Quadrillion Ways To Customise Your Character In Brink

There Are Like A Quadrillion Ways To Customise Your Character In Brink

Brink launches on PlayStation 3 next week, and Bethesda's been kind enough to send us some stats regarding the game

Aside from the dead boring stuff like there being 60 minutes of music and 26,000 lines of dialogue, Bethesda has also decided to let us know that there are a total of 102,247,681,536,000,000 unique character possibilities. We thought you should know too.

News: A Nice British Lady Explains Brink's Battlefield

A Nice British Lady Explains Brink's Battlefield

Given that Brink is an ambitious multiplayer-centric first-person shooter with a lot of quirky features, we think it was a shrewd decision for Bethesda to employ a nice-mannered British lady to discuss the game's unique perspective of the battlefield

She can talk about our "commarrrrnd post" all she likes. Right, guys?! Right?! You can check out the rest of Brink's "Get SMART"..

News: Bethesda's RAGE Is Looking Seriously Purrrrdy In New Gameplay Trailer

Bethesda's RAGE Is Looking Seriously Purrrrdy In New Gameplay Trailer

Bethesda's popped us over a new gameplay trailer for id's upcoming first-person shooter RAGE

We haven't been convinced by the title's combination of first-person shooting and vehicular combat in the past, but it's slowly starting to win us over. There are not enough car combat games. Our initial distaste for RAGE's vehicular combat stemmed from the assumption that it would amount to nothing more..

News: Splash Damage: It's Time To Put Colour Back Into The First-Person Shooter

Splash Damage: It's Time To Put Colour Back Into The First-Person Shooter

Splash Damage understands

After years of moody, colourless shooters, we've become nostalgic for SEGA's famous Blue Skies™. The team behind Brink feel exactly the same way, paving the way to one of the most colourful first-person shooters in years. “It is time to put colours back in first person shooters,” Splash Damage art boss Oliver Leonardi told IGN. Of course, by the time you finish making..

News: More Fallout: New Vegas DLC On The Way, Dated By Bethesda

More Fallout: New Vegas DLC On The Way, Dated By Bethesda

Bethesda's got juicy with details on three new sets of Fallout: New Vegas DLC due for release starting May 17th -- assuming the PSN is back online

The publisher's kicking things off with Honest Hearts, which takes place in the Zion National Park in Utah. Sent on an exhibition to the caravan resort, you'll quickly find yourself embroiled in a war between tribes. Additional DLC packs, Old World Blues..

News: Well Of Course There's Going To Be A Fallout: New Vegas Game Of The Year Edition

Well Of Course There's Going To Be A Fallout: New Vegas Game Of The Year Edition

Did any recognisable outlet give Fallout: New Vegas their game of the year award? Hmm

Whatever, Amazon UK is listing a Game Of The Year edition of the Obsidian developed RPG. Well, it was, until the listing got removed. Unfortunately, source VG247 forgot to take a screen capture. But we trust 'em. Naturally you can assume that the game of the year re-release will include a manner of DLC nuggets..

News: Brink's Release Date Gets Pushed Forward A Week, Avoids L.A. Noire-Mageddon

Brink's Release Date Gets Pushed Forward A Week, Avoids L.A. Noire-Mageddon

Bethesda's finally realised that the release of Rockstar's L

A. Noire</a> might put a dent in the sales of their ambitious first-person shooter, Brink. The publisher's responded by moving the game's release date forward a week to May 10th and May 13th in North America and Europe respectively. Smart move Bethesda. Plus, it's nice to see release dates move forwards instead of backwards for a..

News: Brink Continues To Look Fab-u-larse In Its Latest Gameplay Trailer

Brink Continues To Look Fab-u-larse In Its Latest Gameplay Trailer

We're not entirely sure why Brink is flying under the radar so badly

It seems to have all the core elements people want: deep but accessible competitive multiplayer, tons of unlocks, vibrant and unique art-style, loads of weapons, great online integration. On paper it looks like the perfect video game. In fact, we're convinced Splash Damage is going to knock this one out of the park, regardless of..

News: Latest Brink Trailer Is Hot On Subby Sound Effects

Latest Brink Trailer Is Hot On Subby Sound Effects

Any trailer -- be it for a movie or video game -- is more exciting when the sound engineers go crazy with their sub-woofers

Don't you just love those big, bassy, slow-motion muffles they do for practically every action trailer these days? Well even if you don't, Bethesda do. This Brink trailer is littered with low-frequency wobble. What's more, the game actually looks pretty amazing.

News: Bethesda Announces Prey 2 For 2012 Release, Developed By Human Head Studios

Bethesda Announces Prey 2 For 2012 Release, Developed By Human Head Studios

Bethesda has just announced that Prey 2 is in development at Human Head Studios, the developers of the original Prey game

It will utilise id Tech's game engine and will release in 2012. Bethesda revealed precious little other details about the game, other than the news that its in development for PlayStation 3. Apparently the US edition of Official PlayStation Magazine will receive carry more..

News: First Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Footage is Released By Bethesda, Is Exactly What We Expected

First Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Footage is Released By Bethesda, Is Exactly What We Expected

We're going to catch a lot of flak for offering an opinion on Bethesda's latest Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim trailer, but we're not all that bothered

As anticipated, the trailer does absolutely nothing to excite us. There are dragons. Woo-hoo, we can hardly contain ourselves. It's more or less what we expected, fantasy games are never likely to appeal to us and that's ok — we'll still continue to post..

News: We'll Get Our First In-Game Glimpse Of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Tomorrow

We'll Get Our First In-Game Glimpse Of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Tomorrow

To be precise, we'll get our first in-game glimpse of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in approximately 19 hours, 54 minutes and 48 seconds

That's at the time of writing anyway. How do we know? Bethesda's whacked up a handy little countdown clock on their website to help you keep track. 19 hours, 53 minutes and 39 seconds now by the way. Gah. To be perfectly open and honest with you guys, we're not all..

News: We're Not Sure What To Make Of This Hunted: The Demon's Forge Trailer

We're Not Sure What To Make Of This Hunted: The Demon's Forge Trailer

On one hand, Hunted: The Demon's Forge is a presentable idea: a classic fantasy title designed with Gears Of War in mind

On the other hand, it's a terrible idea: a classic fantasy title designed with Gears Of War in mind. We like the cover-based shooters, but we're kinda bored of the Tolkien cliches. Could go either way this one. Check the trailer after the jump.

News: NGP Could Be The Last Dedicated Gaming Handheld Of Its Kind According To id Software's John Carmack

NGP Could Be The Last Dedicated Gaming Handheld Of Its Kind According To id Software's John Carmack

Listen to the games media and you'll hear one converging opinion: "People are done with playing actual games on the go and would rather fiddle about with birds on their iPhone

" It's an endorsement we're not sure we agree with. Clearly there are lots of people happy enough with their smartphone gaming applications, but they also belong to the same demographic that device's like the NGP don't..

News: Fallout: New Vegas "Dead Money" DLC Coming To PlayStation 3 On February 22nd

Fallout: New Vegas "Dead Money" DLC Coming To PlayStation 3 On February 22nd

Great little exclusive Microsoft

The first Fallout: New Vegas DLC, "Dead Money" (which hit the XBOX 360 before Christmas), is coming to the PlayStation 3 on February 22nd. Furthermore, Bethesda's confirmed that three more New Vegas DLC packs will release in the coming months, simultaneously on PS3, 360 and PC. What was the point Microsoft?