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News: Brink: Agents Of Change Releases For Free From Next Week

Brink: Agents Of Change Releases For Free From Next Week

Brink's first dose of downloadable content, "Agents Of Change", will release on the PlayStation Network from next week

That's August 4th if you want to mark your calendars. Those who are prompt enough to download the content within its first two weeks on sale will get the upgrade free of charge. Agents Of Change includes two new environments, five new player abilities, two new outfits and two new..

News: UK Sales Charts: Keep On Dancing

UK Sales Charts: Keep On Dancing

Urgh

Zumba Fitness is still top of the UK sales charts this week, beating out Codemasters' DiRT 3 and Activision's Transformers: Dark Of The Moon to take the top spot again. The top ten was familiar territory this month, with Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4 both taking up slots in the aftermath of Wimbledon, and favourites such as L.A. Noire, Brink and LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean filling up the..

News: Bethesda Announces Free Brink DLC, To Go Live In Early July

Bethesda Announces Free Brink DLC, To Go Live In Early July

Bethesda's announced the first batch of Brink DLC: Agents Of Charge

It's set to go live in early July on PlayStation 3, and will be available for free for two weeks after launch. The content will include two new environments, five new player abilities, two new outfits and two new weapon attachments. Strangely, we can see ourselves jumping back into Brink to play this — while the game certainly..

News: UK Sales Charts: Always Bet On Duke, Baby

UK Sales Charts: Always Bet On Duke, Baby

Despite a number of seriously scathing reviews over the weekend, Duke Nukem Forever has knocked L

A. Noire</a> off its perch at the top of the UK sales charts, scoring a number one finish for the long-in-development FPS. L.A. Noire finished up in second, while Sucker Punch's new superhero escapade finished up just behind Zumba Fitness in fourth. The game probably deserved to do better than..

News: UK Sales Charts: DiRT 3 Unable To Overtake L.A. Noire

UK Sales Charts: DiRT 3 Unable To Overtake L.A. Noire

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A. Noire</a> has held onto the UK sales charts top spot for a second week running, beating off Codemasters' semi-sim DiRT 3 which finished up in a respectable second. LEGO Pirates Of the Caribbean, Zumba Fitness and Brink all held onto their high positions to round out the top five, with familiar faces such as Crysis 2 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops rounding out the top-ten. L.A. Noire -..

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: 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: 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: 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's Brink Dated For May 20th In Europe

Bethesda's Brink Dated For May 20th In Europe

May 20th will either be one of the best days for new video game releases, or worst depending on your wallet's flexibility

Bethesda's slapped a May 20th release date (May 17th in North America) on ambitious multiplayer shooter Brink. Unfortunately, that's the same day as Rockstar's L.A. Noire. Decisions, decisions. The publisher's also put a June 3rd release date on Hunted: The Demon's Forge. Rage..

News: Brink's Pre-Order Bonuses Are Actually Worthwhile, Includes Doom Or Fallout Equipment

Brink's Pre-Order Bonuses Are Actually Worthwhile, Includes Doom Or Fallout Equipment

Bethesda's becoming quite the publishing power-house, as this story evidences

For those of you pre-ordering next year's "one-to-watch" new shooter IP Brink, you'll get access to an additional set of equipment from two big titles in the publisher's growing roster: Doom or Fallout. The Doom pack's exclusive to GameStop and includes armour, guns, hats and a tattoo based on id's classic..

News: So, Who Thought Brink Would Actually Have An Interesting Story?

So, Who Thought Brink Would Actually Have An Interesting Story?

We like a lot of what we've seen of Splash Damage's Brink, but the last thing we were expecting was an interesting narrative behind the first-person shooter

Apparently, we were very wrong to assume. It seems like the studio have gone some way towards setting up an interesting fiction. There's a utopia, floating city - the Ark. But it's over populated. Instead of housing the 5,000 people it's..