The Writers Guild of America has announced this year’s nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing, and we’re pleased to share news that Splash Damage’s Ed ‘Bongo Boy’ Stern received a nomination for Brink.
This marks the fourth consecutive year a Bethesda title has been nominated for the award. Previously nominated titles included Fallout 3 (2008), WET (2009), and Fallout: New Vegas (2010).
Brink features tons of weapon customization, but Splash Damage artist Laurens Corijn has just taken it to another level. On their official website, see how he took a Nerf Stampede ECS18 gun and heavily modified it to resemble the Resistance’s Gerund assault rifle. Reading the feature, the whole time I imagined him in character — wearing a gas mask and a makeshift tire jacket.
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Attention Brink fans! The Clans and Tournament features we previewed last month are now available. To get started, visit battle.brinkthegame.com and enter your unique access code found within the main menu for Brink (under Online Stats).
To celebrate the affair, we have a Brink free play on Steam starting at 10 AM PST today that runs through Monday at 10 AM PST. Anyone playing during that time can purchase the game at 75% off.
See you on the Ark!
We’re close to releasing a comprehensive update for Brink, bringing full clan support, ladders and tournaments to all versions of the game. This update is currently in the final stages of testing and will be pushed out to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the PC version of Brink as soon as that is complete.
Since there’s a whole bunch of new stuff headed your way in this update, we thought we’d give you a sneak peek of the goodness that awaits you:
Clans & Tournaments
Once this update is available, we’ll simultaneously be launching the Brink beta site for clans and tournaments, featuring several new sections and shiny new functionality.
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Just a friendly reminder that we’re down to shorlist voting for this year’s Golden Joystick awards. Nominees this year include:
Best Shooter: Brink
Best RPG, Ultimate Game of the Year: Fallout: New Vegas
One to Watch: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Starting this week, you can purchase the Fallout/SpecOps and DOOM/Psycho combo packs for Brink. Previously available as pre-order items, each includes weapons, tattoos, and outfit items for to use in Brink.
Both pack can be purchased on Xbox LIVE for 160 points or $1.99 on PSN and Steam. More details after the break.
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Time is running out to download Brink’s DLC, Agents of Change, for free. Download it now!
For more details on the content, check out reviews at GameSpy and TheSixthAxis.
The UK’s biggest gaming awards, The Golden Joysticks, have announced their shortlist nominees. Fallout: New Vegas is nominated for two awards — Ultimate GOTY and Best RPG. Additionally, you can vote for Skyrim in this year’s One To Watch category as well as Brink in the Best Shooter category.
To learn more, visit the Golden Joysticks website.
In celebration of QuakeCon, you can play Brink between now and Sunday at 1 PM PST for FREE on Steam! Not only that, but you’ll get to enjoy the just-released Agents of Change DLC as part of the deal.
Brink: Agents of Change is now available on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and Steam. Agents of Change will be a free download for the first two weeks. After two weeks, the downloadable content will be available for purchase for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99.
Wanna know more… here’s a brief synopis:
“Secrets, lies, and double agents. No one and nothing is at it seems as the arrival of a mysterious ship from the outside world shatters the tentative peace reached between the Resistance and Security factions. The revived battle spreads to two all-new districts of the Ark – the futuristic, underwater Labs facility and Founders’ Tower, the iconic spire housing the island’s wealthy elite. Unleash fury on your enemies with new lethal abilities as your work your way towards the newly raised level cap of 24 and customize your character with brand-new outfits and additional weapon attachments.”
See you on the battlefield!