More Brink Links from E3

As we mentioned previously, Brink did pretty well for itself at this year’s E3. In our excitement to share the news, we published our first post-show wrapup a bit on the early side last week, so we have some major catching up to do.

Here are a few links to get you started:

And if that’s not enough, click on more previews/interviews from:

Update: Ed Stern is pretty amazing at the start of this video with IncGamers, so we figured you better watch it.

Meet the Brink sweepstakes winner

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You always think when you enter a sweepstakes, “I’m never going to win this thing… but what the heck, I’ll enter my information.” That was the case for John Mogensen, who entered the Brink sweepstakes at Gamestop. Now look at John — he’s got a new 55 inch LED TV (3D-ready, no less), a new game console, and a surround sound setup. And he’s smiling too.

John’s a pretty big Bethesda fan… his achievements in Oblivion look glorious on the new TV.

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Brink, New Vegas up for Golden Joystick for “One to Watch”

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Voting for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards has been narrowed down and both Fallout: New Vegas and Brink are up for this year’s One to Watch Award. To vote for these games (or any of your other favorites), head to the Official Site for the Golden Joysticks.

Feel empowered and want to vote more? Voting for Voodoo Extreme’s E3 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards is ongoing — with Fallout: New Vegas up for Best RPG, Brink and RAGE up for Best First Person Action Game, while all four of our titles (Hunted, RAGE, Brink, and Fallout: New Vegas) are up for Best Overall Game.

RAGE wins two Best of E3 Awards at X-Play

Over at G4TV.com, they’ve announced the winners of X-Play’s Best of E3 2010. RAGE came away as a winner in two categories, Best Shooter and Best-Platform Game, while capturing runner-up for Game of Show.

Additionally, Fallout: New Vegas received runner-up accolades in the Best RPG category and Brink was runner-up in the Best Trailer Category.

The Community Management staff is keeping their eyes for all coverage coming out of E3… stay tuned for more updates.

Brink E3 Roundup: Making a Splash

E3 was the first time many journalists had the chance to go hands-on with Brink, and in spite of its great showing last year, the multiplayer shooter managed to surprise once again.

During the show we had three-player demo stations set up nextdoor to our massive 33′-tall Founders’ Tower statue (as seen here), all supporting a steady stream of pressmen and women. Lucky for you, a lot of them went home, sobered up and wrote about their experiences.

Check out some of the videos, previews and interviews we’ve seen so far:

G4TV has a Live Demo and a written preview where the game is described as “very, very fun.”

GameTrailers Video Walkthrough

GameSpot Stage Demo, Hands-on Preview: “Before jumping into the multiplayer map we had a brief look at the character customization. In the space of a few minutes we turned our character from a Mohawk-sporting, tattoo-wearing, chain-sporting punk into an Upper East Side prep-school kid with an off-putting British accent (yes, you can change characters’ accents). Suffice it to say that we had a lot of fun with this aspect.”

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E3 Round-up Part 1: Video Walkthroughs

E3 may be over, but videos and previews are still going up, and there’s already a mountain of coverage out there for Fallout: New Vegas, Hunted, RAGE and Brink.

We’ll be sorting through all of it in the next few days, but before we jump on planes, here is just some of the video coverage that has now made its way to the internet for convenient viewing. Feel free to share any other links you’ve spotted in the comments — we’ll add them to the post as we find them.

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E3 Week: Watch live demos of RAGE, Fallout and Brink

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The best E3 events are the ones that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own television seat. That makes this week pretty fantastic, as all of our games will be getting live-streamed across two separate networks at some point.

G4 streamed their demo of Hunted yesterday, and today they take a live look at Fallout: New Vegas, planned for airtime around 5pm. They’ll be back again on Wednesday for a taste of id’s stunning shooter RAGE at 2:30pm.

GameTrailers TV takes its tour on Thursday, with live demos of RAGE, Fallout: New Vegas and Brink airing consecutively around 3pm.

There’s a lot to keep track of on top of that, but we’ll keep you updated with airtimes via Twitter and Facebook. And if you miss the shows, we’ll post any footage on Bethblog as it becomes available.

Update: Also be on the lookout for video coverage at IGN. On Wednesday, they’ve scheduled times to look at Hunted, New Vegas, and Brink. Tune in again on Thursday for RAGE. Check out the full schedule here.

Around the web: Pre-E3 Edition

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With E3 next week (!!!), and already there’s several sites already looking forward to the Bethesda Softworks’ games they’ll be seeing next week.

  • VentureBeat lists RAGE as their #1 Most Anticipated Game of the Show.
  • GamePro has New Vegas in their Games of E3 feature.
  • GamesRadar has Hunted: The Demon’s Forge as one of their games to watch.
  • USA Today Game Hunters looks ahead to Fallout: New Vegas, RAGE, and Brink.
  • In preparation for the show, Kotaku puts Hunted and Fallout: New Vegas in their list of RPGs, while including RAGE and Brink in their list of FPS games.
  • 411Mania predicts Fallout: New Vegas will look “absolutely insane”, while GameFancier ranks the game as one of the top 10 titles for the show.
  • Strategy Informer has a pre-E3 preview up for RAGE.
  • EmpireStateGamer interviews Brink Creative Director Richard Ham.

The last two weeks on Giant Bomb’s Bombcast (June 1st & June 8th) feature discussion on our recent release of DOOM II on Xbox LIVE Arcade. To listen in the the discussion, tune in at the four-minute mark for the June 1st episode, and fast forward to the 42-minute mark on the June 8th episode.

For reviews on DOOM II, check out reviews at the following sites.

Finally, don’t forget to watch GameTrailers TV tonight at 11PM to see the premiere of our E3 2010 trailer for Fallout: New Vegas.

Have a great weekend!

This Dev Diary will make you SMARTer

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Get SMART by reading the latest Developer Diary for Brink. This time around, we’ve got Splash Damage’s Aubrey Hesselgren, who takes you through the process of implementing Brink’s innovative feature, SMART (Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain). Here’s an excerpt from Hesselgren, who in a previous life was quite active in the London Parkour scene…

“Six or seven years ago, for a brief period, I wasn’t fat. I was lean, fast, agile and well exercised. For once I had a hobby which could reasonably be mentioned in polite company. Friends and relatives assumed (wrongly) that I took to the roofs of Southampton at night, doing back flips over cool bad guys. Not quite, but I had discovered Parkour: the art of efficiently moving up, over, across and through whatever obstacle gets in your way.”

For the rest of Aubrey’s must-read diary, head here.

Around the Web II: XBLA Edition

The holiday weekend is over, the calm before the storm ended. Hell on Earth has arrived, and E3 hasn’t even begun.

Yes, DOOM II was released from its demonic portal on XBLA this week, packing in a brand-new campaign and co-op/multiplayer support. Reviews rolled in from Digital Chumps, GamersDailyNews, AngryBananas, CapsuleComputers, 360sync, GamersWithCasts, GoFanboy, Bitmob, NxtGamer, Original Gamer, Bitmob, XXLGaming, GamerDad, XXLGaming, and VGRevolution. Give ‘em a read, or just get fragging — either way.

MSN determined the top 50 video games of all time, and luckily we made the list three times with Oblivion, DOOM and Fallout 3. A similar top-50 list from Empire Online examines the best characters of gaming, including Vault Boy. Alucard made it too. He was great in Castlevania III.

In Fallout news, ScrewAttack presented the Top 10 Reasons Why Fallout New Vegas Will Rule. Chris Williams’ essay on retro settings in gaming, “You Say Apocalypse, I Say Retro-chic,” includes a hefty amount of Fallout 3 discussion.

Finally, we’ve got four previews (one for each of our  games heading to our E3 booth): PlayStation Lifestyle checks out Brink, Atomic Gamer gets down with RAGE, Resume Play reports on Fallout: New Vegas, and OXM explores Hunted.

Less than two weeks to go. Hang on.

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