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:
Kotaku: “Brink’s Customization Might Be Custom Made For Me”
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.