Brink Dedicated Server FAQ

We’ve always been dedicated to our PC fanbase, and with Brink hitting shelves in less than two weeks, we’re here today to clarify just what we have in store for PC players regarding dedicated server support.

One additional note before we get down to business — we’re currently shooting to have Brink available to pre-load on Steam prior to the game’s release. We’ll have more specific info on that in the days to come.

Now, let’s get this FAQing underway:

What is the Brink Standalone Dedicated Server?
The Brink Standalone Dedicated Server allows anyone to run multiplayer servers for the PC version of Brink. As the server is standalone, it does not require a full version of Brink to be installed and is completely free.

Where will I be able to get the Brink Standalone Dedicated Server?
The Brink Standalone Dedicated Server will be available for download via Steam prior to release. Once the server is available, you can simply browse to the Tools tab in your Steam client and grab it from there.

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Get SMART Series: General Gameplay

As the countdown to Brink’s release continues so does our Get SMART Series. Check out the General Gameplay tutorial above and you’ll feel like an expert on day one — or at least day two. Day one, you’ll at least feel extremely competent. Better than your friends, surely.

We have more videos in store, so check back later for another lesson.

Get SMART Series: The Basics

We’re pleased to release the first video in Brink’s ‘Get SMART series’.  With only two weeks to go until Brink hits shelves, we thought we’d offer up some helpful advice on how to get to grips with the innovative new shooter.

Stay tuned for more videos from this series. Brink releases on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in North America on May 10, 2011 and across Europe on May 13, 2011. For more information on Brink visit www.BrinkTheGame.com.

Brink fan Q&A: Submit your questions now!

With exactly three weeks to go before it hits stores, we’re opening up the mailbag again to take your questions about any and everything regarding Brink.

Wondering about the most minute gameplay detail — or curious about post-release support? Splash Damage CEO Paul Wedgwood is standing by to answer your questions. Leave a comment here — or alternatively, on the forums, Twitter or Facebook. Leave a comment here — we’ll collect them all and get as many answered as we can.

Update: We’ve submitted the questions to Paul. Thanks for all the great questions!

Press Event Recap (Updated)

As we continue to see new coverage from last week’s BFG event, we’ll continue update our recaps posted yesterday. Feel free to use this post as your portal to the latest updates, and while you’re at it, check out the screenshots we released online.

Update: Links have been updated as of 4/21 at 10:30 PM EST

Extra wave of Brink features spawned

With only a few more weeks to go before release, the following BFG-derived previews should serve as a nice prelude to a full-on assault of Brinkage.

Check below for several articles featuring new video, screens and interviews from our most recent press event. As usual, we’ll update as more come in:

  • Joystiq talks about Brink being an “evolution” for the first person genre
  • Gamespot talks to Splash Damage’s lead designer Neil Alphonso
  • IGN previews the Operative
  • GamePro discusses the game with game director Paul Wedgwood
  • VG247 video feature and screens
  • New gameplay impressions at GameRevolution
  • Game Informer interviews art director Olivier Leonardi
  • WireJacked interviews lead writer Ed Stern

And after the break, watch a GameTrailers interview with game director Paul Wedgwood.

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European community tournament for Brink announced!

Wanted to share details on this awesome opportunity for Brink fans in Europe.

Put together by our colleagues in our London office, between May 4th and May 6th, they’ll be running a community tournament at Splash Damage HQ — pairing gaming journalists with members of their respective online communities. Together they’ll form four-person teams (one journalist, three community members) competing against other community teams in Brink’s Stopwatch mode.

To find out how you can get involved (including rules), check out the sites participating:

The winners of the event will receive either an Xbox 360 or a PlayStation 3, plus a copy of Brink.

Brink’s DOOM Pack previewed

Recently GameStop put up a new video showcasing their pre-order bonus for Brink in North America. For those of you that might have missed it, the DOOM Pack features the following in-game items…

  • Unique “Hellspawn” body tattoo
  • Exclusive UAC (Security) and Cacodemon (Resistance) customized skins for the Bulpdaun SMG
  • Exclusive UAC Marine Body Armor (Security) and Lost Soul Screaming Skull
  • (Resistance) t-shirts, exclusive UAC beanie cap (Security), and DOOM bandana (Resistance)

For more details, visit GameStop’s website. If you want the DOOM Pack and you’re outside North Amercia, check our blog post here.