RAGE hands-on preview gives a taste of what you’ll see at E3

Gamespot recently visited id’s new office for a chance to go hands on with RAGE. During the trip, they saw several areas showcasing the game’s varied gameplay — including a look at the game’s main faction, the Authority.

Read the preview here, and be sure to watch the embedded video featuring design director Matt Hooper, creative director Tim Willits, and plenty of action from the game.

The Hunt is On: Hunted Now Available!

Co-op fantasy action has arrived with Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, which has now launched in North America on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC!

To get in the mood for some dungeon diving, check out the launch trailer above. Also be sure to read up on our recent Hunted game guide blogs: part one and part two. Of course, for more info on Hunted, HuntedTheGame.com is also a good place to look.

The first reviews are in — 84/100 from German site Spieletipps and 4/5 from the Examiner! We’ll have more as they come in.

Brink Launch Trailer

With Brink releasing tomorrow in North America, we’ve just released the game’s official launch trailer.

For those looking to play the game at the strike of midnight, call your local retailer to see if they have a midnight opening. And if you’re playing on Steam and Direct2Drive, you’ll be able to unlock the PC game at midnight EST.

RAGE Graffiti Contest & Sweeps Announced!!

We’re excited to announce our RAGE Graffiti Contest and Sweepstakes on the official Facebook page for RAGE. Inspired by the graffiti found in the game, one lucky winner’s graffiti design will make it into the final versions of RAGE. In addition to bragging rights, this winner will also win a free trip to QuakeCon 2011, taking place August 4 – 7 in Dallas, Texas, and a brand new iPad.

The artistically challenged can also enter the sweepstakes where the winner will also win a trip to QuakeCon 2011 and an iPad.

Folks can enter both the contest and sweeps between now and May 31st at 11:59 PM EST. You must be 18 and up and living within the Continental US to enter. For more details, including the full rules, visit RAGE’s Facebook page.

Brink it forward: Release date moved up one week!!

Exciting news alert!!! We’ve moved up the release date for Brink by a week. The game will now release on May 10th in North America  and May 13th in Europe. Wanna learn more? Read the media alert below…

Bethesda Softworks Announces Earlier Release Date for Brink

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced that its acclaimed first-person shooter, Brink, will be available one week EARLIER than originally scheduled. Brink will now first be available for purchase in North America on May 10th instead of May 17th, and in Europe on May 13th instead of May 20th.

“Production wrapped on Brink earlier than we planned and we didn’t see any reason to keep gamers from getting their hands on this highly anticipated game as soon as it was ready,” said Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks. “It’s apparent from the tremendous reaction so far that people are eager to jump online and play, and if we can make that happen earlier – we’re going to.”

Brink, an immersive first-person shooter under development at Splash Damage,  a studio celebrated for its multi-player expertise, was named as the ‘Game of Show’ at Eurogamer Expo 2010, while G4TV.com declared “Brink takes shooters to a whole new level” and Destructoid.com proclaimed “it’s going to be one of the standout shooters of the year.” Blending single-player, co-op, and multiplayer action into one seamless experience, Brink features dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system. Brink will be released for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.