G4TV.com returns to Container City (Updated)


As promised, G4TV.com has  more from Container City in a new gameplay video narrated by Splash Damages’s Paul Wedgwood.

Be sure to tune into X-Play (6:30 PM ET) tonight and Thursday for more coverage on Brink. Additionally, G4TV.com will have the final segment from Container City on their site tomorrow.

Updated!: Tonight’s segment from X-Play is now up at G4TV.com. Head here to hear about how Brink’s campaign can be played as a single-player, cooperative or as a competitive multiplayer experience.

See Brink’s Container City at G4TV.com


G4TV.com continues their Brink coverage with a new video entitled An Objective Perspective. This time around, Game Director Paul Wedgwood walks you through gameplay in Container City. Learn more about the locale, changing combat roles, and selecting objectives within the game.

G4TV.com will have new videos on Wednesday and Thursday. And don’t forget to watch X-Play on both Wednesday and Thursday night for extended coverage.

Rogue Warrior Now Available!


Rogue Warrior is now available in North American for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Games for Windows, as well as on Steam.  Experience an action-packed single-player campaign as well as intense multiplayer combat playing as the real-life Navy SEAL and founder of the elite SEAL Team Six, Richard “Demo Dick” Marcinko.

Featuring the voice of Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee, Mickey Rourke, Rogue Warrior was inspired by Marcinko’s New York Times bestseller of the same name and his subsequent novels based loosely on his own past military experiences. Marcinko’s defiant, crude, and sometimes ruthless behavior has earned him both glory and infamy in the history books.

For more details on Rogue Warrior, visit the game’s official website.

World Premiere Gameplay Video for Brink at G4TV (Updated!)


G4TV.com has an exclusive look at Brink’s gameplay this week. Head here to watch Playing Smart, in which Game Director Paul Wedgwood explains the S.M.A.R.T system (that’s Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain). Stay tuned to G4TV.com today through Thursday for more videos.

There will be additional coverage on X-Play, too — starting tonight at 6:30 PM ET. Brink Week on X-Play continues on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Check your local listings for more times.

The release date for Brink is, indeed, Fall 2010. That’s when the game will be ready for everyone to play. Hope everyone enjoys the videos we’ll be putting out this week for everyone that didn’t get to see the Brink demo at E3/PAX/QuakeCon/GamesCom/etc.

For more details on Brink, visit the game’s official site, as well as Splash Damages’ website.

Update: G4TV.com now has the segment shown on X-Play tonight. Watch it here.

Giving Thanks


Today our office is closed as we take time to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and family. Over the past week, I asked folks at the office to share what they’re thankful for this year. Check out the list below.

From everyone at Bethesda Softworks, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving….and Go Lions!!

Ashley Cheng: As you read this, I will be in Taiwan, the country where I was born, visiting friends and relatives I haven’t seen in over 20 years. I am very grateful for my family, friends, co-workers and colleagues, and mostly for my beautiful wife, Megen. I’d also like to thank everyone who has ever purchased a game I’ve worked on, thank you so much for your support.

Todd Howard: My family, friends, coworkers and everyone out there who supports our games. And for all the dreamers; the ones who make the games, and the ones who play them. What’s on the screen is never as good as the story you’re telling in your head.

Emil Pagliarulo: As always, I’m thankful for my four great kids, and my wonderful wife who someone manages to take care of us all, before she even thinks about taking care of herself; I’m thankful that I have the best job in the world; I’m especially thankful this year that I’m finally healthy, and really looking forward to what the future may bring; and, last but not least, I’m thankful for my car, the Cherry Bomb 3000 — a red 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T. My God, I love my car.

Pete Hines:I’m thankful that for 10 years I’ve been able to go to work at a place I love, doing something I love, with people I truly enjoy working with and being around. I’m thankful for my great friends and family, two terrific kids, sweet tea, Bojangles’ biscuits, the very existence of Chick Fil A, serious thunderstorms, Wake Forest sports, Caps playoff hockey games, the US Nat’l soccer team, a World Cup to look forward to, being able to still get it done on the soccer field at age 40, that at home I have a stack of good video games to play, entertaining books to read, and a list of movies I can’t wait to see, and I’m thankful for the promise that 2010 holds.

Kevin Kauffman: Thanks to everyone responsible for paying me to do a job that I love and would probably do for free. Also to the best family and friends money can buy… you guys were worth every penny.

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200 and counting!


Congratulations are in order for Game Informer, who are celebrating the release of their 200th issue. To commemorate the occasion, they’ve put together a list of The Top 200 Games of All Time. Among the games included on the list are DOOM (#6), Oblivion (#30), Fallout 3 (#65), Morrowind (#101), Quake 2 (#132), and Wolfenstein 3D (#139). Additionally, the top eight games on their list each received a special edition cover. Above is the cover made for DOOM. You can check out the other seven at Game Informer’s website.

Be on the lookout for the 200th issue on newsstands or in your mailbox.

Fallout 3 items hitting the Xbox Avatar Marketplace this Thursday (Updated)


Within our forums and in emails, we’ve seen numerous requests that we create Fallout 3 items to Xbox LIVE’s Avatar Marketplace. On Thursday, November 26th, we’ll be releasing the items shown above:

As noted above, all items can be purchased for male and female avatars, with the exception of the Vault Boy Suite (male only). Click the links to purchase them via Xbox.com.

*Updated: As it turns out, we goofed on the price of the Vault Boy Head. This avatar item runs for 160 MS points (we previously posted that it would go for 80 MS Points). Sorry for the confusion.

What we’re playing


With Thanksgiving next week, folks at the office are going to have some extra time to catch up on games. Me, I’ll be doing the same as every year, playing Wii games with my parents (Hi Mom!). Hopefully, I’ll be able to spark some interest in New Super Mario Bros. Wii — since I’m already playing through it.

Let us know what games you’re playing, and if you have a fond memory of playing games of Thanksgiving with family, feel free to share it.

Brent Krische: Console DOOM mod for DOOM II, Dead Space: Extraction, Time Killers, and one of the following three: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Little Big Planet (PS3), or Super Mario Galaxy. You decide.

Daryl Brigner: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Dragon Age (PC), and Assassin’s Creed 2 (360). I have a feeling AC2 will take over though.

Shane Liesegang: Assassin’s Creed II. If I can tear myself away from it, maybe some Dragon Age.

Dane Olds, Artist: Demon’s Souls (just started my new game), Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Torchlight, and Ravensword.

Orin Tresnjak: An embarrassment of riches. Forza 3, Assassin’s Creed 2, Gyromancer, LittleBigPlanet PSP, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and surely others I’m forgetting. I may be able to pencil in a nap for some time in January…

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Around the web


Before heading out for vacation, I thought I’d squeeze in another “around the web.”

We’ll begin with news on Brink. Splash Damage Senior Game Designer Ed Stern recently discussed Brink in a new interview at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Here’s a snippet…

RPS: The game is quite bright and exaggerated, however. Colourful, even. It’s going against a trend for photorealism, isn’t it?

Stern: I think we’ll see more of this stuff. Look at TF2 or Borderlands, they have unrealistic characters too. And look at all three next to each other, take a screenshot from each of them and none of them look alike.

Brink is also included in a new list of the Top 10 original video games of 2010. You’ll also find that RAGE made the list at #4. For more on RAGE, check PC Zone’s preview that’s currently up at GamesRadar.

In Fallout news, there’s new DLC reviews up. Here’s a snippet from a new review for Point Lookout at GamingBolt

“With Point Lookout, Bethesda has given a near-perfect reminder of why we love Fallout 3 so much.  This game is simply a joy to play.  A dirty, morally questionable joy – but a joy nonetheless.  If you’re looking for a chance to jump back into the world of Fallout 3, Point Lookout is a great place to start.”

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