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BAFTA Writers Panel: The challenges of storytelling
Tuesday, 1 Nov, 2011 – 21:51 | One Comment
BAFTA Writers Panel: The challenges of storytelling

BAFTA Games last week hosted a Game Writers Panel in London, during which experienced writers Edward Stern (Brink), Rhianna Pratchett (Mirror’s Edge) and James Swallow (Deus Ex: Human Revolution) covered a variety of topics on the subject of narrative design.

Free Brink ‘Agents of Change’ DLC launches today
Wednesday, 3 Aug, 2011 – 12:33 | 7 Comments
Free Brink ‘Agents of Change’ DLC launches today

The first batch of DLC for Brink launches today on the EU PSN Store. It was out yesterday in the US. The Agents of Change DLC will add two new maps, Founders’ Tower and Labs, as well as five new player abilities, two new outfits, and two weapon attachments. And the great news is that it is free. You can’t knock a freebie.

Brink DLC and stats site on the way
Sunday, 29 May, 2011 – 12:08 | Comments Off on Brink DLC and stats site on the way
Brink DLC and stats site on the way

We’ve only had a short while to tool around with Brink but that hasn’t stopped Bethesda from announcing the upcoming release of downloadable content as well as stats site to keep track of all of your death…er success.

Brink – the PS3 Attitude review
Saturday, 28 May, 2011 – 23:13 | 4 Comments
Brink – the PS3 Attitude review

There are two things I found remarkable about my last online outing in Brink: one was the number of fetishistic gas masks on show, which surely says something about Brink’s “expressive” community, and two, I didn’t kill anyone, which most definitely says a lot about my playing style.

But try to avoid rushing to obvious nasty conclusions; I wasn’t horrendously bad, and I even finished top of the leaderboard ahead of 15 not-too-shabby players. So, how did I get there then? Well, I got there through playing the way Splash Damage wanted me to play: I gave up being a lone wolf and learned to be more objective.

Brink launch trailer shows the advent of civil war
Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 – 0:04 | One Comment
Brink launch trailer shows the advent of civil war

If the SMART series wasn’t enough to send you into a Brink frenzy, Bethesda has a launch trailer that is certain to get you itching to get in on the action. The trailer shows the people of the Ark – an eco-paradise gone sour – on the brink (that’s the name) of an all out civil war between the security forces and the downtrodden immigrants.

Brink Get SMART series – the complete collection
Sunday, 8 May, 2011 – 0:18 | Comments Off on Brink Get SMART series – the complete collection
Brink Get SMART series – the complete collection

We’re eagerly anticipating the release of Brink. We’re confident that Splash Damage are about to unleash one of the most interesting and deep shooters of the year. A truly competitive online FPS.

Brink – There’s no ‘I’ in team
Sunday, 10 Apr, 2011 – 5:43 | 2 Comments
Brink – There’s no ‘I’ in team

If you’re a fan of first-person shooters then you’ve likely tested your skills against your fellow gamer online. Yes unloading clips on relative strangers can be quite the fun time out.

For established developer Splash Damage however, Brink represents a revolution in the way players experience the online shooter. Don’t be left behind.

Stay classy, Brink – new trailer
Tuesday, 15 Mar, 2011 – 21:03 | 4 Comments
Stay classy, Brink – new trailer

Soldier. Medic. Engineer. Operative. In war, everyone has a role to play, and in Brink’s new trailer we can see how each class performs theirs.

The Year of the Rabbit; 2011 for you and your PS3
Monday, 24 Jan, 2011 – 8:00 | 11 Comments
The Year of the Rabbit; 2011 for you and your PS3

Well then, dear PS3 lovers… it will soon be the Year of the Rabbit, the happiest of all the Chinese zodiac signs.

In Chinese astrology the Rabbit is considered to be happy and popular. Rabbits are known for their artistic talent and good taste. You might say there are certain attributes of the Rabbit that foretell of a great year for Sony’s flagship console.

So, is that the case? Or will 2011 be more a ‘dog of a year’ than a metaphorical ‘lucky rabbit’s foot’?

Brink: ‘A Choir of Noise’
Thursday, 20 Jan, 2011 – 21:05 | 3 Comments
Brink: ‘A Choir of Noise’

After taking a break for Christmas, Bethesda are back pumping out promo videos for Brink. This one is called “A Choir of Noise”. So put on your headphones, crank up the volume, and enjoy the brutal sounds that come from Brink’s many guns.

Brink news: Neil Alphonso on level design
Tuesday, 11 Jan, 2011 – 22:45 | 6 Comments
Brink news: Neil Alphonso on level design

Brutal Gamer has conducted an excellent interview with Neil Alphonso, lead level designer at Splash Damage, in which he shares lots of interesting details about Brink.

The interview covers the following topics: learning to work with Brink’s dynamic SMART button, radical ways to avoid spawn camping, the different approaches required for each level, and many other topics.

The Brink Diaries; Hyper Realism and the move away from the photo-real
Monday, 15 Nov, 2010 – 18:23 | 5 Comments
The Brink Diaries; Hyper Realism and the move away from the photo-real

Brink’s exaggerated art style is a breath of fresh air in an environment where every developer appears to be striving for impeccable realism. Developers Splash Damage accentuate body parts in a way that reveals something about the characters in the game, and what you get from this is big guys with huge chins or massive hands. Yes, it can be comical, but this approach allows Brink to stand out in a way that few games can. It also looks very cool.

The Brink Diaries; the Ark and story explained
Monday, 8 Nov, 2010 – 20:17 | 4 Comments
The Brink Diaries; the Ark and story explained

If you’ve been following PS3 Attitude, you will know that we’ve been giving Brink a lot of coverage of late through our unabridged Brink Diaries series. Each article has covered a different aspect of the game, and for this article we will be learning more about Brink’s story and its setting, the floating city of Ark.

The Brink Diaries; classes, upgrades and body types explained
Monday, 1 Nov, 2010 – 19:37 | 11 Comments
The Brink Diaries; classes, upgrades and body types explained

Splash Damage love class-based gameplay, and with Brink they’re looking to build on the great class-based experiences that they’ve offered in the past with Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

Brink has your typical multiplayer classes: soldier, medic, engineer and operative; each offers different tactical advantages. It also has three body types: skinny, medium and heavy. Once again, each has their advantages and disadvantages. There are also 50 abilities (gained as you level up) to choose from.

With all this going on, the player has an incredible number of options at their disposal, so it’s unlikely you’ll ever see the same game twice. We’re speaking to Richard Ham, Splash Damage’s creative director, who is describing the many interesting things that they are doing with Brink’s classes, body types and abilities.

The Brink Diaries; ‘We view Brink as having the opportunity to convert single-player gamers into online’ gamers
Monday, 25 Oct, 2010 – 17:51 | 20 Comments
The Brink Diaries; ‘We view Brink as having the opportunity to convert single-player gamers into online’ gamers

In last week’s Brink diary, Richard Ham explained how Splash Damage are catering for its hardcore audience, and, in another diary, he explained how they are trying to bridge the gap between single-player and multi-player. In theory, this shouldn’t work because a single-player game is a completely different experience from that of a multi-player game; they each require different skills. In addition to this, the multi-player arena is an intense and often hostile environment, so it’s not a great place to learn how to play properly.

The Brink Diaries; doing it for the hardcore
Monday, 18 Oct, 2010 – 8:00 | 5 Comments
The Brink Diaries; doing it for the hardcore

Splash Damage have added many features to Brink that will make the game accessible to the softcore player: VOIP is automatically turned off , there are game balancing systems, and even the much talked about SMART (smooth movement across random terrain) button prevents the gamer from getting frustrated.

As good as these are for the novice, they aren’t music to the ears of the seasoned online pro who doesn’t want their hand being held. The hardcore gamer wants friendly fire turned on, and they want to be able to communicate with their team mates, amongst other things.

PS3 Attitude’s Top 100 Developers – Part 8
Monday, 11 Oct, 2010 – 12:00 | 8 Comments
PS3 Attitude’s Top 100 Developers – Part 8

Believe it or not, the PlayStation 3 was released nearly four years ago, and since then the console has been graced with hundreds of great titles. Therefore, we at PS3 Attitude thought we’d take some time to pay tribute to the people who create the games that make our mundane lives just that little bit more entertaining: the developers.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing our one hundred favourite developers, and believe us when we say that there are some incredibly talented teams included. We’ve now revealed seventy developers in our mammoth list, and today we’re revealing ten more.

The Brink Diaries; bridging the gap between single-player, co-op and multi-player
Monday, 11 Oct, 2010 – 9:00 | 6 Comments
The Brink Diaries; bridging the gap between single-player, co-op and multi-player

Brink is one of the most exciting and ambitious first-person shooters on the horizon, on any platform. Splash Damage have a track record of making first-rate multi-player FPSs (Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars) and with Brink they’re looking to take the genre further than anyone else.

One area where Splash Damage are pushing innovation, is in the way which they are looking to blend the single-player, co-op and multi-player experience, by allowing players to seamlessly jump from public to private matches.

PS3 Attitude caught up with Richard “Rahdo” Ham (Creative Director) and Edward ‘BongoBoy’ Stern (Lead Writer) at the Eurogamer Expo, and we discussed, at length, this aspect of Brink.

The Brink diaries: fireteam squads explained
Tuesday, 5 Oct, 2010 – 7:00 | 12 Comments
The Brink diaries: fireteam squads explained

Brink is one of the most exciting and ambitious first-person shooters on the horizon, on any platform. Splash Damage have a track record of making first-rate multi-player FPSs (Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars) and with Brink they’re looking to take the genre further than anyone else.