Jon dropped our second review for Brink just two days ago - focusing on the console versions of Splash Damage's ambitious shooter. Despite the change in platform, he awarded it the exact same score it received upon release, cementing Brink's place as a solid if uninspiring addition to 2011's jam-packed roster. But if you're a regular Brink player, you might be happy to hear the first round of DLC is due next month. For free!Click here for more
Would you believe it, but LA Noire has claimed the top spot in the UK charts for the third week in a row. In a week of very few changes, Rockstar's terrific detective thriller resisted a renewed effort from LEGO: Pirates of the Carribean, which traded places with last week's second place entry, Codemasters' DIRT 3. Zumba Fitness retained four place, edging out fifth-placed Brink.Click here for more
LA Noire held firm at the top of the UK Charts this week, fending off competition from the likes of DIRT 3 which premiered in second place. Rockstar's 1940s crime caper - which we'll have a roundtable review for later today - showed remarkable resilience to maintain its pole position, whereas the likes of Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean dropped to third. Elsewhere, the resilient Zumba Fitness clung on to fourth place, whereas Brink continued its steady decline, dropping from third to fifth.Click here for the rest of this weeks charts
Well, surprise, surprise! LA Noire's jumped straight in at Number 1 in this week's UK Games Charts and my guess is that it'll stay in the top three for at least the next couple of weeks. Rockstar's Detective saga is jam packed full of content and I had a wicked time investigating away and busting criminals over the weekend! That's not to say it's a perfect game by any means, there are a couple of areas that could do with a bit of polish, but it's wonderful to see the story unfold before your eyes.Click here to see who made the Top Ten this week!
Brink, the team-based shooter from Splash Damage, released to a truly schizophrenic critical reception - but more worryingly, to countless reports of lag and online issues. Bethesda has now revealed exactly where they stand on releasing patches on each format as well as the exact issues the updates will address.Click here to read more...
As I noted earlier this morning, Brink has become the UK's highest selling videogame this week - but with massively skewed adoption rates across its three formats. Xbox 360 sales provided a whopping 69% of the total amount, with PS3 sales weighing in at a paltry 23%. PC sales stand at a meagre 8%. The reasons behind this disparity are a mix of the obvious and the worrying, and we have the full story below.Click here for the details >>
Brink, the anticipated team-based FPS from Splash Damage and Bethesda Softworks, has secured the top spot this week thanks to incredibly strong Xbox 360 sales. However, to call its critical reception "mixed" would be an understatement of titanic proportions. Brink is turning into a truly marmite title - and we've decided to hold off on our review until we're sure we've got a handle on the experience. And its lag-busting patch.
Until then, folks, why not tell us (and your fellow readers) what you make of it in the comments!
Elsewhere in the charts, omnipresent fitness suite Zumba Fitness is leaping around like a trendy possessed hipster in position number three, with Telltale Games' LEGO Pirates Of The Carribean swashbuckling its way into second place. MX vs ATV Alive is the final new entry that has managed to hit the coveted tenth place - and the usual suspects of Portal 2, Mortal Kombat, Crysis 2, Black Ops and FIFA 11 are all squabbling over the rest of the table. Homefront, however, has finally dropped off of the charts - and Miyamoto's Steel Diver is still nowhere to be found.Click here for this week's Top Ten >>
Innovative shooter Brink from developers Splash Damage is available right now, but some early adopters have been reporting crippling lag threatening to derail the experience for them. But fret not, as Splash Damage have leaped into action, releasing a patch you can download on Xbox LIVE and - when it's up and running again - the Playstation Network that addresses key network issues.Click here to read more...
Brink is only weeks away from release now, and we're all pretty excited for Splash Damage's ambitious take on the stagnating FPS genre. And to whet fans' appetites before launch, publisher Bethesda has offloaded a colossal chunk of in-game facts and date for us to analyze. For instance, did you know Brink features 45 unique ways to die? Or that it has exactly an hours worth of music?Hit the jump for more
Splash Damage and Bethesda Softworks have released the final 'Get SMART' training video for Brink: their upcoming multiplayer team shooter. The trailer demonstrates the various command points, turrets and terminals that litter the levels - along with how each of them can massively affect the course of battle. Mines and other such gadgets allow clever players to take advantage of these pieces of level design or subvert them for their own nefarious purposes.
Brink is set for release next Friday (May 13th) on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. We couldn't be more excited - so keep your eyes peeled for our full review next week.