May 2010

Brink Bank Holiday Reading: PCGZine and Sarcastic Gamer

Conspicuously well-timed for the impending Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, here's our latest weekly round-up of Brink coverage.

Brink is all over the latest issue of PCGZine, which features a new eyes-on preview and an interview with Creative Director Richard Ham. Best of all, PCGZine is a free download - grab it now and get reading!

Meanwhile, Sarcastic Gamer recently asked their community to come up with a couple of Brink questions to throw our way. The resulting three-page interview is now available online and covers challenges overcome during development, story-telling, SMART, and much more.

If you've spotted any other recent coverage, let us know in the comments.

Last Chance: Vote for Brink and Splash Damage at the Golden Joysticks

Longlist voting for this year's Golden Joystick awards closes in just three days - now's your last chance to get your votes in! Both Brink and Splash Damage among the numerous nominees and are up in the One to Watch and Best UK Developer categories, respectively. Voting is easy and super-quick:

  1. Head over to the Golden Joysticks website
  2. Select your nominees from the list
  3. Submit the form
  4. Profit*

Voting ends on May 27th, which is Thursday of this week. The winners of this round will go on to become the official shortlist nominees for the Golden Joysticks 2010.

* - May not actually happen

Brink Weekend Reading: Brinkish Community Q&A and More

What's been happening in the world of Brink this week? We've rounded up a few new bits of coverage for you to escape into the weekend with.

Kicking things off, the fabled Community Q&A has just been published, answering a whole bunch of questions submitted by members of the Brink community. Elsewhere, NowGamer sat down with Creative Director Richard 'Rahdo' Ham to quiz him about Brink, resulting in this four-page interview romp through every major and minor aspect of the game.

In more international news, Dutch gaming site offers a new preview of the game, based on what they saw at our recent press event. Meanwhile in Germany, over 10,000 readers of PC Action magazine voted for their 10 most anticipated titles of the year, with Brink making the list at #5 - the only original game featured.

Last but most certainly not least, we're absolutely delighted to hear that the chaps at PCGZine named Brink their top shooter of 2010.

If you've spotted any other recent coverage, post it in the comments.

Currently Hurling Controllers/Mice At... May Fever

Welcome to the latest edition of Currently Hurling, our semi-regular look at what games we're playing here at Splash Damage. By the looks of it, May has us surrounded on at least three sides and keeps throwing new games at our feet. Alan Wake, skate 3, Lost Planet 2, Split/Second, Prince of Persia, and of course Red Dead Redemption are all vying for our attention, backed up by earlier releases like Splinter Cell Conviction and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. At least for now, this Summer is looking like a busy one.

In this installment, Olivier is afraid of the dark, Ed fires birds at helpless piggies, Splash Damage takes to Xbox Live to needle as many people as possible, and so much more. Finally, we love hearing what you've been playing lately, so don't forget to share your recent games with us in the comments. And now, words:

Brink Press Event Coverage: Teil Drei

Just in time for the weekend, we've got a whole new stack of coverage from the recent Brink press event in France to share with you. Let's start off with this fine assortment of previews from around Europe:

Moving on to interviews, Lead Writer Ed 'BongoBoy' Stern was quizzed by after the presentation, resulting in this charming two pager:

That's it for now. If you've spotted any other Brink coverage, please share it in the comments.

Vote for Brink and Splash Damage at the Golden Joysticks

The 2010 edition of Britain's longest-running video game awards, the Golden Joysticks, has just kicked off with the first round of public voting. We're delighted to see that we're up in two categories this year:

  • One to Watch - Brink
  • Best UK Developer - Splash Damage

To vote, head over to the Golden Joysticks website. The results of this round of voting will determine which games and developers make the official shortlist for the Golden Joysticks 2010. Voting closes on May 27th - be sure to cast your votes before then!

Brink Press Event Coverage Round-up: Part Deux

Coverage from our latest Brink press event continues to come in, with several new previews and interviews appearing around the web. First up, we've got the latest interviews with Brink Game Director Paul Wedgwood and Lead Writer Ed Stern:

On the preview front, things are looking very international today with write-ups from several European publications:

Lastly, both Brink and Splash Damage made this year's Golden Joysticks longlist. Vote now and help push us into the shortlist round!

If you've managed to spot Brink coverage not listed here, let us know in the comments.

New Brink Previews and Interviews Escape From Press Event (Updated)

Narrowly avoiding last month's Volcanopalypse, we recently showed the latest version of Brink to journalists from all over Europe at a Bethesda press event. We revealed a few new things there, including previously unseen environments and a few other bits and pieces. The resulting previews and impressions are just now starting to appear online, garnished with all-new screenshots. Here's a list of the write-ups we've come across so far:

We also pushed a few of our team members in front of various microphones and cameras to answer whatever questions were being thrown their way. Here are the interviews that have surfaced so far:

We'll be updating this post with new previews and interviews as they come in, so keep checking back for more!