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Brink PC dedicated server support detailed

Brink's developer Splash Damage have always said that its upcoming sci-fi first person shooter would include dedicated server support for the PC version. Today on the Bethblog.com site more info on the dedicated server features were revealed for the game.

The stand alone server files themselves will be available to download via Steam on their "Tools" menu before Brink is released on May 10. You will be able to run several instances of the server files on one PC and there will be a variety of options available for the server administrator to run multiplayer games including "team sizes, time limits and overtime, warm-up rules, friendly fire, voice chat, availability of Command Post buffs, rank restrictions, number of bots, and password."

Brink trailers teach us some lessons

With just a couple of weeks left before Brink is finally released, developer Splash Damage and publisher Bethesda Softworks have started releasing what can be described as instructional videos designed to get players up to speed on the many unique aspecits of this first person shooter.

The first video, Basics, does exactly what it states. It goes over all aspects of the game quickly including gameplay modes, character classes, UI features and more. The second video goes into much more detail on the objectivs and challenges that the player will have to go through to gain experience points in the game. Brink finally takes us to school on May 10.

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See the Brink Doom Pack pre-order extras from GameStop

It's one thing to tell people about pre-order bonuses for games but it's another to actually see them in action. Bethesda Softworks has done just that for the exclusive GameStop pre-order bonus for the upcoming first person shooter Brink. You can see the in-game bonuses in action via the new YouTube video you can see above this post.

Yes, you too can dress up your Brink character in clothing, gun skins and more based on Doom, a game from another Bethesda Softworks developer id Software. You can also check out some new gameplay from Brink in the new trailer. The game itself will be released in the US on May 10.

Brink PC system requirements revealed; Steamworks confirmed

With Brink now due for release in the US on May 10, the long awaited sci-fi first person shooter from developer Splash Damage is now less than a month away from its release. Today publisher Bethesda Softworks announced the PC version's minimal and recommended system requirements to let PC gamers know if their rig can handle the title. You can check out the system requirements after the jump.

It was also announced today that the PC version of Brink will use Steamworks which means that the game will have features like achievements, leaderboards, Steam Cloud game save features and dedicated servers.

Brink now due for release May 10

Game publishers continue to make slight adjustments in their game release schedules as the busy month of May approaches. Today Bethesda Softworks announced that the upcoming sci-fi first person shooter Brink will actually be coming out one week earlier than previously announced.

The game from developer Splash Damage, which was due out on May 17 in the US, will now be released on May 10 in the US. European gamers will also get Brink one week earlier; it's now due out on May 13. According to a statement from Bethesda Softworks' PR head Pete Hines, "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."

Brink trailer shows itself ready to take on anything

While the last Brink trailer we saw showed us the core abilities of the various classes, this one goes into a little more depth regarding all abilities. Specifically, it presents some of the abilities you unlock by progressing through the multiplayer. With goodies like mainframe hacking tools, self-revive needles, and portable turrets, it certainly looks like it will be a blast. The more gameplay footage we see, the more we hope that it will be a worthy successor to the Enemy Territory name.

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Brink trailer showcases different class roles

Brink is one of the few games that we are genuinely excited about this year, and this trailer sums up why in very simple terms: appearance customization, gun load-outs, and most importantly, the different abilities of each class. Much like Quake Wars, Brink has four classes that can each perform specific special abilities. Soldier can plant bombs, medic and heal and revive, engineer can repair and construct, and operative can disguise. It's fairly standard class stuff (it's been around since the days of Team Fortress, after all), but when mixed with all the other goodies, it comes out feeling like characters have a genuine stake in their multiplayer characters. A fantastic trailer, both for information and to get the hype meter up and going.

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Brink finally gets firm May 17 release date

It's been a long time in coming but today publisher Bethesda Softworks finally announced that the long awaited sci-fi first person shooter Brink will be released on May 17 in the US. The game from developer Splash Damage will be out in Europe a few days later on May 20. The game was first announced in May 2009 but its release date has been pushed back a couple of time; it was first announced for spring 2010 and then fall 2010 before today's final specific release date.

Brink will be joining an already unusually crowded May time period for major new PC game releases; currently titles like F.E.A.R. 3, Duke Nukem Forever, Red Faction Armageddon and The Witcher 2. are all scheduled to come out that month.

Brink trailer unleashes a symphony of customizable guns

One of our favorite trends in shooters is the creation of customizable guns. Games like Call of Duty and now Brink offer the ability to modify firearms to fit certain player preferences. This trailer, while not being a tutorial, manages to show off a lot regarding the attachments. It introduces the gun customization screen (which shows off the attachments on the gun model in real time), in-game gameplay changes, and even new skins. It safe to say that this trailer just ramped up our interest in Brink significantly.

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Dev video reveals the crazy minds behind Brink

It takes guts and a lot of creativity to develop a new shooter, especially when gaming is overflowing with them. But in this developer video, the team at Splash Damage working on Brink demonstrate that they have the right minds to create a top notch shooter that's unlike any other. Brink is currently expected to release in 2011.

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