First Brink DLC release to be free; coming in June

This past week saw the release of Brink, the long awaited sci-fi first person shooter from developer Splash Damage and publisher Bethesda Softworks. Since its release on Tuesday the game has been hit with a number of issues that Splash Damage has been trying to fix via patches. Now there's some welcome news for the game's players concerning future content updates.

In a post on Bethesda Softworks' blog site it was revealed that "we will be making the first DLC for Brink available for free when it is released. This DLC is planned for June and will offer additional maps and new content for players." No other details on the first DLC update was announced.

The blog update also offers word that the Xbox 360 version of Brink has been altered. The number of players for online games has been changed to eight players "when matchmaking for "Campaign' and most ‘Freeplay’ modes." Previously the upper limit for the Xbox 360 version was 16 players for online multiplayer. The blog post said that this change should allow for less lag in online matches. This change should also be in place for the PS3 version now that the Playstation Network is back up and running. The blog post also states, "For players who haven’t been experienced lag, we’ll still support 8v8 on all maps via a new ‘Big Teams’ configuration in Freeplay, and through custom settings in Private matches."

The PC version of the game also received an update via Steam on Friday that fixes a number of Brink's issues including issues with the game's user interface, AI and graphics.

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I regret buying it, It doesn't offer a significantly different game play then your other objective based shooters; mainly TF2 comes to mind, and TF2 has much better maps. The game is lag ridden at times, perhaps dedicated servers will fix this as more come online. I've also had some text corruption issues (using 2x GTX460's). I would recommend to pass on the game.

abysal said,
I regret buying it, It doesn't offer a significantly different game play then your other objective based shooters; mainly TF2 comes to mind, and TF2 has much better maps. The game is lag ridden at times, perhaps dedicated servers will fix this as more come online. I've also had some text corruption issues (using 2x GTX460's). I would recommend to pass on the game.

almost every new game is over-saturated the first days.

plays ok on pc with gtx 260. The only graphics issues i have are some letters are corrupted (instead of a K, it's a garbled block) but it's random. Also, some of the levels are insanely hard, but overall its ok. I'd give it a 5 or 6/10

from what i've read it's 48XX series users and others, can't recall which others, i have a 4870 in my desktop and a 5850 in my laptop, but ive only tried it once on my desktop and that was enough, will wait for patches.

Chevron 7 said,
most ati users can't play the game, terrible performance, reminds me of blacksite. awful port.

Were there any problems with the Radeon 6XXX series?

My 6870 plays this game quite well

Alansonit said,
What are your thoughts on the game? I keep reading mixed things.

It's barely worth $30 if that's any help. It doesn't help that they released it full of bugs and that awful grid effect for ATI users. It doesn't have much replayability because the map objectives are the same each time. I don't suggest paying full price for it.

Alansonit said,
What are your thoughts on the game? I keep reading mixed things.

I've played it on a 470GT, a 8800GT and an ATI 4760 or something like that and no issues at all. You may have to turn off the particle processing on older models but its barely noticeable with it on or off.
Overall the game is good, and IMO far better then the last 2 CoD outtings! The parkour stuff is fun, though takes some getting used to, isnt as involved as i'd have liked but makes cover a hell of alot more fun. The weapons are well balanced, in most cases anyway, some of them are insanely powerful with upgrades but can be counteracted with class upgrades.
personally 8.5-10 i'd give it, my main problem is the slow melee and the texture lag at the start of a round, last time i seen it that bad i was playing Halo 3 on console, and with the power of engines and the graphic technology these days it shouldnt be happening, yesterdays patch seems to have resolved it on most servers.

Well worth checking out and a hell of alot better investment then CoD!

Alansonit said,
What are your thoughts on the game? I keep reading mixed things.

8800 gt (gt or gtx, i dunno) and run flawlessly.

No issues with it either. Console users seem to be getting the short end for once, so i laugh in their general direction!!
Only issue i came across was a sound bug dropping the sound mid game, but it came back, so, i dunno who is moaning about what but its fine for me.

And the "release shoddy untested product now, patch later" ecosystem continues. Worst part of it is, we let them, and continue to buy from them