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In decades past, when the first-person shooter genre -- hell, when the whole of three-dimensional gaming -- was still very much in its infancy, shooters could scrape by on nothing more than their inclusion of amusing, oftentimes absurd innovations. Combat didn't have to be perfectly tight, weapons didn't have to be balanced to a T, and developers didn't need to...

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Report: Multiplayer-less Batman: Arkham Origins to cost $50 on Wii U

The Wii U version of Batman: Arkham Origins will be missing $10 from its price tag in addition to the absent multiplayer content planned for the 360, PS3 and PC versions of the game, Kotaku reports. Amazon's listing for the Wii U version is currently priced at $49.96. Publisher Warner Bros....

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Splash Damage: Brink sales estimated at 2.5 million

Despite a rocky launch and underwhelming critical reception, Brink went on to do "all right" on the PC thanks to multitudes of patches, free DLC and a sprinkle of magical sales dust from the Steam Discount Fairy. As it turns out, all right actually means pretty damn good: "It's estimated to have...

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Brink dev says launch was rough, game found success on PC

Neil Alphonso, lead designer at Splash Damage, readily admits that Brink could have undergone a better launch. "A lot of the game's complaints were entirely valid," he said. "It was rough, but in the end the game's done alright," Alphonso told Joystiq, shortly after his GDC Europe presentation...

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Team Fortress 2 gets to play with classic QuakeCon weapons

Team Fortress 2 just had a futuristic weapons update with Dr. Grordbort's Infallible Aether Oscillators, and now Valve is going old-school. To celebrate QuakeCon 2011, which kicked off yesterday in Dallas, TF2 is getting a bevy of Bethesda and id Software gear as part of the QuakeCon Steam Sale...

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Brink on Steam playable for free this weekend, on sale 50% off

If you've been debating about playing Brink, this deal could push you over the edge. Splash Damage's team-based FPS is free on Steam until Sunday at 1PM Pacific. The game is also 50 percent off, so if you have a good time, it'll only set you back $25. But wait, there's another option: Brink is...

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Brink's 'Agents of Change' DLC arrives on Aug. 3, still free for first two weeks

Bethesda and Splash Damage may have promised an "early July" launch window for its Brink downloadable content pack, "Agents of Change," but it won't actually be out until August 3. Despite its late arrival, the content will still be totally free for its first two weeks of availability -- but...

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Brink down to $20 on Amazon today, other Lightning Deals strike

Splash Damage's class-based shooter Brink has been marked down to a crisp $20 today on Amazon. There's also a handful of other offers on the Lightning Deals round-up, the hints for which are posted after the jump....

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Brink stat page, update now live on PC

Stat tracking is now available for PC players in Brink. The mouse-and-keyboard set should head on over to the FAQ for the basics and then register in the game's stat section. The PC version of Brink also received an update today, with highlights listed after the break. No word yet on updates...

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Amazon's vorpal sword cuts $20 off Alice: Madness Returns

As if it'd taken a swig from a bottle labeled "Drink Me," the price tag on Alice: Madness Returns has diminished in size at Amazon. This week only, the retailer is offering American McGee's second excursion into Wonderland for $20 off, making it $40 on PS3 and 360 and $30 on PC. The deal is...

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Brink's 'Agents of Change' DLC expected in early July, will be free for first two weeks

Splash Damage has announced on its blog that Brink's "Agents of Change" DLC pack, which includes two maps, five new player abilities, two outfits and two weapon attachments, is expected to arrive in early July. In addition to the launch window, Splash Damage also revealed the DLC will be free for...

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