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Brink was weird. It mashed together multiplayer gunplay with single-player narrative, then spiced up its chunky concoction with parkour and levels set on floating cities (because global warming). It's also telling that I speak about it in the past tense, because while it continues to exist, you could be forgiven for assuming otherwise.


Facebook can accommodate discussions about video games, yeah, but Facebook is also Facebook. As in, there are privacy concerns, and it looks like we're still in 2006. So I'm interested in Brink, a take on a concept for a "social network for critics", which in crude terms looks to be a cross between Facebook's interaction, a wiki's databases and something like the Giant Bomb community.


Brink will be free to play on Steam this weekend commencing 10AM PST today through to 10AM PST on Monday. Those who play the game during this period will also be able to purchase the game at 75% off.


A major report on British developers from IndustryGamers has thrown up a surprising piece of information: that Brink developers Splash Damage are probably working on a new Marvel game.


Starting today, Steam is celebrating id and Bethesda's Quakecon with deals on their games. Sales will change daily from now until August 8. Today's deals include discounted games, free-to-play Brink, and in-game specials for TF2.


It's been a while since I've seen a game as divisive as Brink. The collective review hivemind usually tends to cluster around the 7-8 mark when it comes to dishing out scores, yet Brink's seemed to be all over the shop.


Earlier today Brink was advertised at $89.95USD. The Prima Guide was advertised at $34.95USD. A package which contained both, however, was advertised at $59.95. Now, just recently, that package has increased by almost $45 to $104.94USD. So, what the hell is going on?