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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Brink
49. Re: Ships Ahoy - Brink May 11, 2011, 06:02 Bucky
 
Equip a grenade launcher, knock 'em down and mop up, then attach the box and scamper away. That was the only challenge that really gave me trouble.


I'm enjoying the game quite a bit, having put 5 or 6 hours into it yesterday. There's frequently more than one way around a map, though most people don't seem to have caught onto that fact yet. My favorite thing to do so far has been take a back route with the grenade launcher, knock everyone down in a 'choke' point, and then watch my team roll through.

Weapon sounds are awesome, and the level of weapon and ability customization is great.

My issues so far: Yes, the browser is weak. I also want to be able to right-click to go back a layer in the menus, instead of having to hit that damn back button. The game runs like ass on my 5850 with the hotfix drivers (Core i7-920 and 6GB ram on Win7 64). I've also got some concerns over the classes, but I think that's more a matter of having not played enough yet.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Brink
28. Re: Ships Ahoy - Brink May 10, 2011, 18:13 Bucky
 
Liking the feel of the game so far, though I'm still messing with the challenges to get a grip on the game.  
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News Comments > Brink Launch Trailer
27. Re: Brink Launch Trailer May 9, 2011, 21:08 Bucky
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 9, 2011, 20:44:
I have to admit, I really think it is cool that they are acctually releasing it digitally at midnight EST. Makes it 11 for me and I work nights and am off tonight! Perfect

Oh sure, rub it in.

As much as I'd like to stay up and play tonight, there's no way I'd be functional at work the next morning on 3 or 4 hours of sleep.


I can't remember who was going to set a Blue's server up, but they should toss a post in the gaming forum about it so it won't get lost.
 
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News Comments > Brink Launch Trailer
20. Re: Brink Launch Trailer May 9, 2011, 19:25 Bucky
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 9, 2011, 18:14:
Any word on if we will be able to buy the pre-order stuff as DLC? Love to get the game right now with the Best Buy Pre-order (Fallout), but just can't swing the clams till Wednesday, and I really don't want to drive to Best Buy for it?

Everything I've seen indicates that the pre-order stuff will only be available during the pre-order period. I picked up two copies (Steam and Amazon) so that I could have all the unique weapons--I'm a publishers wet dream. It has been stated that multiple keys can be linked to a single account, so that idiots like me can get all the goodies on a single account.


I've gotta be up at 5:30, and I still might try to get a game in tonight.

Edit: Just found this little gem in part 2 of the community Q&A session:

Will there be an option to reset purchase abilities? And if so, how does it work? -Lynn

Yes! At any point, you can sell all of your purchased abilities and completely re-spec your character. This comes at a cost, however, as your character will lose one level (and with that, one ability credit). For example, if you’re level 11 and decide to sell everything, you will be dropped back to level 10 and are then left with 10 credits to buy abilities.

That makes me very, very happy.

This comment was edited on May 9, 2011, 19:31.
 
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News Comments > BRINK Preloads on Steam
17. Re: BRINK Preloads on Steam May 7, 2011, 08:19 Bucky
 
The attempt to mitigate the usual BS such as one shot kills is huge for me. There's also the fact that the scoring does not reflect your kill/death, which should help to encourage team play.  
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News Comments > BRINK Preloads on Steam
6. Re: BRINK Preloads on Steam May 6, 2011, 22:40 Bucky
 
Gimme gimme gimme!  
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News Comments > Brink Trailer
14. Re: Brink Trailer May 5, 2011, 16:54 Bucky
 
I'll definitely drop in, just so I can show all of you how to properly catch a bullet with your teeth.  
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News Comments > Brink Class Trailer
4. Re: Brink Class Trailer May 4, 2011, 16:31 Bucky
 
Elessar wrote on May 4, 2011, 14:10:
As much as I hate exclusive pre-order crap, I'm very tempted to pre-order this one. Wonder if they'll offer a way to unlock weapons from other pre-orders.

From everything I've read the pre-order exclusives will remain exactly that, with no way to get them after the fact. I wouldn't be surprised to see an about-face on this at some point in the future (especially if demand is high enough), but they have no stated plans for that as of now.
 
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News Comments > Brink HUD Trailer
18. Re: Brink HUD Trailer May 4, 2011, 05:48 Bucky
 
Jerykk wrote on May 4, 2011, 04:06:
So... the video clearly shows that the special abilities selector was designed for the D-Pad on a console controller. Unfortunately, my mouse and keyboard don't have D-Pads. How will special ability selection work on PC?

Just bind the keys however you'd like. My best guess is that by default they'll be on the number keys, since they won't be needed for weapon selection. You can only carry two weapons, so a single weapon toggle key is all you need for them.
 
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News Comments > Brink HUD Trailer
16. Re: Brink HUD Trailer May 3, 2011, 18:58 Bucky
 
Thanks to a recall from Amazon I had some spare funds, so I purchased a second copy from them since I wanted all of the unique weapons and attachments.

Yes, I'm a sucker. I also can't wait for this game.

 
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News Comments > On Brink Multiplayer
12. Re: On Brink Multiplayer Apr 25, 2011, 18:54 Bucky
 
Aye, thanks for that link. Brink looks to be the game that I'd hoped it would be.  
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News Comments > Humble Frozenbyte Bundle Bonuses
2. Re: Humble Frozenbyte Bundle Bonuses Apr 22, 2011, 18:05 Bucky
 
I already own Trine and the Shadowgrounds games, but I still tossed $10 their way just to make sure these bundles keep on going. So really, $5 for a pre-order and the rest to charity, which is still a good deal.  
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News Comments > Brink it Sooner
8. Re: Brink it Sooner Apr 11, 2011, 18:53 Bucky
 
!

Woohoo!


I hate pre-order exclusive stuff, especially when there are multiple options. Despite this, I'm seriously considering a second pre-order just because I want all the unique weapons.
 
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News Comments > Brink Abilities Trailer
6. Re: Brink Abilities Trailer Apr 6, 2011, 16:09 Bucky
 
I was sold when I saw a developer quote that said there will be no one-shot kills.

I can't wait for this game, and I'll have hopefully built myself a new box by the time it arrives.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Apr 4, 2011, 20:56 Bucky
 
Heh, good timing on that link considering just how badly I've been sucked into Super Meat Boy. Damn Valve and their sales...  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
8. Re: Morning Previews Apr 4, 2011, 17:19 Bucky
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 4, 2011, 17:01:
Verno wrote on Apr 4, 2011, 12:04:
Brink sounds fucking great.

I've already got my pre-order paid for. I cannot wait to get my hands on Brink! I want it NOW!

I've actually been considering a pre-order from Amazon, in addition to the Steam pre-order I already have, just so I can get the extra goodies.

God I want to play this game.
 
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News Comments > GameStop Acquiring Impulse
13. Re: GameStop Acquiring Impulse Mar 31, 2011, 20:02 Bucky
 
My faith in Stardock has been slowly eroding, to the point where I'd actually duplicated purchases so that I wouldn't be tied to Impulse anymore. Now that Gamestop owns Impulse it's time to add the few games I have left on there to my Steam wishlist.

I'll put my Impulse login details next to my lifetime subscription to the All Seeing Eye...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 27, 2011, 18:49 Bucky
 
I've passed on Homefront and Crysis 2, both due to word of mouth and reviews. I burned myself out on CoD months ago, and I wouldn't pay for the map pack even if I was still playing.

I'll use Dragon Age 2 and Portal 2 to hold me over until Brink finally gets here.
 
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News Comments > Brink Class Trailer, EU Preorder Bonuses
7. Re: Brink Class Trailer, EU Preorder Bonuses Mar 15, 2011, 18:25 Bucky
 
Morgan19 wrote on Mar 15, 2011, 18:19:
Is Brink's only mode like ET:QW, in that you sort of have "scripted" MP levels? Like it's do one objective, proceed to the next section of the map, do something else, proceed, etc.?

If that's the case, that would be the one thing I'm not too excited about... That rigid setup (vs. something like a domination mode, where your overall progression and chokpoints are more fluid) never appealed to me much, just seemed too forced.

I'm not certain on that one, but I believe that's the case. I've certainly only seen the objective-style described in previews. I believe they've attempted to make it a bit more fluid through the creation of secondary objectives, which are either class-based or universal.

I prefer the attack/defend style of objective based maps, or the straight up mayhem of FFA, though I doubt I'll have my wish granted on that one.
 
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News Comments > Brink Class Trailer, EU Preorder Bonuses
4. Re: Brink Class Trailer, EU Preorder Bonuses Mar 15, 2011, 16:52 Bucky
 
I've had this pre-ordered through Steam for awhile now. I can't wait to play it.

What has me the most excited is their thoughts on gameplay, especially one-hit kills.
 
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