Starting Block: Brink

Get ready to hit the Ark with guns blazing in this Starting Block featuring Brink.

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27 comments
9uitarman
9uitarman

Their heads/faces look too weird for me to play.

mossongreens
mossongreens

@Gelugon_baat I also apologized for my harsh language so bringing it up is a mute point. Honestly what qualifies you? Don't you think its a little delusional that you got this idea to police gamespot? (I'm not saying you are delusional, and if you take it that way well we're all a little delusional) bottom line they have their own moderators. I would say the hardest part about their job is dealing with the occasional knucklehead like me. Obviously we didn't get the same idea of what the reality check was about. I'm col with that. So just respect that my opinion is different then yours. Nothing I said was heated or was meant to be as such. Except for the whole balls thing(WHICH I APOLOGIZED FOR) ahem...lets agree to disagree. And maybe in the future we can argue about something in another post. If you have a response just send it to my box.

mossongreens
mossongreens

@Gelugon_baat Your right technically they are just telling them how they did their job and how they could have done better...which isn't much different then what my commentary is. and you can't say its not directed toward the company who makes the game because it has a direct impact on sales. And when your not taking enough time to review a game that you should its like watching half of a movie and writing a review. Its incomplete. So if they are informing me about the game they aren't doing their complete job. I can forgive one skip because 95% of the time I feel like gs is on the mark or close enough. And you can tell how close they are compared to other game website ratings. And obviously you got it in your head to police this website. But 'who watches the watchmen.' Its the consumers or users of this site that keep it going to some degree...so I am qualified to review they're review because it only takes an opinion to be a critic

mossongreens
mossongreens

@Gelugon_baat ur whole argument is based on the fact that Im trying to tell gs how to do their job. Im not telling them how to do their job. The fact that you keep bringing it up shows that your not understanding what Im saying.Whether thats my fault for not being clear enough or yours for just being stubborn I don't know, 2nd you say that there is no devolution of power to me the consumer to develope an opinion about the service that gs provides to the visitors of their site. Based on the the trem of service I am within the execution of my rights as a member to voice my opinion.now what I said was harsh and I apologize for that. I simply wish that gamespot stick to the guidelines they set out use to review games; and to stick by it so they maintain their own dignity. last according to you,putting gamespots dignity in question by being unqualified to tell them how to do their job (which I'm not doing). So if I follow your logic someone who doesn't do something or has never done something for a living or as a job doesn't have the right to tell someone else how to do theirs.and that's where your argument falls apart because gamespot reviews games, they don't make games they have never had nor know how to. So according to you someone should have had the job to be able to criticize someone else. meant no ill will to gamespots 'dignity,' dignity the root of which is humility.

mossongreens
mossongreens

@Gelugon_baat k I thought this was america I have the right to say what I want...but your right I can't force them...and besides all of that. You don't even understand what I'm trying to say. I don't have to " learn the hard way "...because I don't think they should have apologized. I don't believe in apologies. They're just words...and actions speak louder than words...especially words in pink text. (lol what's with that anyway) I think your taking this conversation way...WAY(ifi wanted to waste time ide put that in pink) way to serious. besides I come to this site because most of the time they're harsh and truthful...i just don't want that tarnished with apologies for it. I make up my own mins and I don't care when other people disagree with me. This site and on a larger scale this world would be boring if everyone agreed all the time.i think you take it to heart that...you just want to try and disagree with me because I posted a comment against gamespot...the whole reason there is a comment section is so that people can post their opinions...which is all I'm doing...

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

If they patch this game up it will be amazing, as it stands, it's definitely *not* amazing.

mossongreens
mossongreens

@Gelugon_baat Gamespot provides a service and since I'm the consumer and I think they could do a better job...(and they even state they could do a better job at the end of the article; going on to say they could make some changes. And I have no doubt they will make changes)...then I can tell them how to do they're job. Give me a break people tell me how to do my job all the time. I can't believe your actually defending gamespot they're critics if they can't take criticism then they shouldn't do it for a living. Which was the point of my rant in the first place I'm not mad they have it a six I'm mad cause they defended it...and by doing so they made it sound like maybe they can't be trusted on their reviews because alot of time they feel they didn't take enough time...then how can we trust this site

Crypt1978
Crypt1978

@ OneShot45 your statement makes no sense son.

OneShot45
OneShot45

@ Crypt1978 yeah, i gave you a thumbs down for your ignorant statement.

Crypt1978
Crypt1978

@ Vonage yeah, i gave you thumbs down for your ignorant statement.

Vonage
Vonage

lol .2/10 it deserves -10/10 the wal-mart near my house took this game off the shelfs and left a note we are not selling this game due to to many returns

alikratos
alikratos

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mossongreens
mossongreens

@Gelugon_baat Read the the reality check. (EDIT: GAMESPOT GOT THE PC VERSION RELEASE DAY AND REVIEWED IT AND IN A ABOUT A DAY AFTER THEY RELEASED THEY'RE REVIEW)The whole reality check article was some sad excuse at an apology...and then whining about how hard it is to review games because they have to wait, like the rest of us for the actual release day to get the game. Wahwah you review games for a living get a real job. I work in construction...don't complain to me about how hard your job is...gamespot doesn't even have the balls to stick by what they said...the have to justify it. brink was a 7.5 at best...but gamespot gave it a six because they were upset they didn't get the game early and it wasn't what they wanted it to be...

dragon0007
dragon0007

They picked PC for this video, because the console versions suck. Probably all Brink videos will be on PC, if an update isn't released to fix the graphics/lag.

machomadness666
machomadness666

1 up for u xbox guys imma ps3 user and brink sucked with out online worst sh@t ever@!! but will be great online if there ever is a psn again might have to switch sides in tha console war

Giancarlo
Giancarlo moderator

@inaka_rob That's not what it said.

Fragnarok
Fragnarok moderator

@inaka_rob Starting Block is decided by the video team, and is independent of what the reviews, guides, or any other section of GameSpot thinks about the game. Guides are based on traffic/interest/hype and are never coordinated with the reviews department. A high selling game that isn't very good is more likely to get a guide (Example: Final Fantasy 14) than something that is niche, yet fantastic (Such as Tactics Ogre).

TheRealLisaAnn
TheRealLisaAnn

@inaka_rob FYI most faqs are written by ppl who have access to the beta or the Japanese version before the U.S.

dark_hound20
dark_hound20

why are they making negative comments for the video names?

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

@itsgamingtime I was wandering the EXACT same thing. I guess I can expect a guide for Thor soon. or are guides 100% arbitarty as to which game they make them for??? I think its kinda strange that they admit in the latest "reality" check they JUST got the game (the day before launch) and only had 1 day to review it... and now they have a guide for it just like THAT. even though they think the game is crap. converstation at gamespot HQ: "Hey guys we finally got Brink. OH MY GOD this game is TERRIBLE. HURRY bust your ### we have to get the guide out for this game ASAP!" Hey gamespot why dont you review the game for a proper amount of time. and not review the bad servers the company uses which give SOME users a laggy expiernce. I mean... games take a while to mature and evolve. you admited you reviewed this game after 1 day. Do you think a mutliplayer gamer like THIS will take a little bit to grow? I know that I like games like Battlie Field after I have put 50 into to the multiplayer so I can see how the game devoples and really get to know it. you spent what? 5 hours online? I mean. you have it plain as day in Reality Check. you reviewed the game in ONE DAY!

Gruug
Gruug

Great game...on the PC! Wish there were more maps....maybe later!

the_wolf_7
the_wolf_7

Because they secretly love this game.

itsgamingtime
itsgamingtime

why are they giving tips for a game that they seemed to hate?