A Brink HUD Primer from a Sexy-sounding Brit
I think it’s safe to say that a lot of American men find that women with a British accent have a certain allure that just makes you want to listen closely. Leveraging that Bethesda Softworks is utilizing a woman’s voice endowed with such a power to school players on how to properly read the Heads-up Display in their upcoming Brink.
From a strictly gaming perspective, the video demonstrates some fresh concepts for keeping the player informed of the typical first person shooter inforama during a match. It uses relatively simple iconography and never gets in the way of the important stuff. I like the d-pad abilities icon and ammo readout. I’m not sure showing the exact number of bullets remaining in your main gone is really relevant (or useful) in modern shooters, but it’s provided nonetheless.
From a red-blooded geeky American male perspective: dudes… hot British chick is talking…quiet down!