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5:40 PM on 10.27.2009

Building the Brutal Legend Bus: The end [photoblog]

[Editor's note: TheBigFeel recapped his entire Brutal Legend soap box car that got him first prize at the Red Bull derby -- CTZ] So we built the Tour of Destruction from Brutal Legend, won a race, set a speed record, and then...

TheBigFeel

9:10 AM on 10.27.2009

Brutal Legend DLC incoming: 'Tears of Hextadon' announced

More is coming to Brutal Legend in Rock-November. Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Double Fine have just announced a downloadable map pack dubbed “Tears of the Hextadon.” The pack adds two additional maps -...

Brad Nicholson

9:50 PM on 10.19.2009

Watch out ladies, this Brutal Legend video is for you

EA and Double Fine’s Brutal Legend is available in stores, but that doesn’t mean the marketing for the pseudo-RTS/open world action game is toast. In fact, there’s still one demographic -- a veritable gold ...

Brad Nicholson

2:00 AM on 10.15.2009

Jack Black talks Brutal Legend on Jimmy Kimmel Show

For the past couple of weeks, Jack Black has been going around dressed up as Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend promoting the game at various venues. His latest appearance as the roadie hero took him on The Jimmy Kimmel Show last...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Brutal Legend photo
Review: Brutal Legend
by Nick Chester

Despite having only developed one game prior, there were a lot of expectations for Double Fine Productions' follow-up, Brütal Legend. With founder Tim Schafer behind the wheel, this heavy metal world translated to videogame has been turning (or would it be banging?) heads since its official announcement in 2007. The folks who made Psychonauts? Sign us up!

It's had a somewhat rocky history, with its publisher, Sierra, being acquired by Activision. Its new mega-publisher overlords made the decision to pass, perhaps thinking the new IP too risky, leaving Brütal Legend in the dust. Electronic Arts, on the other other hand, believed in what Double Fine had to offer, and here we are today... Brütal Legend is finally in stores.

But exactly how brütal is Double Fine's sophomore effort?

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Brutal Legend is out today, we've got stuff to give away photo
Brutal Legend is out today, we've got stuff to give away
by Jim Sterling

Electronic Arts has not sent me a copy of Brütal Legend, but would still like me to help promote their game for them. Not sure how that works but Hell, I've already agreed and we've got two sweet limited edition 17" Eddie Riggs statues (which I also would like and don't have) to give away to some lucky Destructoid readers. In celebration of today's launch date, we are going to give out a pair of these things right here, right now. If you missed out on getting one of these coveted items during our Twitter party, now's your chance.

Entry is simple. All you have to do is post in this comment thread. Yep, it's yet another one of our "Give us loads of pageviews and we might give you a prize" contests! Since we're giving away some very limited edition goods here, we're not going to make it too easy, so here's the scoop, kids: We want to give one statue away for every 1,000th comment we receive. Yes, what that means if that the comment thread to this article will require 2,000 comments before we've given both statues away. 

Whoever gets comment 1,000 and comment 2,000 wins. You can attempt to win as many times as you like, so feel free to F5 that bitch. We've got all day. On, and there's a review going up today as well. Check that out when it happens.

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9:20 AM on 10.09.2009

Rock Band DLC: Brutal Legend pack, Satriani, and more

If you were wondering what you'd be doing until the Queen 10-pack for Rock Band dropped in two weeks, here's your answer -- rocking the f*ck out.  Next week brings the "Brutal Legend Pack," which features ...

Nick Chester

1:00 PM on 10.04.2009

Tim Schafer talks Brutal Legend on Late Night

I don't watch Late Night at all, so far be it from me to pass judgment on the quality of the show, but if this is how Fallon runs all his interviews it has to be the most awkward show in the world. When Tim Schafer is on your...

Matthew Razak

3:00 AM on 10.02.2009

Brutal Legend video explains multiplayer, talks rock

Raucous rock music does more than annoy parents in Brutal Legend. Harnessing the power of metal is as vital to the game’s lifeblood as an oxygen tank is to a scuba diver’s lungs. That is to say, without rock n&rsq...

Brad Nicholson







Jack Black tunes up in latest Brutal Legend clip
by Nick Chester
 
Did you know that Jack Black is a roadie for the band Freedom Wizard? They're gonna' be huge.
 
Okay, so the parts about Black being a roadie and there being a band called Freedom Wizard aren't true. But here's what is -- on October 13 (that's next week), Brutal Legend hits shelves. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? Or are you waiting for our review, which also happens to hit our Web site on October 13. 
 
Yeah, I've actually been playing the game today and well... I can't say anything about it. But I can direct you to the above video, number nine in the series of "Brutal Thoughts with Jack Black." It's a Destructoid exclusive for at least the next 24 hours, so this is the only place you can see if right now. For the impatient types who are ready to rock right now.
 
It features some game footage, Jack Black's awesome guitar tuning skills, and a guy in a wizard's robe. Check it out, along with more videos on the official site. They're like, totally brutal.
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1:40 PM on 10.01.2009

Watch the Brutal Legend Dem-o-thon live now!

The Brutal Legend Demo-o-thon is on now! Well, if it's 12pm PST (3pm EST) you can click the jump and watch it live. So wait, what's going on? Double Fine's streaming a live Brütal Legend video "Demo-o-Thon"...

Nick Chester

11:20 AM on 10.01.2009

Brutal Legend action figure is totally metal

We don’t know designer Eddie Booze, but we’re guessing he has a thing for Brutal Legend. And who doesn’t at this point? Brutal Legend appears to be a solid action title with a bunch of style and a sprinkle o...

Brad Nicholson

8:00 PM on 09.28.2009

Brutal Legend themed Soapbox car wins Red Bull Derby

Not too long ago, Dtoider TheBigFeel made a couple of Community Blogs showing off what he and his friends had planned for the Red Bull Soapbox Race that took place over the weekend in Los Angeles. TheBigFeel and friends desig...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 AM on 09.25.2009

Ormagoden demands 666 mil Brutal Legend demo downloads...

... or we all get swine flu. When Ormagoden demands something, everyone has to listen. With a name like that, he means business.Thankfully, Double Fine will be doing its part to lessen the possibility of widespread torment. O...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 09.24.2009

Demos for Brutal Legend, Forza 3 now available

If, like me, you've become lost in the insane wave of Tokyo Game Show news, let's take a moment to relax and remember that two sweet demos are now downloadable from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.First, there's the Brutal Legend demo,...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 09.18.2009

Brutal Legend: Black talks roadies in latest video

In the latest “Brutal Thoughts” -- a video series featuring Jack Blacks’ Brutal Legend-related musings -- Black teaches the viewer how God built heavy metal roadies just a little bit different than the avera...

Brad Nicholson