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#Brutal Legend

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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 videog...   read

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Brutal Legend is out today, we've got stuff to give away

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 st...

 
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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 three totally m...

 
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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...   read

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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’ roll there ...

 
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 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...   read

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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" in hopes that...

 
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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 or two of clever...

 
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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 designed a soapbox b...

 
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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. On Rocktober 1st...

 
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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, the very same ...

 
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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 average person. Blac...

 
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Guess what? A demo for Double Fine's Brutal Legend is available today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Network. That's the good news. But the bad news is for those who didn't pre-order the game. See, only customers wh...   read

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Six-minute Brutal Legend intro is, well, totally brutal

Alright, we get it already -- Brütal Legend is coming out and we just have to play it. Sure, the intro to the game -- six minutes' worth, just sent to us by Electronic Arts today -- makes us want it even more. But we're not sure if tha...

 
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Check out these badass Brutal Legend record sleeves

Word on the street is that if you preorder Brütal Legend from Best Buy, you can get your dirty hands on this ridiculously awesome record sleeve. Most of you children will be too young to remember the good old days, when music was conf...

 
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Jack Black dresses like Eddie Riggs for the VMAs

The 2009 Video Music Awards didn’t kick off without a bit of videogame-related goodness. Actor, comedian, singer, and c--k push-up master Jack Black made a red carpet appearance at the place of the event donning the garb of Brutal Leg...

 
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Brutal Legend makes censorship fun

Filters have been around in videogames ever since you could toggle the blood in old fighting games. It's amazing, then, that it's taken this long for a videogame to make a filter that's actually part of the game and quite amusing. Brüt...

 
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More comedic talent added to Brutal Legend cast

While Jack Black may be taking center stage as roadie Eddie Riggs in Brutal Legend, he's not above sharing the spotlight with some of his comedian pals. GamePro has revealed that Kyle Gass, Brian Posehn, and Steve Agee will be part of ...

 
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Brutal Legend ESRB description is long, totally epic

There was little doubt that Double Fine's Brutal Legend was going to get slapped with an "M" rating by the ESRB. This is a game based off of heavy metal culture -- sex, drugs, rock n' roll... an Iron Maiden album cover b...

 
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Play with Schafer, unlock Brutal Legend achievement/trophy

The Achievement/Trophy list for Double Fine's Brutal Legend hit our inbox today, and they're pretty much what you'd expect. Plenty of nods and references to heavy metal music, and general rocking the hell out.  Of note is "Si...

 
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Destructoid cordially invites all readers to our second Twitter Party Extravaganza, and you don't even have to bring beer. At 3pm Central (RIGHT NOW) to 5pm Central, Twitter will be set aflame by talk of THE METAL and all thi...   read

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Tim Schafer. Tim f**king Schafer. He's a man that most of us know. One of the writers behind The Secret of Monkey Island, and the man behind Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts, and Brütal Legend, Schafer has remai...   read

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A few weeks ago, Destructoid co-hosted a Twitter party for King of Fighters XII, using everybody's favorite self-obsession network to hand out a bunch of cool prizes to the Destructoid community. The power of the Destructoid ...   read

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Pre-order Brutal Legend for early access to the demo

Why wait until September 17 to play Brütal Legend when you can do so a little in advance? As we guessed earlier, one of the pre-order bonuses for the rocktacular game will indeed be a chance to get the demo early -- reserve your copy a...

 
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GC 09: Get this Brutal Legend trailer into your skull

Electronic Arts kicked off Gamescom with a presser full of hype and marketing, like any good presser should. Among the festivities was a bit of a boast about Brütal Legend defeating the "huge ugly monster" that was Activision...

 
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Brutal Legend demo coming in Septic-tember (Update 2)

If you're not already sold on Double Fine's Brütal Legend, your brain might be broken. But we can understand wanting to try before you buy, so we're happy to hear a demo is on its way for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this September Septi...

 
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Tim Schafer on creativity: 'Stupid ideas are often the best'

One of the things I did with my interview with Tim Schafer was allow some community members to offer questions to ask the guy. I liked what DaedHead8 and Krow asked: How is Tim able to be so creative, and how does he get those creative juic...

 
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Tim Schafer on Monkey Island: 'I get instantly happy'

By now you've heard about the multiplayer for Brütal Legend, as well as the yet-unseen 4v4 mode. But, as we all know, Tim Schafer is a man of many hats, and one of the hats he wore was writer for the original The Secret of Monkey Islan...

 
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Brütal Legend has a ton going for it. The single-player experience is impressive, the soundtrack is going to rock so hard, and the game is still scheduled to rock October now that Activision backed off Electronic Art&rsq...   read

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Schafer rocks Rubik's Cube for Brutal Legend soundtrack reveal

Okay, so maybe the soundtrack for Brütal Legend leaked a bit early. But for its official reveal, Double Fine and Electronic Arts rock it hard... by having designer Tim Schafer solve a Rubik's Cube. Huh? Sure. Why not?Apparently so...

 

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