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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



Win a code to download the Brutal Legend demo! (Update) photo
Win a code to download the Brutal Legend demo! (Update)
by Nick Chester

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 who've pre-order the game through GameStop can get it now. Everyone else has to wait until September 24, 2009. Brutal. 

Well, not so fast! We have a few extra codes -- two (2) for Xbox 360 and three (3) for PlayStation 3 -- and we want to give them away. How do you win? Easy. Simply respond to this post with the comment "I'm brutal! \m/" and what console you want it on, and tomorrow morning we'll randomly select the winners. Simple!

We'll accept entries through midnight, East Coast time. After that, you're just wasting your breath. Oh, and one more thing -- codes are only valid for those in the United States. We're sorry, but that's what we've got, so no point in bitching about it in the comments. Good luck!

[Update: Winners have been notified and have all received his or her codes -- you know who you are! Congratulations.]

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5:20 PM on 09.16.2009

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 ...

Nick Chester

8:20 AM on 09.15.2009

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...

Jim Sterling

5:41 AM on 09.14.2009

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 gar...

Brad Nicholson





9:00 AM on 09.07.2009

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 amu...

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 09.01.2009

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 w...

Nick Chester

11:00 PM on 08.30.2009

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 Maide...

Nick Chester

8:00 PM on 08.27.2009

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 n...

Nick Chester



Brutal Legend and Destructoid Twitter party is a GO! photo
Brutal Legend and Destructoid Twitter party is a GO!
by Jim Sterling

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 things concerning Double Fine's hotly anticipated action game, Brütal Legend. It's ridiculously easy to take part.

Simply head on over to Twitter and take part in discussions with @BrutalLegend, @Dtoid, @Jim_Sterling and @Dinomas while using the hashtag #brutallegend. Those taking part will have a chance to win some amazing prizes, such a Eddie Riggs limited edition statues (five to give away), prize packs including stickers and patches (twenty-five to give away) and our top gift, a PS3 Slim!

There are two ways to win: You can follow @Dinomas and answer specific questions, or you can just Tweet like crazy and get one from our random draw. Hedge your bets by Tweeting as much as possible, using the all-important hashtag. You can also keep track of the discussions by using a service like Tweetgrid. The statues and prize packs will be open to international readers, but the PS3 Slim will be NTSC only. 

The last time we did this, we became a trending topic, demonstrating the power of the Destructoid community. I am sure we can do it again (especially since I've had over 200 new Twitter Followers since the party was announced) so let's dive in and have fun. See you there! 

#brutallegend!

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Interview: Picking the brain of Double Fine's Tim Schafer photo
Interview: Picking the brain of Double Fine's Tim Schafer
by Ben Perlee

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 remained on the cutting edge of game narrative and humor. It's with good reason that at the 2008 Spike Video Game Awards, Jack Black decided to chant Schafer's name for a solid two minutes: it's one of the biggest in the industry.

That's why I was so excited when I was faced with this opportunity: a one-on-one interview with the man himself. How could I say no? So I went to the event, played some Brütal Legend, ate some sandwiches, and settled down with the guy.

What did we talk about? Well, you probably already know about stuff like the game's eight-player multiplayer, his commentary on Monkey Island, and the issue of creativity, but I'll let you know: those quotes don't do it justice. We talked about lots of things, from the state of the industry to how things have changed in 20 years. In an industry swathed with secrets and hush-hush/wink-wink attitudes, to talk with someone like Tim Schafer with candor and fun was refreshing. You'll definitely want to take a look at it for yourselves.

Hit the jump for the full interview with Tim Schafer.

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We host a Brutal Legend Twitter party, you win a PS3 Slim! photo
We host a Brutal Legend Twitter party, you win a PS3 Slim!
by Jim Sterling

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 fanbase was out in full force, and within the hour, the #KOF12 tag became a trending topic.

The influence of the Destructoid community has been noted, and that's why we're happy to say that we're returning to Twitter this Friday to host yet another party. This time it's for Double Fine's eagerly anticipated Brütal Legend! This friday, from 3pm to 5pm Central, the @Dtoid Twitter account, along with myself (@jim_sterling) and Rocket XL's @Dinomas. Make sure you're following us to keep the conversation going.

The prizes are absolutely splendid. There are five extremely limited Eddie Riggs statues to give away, along with twenty-five prize packs that include stickers, patches and zipper pulls. I have also just learned that one lucky winner will receive a PS3 Slim. Yep, you read that right. A f*cking PS3 Slim.

In order to win, keep chatting on Twitter using the #brutallegend tag. Rocket will be handing out prizes at random intervals, as well as asking questions for chances to win. 

So, this Friday at 3pm Central. There will be a reminder post going up on the day, and let's see if we can make yet another trending topic and prove to the world that Destructoid is a trendsetter.

P.S: Using a Twitter tracking service like TweetGrid with the #brutallegend tag will help you follow the party better. Oh, and don't forget to follow @brutallend.

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