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Brutal Legend lawsuit comes to a close

It’s been a really long time since the whole publishing fiasco began, but we can finally release our breath as Activision Blizzard and Double Fine have settled their lawsuits. This means that they won’t go to court, and the game will be released on schedule. While the terms of the settlement haven’t been disclosed, it’s […]

Publishers continue to fight over Brutal Legend

While it seems like the publishing drama never seems to end, the Associated Press reports that a final court date of August 6th has been set which should mean we’ll know what the deal is before long. The judge presiding over the case says he’s probably not going to delay the release of Brutal Legend, […]

Activision Blizzard springs back into action

It turns out that Activision Blizzard was serious several months ago when it threatened to throw a lawsuit out of its pram: the former publisher of Brutal Legend has just sued the game’s developer, Double Fine. According to The Escapist’s research, the whole publishing fiasco had a little more to it than we first thought. […]

Brutal Legend potentially getting a Wii release

Extremely popular Nintendo blog GoNintendo has a pretty tasty scoop today concerning a number of EA’s and Activision Blizzard’s 2009 release schedules, courtesy of an anonymous source. How exactly this person happens to have access to these particular two publishers’ information is unknown, but GoNintendo does place some trust in the source due to it […]

Activision Blizzard threatens to sue Electronic Arts

Just when we all thought the whole publishing fiasco with Brutal Legend was over, Activision Blizzard — the former publisher of the game — has broken its silence and threatened Electronic Arts, saying that it still owns the rights and that EA’s contract with Double Fine is invalid. EA has gone straight for the jugular […]

Activision Blizzard CEO comments on cancelled games

Despite the Brutal Legend publisher problems beginning months ago, the publisher hadn’t said anything with much substance about the matter until today. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has been speaking with Gamasutra about the cancelled games, and had this to say: “With respect to the franchises that don’t have the potential to be exploited every […]

Activision Blizzard intentionally blocking Brutal Legend deal?

Some fairly disconcerting news has come to light today: it turns out that Activision Blizzard — the publisher that pulled out of the Brutal Legend publishing deal — may be actively hindering any deals Double Fine tries to make with other publishers. According to a Double Fine source, Activison has been “an impediment” during the […]

50 Cent game switches from Sierra to THQ

Brutal Legend is one of several games that were effectively cancelled by Activision Blizzard, thus causing Brutal Legend‘s publisher issues that I’m sure must of us are aware of. One of the other games left in limbo was 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand, which it turns out is now being published by THQ. This […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find the answers to a bunch of questions that you may or may not be pondering. Remember that you can always ask on the forum or send an email if your question isn’t covered here. When is Brutal Legend coming out? Which platforms will Brutal Legend be available on? Is Brutal Legend still […]

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