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More brutal thoughts up for your enjoyment

News posted by Ryan on July 9th, 2009 at 9:11pm GMT

'Brutal Thoughts with Jack Black' #4: Battle AxeThe fourth episode of ‘Brutal Thoughts with Jack Black’ has just been added to the ‘Videos’ section, featuring Jack with an almighty battle axe that he promptly uses to dispatch of the worst evils one can possibly imagine.

As has become the norm there’s a nice selection of gameplay footage towards the end, naturally showing off the axe combat. Check it out!

Tim Schafer talks through almost 17 minutes of Brutal Legend

News posted by Ryan on July 3rd, 2009 at 11:54pm GMT

intro_commentary_by_tim_schaferDesperate to see some actual in-game Brutal Legend footage? You might want to check out the two new videos added to the ‘Videos’ section. Featuring full commentary by Brutal Legend designer Tim Schafer, almost 17 minutes of the game’s earliest moments are revealed in full.

It’s worth noting that Schafer’s voice drowns out most of the in-game sound and thus significantly takes away from the comedic moments, so this video may not be your cup if tea if you want to experience all those early surprises properly and unspoilt.

One of the highlights for me was seeing clearly how the guitar solos are performanced in a totally Guitar Hero-like fashion. If you’re on the fence about Brutal Legend, you’d be mad to not want it after this!

Want to ask Tim Schafer a question?

News posted by Ryan on July 1st, 2009 at 2:05pm GMT

EurogamerIf asking Brutal Legend designer Tim Schafer something sounds like your cup of tea and you missed out on the E3 question extravaganza, you’ll be pleased to know that he’s doing a similar deal over on Eurogamer tomorrow.

As of tomorrow at 4pm GMT+1 you’ll be able to send your questions to one of Eurogamer’s moderators. Said moderator will then filter out the best questions and let Schafer answer them, hopefully resulting in a load of new and exciting info!

Be sure to check Eurogamer’s page for a link to the action tomorrow. I’ll also update this post with the link when it appears.


[July 2nd, 2009 at 2:42pm GMT+1] With just 15 minutes to go until question time begins, the submission page is now available. You should register immediately to ensure you’re ready for the event, and then keep an eye on that page as that’s also where the answers will appear.

Update #2

[July 3rd, 2009 at 12:23pm GMT+1] It’s all over now, so be sure to read all the answers. Quite a few interesting things are discussed, although the thing that most people seem to be interested in is the confirmation that a PC version of Brutal Legend is not being developed at the moment.

Wii version is probably off the cards

News posted by Ryan on July 1st, 2009 at 10:31am GMT

WiiFollowing a rumour that did the rounds a couple of months ago, it looks like the Wii version of Brutal Legend won’t come to fruition after all.

Destructoid has supposedly gotten in touch with sources close to Electronic Arts, who said that a Wii version was being developed internally by EA but ended up being cancelled due to worries about the port’s quality — a sentiment shared by myself and a number of BRUTAL! readers.

While this is obviously unconfirmed — not that the original ‘Wii version’ rumour was confirmed anyway — it’s reasonable to assume that Destructoid’s source is solid due to the site’s reputability.

Third episode of ‘Brutal Thoughts with Jack Black’ airs

News posted by Ryan on June 24th, 2009 at 11:08pm GMT

MeatbonesAnother few weeks pass, and another new episode of ‘Brutal Thoughts with Jack Black’ hits the web. This instalment focuses on the character of Meatbones (played by Steve McAgee), who reappears after making a minor appearance in the first episode.

Like the second episode, the video features a load of gameplay footage that primarily focuses on the vehicles parts of the game — gotta love that tour bus. Go and watch it!