Brutal Legend News

Bobby Kotick slags off Tim Schafer

"Was late" and "missed every milestone".

Bobby Kotick has hit back at Brütal Legend developer Tim Schafer – who famously called the Activision Blizzard CEO a "total prick" in a Eurogamer interview.

Activision responds to Tim Schafer

Bobby Kotick is "passionate" about games.

Activision has responded on Bobby Kotick's behalf to remarks made by Tim Schafer in a Eurogamer interview yesterday that condemned the curly-haired mega-publisher-boss as a "total prick" who doesn't like games.

Schafer calls Bobby Kotick "a total prick"

Wishes he would behave differently.

Double Fine Productions founder Tim Schafer, who was sued last year by Activision over the release of Brutal Legend by EA, has told Eurogamer exactly what he thinks of Bobby Kotick in an explosive new interview.

Brütal Legend DLC next week

Two MP maps in Tears of the Hextadon.

EA and Double Fine have announced that they'll be releasing the first downloadable content for heavy metal adventure Brütal Legend next week.

UK charts: FIFA 10 beats Uncharted 2

Brutal Legend appears. Full Top 40 inside.

PS3 blockbuster Uncharted 2: Among Thieves swung into the UK all-formats chart at number two this week, denied top-billing by an unmovable FIFA 10.

Tim Schafer is 20 years old or something!

Designer celebrates getting job etc.

We missed this the other day, but we wouldn't want you to miss it too - Double Fine's Tim Schafer has celebrated his 20th anniversary of getting into the games industry by posting up some rejection letters and reminiscing about getting a job at LucasFilm.

Execs wanted "country music" Brütal Legend

But Guitar Hero kept rock dream alive.

Tim Schafer has revealed that publishing executives asked him to change heavy metal action-adventure Brütal Legend into a "hip-hop" or "country music" game, back when it was originally pitched.

Schafer: Fans worry too much about sales

Schafer: Fans worry too much about sales

Publishers like good games, apparently.

Psychonauts developer Tim Schafer reckons we all worry too much about the sales of videogames, while publishers actually put a lot of stock in a game's quality and critical reception.

"Fans worry too much about sales, to tell you the truth," he told MTV. "As long as you make a cool game, publishers want to talk to you... [They say] 'We liked Psychonauts and we think we could have sold it better'."

Mind you, half the cast of The Apprentice could have sold Psychonauts better, since it was relentlessly funny and ingenious. Check out our original review to remind yourself why.

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EA to publish Brutal Legend in 2009

Tim Schafer's new game due in the autumn.

EA Partners has rescued publisher-less game Brutal Legend, the next project from celebrated developer Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions.

Why Activision dumped Sierra's games

They weren't "exploitable enough".

Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick has explained that various Sierra (Vivendi) games were dumped for not exhibiting "potential to be exploited every year across every platform".

Double Fine Christmas compo

Win unknown treasures!

A little while ago, our excellent friends at Double Fine ran a Halloween competition, and many of you asked us if we were going to highlight it using our esteemed organ. We thought about it, but obviously we completely ignored you, because no one likes a suck-up. However, when our boss walked in this morning and mentioned that Double Fine is running a Christmas competition and that some of the entries are "amazing", we knew we had to act.

Schafer too busy for XBLA

But he'd like to work on it.

Double Fine's Tim Schafer says he's keen to do an Xbox Live Arcade game, but hasn't got the time at the moment what with all the developing and that.

No sequels from Schafer

No sequels from Schafer

He likes doing new things.

Tim Schafer knows you all want sequels to his games, but has told naughty lads publication Playboy that you aren't getting any.

It isn't that he doesn't want to revisit all the charismatic creatures he creates, just that he and his team like to focus on new ideas - and know you lot will probably fall in love with those, too. And then ask for sequels.

"We like to make things hard on ourselves. We like to try new things. I think it's important that every time you do a game, you do something that's the exact opposite of the last one you did... Part of the fun of it is doing a complete 180 every time," Schafer told Playboy under lovely-lady duress.

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Schafer unveils Brütal Legend

Schafer unveils Brütal Legend

See it on EGTV now.

Although Sierra has yet to own up to it, Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions have finally taken the wraps off their next game in the pages of US magazine Game Informer. Its name is Brütal Legend.

It's a game that pays homage to the ancient and mysterious forces of rock, and puts you in the biker-boots of Eddie Riggs, probably the best roadie in the world.

After fate takes a weird turn for him you will be slung into a fantasy world where even the air you breathe is inspired by metal history, and soon only your knowledge of a good old roadie rampage can save the day.

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