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God of War III, Brütal Legend, and More at Spike TV's Video Game Awards

Expect to see footage of ten upcoming games during Spike's award show later this month.

Yeah, this guy.
Spike TV put out a press release with a bit of info about what we can expect to see on the network's Video Game Awards show, which airs on Sunday, December 14. The show will be hosted by Jack Black.

With Tenacious D's more recognizable half running thangs, maybe it shouldn't be a huge surprise that Double Fine's Brütal Legend--which has Black in the starring role--will be on display during the show. It'll be one of ten "world premieres." Do you think they've finally figured out who is going to publish that game? Do you think they'll actually announce that as part of the show?

Here's the announced list of stuff that'll be shown:


There will also be some new Gears of War 2 information on the show, which I'm guessing would have to be related to downloadable content. It's not like they could get Cliff Bleszinski up there and just have him shout "THIS JUST IN: CHAINSAWS ARE STILL BAD ASS" and have that be it.

Actually, I'd be into that.

So, if you count whatever the Gears 2 stuff is as one of the ten, that's eight. That leaves two slots open for other games. I am currently in the weird position of having heard what one of them might be while Spike was out here to interview me for an upcoming installment of GameTrailers TV, so I'll refrain from speculating and instead say that I hope the game I heard about makes it onto the show, because I'm very curious to see it.
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Posted by Jeff
Yeah, this guy.
Spike TV put out a press release with a bit of info about what we can expect to see on the network's Video Game Awards show, which airs on Sunday, December 14. The show will be hosted by Jack Black.

With Tenacious D's more recognizable half running thangs, maybe it shouldn't be a huge surprise that Double Fine's Brütal Legend--which has Black in the starring role--will be on display during the show. It'll be one of ten "world premieres." Do you think they've finally figured out who is going to publish that game? Do you think they'll actually announce that as part of the show?

Here's the announced list of stuff that'll be shown:


There will also be some new Gears of War 2 information on the show, which I'm guessing would have to be related to downloadable content. It's not like they could get Cliff Bleszinski up there and just have him shout "THIS JUST IN: CHAINSAWS ARE STILL BAD ASS" and have that be it.

Actually, I'd be into that.

So, if you count whatever the Gears 2 stuff is as one of the ten, that's eight. That leaves two slots open for other games. I am currently in the weird position of having heard what one of them might be while Spike was out here to interview me for an upcoming installment of GameTrailers TV, so I'll refrain from speculating and instead say that I hope the game I heard about makes it onto the show, because I'm very curious to see it.
Posted by Lilarcor

I can't imagine they would show the game publicly if there weren't some plan to put it out, so I'm guessing this is news that Brutal Legend finally found a publisher. Hopefully it's someone who can give it the marketing it deserves to be a success, I think it's definitely more likely to hit than Psychonauts just because it has more appeal to the typical 'gamer' demographic.

Posted by PLWolf

I'll wait for the vids to show up on the interwebs. I'm not watching that show for anything.

Posted by Death_Burnout

I love Jack Black.

Well i can't actually watch it at all, due to not being in America and all.

Posted by SpencerBoltz

Excited to see God of War III

Posted by Media_Master

good host

Posted by Charleslegrand

What has Jack been up to since Tropic Thunder?

Edited by Hef

God of war 3!!!!!

Edit: I pretty much saw GoW3 and had to express my fanboy love of that series, but Marfia 2 -- Finally! I have the first one on PC and it definitely didn't get as much love as it deserved.

Posted by daniel_beck_90
Hef said:
"God of war 3!!!!!"
yeah God of war 3 , can not wait for that superb game
Edited by RodneythePom

I just don't find Tenacious D funny anymore, but forunately Jack Black was great in Tropic Thunder even though he was upstaged by Robert Downey Jr. Should be a good event, at least it's not Samuel L Jackson screaming at us for 2 hours.

Posted by TekZero

For the first time in a very long time.. I have absolutely no interest in any upcoming games.  No games "grabbed" me like they have this year.  I don't even know of any good 2009 games.   It seemed to me that Fallout 3 released, there isn't anything on the horizon for me.

I kinda have an inkling for Left 4 Dead and Endwar, but those games are already out.

Posted by darkjester74

All of the games listed are 360 exclusives, confirmed!  (Just kidding)

I like Jack, he's a funny dude.  Hey, he can even make pandas seem funny, that's something!

Posted by Pibo47

I cannot wait for brutal legend!

Posted by Aas

Mafia II? This post just got interesting...

Posted by Googly

Anymore info on Brutal Legend makes me happy.  I cannot wait to play that game.

Posted by SaucySala

Huzzah for Brutal Legend!

I've been waiting for Double Fine's next game.

Edited by dsplayer1010

FINALLY, Brutal legend info.

Posted by Double0hFor

ugh i hate jack black :(

Posted by dtran1212
Posted by Milkman

Will I endure the VGAs for all those awesome debuts? Oh god...what a decision. 

Posted by BawlZINmotion

I love Youtube...

Posted by Manks

I was planning to watch the VGAs anyway, but God of War III and Uncharted 2 just caught my attention.  

Posted by dQuarters

Judging how closely played everything is from Ubi's chest, I'll guess Jeff is hinting at AC2 (seeing as he's been privy to some inside rumour pandering, via Mikey P).

Posted by SmugDarkLoser
Posted by The_Icon

LOL, I beat Giant Bomb to this news again (check my blog), also I beat them in posting about uncharted 2

Posted by Red

Looks good. If I can't find it anywhere maybe I'll be able to get it on Itunes.

Edited by Snail

Jack Black?! Mafia II?! I am SOOOO IN!

Posted by Gameboi

Who cares about  Spike TV's hour long advertisement.... I mean awards show about video games? They had me at Jack Black.

Edited by DukeTogo

Alan Wake and Duke Nukem 4Ever, WORLD PREMIERE!

Mafia 2 being shown is pretty odd.  While the first one was woefully under-appreciated commercially, it's a pretty obscure game that is a cult favorite.  Showing the sequel at an event like this is like announcing STALKER 2, the audience watching that show doesn't play PC games, and certainly wasn't playing PC games 5 years ago.

Posted by ferrarimanf355

Uncharted 2 was ruined by Game Informer, no?

Posted by MetalGearSunny

Tenacious D FTW.

Posted by Thrawn1

is ryan's mystery game assassin's creed?

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

I'm looking forward to FINALLY seeing something about God of War 3. Its been ages since the teaser. WHy did they just, put that out there and then like, close up about God of War 3? They didn't talk about it, they didn't put out more media, nothing... Which is weird for a PS3 game that is so huge.

Posted by Wright

aha Jack Black's gonna be a great host.

Posted by ZeroCast

God.Of.War.3

Enough Said.

Edited by jakob187
Posted by Dpower94

Can't wait to see some brutal legend... big fan of jack black.

Posted by RHCPfan24

I didn't know there was a Watchman and Terminator game coming out.  But they will probably suck.  "The End of Nigh"? Yeah, okay that will be GOTY ;)

Posted by TomA

I don't really care about any of these games,except Gears 2.If i had a ps3 i would care about God of War 3,although i don't get the hype the game isn't that good.

Posted by The_Icon

God of War 3, Mafia II, Uncharted 2 is icing on the cake

Posted by pikadeth

I hope that at least one slot is left to announce the new Ponyz sequel from Ubi. Making horses pretty never gets old.

Posted by Parsnip

One of the mystery games will be Beyond Good & Evil 2

Posted by Gameboi
Outerface said:
"One of the mystery games will be Beyond Good & Evil 2"
I sure hope so!
Posted by n00bosaurusRex

Cock pushups?

Posted by Rio

I continue to pray for a preview of the latest ICO team project, but I know this isnt the type of venue for that.  Guess I will continue to wait.

Posted by Roger_Klotz

Awsome to here that brutal legends is still being published. I honestly can't wait for this game. I loved psychonauts and I'm really into the rock lifestyle.

Posted by get2sammyb

There's a lack of God Of War 3 excitement in here. So let's try again...

GOD OF WAR 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111eleven

Posted by Ma7moud
Outerface said:
"One of the mystery games will be Beyond Good & Evil 2"
and Assassins Creed 2.
Posted by HatKing

BioShock took home the big prize last year, maybe they'll show something nifty about BioShock 2.  Fingures crossed.