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

Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -
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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#1 Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -
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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#2 Posted by Lilarcor (213 posts) -

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.

#3 Posted by PLWolf (921 posts) -

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

#4 Posted by Death_Burnout (3793 posts) -

I love Jack Black.

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

#5 Posted by SpencerBoltz (85 posts) -

Excited to see God of War III

#6 Posted by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

good host

#7 Posted by Charleslegrand (186 posts) -

What has Jack been up to since Tropic Thunder?

#8 Edited by Hef (1102 posts) -

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.

#9 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -
Hef said:
"God of war 3!!!!!"
yeah God of war 3 , can not wait for that superb game
#10 Edited by RodneythePom (87 posts) -

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.

#11 Posted by TekZero (2665 posts) -

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.

#12 Posted by darkjester74 (1572 posts) -

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!

#13 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

I cannot wait for brutal legend!

#14 Posted by Aas (603 posts) -

Mafia II? This post just got interesting...

#15 Posted by Googly (245 posts) -

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

#16 Posted by SaucySala (344 posts) -

Huzzah for Brutal Legend!

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

#17 Edited by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -

FINALLY, Brutal legend info.

#18 Posted by Double0hFor (410 posts) -

ugh i hate jack black :(

#19 Posted by dtran1212 (299 posts) -
#20 Posted by Milkman (16543 posts) -

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

#21 Posted by BawlZINmotion (714 posts) -

I love Youtube...

#22 Posted by Manks (836 posts) -

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

#23 Posted by dQuarters (178 posts) -

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).

#24 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -
#25 Posted by The_Icon (573 posts) -

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

#26 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

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

#27 Edited by Snail (8585 posts) -

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

#28 Posted by Gameboi (653 posts) -

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

#29 Edited by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by ferrarimanf355 (404 posts) -

Uncharted 2 was ruined by Game Informer, no?

#31 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6987 posts) -

Tenacious D FTW.

#32 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

is ryan's mystery game assassin's creed?

#33 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

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.

#34 Posted by Wright (637 posts) -

aha Jack Black's gonna be a great host.

#35 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -

God.Of.War.3

Enough Said.

#36 Edited by jakob187 (21645 posts) -
#37 Posted by Dpower94 (233 posts) -

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

#38 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

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 ;)

#39 Posted by TomA (2531 posts) -

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.

#40 Posted by The_Icon (573 posts) -

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

#41 Posted by pikadeth (14 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by Parsnip (1078 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by Gameboi (653 posts) -
Outerface said:
"One of the mystery games will be Beyond Good & Evil 2"
I sure hope so!
#44 Posted by n00bosaurusRex (175 posts) -

Cock pushups?

#45 Posted by Rio (592 posts) -

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.

#46 Posted by Roger_Klotz (766 posts) -

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.

#47 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

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

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

#48 Posted by Ma7moud (805 posts) -
Outerface said:
"One of the mystery games will be Beyond Good & Evil 2"
and Assassins Creed 2.
#49 Posted by HatKing (5848 posts) -

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

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