One reason why October is great.

One reason why October is great.

Well, that’s actually a stupid question. I know what’s great about October and November, but only because game developers have made it great. I want to know what’s so great about October and November that publishers feel all great triple A titles must come out in those two months. I understand the holiday season, but I also understand that the gift giving holiday’s are all in December. Unless people are going to go out and buy Halloween or Thanksgiving Day presents.

In October we have four titles coming out that I, along with many other people, have at least a passing interest in checking out. If all of these games are top notch, then that’s about 200 big ones down the drain. How’s about we have a look at the reasons why we will all be broke come this holiday season. 

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Hey... um... could you not sue me? Please?

Hey... um... could you not sue me? Please?

So, it’s come to this. Brütal Legend, the heavy metal brainchild of Tim Schafer (the mind behind one of the Xbox’s true gems, Psychonauts), is coming under fire by Activision, the game’s original publisher.

It’s been a long and uncertain road for Brütal Legend. In fact the original idea for the game popped into Schafer’s head over 15 years ago while attempting to come up with a game that was a polar opposite to the The Secret of Monkey Island. Upon viewing the movie School of Rock, released in 2003, Schafer was immediately reminded of Brütal Legend. The pieces started falling together and Vivendi was ready to publish the game.

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