Brutal Legend, God of War III set for Spike VGAs

Three years ago, Jack Black won a Spike TV Video Game Award in the category Best Performance By A Human - Male for his work on Ubisoft's adaptation of King Kong. In his acceptance speech, Black made sure to thank "all the people of the B******* Academy." It appears the B******* Academy doesn't...

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Three years ago, Jack Black won a Spike TV Video Game Award in the category Best Performance By A Human - Male for his work on Ubisoft's adaptation of King Kong. In his acceptance speech, Black made sure to thank "all the people of the B******* Academy."

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It appears the B******* Academy doesn't hold a grudge, given that Black has been tapped to host the cable network's 2008 gaming awards show. What's more, he'll be bringing along a gameplay trailer for Brutal Legend, the much-anticipated Double Fine Productions game that stars Black as rock-band roadie Eddie Riggs.

Brutal Legend was among a slate of Vivendi Games projects dropped in May after the publisher finished its merger with Activision. Although most of the big-name abandoned projects have since found homes, Brutal Legend remains without an announced publishing deal.

In addition to the first glimpse of Brutal Legend gameplay, Spike is promising to premiere looks at nine other upcoming games, chief among them the PlayStation 3 debut of Kratos in God of War III. Other games to be shown include the just-announced Uncharted 2, Fight Night Round 4, Mafia II, Terminator Salvation, and Watchmen: The End is Nigh.

Spike TV's 2008 Video Game Awards will air live on Sunday, December 14, at 9 p.m. Eastern (tape delayed on the West Coast).

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