Brutal Legend nominated for two GDC awards (update: and five from DICE) 23 Jan, 2010, 13:28 / 2 comments

Tim Schafer's latest video game Brutal Legend has been nominated in two categories at this year's GDC awards: Best Writing and Best Audio. Congratulations and good luck.

Those of you who were expecting Tales of Monkey Island to get any (and I mean any) nominations will be disappointed, as there are Pulitzer-worthy masterpieces like Halo 3: ODST to nominate for Best Writing instead.

Update: Brutal Legend has been nominated in five categories at the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (pdf): Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year, Outstanding Character Performance (for Eddie Riggs), Outstanding Achievement in Original Story, Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction. Congratulations, once again, and good luck: they've earned the nomination.

On the other hand, Tales has been snubbed again. This may or may not be due to the awards sucking. It's great they nominated Brutal Legend, but - unless they they hate good writing and extra drippings of fun but just have to nominate Schafer because of who he is - this a serious oversight.


  • The Tingler on 20 Jan, 2010, 11:50…
    ODST was nominated for Best Writing? Is that ironic?
  • Kroms on 20 Jan, 2010, 15:12…
    Assuming that Schafer is an automatic shoe-in, with those nominees it's an honor not to be nominated, really.