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Variety source: Brutal Legend move slowed by Activision/Blizzard

Justin McElroy

Why isn't someone jumping on Brütal Legend? It's a question we've asked ourselves numerous times since Activision/Blizzard merged and left the game out in the cold. But, apparently, it's not that there isn't an answer. It's that we're asking the wrong question. The real question is, "Why is Activision/Blizzard in the way?" according to one unnamed Double Fine source, which called the company "an impediment" and said it was "blocking the process."

Variety theorizes (probably correctly) that if one company is willing to talk trash about another, a deal probably isn't terribly close. Listen you two, if it's any help, Joystiq Publishing's offer still stands, and we're willing to offer up anything you want ... as long as you don't want money.

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