Chubarama posted about Jack Black hosting the Spike TV’s 2008 Video Game Awards a few days ago and we were treated to such fantastic bear and chub goodness from Jack Black and fellow Tenacious D rocker, Kyle Gass. What made the show for me though was the appearance of my personal Game God, Tim Schafer.
He appeared to promote his upcoming game, Brutal Legend. The big bonus was that the voice of his game’s protagonist is none other than Jack Black! JB might have done an overkill with pimping Tim “Fucking” Schafer, but I don’t mind. He’s a superstar in my books as I’m an avid adventure gamer (read: point-and-click adventure games or Interactive Fiction) while he’s responsible for some of my favorite adventure games of all time, such as The Secret Of Monkey Island and Day Of The Tentacle.
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PC Gamer magazine back in 2001 did an article called “Game Gods.” Tim Schafer was in it and believe me, I bought two copies of the magazine so that I could have one as a collector’s item while the other one got torn so that I could scan them. And here they be… And JB’s right. This is the one and only Tim “Fucking” Schafer…
And if you were wondering who the handsome bearded chubby bear is on the right, then I am very glad that you were. He is none other than Erik Yeo, lead designer of the original Command & Conquer.