So I'm probably the last one to know that EA picked up Brutal Legend and did a heavy PR thing at the Spike videogame awards. Wow - Spore, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Brutal Legend. EA is betting big bucks on new IP! Unlike certain play-it-safe #1 publishers who elected not to pick up Brutal Legend and don't spend money on a franchise unless it is nigh-guaranteed to make money. Frankly, EA may be nuts, throwing all this money at new games. But you've got to love them for it. Their loss is our gain.