Actor-comedian Jack Black is helping promote online multiplayer in EA’s Brutal Legend in a funny video telling gamers how to overcome online trash talking.  The clip openly channels the Saturday Night Live skit “Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley,” which featured the confidence-challenged character made famous by now U.S. Senator Al Franken.  Black’s version plays on the concept of actually needing ego girding to prepare for the often incomprehensible trash talking one can expect to hear online.  The video has the feel of a production that took all of an hour of the star’s time, but it proves a couple of formulas.  Get a gamer celebrity like Black sold into a project and he can give you mileage.  And with Black specifically, give him a minute or two of screen time and he s bound to make you chuckle.

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