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News Simpsons Writers smack talk Rockstar

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Oct 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Aside from making themselves sound like retard wannabe gangster's they do have a point.
     
  3. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    I like'd the demo on Live!.

    Pretty cool - best simpsons game yet.
     
  4. Daniel114

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    shouldn't that be 'Best Simpsons game ever!'
     
  5. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    From that "wit" of that writer I can see why the Simpsons has gone downhill now.
     
  6. TreeDude

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    I guess Rockstar can dish it out but can't take it, eh? Sad that we loose what was probably a pretty fun bit of the game because Rockstar can't take a joke. There needs to be laws against this stuff.
     
  7. UncertainGod

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    They have a very valid point, rockstar take the piss out of everything they can. Then someone comes along and parodies there game and they call the lawyers, pathetic.
     
  8. Carnival

    Carnival Dremel a WHAT?!

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    "Rizzer elaborated that it was probably a lawyer who's been the source of said conflicts, but that's no excuse in our book."

    Taken from a link in the article

    I can't see Rockstar making the complaints without effectively being told to do so as apparently they've let things go before. And I have to say the TV writers were so unfunny in that clip that I felt ill. Seriously, get a new job.
     
  9. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    agree. i might find less interest to play Rockstar games after this.
     
  10. DeSean

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    Hi everyone

    I'm surprised people seem to be taking this so seriously.... Rockstar have made themselves look like tools, and we can only guess at what exactly they were complaining about given their own games

    but....

    and:
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    Are you lot being serious? Do you really think that it's the same people at Rockstar who named a band "Love-Fist" and made some amazing in-game radio shows, companies and characters would really be the same ones who got annoyed at The Simpsons game? I don't think so.

    In my view, the GTA series is one of the very best and most influential ever produced, and this tiny incident changes nothing :)
     
  11. Cadillac Ferd

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    The Simpson's game looks like the usual tie-in garbage that they've always made, I don't even know why Rockstar would bother getting all upset over it. Wasn't there a small poke at GTA in the Simpson's movie? Did they pissed off about that too?
     
  12. theprodigalrebel

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    I don't think the actual development team gives a damn about The Simpsons spoofing/parodying their title - probably some new marketing/legal bozos.
     
  13. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    you mean: grand theft walrus???
     
  14. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    who cares about the simpsons game.. the article says it wont be released for pc...

    so: GO away simpsons game, the world doesnt need you...
     
  15. benjamyn

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    But it's not an FPS so the pc version will suck just like any other non FPS (or RTS/clicky game)

    Controller > Keyboard


    besides simpsons game sucks anyway
     
  16. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    *slap*
     
  17. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    I tend to agree that any free form game gets derivitive Gta vibes thrown at it. Any one remember Urban Chaos? It`s more of a genre than a Rockstar owned gamestyle. Ok it`s not quite what the arguement is about but it is what every journalist touts when they see something where you can run around. I read LOADS of reviews like that for crackdown.

    It appears that the simpson game has picked up on this and is poking fun at it all, not a bad thing considering GTAIII is one of my favourite games of all time. It kind of gives a JetSetWilly on steroids feel, old school gameplay and fun, without taking itself too seriously.
    But then money and power corrupts and rockstar run the risk of becoming everything it hates. With snazzy uptown advertisement simply there to fuel controversy (I`m reffering to glib defense of GTA and that Bloody Manhunt) and snappy high flying lawyers?
     
  18. Henk

    Henk Uninformed Opinionist

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    Well, they got what they wanted - Publicity.
     
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    That was a hardcore zinger!
     
  20. Brett89

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    Oh the hypocrisy!
     
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