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Old 10-05-2007   #10
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To be fair, there is doing a parody, and then just overkilling it, The Simpsons has spoofed GTA many times, Grand Theft Walrus, Grand Theft Scratchy, Death Kill City II: Death Kill Stories, and each time, it's always shown the games as some sort of slaughter game. Now people who know and play the game will know it's a joke, but The Simpsons is a family show, if they keep seeing references to GTA and them being totally overly violent, with people slashing each other to pieces, then yes, it's going to cause bad publicity and will encourage those sad soccer moms to complain about the real one even though they don't have a clue what it's really about.

On another note, EA completely ripped off the Countdown from the GTA IV website, even using the same font, ripped off the trailer style and have probly ripped off a lot more. It's fun to do a parody, but if it's just blatent nicking and showing the original one as some kind of uber violent gore fest, then Rockstar have the right to complain and get it removed.
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