Thursday, October 4th, 2007
OCT 04
Rockstar Force EA To Pull Simpsons Game Content - Rockstar/Take2 News | @ 06:45 PM MDT | By Slim Trashman
As you may or may not have known, the upcoming "The Simpsons Game" from EA, has been frequently advertised as parodies to other popular games, such as Call Of Duty, The Legend Of Zelda, and our favorite, Grand Theft Auto.

Rockstar has not been very happy with EA's parodies at GTA, so they decided to take action and force them to remove any GTA related content from the game.

Lead designer for "The Simpsons Game", Greg Rizzer, had this to add:
I was always under the impression that when you do parody, it's a sign of respect... If we make fun of Grand Theft Auto, we're not going to hurt the sales of Grand Theft Auto... But yeah, we've definitely had some reactions - we've had to pull stuff from the game.

You can read more on this at Kotaku.
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edgeid Member

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Hold on a second. It's alright for Rockstar to parody almost every stereotype and cliché of the 80s and 90s with GTA III through to San Andreas (including taking blatant stabs at other games), but as soon as somebody attempts to make a parody of their beloved GTA, it's a bad thing all of a sudden? All I see here is a light-hearted attempt at spoofing one of the most popular gaming franchises in history. And what's so wrong with that?

I never thought Rockstar could be so hypocritical.

[ post edited 10-04-2007 08:14 PM by SubsonicDust ]
10-04-2007 08:00 PM
edgeid Member

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That's pretty stupid. And SubsonicDust is right... Rockstar has done the same thing on many occasions. Remember "True Grime?" :P
10-04-2007 08:32 PM
edgeid Member

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That's pretty stupid thing to do) I've never thought R* would do something like that.
10-05-2007 03:04 AM

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