Simpsons Abandons 'Grand Theft Scratchy'

The Simpsons Game from Electronic Arts hasn't been shy about poking fun at fellow game conventions, and a while ago we reported that Rockstar had its feathers ruffled by the parody. Lead designer Greg Rizzer commented that "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."

That's a spot-on description, as we found this weekend that the trailer previously devoted to the "Grand Theft Scratchy" parody has now been retitled to the infinitely less clever "Mob Rules," confirming that Grand Theft Auto was one of the casualties caused by lack of a sense of humor. Otherwise, the trailer looks untouched, so it seems that the title was the major problem and not the parody game content itself.

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kss4071d ago (Edited 4071d ago )

one would think that this might actually increase sales of gta not hurt them besides not a lot of people are going to buy this game anyway.

by the way im still waiting for a new south park game that show rocks my world.

mighty_douche4071d ago (Edited 4071d ago )

you seen the new one..."imagination land"? part of a trilogy! kicks f*cking ass man!

Up there with 'land of the homeless'.

oh yeah, simpsons... pants, nothing after season 7 works for me, games/movies whatever, pretty meh compared to south park or family guy.

sorry^^ news4cartoons

kss4071d ago

yeah man the new season has kicked ass especially cartman sucks now thats cool

WilliamRLBaker4071d ago (Edited 4071d ago )

R*=babies lil babies pissed off someone parodied their title.

R*:they did what? they parodied our game with itchy and scratchy? what it plays better? has better stroyline, and better charm then our game? SUE THEM!!!

yuri554071d ago (Edited 4071d ago )

I love how everyone loves trashing the Rockstar developers where it's the Take Two lawyers that are suing for it to be removed. People need to get their facts straight.