A trio of EA developers have fired back at Rockstar on Geoff Keighley's Game Head program. Executive producer Matt Selman explained the controversy:
"The game begins with Bart wanting to play a game called Grand Theft Scratchy. Of course this is a parody of Grand Theft Auto. And Marge immediately takes it away from him. She tries to clean up the town and stop the game from being distributed in Springfield because Marge is against video game violence. She uses horrific violence to stop video game violence… in a video game. Thats called irony… The people who make Grand Theft Auto, they spazzed out like little babies."
Senior producer Matt Warburton chimed in: "They're supposed to be rockstars… That's not a big Rockstar move, to be afraid of The Simpsons making fun of their game."