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Rockstar "Spazzed Out Like Little Babies" Says Simpsons Producer

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."

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Witty Comment3372d ago (Edited 3372d ago )

I'm not shocked by this.

Usually people who poke a lot of fun at people, and you KNOW no subject is untouchable in a RockStar (especially Grand Theft Auto) game, do not handle being made fun of themselves too well. I could see R* not reacting to "spazzed out like little babies" too well. They should really just have a mission in GTA where you have to find and kill "Gomer Pimpson", a fat balding pimp who works at a nuclear power plant.

Karebear3372d ago

LoL! You've lived up to your name on here. Bubbles :)

Bathyj3372d ago

Wow, I never thought I'd side with EA for anything, especially ove Rockstar, but indeed R* need to grow up a bit here.

For one, its the Simpsons, they parody EVERYTHING cool. They should be honoured, not upset.

Second R* parody everything themselves. Wasn't there a mission where you had to kill a "Poorly animated" driver who would get out of his car and make a run for it. They even ripped off his animation cycle to make it look like Tanner from Driver 2. I thought i was piss funny and a brilliant little in-joke. You know, the kind of thing that makes you feel smart cos you got it and can explain it to your friends.

Any if R* no longer feels parody is OK then they are going to be struggling for characters, dialog, settings and storyline.

And I hope Martin Scorsese sues their arses.

nix3372d ago

Rockstar will probably have mission where the player has to blow up a game company which goes by "GA". q:

gamesR4fun3372d ago

I lol'd you know gta was such a rip now they cant let anyone else make fun of them even if it is their nemesis they shoulda known this would be seen has a biased and stupid move on their part.

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mighty_douche3372d ago (Edited 3372d ago )

rockstar themed episode.

its never a good idea to bash a cartoon company, especially one with huge amounts of viewers. anyone remember issac haze and the whole south park episode (the death of chef)?

goodganja3372d ago

That's promotion for R*. They should be able to benefit off this. But yeah, I'm with everybody else when I expect some EA or Simpson's related mission in GTA IV.

P L A Y B 3 Y O N D

SmokeyMcBear3372d ago

yeah.. bad play rockstar. One thing I did notice, not sure if anyone else saw this, but on comedy central and toon network (adult swim), the simpsons game was being promoted, with a playstation 3 kicker... i was pleasantly surprised

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