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New Simpsons Game Parodies GTA IV

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Figure this would be the best place for this, might move it to General Gaming later, lets see how it goes first...

The Simpsons XXII is the next game in the Simpsons gaming stint, named XXII due to it being the 22nd game based on the cartoon. The parody started when Electronic Arts revealed the new game with a countdown timer which used Roman numerals, looking near identical to that of Rockstar Games GTA IV count downer (only difference being the counter itself which is in the Simpsons font). The timer counts down to a launch on May 9th, 2007 at 2PM EST (7PM UTC).

Interesting idea, and pretty funny too. Wonder what Rockstar would think of it? Can we be expecting the count downer to be put on Fox like GTA IV's was? (Since The Simpsons is Fox owned)

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Ea.com XXII Count downer

Wikipedia overview of upcoming Simpsons Game

Original Finders

Other article on the count downer

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OMG that's awesome and funny as well! Simpsons games are always amusing and this was a nice GTA IV spoof. Gonna check out all those links now. Nice find Jared!

Edit: Meh, again no other info that you haven't already told us. But wow, this is really recent since it started on May 2nd. Now I have something to look forward to this week! :)

Edited by Artur

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That's pretty cool! (and cheeky of them!) .. I loved hit'n'run, gonna have to re-play that sometime, so is there no information on this latest game?

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lol Funny. It is just weird how someone would be cheeky enough to do that R* Games. R* will make a parodie of the simpsons in GTA IV )I Hope) it would be funny

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lol two people said "cheeky." lol... cheeky... lol....

BUT OKAY, thats pretty funny, i would do that to if i were them.

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That's pretty cool! (and cheeky of them!) .. I loved hit'n'run, gonna have to re-play that sometime, so is there no information on this latest game?

Nope, I don't think so atleast. Just that it's the 22nd Simpsons videogame. Don't worry there will probably be a lot more info when the trailer comes out on the 9th.

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Haha... Yeah man, that's funny you know. Well I'm a big fan of The Simpsons and I'm looking forward to play their next game.

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PLEASE NOTE: The link is now broken, as it being as the countdown has stopped.

I am looking for some more information for you guys...will post in Gaming part.

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Dunno, joke ran to much? Plus now I can't a thing about the game...something must be going on 0.o

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Seems they've moved the site here, and lost the GTAIV mockery!

http://www.ea.com/simpsons/

Must have been threatened by someone so they decided to shut it down and started up this new one with a new name and different "coming soon". Probably thought of all the parents and/or politicians that would complain if a game made primarily for kids (which is what simpsons games usually are, even tho mostly adults play them probably) has connotations with a massive violent gang game like GTAIV. But hey, as long as the game isn't altered, who cares about the marketing?

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Seems they've moved the site here, and lost the GTAIV mockery!

http://www.ea.com/simpsons/

Must have been threatened by someone so they decided to shut it down and started up this new one with a new name and different "coming soon". Probably thought of all the parents and/or politicians that would complain if a game made primarily for kids (which is what simpsons games usually are, even tho mostly adults play them probably) has connotations with a massive violent gang game like GTAIV. But hey, as long as the game isn't altered, who cares about the marketing?

Or maybe they were simply doing it for a quick marketing lol? I mean, with GTA IV, IV is their big thing. That is their marketing plan. EA were just having fun.

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maybe they really dont care because the site isnt even finished yet. i dont know. its just stupid.

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The cover looks kinda different then GTA one but it is same type! They becoming little boring because of copying R* work! They can't get that GTA feeling in that game!

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The Poster art is so funny, love it.

I saw a video of the game on MTV and it was Homer puffed up into a big ball. So funny.

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