Rockstar Games whines because of Simpsons Joke

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by pasc, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

    Sep 9, 2006
    Gambia, The
  2. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    I know, they're a bunch of silly people! EA could've kept it in, I think theres laws that say its ok to parody something. I'm amazed Rockstar wasted time on this when they're actually games out there that completey rip off GTA.
  3. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

    Dec 9, 2006
    United States
    do you know how many parodies there are in the gta series ?

    and there whining ?

    god they suck
  4. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Maybe they are complaining because the Simpsons game "insinuates" that GTA is violent? [​IMG]

    How dare they say GTA is violent? That's slander, that is!

  5. becker2384

    becker2384 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 16, 2007
    United States
    Iowa USA
    Bitchs always gotta whine!
  6. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    WTF? They need to read up on the law.

    A) The only thing Rockstar has copyrighted are the characters in their games and the name. They do not own a copyright on the gameplay. Being called Grand Theft Scratchy does not inflict on the copyright.

    B) They are allowed by law to parody. Weird Al doesn't have to ask permission from the artist to parody their songs, but he does anyway out of respect. MAD Magazine parodies everything but doesn't ask. They don't have to!
  7. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

    Former Staff
    Apr 17, 2003
    Wassamatta U
    I heard about this ages ago, I was shocked then, and I'm shocked now. Honestly, for a developer known for having a sense of humor in their games, how come they can't have a sense of humor about their games? [​IMG]
  8. Hiratai

    Hiratai I'm like *tick* *tick*

    Aug 17, 2007
    United States
    I can't really say they're "whining" if they get sued by Jack Thompson every year for ridiculous claims.
  9. jimmy j

    jimmy j Awesome for hire.

    Apr 22, 2007
    the congo
    That's a really pathetic attitude from Rockstar. It's not like the game was going to steal sales from GTA4 or anything.

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