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13
Nov
2007

My ‘The Simpsons Game’ Review for Xbox 360

MSXbox-World.com have just posted my review for The Simpsons Game for the Microsoft Xbox 360 console:

“Having a non-functional cartoon family consisting of yellow skin doesn’t sound like the most inspiring show to ever exist; however that same set of characters has shaped the last umpteen years of my life. Ever since the first prime time season on television, to the hit song ‘Do The Bart Man’ and now The Simpsons Movie, it is hard not to be influenced by one of the biggest and most celebrated television shows of all time.

This isn’t the first game to tie in The Simpsons in the hope of vast revenue returns, but for the first time, you can feel the love the developers, story writers and whoever else was involved to make this not just stick out from the rest, but show how it should be done while slapping previous attempts in the face.”

Link: The Simpsons Game Review

11
Mar
2006

The Simpsons Intro – Real Life Version

The Simpsons is undoubtedly one of the most popular cartoon series to ever exist. Here is something a little quirky that is worth a look. This is the Simpsons introduction as we all know and love very well, but with real life actors portraying the parts:

A video that recreates the introduction to “The Simpsons” with live actors is spreading across the Internet faster than Homer can say “D’oh” — part of a viral marketing campaign by satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

Painstakingly crafted by Sky and its ad agency Devilfish, the video was originally intended as an on-air promotion for the Sky One network, which airs new episodes of “The Simpsons” in the UK.

The company decided to release it on the Internet as part of a word-of-mouth brand building exercise, tapping into the red-hot Web video sector. The booming popularity of Internet video has raised fears about online piracy after the boom in file-sharing that decimated the music industry.

The “Simpsons” video was intended to spread freely, and Anderson said that Sky worked closely with Simpsons producers and creator Matt Groening. Global media conglomerate News Corp owns “The Simpsons” as well as about a third of BSkyB. In recent weeks some media companies have cracked down on unauthorised distribution of their content.

Link: Live-action “Simpsons” video goes viral online