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Matt Groening to be Final Boss in New Simpsons Game 112

eldavojohn writes "Announced at E3, Mr. Groening will be the final boss in the Simpsons game. Mr. Groening commented on the game: 'They did a send-up of videogames. It's a videogame about videogames; and I'm in the videogame. I'm a boss that you have to fight at the end of the game. It was really fun recording a million ways of dying, going "UGGH, ARGGH, EUURGH!"'"
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Matt Groening to be Final Boss in New Simpsons Game

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  • And? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by nlitement ( 1098451 )
    How did this get on the front page of Slashdot?
  • Comeagain... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by mathmatt ( 851301 ) on Saturday July 07, 2007 @12:44PM (#19780749) Homepage

    It's a videogame about videogames; and I'm in the videogame.
    Wait a minute, does this mean he's just the tiny boss of one of the videogames in the videogame? I'm not buying this just so I can watch Bart defeat MG in a mini-videogame... Someone please clarify this ambiguous statement ASAP.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Worst. Video Game. Ever.
  • Simpsons (Score:3, Interesting)

    by jshriverWVU ( 810740 ) on Saturday July 07, 2007 @12:46PM (#19780767)
    To each their own, but I would love to see a Futurama game. I tried to get into the simpsons, and the treehouse of horrors always are a treat. But it's just *eh* for me. I think the true talent went into the Futurama scripts.

    Just my $0.02

    • Your wish is granted []!

      It was shit though...
    • A Futurama MMORPG.

      ..or a Simpsons MMORPG. Either one, take your pick

    • by fuzzix ( 700457 )

      To each their own, but I would love to see a Futurama game...

      There was a Futurama game and it stunk up the place. It was the same format as every other cartoon franchise game - third person platformer. I swear they use the same engine for all those games, spend a weekend knocking some new models together, whisk up a few textured boxes to chuck obstacles in and there's your cartoon franchise game!

      That said, Simpsons Hit & Run was a blast, which was a surprise as all previous Simpsons games were terrible

      • No love for the Simpsons arcade game? (Which I am still praying will make it's way to XBox Live when the movie hits)
        • by fuzzix ( 700457 )

          No love for the Simpsons arcade game?

          Haven't played it... Off the top of my head the timeline of my Simpsons game history is (very roughly) Bart vs the Space Mutants, Something with Krusty (not actual title...) ;), Simpsons Wrestling, Hit & Run. There are probably others but they don't spring to mind immediately.

          I'm too old for the arcade but (as with all about to turn 30) I'm drawing up plans for a MAME cab as I have a 21" CRT about to enter retirement and I got a decent enough PC for nothing from a fr

        • by Deaney ( 1014409 )
          Quick tip for anyone living in Perth - if you go to Rottnest and visit "Brett Heady's Fun Park" they have The Simpsons Arcade game PLUS Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

          Worth the boat trip over if you ask me...
  • by gelfling ( 6534 ) on Saturday July 07, 2007 @12:51PM (#19780809) Homepage Journal
    Just sayin.
  • by lmnfrs ( 829146 ) <[moc.liamg] [ta] [srfnml]> on Saturday July 07, 2007 @01:26PM (#19781067) Journal
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Nasarius ( 593729 )
      "What Matt meant to say, according to his lawyers..."

      Ah, for the days when The Simpsons was actually funny.
  • I hope that destroying Matt Groening involves more than firing rockets through a few holes in a wall and destroying a head.
  • E3 is on the 11th so this was announced ahead of E3.
  • by Junior J. Junior III ( 192702 ) on Saturday July 07, 2007 @02:15PM (#19781425) Homepage
    I mean, if you're going to stick someone in a videogame, why not go all-out?
  • Knowing all the people who were involved in making Futurama The Game (PS2 & XBOX), I just know that all of them would have loved to put Matt as the final boss in that game and shoot him into pieces...;)

    For those who wants to know, he basically refused taking part in the project until the eleventh hour when he suddenly demanded to change EVERYTHING, causing delays and all kinds of havoc for all people involved (all vacations canceled, many suffered burnouts etc) and partly being to blame for the producti
  • At the end, if you beat Groening, does he apologize for the last ten years of bad Simpsons episodes?
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by PCM2 ( 4486 )
      Not fair. They went through a bad patch but they rebounded pretty quickly, I thought. It's still a witty, inventive show. I'd say the main problem with the most recent episodes hasn't been the jokes, visual and otherwise -- they're still funny -- but the plots have become over-labored and fanboyish, with the writers constantly using whatever excuse they can to bring this or that character back into the show. It was better when the universe wasn't so established, when things would still come out of left fiel
  • I really hope it's the one from Season Seven's 138th Episode Spectacular when he parodied Patton, not: jpg [] How is that menacing or scary? For that matter, what are his threats to justify wanting to beat him? Another ten years of bad episodes? Who am I kidding? I'm gonna buy them all anyway.
  • Draw your Minions (Score:4, Interesting)

    by DavidD_CA ( 750156 ) on Saturday July 07, 2007 @04:28PM (#19782545) Homepage
    That would be kinda neat if one of the final bosses "abilities" is to draw new minions into existance to come and attack you. We've all seen bosses raise minions from the dead, summon them, or whatnot. But how many of them use a pencil?
    • by mblase ( 200735 )
      We've all seen bosses raise minions from the dead, summon them, or whatnot. But how many of them use a pencil?

      Meh, it's been done [].
      • Not to mention that dude in Kirby 64 Crystal Shards who would draw rocks and other things on his easel...
    • Ever play Comix Zone? The main villain of the game draws enemies in, then comes in to fight you at the end of the game on a half-completed panel.
  • Spoiler tags? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by FlopEJoe ( 784551 ) on Saturday July 07, 2007 @04:52PM (#19782733)
    Geesh... I may be alone here but I like a little surprise in my TV, movies, and games. I'm not knocking /. for posting info that's out on the interweb but why should we encourage spoiling in the article title or summary? Couldn't we have posted, "Final Simpson's game boss revealed," and let peeps click through if they wanted to know?
    • by LKM ( 227954 )
      Yeah, this would have been much morer awesomer if we had discovered it on our own :-(
  • Many thanks for the spoiller, anyway, I think that the history of the final part of any book/movie/game should always come with a "spoiller warning" :(
  • The past couple of Simpsons games really haven't done the franchise the justice it deserves.
    Wasn't Hit & Run pretty highly regarded? I haven't played a Simpsons game since the Genesis personally, and I didn't much like it. (Bartzilla was a pain in the ass of a sequence)
  • You ruined the ending!
  • This looks like obvious fun poking at Doom 2, at the end of which you got to kill the giant head of the creator. Didn't he also groan when you shot him (in a similar fashion to the groaning decribed in the summary)?
    • by adona1 ( 1078711 )
      Dear God, I hope that doesn't mean that MG will bring out a cartoon equivalent to Daikatana ;)

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