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NRA up in arms about The Simpsons video game that has 'hidden anti-gun messages' and 'mocks NRA'
Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 19 June 2013 | Alex Greig

Posted on 06/20/2013 11:08:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

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The problem for gun-toting game critics comes when they reach level 30 and get a free content update for the game. According to SimpsonsWiki.net, level 30 is at present the highest level players can reach.

At level 30, a storyline involving Herman's Military Antiques store evolves that contains some fairly clear commentary on gun laws in the U.S. and takes some cheap shots at the organization.

SimpsonsWiki.net pulled some quotes from the level that has the NRA gunning for the game.

'You’re the perfect gun owner! Step inside!' says Herman to Grandpa Simpson who has just told him how poor his vision and aim are, and how he often mistakes loved ones for intruders.

'Hey, Milhouse, want to go check out the new gun shop in town?' Bart asks Milhouse

'Of course! After all, the NRA says it’s the safest place for kids,' Milhouse replies.

'They also say us kids should sleep under a blanket made of loaded guns. You know - for safety,' Bart says.

'I eat my cereal every morning with a gun instead of a spoon. Because more guns everywhere means safer kids. Thanks, NRA!' says Milhouse.

Police Chief Wiggum: 'I’d like to purchase this AK-47, please. Will you need to run a background check on me?'

Herman: 'Of course not. That would infringe on your Constitutional right to never be inconvenienced - even in the tiniest, most reasonable way - when guns are involved.'

Wiggum to Apu: 'You do realize it’s now illegal to operate a store that doesn’t sell firearms? It’s all part of the “How Else May We Serve, Oh Wise and Powerful NRA?” Act. You’re going to jail!'

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(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; boycotthollywood; defundtheleft; guncontrol; hollywoodreds; libel; napl; secondamendment
Thanks to Gefn for the link.

Electronic Arts has a right to publish any message they want, however moronic it may be. We have a right not to give them our money. Shop smart.

1 posted on 06/20/2013 11:08:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
"The Simpsons"...isn't that a television show that used to be funny?


2 posted on 06/20/2013 11:09:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

EA will never get my money again. There are plenty of other game purveyors with much higher UAT standards.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 11:12:35 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Matt Groenig(Simpson’s creator) is a commie. He wrote some really hateful crap when Nixon died.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 11:14:15 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

The Simpsons, if anything, are surprisingly right

They trashed Clinton pretty good. They make fun of Democrats. In fact it was the ONLY TV show I ever saw that made jokes about democrats.

Once when Bart and Lisa used Grampa’s name to get checks for something they asked him “Didn’t you wonder why you started getting checks all of a sudden?” and Grampa says “I thought it was because the Democrats were back in charge”


5 posted on 06/20/2013 11:18:15 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: rarestia

I’m still playing Diablo II, so not buying from EA is no sacrifice.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 11:20:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: ozzymandus

Yep. Should not have expected any differently. The First Amendment covers even idiots.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 11:24:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mr. K

That was a great line from Grandpa Simpson..I remember that episode, where Bart and Lisa made an Itchy and Scratchy episode and put Grandpa’s name on it. I am surprised this Anti NRA message would be in a Simpsons video game they make fun of Dems all the time


8 posted on 06/20/2013 11:28:26 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Buckeye McFrog

When Maggie goes through the checkout in the opening credits the register shows GONRA.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:23 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I wish that show would die.

It’s sick, perverted, vile, and so obviously liberal preachy to boot.

It keeps showing up in my home, unfortunately.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 11:35:18 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Mr. K

The Simpsons are not “suprisingly right”. They have zinged both sides (especially Clinton), but they have never criticized Obama, quite the opposite.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 11:36:23 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: massgopguy

That was a one-time joke to claim the show was right-wing.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 11:38:50 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Their general approach is to bash conservative ideas. A few swipes at liberal stuff doesn’t make them “fair”. Liberals always win. The fact they have evil big nuclear co. as focus proves it.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 11:39:00 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I kinda soured to Blizzard when they released Diablo 3. They completely ruined the franchise in my opinion. I lost interest in WoW a long time ago in lieu of a very profitable career in EVE. Starcraft is impossible to enjoy unless you’re an adolescent Korean boy or one of the massive throngs of people who commit every waking hour to playing it.

I’ll take Steam anyday. Plenty of indy games, cheap entertainment, and I can play Civilization V until my eyes are bleeding.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 11:53:43 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can go back even further than that. I still play Grand Prix Legends, and that dates back to 1998!


15 posted on 06/20/2013 11:56:01 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: rarestia; ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I have not played D3 and probably won’t, just because I don’t like the forced-online aspect. Just to show you how far behind the curve I am, the next games on my list are Portal 1 and Planescape: Torment.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 12:15:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

When you get a chance, there’s this game called “Doom” that I’ve heard good things about. ;^)


17 posted on 06/20/2013 12:17:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Don’t feel bad about the. The oldies are the best! I’m an avid Sim City 4 player, and I have numerous large cityscapes I visit often. I refuse to get Sim City 5 for the same reason you won’t get D3: always online required. No thanks, EA!

I love Steam for the older games and the fact that I can play anything I want when I want to play it without having to dig a CD/DVD/BRD out of a cabinet or ISO over my NAS.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 12:18:19 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve heard about it too. I’m just not wild about first-person shooters; I’d rather pretend I’m a Formula One driver. :)


19 posted on 06/20/2013 12:52:00 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Why not NASCAR? If nothing else, you get better eats in the South. ;^)


20 posted on 06/20/2013 1:05:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah, but F1 cars are faster. :)


21 posted on 06/20/2013 1:18:47 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

There is that.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 3:37:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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