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The Simpsons go to E4Are you still looking to get a good view of the Expensive Electronic Entertainment Expo from this past Sunday's new episode of The Simpsons? Check out this stitched together wide-angle image from "The Food Wife" of Homer, Lisa, and Bart attending the mass craziness that is E4. I don't know about you, but I'd definitely play Grand Theft Scratchy and Shaun White: Time Snowboarder. Pay close attention to some of the games in this image and you'll find a few long-running properties from other episodes of the series. Mapple, GameStation, Cosmic Wars, and Blocko are all gags from past shows that parody Apple, PlayStation, Star Wars, and Lego. Bongo Games is a reference to the label that prints The Simpsons and Futurama comic books, Bongo Comics. Protovision and Electronic Crafts clearly ape Activision and Electronic Arts. My favorite gag in the image is Dig Dug Revelations in that it implies that there's something dramatic about Dig Dug that needs to be revealed. The same can be said for the not-in-this-image Q*Bert Origins in that it implies there's a reason why we need to see Q*Bert's childhood (in fact, that image features familiar Q*Bert characters in diapers). While games using the "Revelation"s and "Origins" titles can be worthwhile, too many developers are leaning on them as a crutch when it comes time to give a game a title. Cheers to The Simpsons for calling out those overused subtitles.


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