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MightyChasmMightyChasm londonPosts: 298Member

Has anyone watched The Simpsons in the last ten years?  I cringe, they have simply run out of ideas and they parody cartoons that originally parodied them (Family Guy).   It is funny when you witness a phenonem trying to play catch up, another one I remember is Metallica desperately trying to emulate Nu-Metal, despite all their innovation that went before.  

The problem is everything gets old, and those old boys with a 'Peter Pan' complex try to compete, yet they are slightly too comfortable and relaxed with who they are so it appears false. 

I am not even sure if MMO's follow this trend because the lead-in's are so long.  Yet, I see the concept aired that certain mmo concepts are 'old hat' and companies trying to distance themselves from them.  I would place GW2 as a prime example.  

My point is that perhaps people should stick with what works for them and innovate on their own credentials rather than in response to a general noise emanating from the crowd at large.  

I am sure I am incorrect though.  

Comments

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member

    Most entertainment properties that you that you think of as iconic grew out of taking ideas that were already floating around.  You just weren't familiar with the sources they were copying, combining and building on.

  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by maplestone

    Most entertainment properties that you that you think of as iconic grew out of taking ideas that were already floating around.  You just weren't familiar with the sources they were copying, combining and building on.

    Fintstones, meet the Flintstones, they're the modern stoneage family.

    Simpsons started as just a skit on Tracey Ullman show though, no one knew they would actually be popular.

    Wait, how does this tie into gaming again, I'm lost.

  • MightyChasmMightyChasm londonPosts: 298Member
    Originally posted by maplestone

    Most entertainment properties that you that you think of as iconic grew out of taking ideas that were already floating around.  You just weren't familiar with the sources they were copying, combining and building on.

    I can assure  Iwas, they just were not mainstream, so can we please put that argument to bed instantly. 

  • MightyChasmMightyChasm londonPosts: 298Member
    Originally posted by greenreen
    Originally posted by maplestone

    Most entertainment properties that you that you think of as iconic grew out of taking ideas that were already floating around.  You just weren't familiar with the sources they were copying, combining and building on.

    Fintstones, meet the Flintstones, they're the modern stoneage family.

    Simpsons started as just a skit on Tracey Ullman show though, no one knew they would actually be popular.

    Wait, how does this tie into gaming again, I'm lost.

    read above, mate, I was inventing a topic, but so many here do I thoutht I may as well.. 

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member
    Originally posted by MightyChasm

    I can assure  Iwas, they just were not mainstream, so can we please put that argument to bed instantly. 

    Well, if you didn't like what I've already said, there probably isn't anything else I can add that you will appreciate.

  • HolyMountHolyMount londonPosts: 5Member

    actually, take it or leave it (and please leave it) I thought I was ... oh nevermind it was a mistake, but cannot be bothered justifying myself. By the way is the unicorn always this angry? 

     

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member
    Originally posted by HolyMount

    By the way is the unicorn always this angry? 

    No, no, not angry, never angry (well, almost never, there was that one kickstarter thread back last June that I got a bit carried away in but I digress).  If I come across as angry, I'm doing a terrible job of emoting my words.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

    Well Family Guy is a very idiotic version of Simpons.  I (sigh) have coworkers who adore the show .. and they are simpleton's let me tell you.  They may know what they do - but personality? Zero.  Family Guy, great show for idiots, help them to become idiots? Hmm

     

    Problem is that the younger generation watches stuff thats "new", and thus they automatically get subjected to inferior quality television.

     

    It's a shame, because stuff like Pinky and the Brain puts the currently aired crap to shame (Pinky & the Brain is currently on YouTube for free, go watch it).  That's good entertainment.  Wholesome, moral meanings, but funny.

     

     

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • ScaryMonkScaryMonk LondonPosts: 97Member
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Well Family Guy is a very idiotic version of Simpons.  I (sigh) have coworkers who adore the show .. and they are simpleton's let me tell you.  They may know what they do - but personality? Zero.  Family Guy, great show for idiots, help them to become idiots? Hmm

     

    Problem is that the younger generation watches stuff thats "new", and thus they automatically get subjected to inferior quality television.

     

    It's a shame, because stuff like Pinky and the Brain puts the currently aired crap to shame (Pinky & the Brain is currently on YouTube for free, go watch it).  That's good entertainment.  Wholesome, moral meanings, but funny.

     

     

    I HAVE to pull you up on this.  If you think that Family Guy is less intellectualy stimulataing than the Simpsons (2000 and beyond) then frankly your brain is fried.  I mean there is just no argument.  

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by ScaryMonk
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Well Family Guy is a very idiotic version of Simpons.  I (sigh) have coworkers who adore the show .. and they are simpleton's let me tell you.  They may know what they do - but personality? Zero.  Family Guy, great show for idiots, help them to become idiots? Hmm

     

    Problem is that the younger generation watches stuff thats "new", and thus they automatically get subjected to inferior quality television.

     

    It's a shame, because stuff like Pinky and the Brain puts the currently aired crap to shame (Pinky & the Brain is currently on YouTube for free, go watch it).  That's good entertainment.  Wholesome, moral meanings, but funny.

     

     

    I HAVE to pull you up on this.  If you think that Family Guy is less intellectualy stimulataing than the Simpsons (2000 and beyond) then frankly your brain is fried.  I mean there is just no argument.  

    In that timeframe, no argument?

     

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • ScaryMonkScaryMonk LondonPosts: 97Member
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by ScaryMonk
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Well Family Guy is a very idiotic version of Simpons.  I (sigh) have coworkers who adore the show .. and they are simpleton's let me tell you.  They may know what they do - but personality? Zero.  Family Guy, great show for idiots, help them to become idiots? Hmm

     

    Problem is that the younger generation watches stuff thats "new", and thus they automatically get subjected to inferior quality television.

     

    It's a shame, because stuff like Pinky and the Brain puts the currently aired crap to shame (Pinky & the Brain is currently on YouTube for free, go watch it).  That's good entertainment.  Wholesome, moral meanings, but funny.

     

     

    I HAVE to pull you up on this.  If you think that Family Guy is less intellectualy stimulataing than the Simpsons (2000 and beyond) then frankly your brain is fried.  I mean there is just no argument.  

    In that timeframe, no argument?

     

    Are you arguing for or against me?

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by ScaryMonk
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by ScaryMonk
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Well Family Guy is a very idiotic version of Simpons.  I (sigh) have coworkers who adore the show .. and they are simpleton's let me tell you.  They may know what they do - but personality? Zero.  Family Guy, great show for idiots, help them to become idiots? Hmm

     

    Problem is that the younger generation watches stuff thats "new", and thus they automatically get subjected to inferior quality television.

     

    It's a shame, because stuff like Pinky and the Brain puts the currently aired crap to shame (Pinky & the Brain is currently on YouTube for free, go watch it).  That's good entertainment.  Wholesome, moral meanings, but funny.

     

     

    I HAVE to pull you up on this.  If you think that Family Guy is less intellectualy stimulataing than the Simpsons (2000 and beyond) then frankly your brain is fried.  I mean there is just no argument.  

    In that timeframe, no argument?

     

    Are you arguing for or against me?

    2000+, no argument?  I didn't think there was an argument.

     

    edit: If you are in confusion, pls refer to my endorsementof of 1990's cartoon.  Got the picture?

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • ScaryMonkScaryMonk LondonPosts: 97Member
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by ScaryMonk
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by ScaryMonk
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Well Family Guy is a very idiotic version of Simpons.  I (sigh) have coworkers who adore the show .. and they are simpleton's let me tell you.  They may know what they do - but personality? Zero.  Family Guy, great show for idiots, help them to become idiots? Hmm

     

    Problem is that the younger generation watches stuff thats "new", and thus they automatically get subjected to inferior quality television.

     

    It's a shame, because stuff like Pinky and the Brain puts the currently aired crap to shame (Pinky & the Brain is currently on YouTube for free, go watch it).  That's good entertainment.  Wholesome, moral meanings, but funny.

     

     

    I HAVE to pull you up on this.  If you think that Family Guy is less intellectualy stimulataing than the Simpsons (2000 and beyond) then frankly your brain is fried.  I mean there is just no argument.  

    In that timeframe, no argument?

     

    Are you arguing for or against me?

    2000+, no argument?  I didn't think there was an argument.

     

    edit: If you are in confusion, pls refer to my endorsementof of 1990's cartoon.  Got the picture?

    Not really mate, I will defend late 80's to late 90's Simpsons to the death, anything that happened after 'meh'.  Sorry also got concentrated on a depressing tune so was not intentionally rude.

     

  • L0C0ManL0C0Man Puerto OrdazPosts: 1,065Member Uncommon
    Problem is that I used to be with it, but then they changed what *it* was. Now what I'm with isn't *it*, and what's *it* seems weird and scary to me... and It'll happen to you too!!!...

    What can men do against such reckless hate?

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by ScaryMonk
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by ScaryMonk
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by ScaryMonk
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Well Family Guy is a very idiotic version of Simpons.  I (sigh) have coworkers who adore the show .. and they are simpleton's let me tell you.  They may know what they do - but personality? Zero.  Family Guy, great show for idiots, help them to become idiots? Hmm

     

    Problem is that the younger generation watches stuff thats "new", and thus they automatically get subjected to inferior quality television.

     

    It's a shame, because stuff like Pinky and the Brain puts the currently aired crap to shame (Pinky & the Brain is currently on YouTube for free, go watch it).  That's good entertainment.  Wholesome, moral meanings, but funny.

     

     

    I HAVE to pull you up on this.  If you think that Family Guy is less intellectualy stimulataing than the Simpsons (2000 and beyond) then frankly your brain is fried.  I mean there is just no argument.  

    In that timeframe, no argument?

     

    Are you arguing for or against me?

    2000+, no argument?  I didn't think there was an argument.

     

    edit: If you are in confusion, pls refer to my endorsementof of 1990's cartoon.  Got the picture?

    Not really mate, I will defend late 80's to late 90's Simpsons to the death, anything that happened after 'meh'.  Sorry also got concentrated on a depressing tune so was not intentionally rude.

    /sigh

    Same side, but you were argumentative?

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • SouldrainerSouldrainer Elmer, NJPosts: 1,857Member
    I really expected a picture of the OP with a bear.  I am let down :-(

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  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Souldrainer
    I really expected a picture of the OP with a bear.  I am let down :-(

     

    A bear, how about a sweety?  Don't get to down on masculinity and feminimity ,, Careful what you wish for ...

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon

    I've always found watching The Simpsons to be similar to watching paint dry.

    Now let's talk about bears...

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

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