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Microsoft Xbox 360: "D'oh! Edition"

It looks as though the Xbox 360 Elite isn't the only new variant of Microsoft's gaming console. The company will also give away 100 Xbox 360s that are dressed up to promote "The Simpsons Movie."

Despite the fact that these are limited edition consoles, they won't be based on the newer Elite, but rather the older Premium system. That means no 120GB HDD and no HDMI output. Lucky winners will also miss out on getting a copy of the newly announced THE SIMPSONS GAME which isn't due to be released until later this year.

According to the press release, Microsoft will be giving away the 100 consoles in a "series of special events and promotions." Microsoft points fans to for further details, but the site has not yet been updated with additional information.

The Simpsons movie will hit the big-screen on July 27. The various Microsoft promotions will take place during the weeks leading up to the release of the movie.

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By IceTron on 5/10/2007 12:43:59 PM , Rating: 2
I still don't get why it took Simpons over 14 years before they made an actual movie.

Not that I care, never was into it anyway. Family Guy FTW

RE: Err...
By boss coffee on 5/10/2007 1:02:57 PM , Rating: 5
There was no market for non-Disney, animated movies during the golden years of the Simpsons. It took a huge ramp up from Pixar, Dreamworks, etc., to create the mass market demand we see today.

But I agree with you: I think the Simpsons missed the boat by 4-5 years. They could have really capitalized on their once dominant following. Now they have to compete with every other animated show that slaps 3 normal episodes together and puts it on the big screen.

RE: Err...
By Nightskyre on 5/10/2007 2:47:05 PM , Rating: 2
Which full length Pixar flick is not affiliated with Disney?

RE: Err...
By Kromis on 5/10/2007 8:32:05 PM , Rating: 2
Lol, doesn't Disney own Pixar?

RE: Err...
By KHysiek on 5/11/2007 1:49:43 AM , Rating: 2
Dosne ows Pixar sinca last year, but not before. They've had just distribution agreement for long time (since 1993 AFAICR). Pixar movies' scenarios and creation were independent from Disney.

RE: Err...
By Mojo the Monkey on 5/10/2007 1:26:23 PM , Rating: 3
I never looked at Family Guy the same after South Park's episode about it. Ha ha.

RE: Err...
By FITCamaro on 5/10/2007 2:17:08 PM , Rating: 2
I still laugh my ass off watching both. Unfortunately Family Guy isn't as good as South Park when it comes to regularity of new episodes.

RE: Err...
By therealnickdanger on 5/10/2007 3:16:23 PM , Rating: 1
I hear ya. SP pretty much ripped FG a new one. I was really into FG during its first run, but I find the new stuff less funny and more edgy, whereas SP continues to do both extremes very well.


The Simpsons have been irrelevant since 1996. :P I don't exactly remember when I stopped being entertained by The Simpsons, but if I've got a half hour to kill, I'd rather do anything else than watch The Simpsons.

RE: Err...
By therealnickdanger on 5/10/2007 3:18:13 PM , Rating: 2
BTW Brandon,
Very funny play-on words: D'oh = dough = money. If it wasn't intentional, oh well, but this is certainly a "cash-in edition".

RE: Err...
By mrEvil on 5/10/2007 3:58:43 PM , Rating: 2
The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace is one of the funniest ones around and that was Season 10. The make-up shotgun, recliner with a toilet built in and the good old electric hammer...hilarious.

RE: Err...
By blppt on 5/10/2007 1:43:09 PM , Rating: 4
Agreed. It also doesnt help that the show isnt a tenth as well written as it used to be.

For example, go watch "homer goes to college" and compare it to ANY episode in the past 5 years. Sad.

I seriously hope they brought back some of the old writers for the movie.

RE: Err...
By Griswold on 5/10/2007 1:56:04 PM , Rating: 2
Absolutely agree. That alone should have been the reason to not make a movie out of it - it just cant be any good with todays writers and animators behind it.

RE: Err...
By lakingsgeek on 5/10/2007 6:49:05 PM , Rating: 3
it just cant be any good with todays writers and animators behind it.

Actually, i know for a fact that many of the animators doing the show have been working on it since maybe season 3 or 4 when Film Roman took over the animation duties. Also, many of those animators were put on the Movie. I know this because i was working at Film Roman up until about a month ago. I would say the animation quality is as good as it's ever been. If you watch some of the early episodes on DVD they are filled with tiny mistakes like color going outside the lines and stuff like that.

They haven't cut back on budget or anything. Once you have models for everything it's very easy to keep up the animation quality with decent artists.

As far as the show not being good anymore, i wouldn't go that far. IT's not as good as it used to be but it's still funny and better than Family Guy. THere are some stinker episodes that's for sure but also some great ones. FG has a few decent episodes but for the most part stinks. South Park was pretty much spot on. FG does the same kind of joke over and over often without any kind of compelling story line.

RE: Err...
By EnzoFX on 5/10/2007 4:03:41 PM , Rating: 2
completely true, i think anyone that has ever appreciated the simpsons would agree. I think i still liked it even up to season 13, though it was more edgy by then. Now they're too edgy and ridiculous and sometimes lame, though i still watch it when there's nothing else to watch. The old episodes are so well done, amazing even, i can watch those over and over...

RE: Err...
By Vanilla Thunder on 5/10/2007 5:06:16 PM , Rating: 3
If it weren't for the Simpson's, Family Guy wouldn't have half of their episodes. Don't get me wrong, the show is funny, but some of the jokes and storylines are straight jacked from the Simpson's. Although the Simpson's never had a dog addicted to cocaine...


RE: Err...
By OblivionMage on 5/10/2007 6:03:07 PM , Rating: 2
I still love watching the simpsons

RE: Err...
By IndyJaws on 5/10/2007 10:34:17 PM , Rating: 3
Family Guy FTW

Are you kidding me? There's a reason South Park dedicated an episode to destroying this piece of crap.

By Mitch101 on 5/10/2007 1:09:30 PM , Rating: 5

Until the three rings - DOH!

RE: WooHoo!
By deeznuts on 5/10/2007 1:33:48 PM , Rating: 1
Laugh out Fockin Loud

cross McMarketing
By codeThug on 5/10/2007 1:22:03 PM , Rating: 2
Another brilliant idea from some 1.5 volt marketing goon.

What's next; Power Rangers or Barby?

RE: cross McMarketing
By FITCamaro on 5/10/2007 2:19:10 PM , Rating: 3
Either way its a free 360 to 100 people. Who cares what the gimmick is. Of course, if it were a Power Rangers or Barby version of a 360 and I won it, it'd be on Ebay. The proceeds would be used to buy a normal version.

By Verran on 5/10/2007 1:01:17 PM , Rating: 3
Perfect! Now people can see what the RRoD looks like against their choice of beige, black, or yellow.

By shadow300z on 5/10/2007 12:43:36 PM , Rating: 2
Simpsons 360....<drool>

By Cobra Commander on 5/10/2007 12:45:44 PM , Rating: 2
I realize there is cross-promotion going on here but this strikes me as odd and quite random. Whatever, I don't care.

A Simpson's themes XBox?
By retrospooty on 5/10/2007 12:55:08 PM , Rating: 2
<comicbbook guy voice> Now there's a useful invention <end comicbbook guy voice>


Too bad its not Futurama
By bunnyfubbles on 5/10/2007 4:02:24 PM , Rating: 2
But I guess they need to bring that show back to life before they make any themed 360s

By PreOmegaZero on 5/10/2007 4:13:10 PM , Rating: 2
"Mmmm...1...2...3 red rings of death..."

I wonder??
By cheetah2k on 5/10/2007 10:55:31 PM , Rating: 2
Does this thing go DOH! when you get RRoD??

Ow! My Eyes!
By kelmon on 5/11/2007 3:47:44 AM , Rating: 2
I'm sure that these things would sell for a lot on eBay but they really are hideous...

Nice idea but....
By Souka on 5/11/2007 3:20:38 PM , Rating: 2
I like the idea... cute paint job... but I DON'T like the "movie" logo.... to me that ruins it...

My $.02

By Learn2play007 on 5/16/2007 12:55:51 AM , Rating: 2
I am active military and I have a canadian fiancee who lives 35 minutes from the US Washington Border. Spring update and all of a sudden none of the downloadable content works. "This content is not available in your region". My fiancee brought this for me. It has lived at her house forever and now micro$oft forces me to take a fancier looking mod/update that HAXORS all of my attempted downloadables. No help from microsoft on this either. Licensing yadda yadda Rights. FTC where are you. I want a full refund since my Wii is my primary gaming sytem and this 360 box is now completely useless to me conveinently 5 months after I bought. Im so tired of this. When I first bought it I couldn't buy points until I called in. Then all was fine until this stupid update SPRUNG into my box. They might tell you to make a new Player ID in the region you are in ie Canada or Japan. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME! Canadian player ID's have a total of approx 10 downloads combined games and videos. Maybe it has to do with the CRTC that everything needs to be english/french in canada, I have no idea. I have a feeling everywhere else is much worse after all Canada is N.America last time I checked. I will place this on as many sites as I can as long as I am ticked off. Nice one hollywood. Screw your troops when they most likely have nothing else to do for some much needed relaxation behind enemy lines.

or another idea..
By ATC on 5/10/07, Rating: -1
RE: or another idea..
By R Nilla on 5/10/2007 3:24:36 PM , Rating: 2
They already do, but only time will tell if you're one of the lucky ones ;)

RE: or another idea..
By Mday on 5/10/2007 3:39:40 PM , Rating: 2
wonder what the warrantee on those are :E

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