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Matt Stone and his creative partner Trey Parker have spent years perfecting The Stick of Truth – the video game version of their hit adult cartoon. In an interview, Stone talks about moral choices, comic timing and censorship
• South Park: The Stick of Truth – review
• Why has the South Park game been censored in Europe?
Pairing boyish, gross-out comedy with biting parody, they are two of the darkest satirists in Us media.
Working with video-game developer Obsidian Entertainment, Stone has spent the last few years both writing and overseeing South Park: The Stick of Truth, a game that's far from the usual throwaway licensed cash-in. Instead it's an interactive extension of the South Park universe, with the same shocking and irresistible sense of humour. »
- Keza MacDonald
Andy Naylor reviews South Park: The Stick of Truth...
Cartoon spin-off games, much like their movie counterparts, meet with mixed success. More often than not you get a poor tie-in that is designed to cash in on the popularity of the source material – see last year’s awful Family Guy game for a prime example of this. These games are usually written and made by, at best, mediocre writers and developers. On very rare occasions, something of great quality will surprised us all and fill us with glee - The Simpson’s games from 2007 was one of these surprising instances. However, even that strayed somewhat from the show. As enjoyable, and true to the source material as it was, it wasn’t quite the cartoon. It was a 3-D platformer set in The Simpson’s universe. Today, South Park: The Stick of Truth is released and you may »
- Gary Collinson
A few nights ago, I went to the screening of Troma’s hilarious new movie Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1. Texas Frightmare Weekend and Rue Morgue magazine were kind enough to sponsor the event at the historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. Texas Frightmare is an annual horror convention that happens every May in Irving, Texas, that welcomes both celebrities and fans to gather and celebrate the genre. Fearnet will be attending the event this year, so make sure to stop by their booth to say hello and grab some much needed hand sanitizer!
On Sunday, I was lucky enough to get a quick interview with the man himself; the legend who created Troma Entertainment, Mr. Lloyd Kaufman. We chatted about the remake of his cult classic Class of Nuke ‘Em High, what’s in store for Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 2, and what it takes to make »
- Kalyn Corrigan
While "South Park" and its nearly two-decade run have proved that creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker know how to make funny, insightful and grotesque commentary on society, the series hasn't been as successful in the video game world. But "Stick of Truth" seeks to finally conquer the gaming space by delivering a fairly solid interactive experience for die-hard fans. If you count yourself among them, it's a must-play. The New Kid on the Park ...
By Clint A. Mize »
In 2002, Trey Parker and Matt Stone wrote “The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers,” an All-Time Hall of Fame South Park episode which effectively retells the whole J.R.R. Tolkien Rings trilogy in half an hour. What makes the episode great was that, somehow, Parker and Stone had it both ways with their Rings parody: It simultaneously lacerates the inherent silliness of the phenomenon while glorifying the high-nerd excess of that silliness. (All this, and they still found time for the immortal line: “Backdoor Sluts 9 makes Crotch Capers 3 look like Naughty Nurses 2!”)
The new videogame South Park »
- Darren Franich
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone comes the definitive South Park gaming experience. South Park: The Stick of Truth is now available for PlayStation and Xbox video game consoles as well as Windows PC. Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat underpants gnomes, hippies and other forces of evil. Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed, and you shall be South Park’s savior, cementing your social status in South Park Elementary. Fail, and you will forever be known… as a loser. The newest South Park: The Stick of Truth gameplay video has now been released. In their latest adventure, the boys embark on a quest to the Inn of the Giggling Donkey, an infamous tavern that harbors the scum of all the realm. »
- Pietro Filipponi
When South Park first premiered back in 1997, I hadn’t even hit my teens. However, that didn’t keep me from watching the highly-anticipated show, or recording every episode of its first few seasons on blank VHS tapes. Once I watched it for the first time, I became captivated by the construction paper-crafted hijinx of its town’s caricaturized inhabitants — namely Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski and Kenny McCormick — and couldn’t get enough. They brought something truly unique to television, the likes of which had never been seen before, and that is still the case to this very day where the baby of Matt Stone and Trey Parker is preparing for its 18th season.
After a while, I drifted away from South Park and its polarizing eight-year-olds, but I’m not sure why. In fact, I’ve never stopped liking the show and now regret the fact that »
- Chad Goodmurphy
South Park: The Stick Of The Truth, the first game adaptation of the infamous Comedy Central cartoon, provides 10-plus hours of gameplay within the Colorado town – chockfull of gross-out humor, profanity and a mission.
The basic premise of South Park: The Stick Of The Truth is that New Kid (the player) arrives in South Park and wants to make some friends. In the process, New Kid gets wrapped up into the battle to have possession of the Stick of Truth between Cartman and Kyle.
Gaming critics agree that The Stick of the Truth is loyal to the show that serves as its inspiration, helped in part by the fact that in the game format it can be completely uncensored. Some, however, feel that the game doesn’t push the envelope enough. And although most reviewers found the humor of the game enjoyable, gameplay didn’t go as smoothly as some would hope. »
Composer Robert Lopez won his first Academy Award Sunday night, making him just the 12th person to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. This was the first Oscar bid for Lopez. He and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez triumphed in the Best Original Song category for "Let It Go" from the Disney animated hit "Frozen." They defeated tunes from "Despicable Me 2," "Her," and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." His first major award was a 2004 Tony for Best Original Score of "Avenue Q." He also earned two more Tonys for "The Book of Mormon" in 2011 for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. That latter musical created by "South Park" veterans Trey Parker and Matt Stone brought Lopez a Grammy in 2012 for Best Musical Theater Album. And he picked up Daytime Emmys in 2008 and 2010 for his music direction and composition of "The Wonder Pets." - »
Disney has premiered another trailer for Muppets Most Wanted, introducing the film's villain, a Kermit the Frog look-a-like named Constantine and his sidekick Dominic (Ricky Gervais). The story travels the globe as the Muppets gang is on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, before things get dicey as Kermit is thrown in the slammer, mistaken for his villainous doppelganger. While I enjoyed the first film I can't help but watch this trailer and wish Matt Stone and Trey Parker were given loads of cash to make a Team America sequel rather than what we see here, which is definitely going to appeal to the kiddos, and I'll probably enjoy it well enough, but I just can't muster up too much excitement. Youc Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters on March 21. sb id="887133" height="343" width="610" »
- Brad Brevet
This morning, Ubisoft released a brand new gameplay video for South Park: The Stick of Truth. Entitled The New Kid, this thirteen minute-long preview of the opening portion of the campaign provides an incredibly enticing look at one of the most interesting games in the soon-to-be-released pipeline.
Developed by Obsidian, The Stick of Truth is an incredibly colourful and surely hilarious take on role-playing within the South Park universe. Its provided synopsis summarizes it best, though.
Written and voiced by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, South Park: The Stick of Truth is the definitive South Park experience. Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat underpants gnomes, hippies and other forces of evil. Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed and you shall be South Park’s savior, »
- Chad Goodmurphy
The much-anticipated South Park: The Stick of Truth is finally on the way, now set for release on March 4. Today, Ubisoft has released a 13-minute video that shows off the gameplay. Check it out in the player below! Set for release on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, "The Stick of Truth" is officially described as follows: From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park's savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become cool. »
Throughout it all, Trey Parker and Matt Stone seemed to have never lost faith or confidence in their collective efforts with Obsidian on South Park: The Stick of Truth. They clearly appear relieved, however, that development is finally over and that the fruits of their labor will indeed see the light of day.
Recently, the duo released a video discussing the game and how happy they are about it going gold. The also spoke about how development began, creating aesthetics similar to the story, how fart mechanics are meticulously implemented and more. Check it out below:
I hope they don’t get a 4/10 on Gamespot either. I’m pretty sure I speak for South Park fans and gamers alike when I say that I’m hopeful Obsidian can defy the curse of developmental hell and deliver an early Game of the Year contender. One thing is for certain though »
- Robert Kojder
South Park: The Stick of Truth has had a long and winding road. The RPGs has faced numerous delays, setbacks, and fans were starting to wonder if the game would ever actually come out. Well worry no more, as Ubisoft has just announced that the game has gone gold; meaning it's totally 100% done and ready to be copied and distributed! Come inside to check out some new video from the game to get you ready for it's March 4th release!
Written and voiced by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, South Park: The Stick of Truth is the definitive South Park experience. Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat underpants gnomes, hippies and other forces of evil. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
The movie version of The Book Of Mormon is inevitable, but it’s no wonder Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone and Scott Rudin are in no hurry. The musical just broke the house record at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre with $2.8 million, which breaks Wicked‘s tally for the highest eight performance gross in Broadway touring history. In a recent interview with Deadine, Rudin said that the show is a $250 million annual industry. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Matt Damon didn't go 9/11 times 100 over the brain-dead way Trey Parker and Matt Stone spoofed him in "Team America: World Police" ... in fact, the actor says he Loved it.Damon was doing an Ama on Reddit today ... and said he thought the 2004 flick's mentally handicap "Matt Damon" puppet was hilarious ... even though, for a long time, he wasn't in on the joke.The 43-year old actor explains, "I mean, I never understood it, and then »
- TMZ Staff
With Super Bowl Xlviii coming up Sunday, Feb. 2, celebrities and everyday folks alike will soon be getting ready for football's biggest event -- including Denver Broncos fans like Jessica Biel, Don Cheadle, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Seattle Seahawks devotees the likes of Drew Carey and Grammy-winning, tag-poppin' recording star Macklemore. To help get in the spirit, here are some favorite responses when we asked celebs to give us their favorite Super Bowl memory or party tip: Vanessa Williams: "My favorite memory is when I sang. I sang in '96 when it was the Steelers and the Cowboys. Dallas won that year. It was so grand and so awesome, I felt like I was out of my body. There were just so many people -- a wash of color. It was one of those things you think -- sing at the Super Bowl, visit the president at the White House. »
Two smaller-market teams may not have the star power sitting in the stands at their regular season games like the Los Angeles Lakers or New York Yankees, but there are a few celebrity fans of the Super Bowl Xlviii teams. And not just the "we're at the Super Bowl!" fans -- actual dyed-in-the-wool fans of either the Seattle Seahawks or Denver Broncos.
On the Broncos side, above you have "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who filmed a spot for the NFL Network. Below, former "30 Rock" star Judah Friedlander, who is a Broncos fan, makes a friendly wager with "Saturday Night Live" cast member Taran Killam, a Seahawks fan.
The Seahawks have a few more famous fans as well. Joel McHale was part of a trash-talking Twitter campaign by the Seahawks for the Nfc Championship game, while below that, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis can be seen hanging with the »
Creatives have always punctured power by exposing its funny side, welcoming those who might shy away from controversy
• Jonathan Wakeham's top 10 satirical comedies
Fifty years ago, Stanley Kubrick co-wrote and directed the film Dr Strangelove. It's now a comedy classic, but it was adapted from a book called Red Alert by an Raf officer named Peter George – an entirely serious indictment of the supposedly failsafe systems designed to prevent nuclear war.
Kubrick was fascinated by nuclear conflict. But the more he read about the situation, the more he became convinced that a realistic treatment simply couldn't dramatise the absurdity of the situation: that each side possessed enough weaponry to destroy the world several times over; that winning a nuclear war was like winning a suicide race.
What emerged was not the serious drama that Peter George had intended, but a dark and brilliant comedy that still informs the way we look at global conflict. »
Composer Robert Lopez is poised to become a member of Egot -- one of the most exclusive clubs in entertainment -- if he wins an Academy Award on March 2. He will become just the 12th person to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Lopez reaped his first ever Oscar nomination -- along with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez -- in the Best Original Song category for "Let It Go" from the animated hit "Frozen." They are competing against songs from "Alone Yet Not Alone," "Despicable Me 2," "Her," and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." His first major award was a 2004 Tony for Best Original Score of "Avenue Q." He also earned two more Tonys for "The Book of Mormon" in 2011 for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. That latter musical created by "South Park" veterans Trey Parker and Matt Stone brought Lopez a Grammy in 2012 for Best Musical T. »
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