In an almost ironic twist, EA's The Simpsons Game has garnered a lot of press attention through recent controversy after drawing the ire of a company that, well, gains press attention through controversy. Rumors have been flying thick and fast that the result of the EA/Rockstar spat was the removal of the "Grand Theft Scratchy" level in The Simpsons Game. This rumor has been proven false.
In a statement made to The Shampoo Circus, Electronic Arts has confirmed that nothing has been removed from the game due to Rockstar taking umbrage with the GTA spoof:
There you have it. Of course, it would have been very hypocritical for Rockstar to cause cuts in a videogame, so it's good to see that these recent shenanigans haven't gone so far. It's still strange that Rockstar, itself a developer with satirical leanings, would have a problem with parody, but at least there's no undue censorship going on. That would be very bad form indeed.