Game Over

By Deane Barker on March 26, 2004

‘Game Over’: What video game characters do when they go off-duty: UPN has a new show about two video game characters to whom their jobs are an 8 to 5 affair — when you turn off the PlayStation, they punch the clock and go home to their “real” lives. Great concept.

“Game Over,” UPN’s new animated comedy series, chronicles the lives of Rip and Raquel Smashenburn — a couple of video game heroes who really are just average working stiffs. Rip is a racecar driver and frequent crash victim (hence the last name). Raquel is a gun-toting government archaeologist (any resemblance to Lara Croft is purely intentional). With their two teenagers, the Smashenburns live in a virtual suburbia populated by ninja warriors and “first person shooters.”



  1. How long before the video game version of The Smashenburns is available at your local Best Buy? Kind of a cross between Sims, Tomb Raider, Tony Hawke, and F1 Racing (and others?)

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