The crew at blackandwhitegames.net are at it again. This time they respond directly to Jack Thompson, in regards to his interview on Fox News today, relating to the NIU shooting.
This is an interesting read and what the guys at this site are doing are they are giving gamers a collective intelligent outraged voice lets support them.
Someone should address this guy. Does this guy play games at all?If he can blame games for everything why not all forms of entertainment like the very T.v. he spreads his hate message of games in which he is using as a tool to kill gaming
The best approach is just to let him be outrageous and have him show everyone his true self. But I have been talking to the guys over a blackandwhitegames.net and that is what they are trying to do they are trying to address the problems at hand. They have some interesting stuff planned. We need to raise the public debate on games, unify message board across fandom and let people know aka our elected officials and public figures that we will no go down silently into the night and we will fight tooth and nail until we are respected like movies, television and music, as an art form.
Jack Thompson bites the John Thompson and likes it
That is the kind of talk we need to get away from if we as gamers are to make head way we cant name call we need to make our haters look outrageous and uninformed.
Lets see, I've played games since I was a wee little lad. On top of that I was on a semi-professional Paintball team for 5 years, which is a hell of a lot more realistic than say CS. And I've also dabbed a little into Airsoft, which utilizes guns that are almost identical in appearance to their real life counterpart. Yet despite all of those experiences I have the patience of a saint and will more often than not walk away from almost any fight, even if it makes me look like a pansy. So if someone can use a tragically flawed person, such as the one in the recent school shooting, to prove that games are ruining our world, can't you use me to prove otherwise?
You couldnt have a more valid point and we need more people like you to tell our side of the story.
the article is very well done and the points in there couldn't be more valid. and despite my expert training on 'simulators' *raises eyebrow* i only just managed to get a remotely good standing score at the range (100ft) with an air rifle last week, after about 8 weeks of going there. seriously, next he will be saying that all the gang culture in america and britain can be resolved by simply confiscating their controllers. anyway, see you all later, apparently i have a genocide to commit...
is faking right!! i copycat things from videogames and now i want to horiuken his ass for being so stupid. ahh h.......... the fac..t a........ i. i wrote abook. Shut the f*ck up stupid bastard. he cant even explain or tell what he is supposed because he only blames games.(stupid bastard)
at least Black and White Games had the ballz to spaek out(i think everybody should be doing that)
I did a random search for jack thompson on google and there are literally thousands of articles about how much of a moron he is. He reminds me of an irritating child, where they only way to get him to go away is to ignore him. Because he is only in the public spotlight because people are paying attention to him, even if it is because he is making them angry, unfortunately. As hard as it may be, i think if the public just ignores him as much as possible, he will eventually go away, kind of like a cold, or many annoying people. HAHAHHAHAHHAAHA
There are a bunch of great vids on youtube making fun of ol' slappy jacky.
If you're composing an open letter to an intelligent, if misguided and ignorant man, it's best to spell check first. And how about some paragraphs too.
Double standards cunt
... to Thompson`s "logic". The writer of the article sums it up nicely, and i still can see how someone can blame something like this on CS. So , there was nothing wrong with the kids who did it to begin with, but once they started playing the game, all of a sudden they became violent ? Because of one game ? That dosn`t make sense. And how can they say it was because of CS and not countless movies ? How can they just point to one game and say it was the reason behind it all ? The answer is that they can`t, because the answers to such questions is too complex for the medias liking. It`s way easier to blame a single aspect of society and unfortunately this always happens to new mediums, as video games still is. If they started going through all the shooting cases i bet they can find more common detonators than them playing video games. They all watched Fox news and drunk coffee at some point in their life. That has to be why stuff like this happens then. "Ban Fox news and coffee, it makes people kill!", could be the headline for that story and it would have the same level of logic that Thompson and others use.
I wanna give him a Falcon Punch!
They said on the news today that the shooter in Illinois was trained in the military. He was discharged after only a few months of service. They didn't say why. Sorry Jack. There's your "murder simulator". The US military. Leave video games out of this.
Why do people waste time with this. Jack Thompson will never change his view. I mean, this is a nice gesture in all, (although one long paragraph) but unnecessary. Do gamers really fear this guy and what he could do to gaming? I mean, why do we take so much into what he is saying. If the stuff he said was as crazy as we all make it out to be. Why do we waste our time paying attention to him. The general public has more common sense than to listen to one person.
Seriously, why bother with this guy. 3-4 years ago I e-mailed Jackie T from my Yahoo e-mail... pleading with him to do research before making a tirade over something he knows nothing about... I think the e-mail address was [email protected] Anyways I got a response in less than 24 hrs. His response? "No." Seriously... he responded with one word... no. Who cares about this guy. Fox News has proven time and time again to make news up if all else fails. I am not even taking about Mass Effect either. They fail in all news reporting. They would probably screw up an article on "The Simpson's" which is a Fox property. Anyways... Black and White.. you are wasting your time. This guy is doing what he can to get his face in the media. He doesn't care if he wins or loses. He makes things up and always has. He seems dumb, but really isn't. He knows that he is making crap up. If you throw old underwear against the wall, it is bound to stick at some point right? Well that is what Jackie is trying to pull. One of his claims will get traction and media attention someday. Who cares! Screw Jack Thompson and I can't wait to play all of the games he completely hates. GTA IV here I come!
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