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Submitted by lifesanrpg 560d ago | article

GTA 5 releases, a wild Jack Thompson appears: 'Gamers addiction has made them retarded'

GameZone writes, "As everyone is well aware, Grand Theft Auto 5 released this week. It just so happened to launch around the same time as the Navy Yard shooting. Naturally, traditional media outlets such as FOX News sought out to find proof that violent video games, such as the one Rockstar Games just released, had a role in the brutal killings. Naturally, we disagreed.

And as a result, a wild Jack Thompson appeared." (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

neoMAXMLC  +   560d ago
Trevor would like to have a word with Jack Thompson.
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cyguration  +   560d ago
In a strange way, they both kind of look alike...
kalkano  +   560d ago
Both of them?

;)
kalkano  +   560d ago
"Five identical castles...Each one, more identical than the last..."
HammadTheBeast  +   560d ago
From the article:

"They should be insulted, just as Jesus insulted the Pharisees.  The problem with gamers is that their addiction has made them retarded," he told us. "Have a nice and stupid day."

K. How is that even relevant, not to mention false info, and coming off as a 6 year old.

"Enjoy killing people," he wrote back. "And you aren't killing virtual people.  You are killing real people.  You are an apologist for an industry that knowingly trains people how to kill and to want to kill.  Blood is on your hands.  Losing a law license is a very small price to pay in order to stand against this evil.  I would be delighted to lose it again, because assholes like you, who don't care about anything other than their own fun, spit in the face not just of innocent people but in the face of God.  You are presently spiritually dead.  If you awaken, great.  Until then, I have work to do so stop bothering me, you idiot."

Um. No.

I'm pretty sure those are virtual people. BUT HEY, DON'T WORRY, GAMES ARE BETTER TEACHERS AND TRAINING SIMULATORS THAN GUN RANGES, BLATANT ARMY PROPAGANDA AND MEDIA BULL$***.
AntoineDcoolette  +   560d ago
I don't smoke cannabis because I want to do it; GTAV's depiction of cannabis abuse made me do it.

My addiction to gaming has retardedized me D-;
lnvisibleMan  +   560d ago
Please someone give Trevor a plunger.
Vaud-Villian  +   560d ago
Then what's his excuse?
IMightBeRetarded  +   560d ago
It's not his fault, he was born that way. His parents probably didn't care enough to get him proper education and treatment, so now he enjoys his time trying to communicate with people who he believes suffer from similar disabilities. Those darn gamers and their retarded murder simulators need to be burned at the stake. Amen.
HammadTheBeast  +   560d ago
Let's see... he's about 60, probably Elvis, or hanging out with "the colored kids".
Nyxus  +   560d ago
Luckily he's no longer an attorney. Just a raving madman.
e3kehoe  +   560d ago
Was wondering when this ahole would make an appearance.with all the games out he sure has leached onto gta. I think he just wants attention
cpayne93  +   560d ago
Sounds like one crazy sunuvabiscuit.
TekoIie  +   560d ago
No one compares me to Sarah Palin... No one.
Baka-akaB  +   560d ago
He should know , GTA obsession made him even more retarded
T2  +   560d ago
Here is a "conservative " giving others a bad name... Conservative is in quotes because a true conservative believes in fiscal restraint , small govt , where most conservatives we see today spend just as much money but on what they want instead ..
Here is a guy who probably lobbies against abortion yet wont give a dime to support disabled people or social support programs for those already born .... And then he has the nerve to use the term retard yet ive met multiple people with mental or physical disabilities who are better spoken and have more personality than this "retard"
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aLucidMind  +   560d ago
The fact he cannot have a mature debate with a gamer and refuses, while constantly insulting gamers' intelligence, proves he knows he has nothing that supports his claims and is too stupid to come up with a valid counter to our arguments.
SmoothC911  +   560d ago
^^ this
Captain Qwark 9  +   560d ago
you sir, have nailed it. bubble earned!
MightyNo9  +   560d ago
I get the feeling he is the type of guy that blames Angry Birds when he sees bird shit on his car.
Burackus  +   560d ago
Lol that's about right
SmoothC911  +   560d ago
This guy is the reason or example of why we war with each other: no sane discussion, only his way or the highway, no merit to anything but his opinion & the invocation of God to justify it all. More people have been killed in the name of God than any other reasons in the history of man. As a very spiritual person, I kind of think that God kind of frowns on this practice (and asking for your cash too--please check George Carlin on religion--great stuff!).

Sorry for a slightly off topic ramble; I couldn't help it :P
yewles1  +   560d ago
My only reaction...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
yewles1  +   560d ago
Corrected: My SECOND response to Jack Thompson...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Aleithian  +   560d ago
Guy tries to act superior to GTA players, yet uses language like "retarded".
HammadTheBeast  +   560d ago
And "have a nice and stupid day"

Durr durr hurr herr.
buynit  +   560d ago
My goodness! This guy shows his face for every gta release goes on a rampage on how stupid everyone is for playing video games and calls us the murderers..

Jack doesnt have a clue thats why he was disbard in florida even they couldnt take his retarded ass anymore. Im surprised his wife is still with him! Now thats a retard, how the hell can she live with a guy like that hes such a loser..
fsfsxii  +   560d ago
He's addiction to alcohol made him look like a Raisins
IQUITN4G  +   560d ago
While I could never blame entirely the likes of gta for the unfortunate acts that occur, some people will be influenced and then go on to act out similar stuff for real. Blame as it always should be is at the individual's door but games like gta, Manhunt or Saw will still be the cause of crime brought about by them- no matter how low that is

To tar gamers all with this is wrong but gamers do still need to understand that there is truth to how influence definitely occurs from both films and games. Again it's people that need fixing here in relation to this but all the time they're not, a small amount of people will commit crime because of them. And not just entertainment forms either, the world is fairly ignorant to this responsibility
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ABeastNamedTariq  +   560d ago
"Enjoy killing people," [Jack] wrote back. "And you aren't killing virtual people. You are killing real people. You are an apologist for an industry that knowingly trains people how to kill and to want to kill. Blood is on your hands. Losing a law license is a very small price to pay in order to stand against this evil."

LMAO, this guy.
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NarooN  +   560d ago
Funny how he says gamers' supposed addiction to games has made them retarded, when it was his very obsession with trying to demonize games in the first place that made *him* retarded (as well as him losing his right to be an attorney, lol.)
Ethereal  +   560d ago
Surely my Civil Engineering degree will prove otherwise...
aLucidMind  +   560d ago
As well as my psychology and economics degrees...
tigertron  +   560d ago
Ah Jack Thompson! I was wondering where he got to. I see he's popped his head up from the hole he was in just for GTAV's launch.
Dead_Cell  +   560d ago
"Everybody is retarded but me"

- Man who ran his reputation in to the ground being wrong, losing his law license and becoming a prolific alcoholic.
Axonometri  +   560d ago
If one could see what he does in his room on his own time, who wants to make a bet that he is involved in things that would absolutely horrify you?
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SteveSmith  +   560d ago
It sounds more like a troll than the real Jack Thompson.
ironfist92  +   559d ago
"Until then, I have work to do so stop bothering me, you idiot."

Says the one who started the rant? Lol wtf

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