Non-gamer Jack Thompson tells US talk show Nightline that Rockstar is a "one company crime wave"
if thats the case then why not ban movies, books, music, art, etc. In fact, why not ban society it`self. This is the same argument as when movies came out. Some expected people to act as drones to what they saw. I hope Rockstar include some parody of him in GTA4 hehe.. that would definatly be funny.
feck off! IT'S JUST A GAME!
And he knows it. No judge is ever going to rule in favor of Thompson. It would be unconstitutional for Thompson to ever win a trial against video games. He is just trying to make a bunch of press so that he can make tons of money selling books. There are plenty of idiots that do agree with him and they will support his "cause" with cash. He is a crook! Because he knows that he will never win yet he still makes people believe that he can. In turn, the suckers pay him money to keep going. Video games are making Jack Thompson a rich man! And he is the only laughing all the way to the bank!
Sadly, you are wrong. He has won a number of cases. And that's more of a commentary about the American legal system than it isabout Thompson.
but nothing along the lines of shutting down a company.
Actually he hasn't won any case against video games. He may have won plenty of malpractice suits and blocked the sale of a 2 Live Crew album in Florida back in the early 90's. But "luckily" no, he hasn't won any of his bullsh1t cases against the video game industry. Either they have been thrown out or are still in litigation.
He hasn't even won a video game case, that I know of. He's an attention seeker, pure and simple. Why doesn't he go after violent books, TV and film? It's because they are ingrained in culture, he'd be laughed down if he did. Video games (especially violent ones) are relatively new and an easy target because they're very visual and make a lot of money. If there's one thing I think everyone on this site agrees about, it's Jack Thompson!
We all agree that he is a douchebag!
He must have no life.
Does he not having anything better to do with his time than ruin peoples fun? I imagine he is a sad lonely individual with a massive chip on his shoulder.
I'm sure he's going to be in GTA:IV.
ppl like that are [email protected]
Checks and balances are requred if we are to maintain any kind of ordered society and protect our kids. While this guy may appear to be 'off his trolley',he is in fact performing a public service. By taking to task the considered extremes,in this case violence for entertainments sake he is,i suggest,challenging us all to think about what we find morally acceptable or not.I'm not going to rant on or judge this guy one way or the other,but occassionaly peoples motives and morals need to be questioned.Rockstar choose to make the kind of games that appeal to a younger audience,knowing that an 18 is very often not enforced. Truly now, how many of you over eighteen play their games?
All we need are games that are given accurate age ratings, and shops and parents who won't let kids buy over-age games.
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