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Jack Thomspon versus Manhunt 2

Lawyer Jack Thomspon is once again protesting against a violent game. In the past he has protested against GTA: San Andreas and not so long ago he tried to ban the game Bully. This time Thompson is trying to ban Rockstar's recently announced Manhunt 2.

Thompson said that some individuals asked him to protest against the new Manhunt game. This would be because a friend of the individuals was murdered by someone who played Manhunt.

This is the letter Jack Thompson wrote about the situation.

"Miami attorney and anti-violent video game activist Jack Thompson has been asked by individuals in the United Kingdom to help stop the distribution of Take-Two / Rockstar's hyperviolent video game Manhunt 2 in that country due out this summer. The game will feature stealth murder and torture. The last version allowed suffocation of victims with plastic bags."

"The original Manhunt was responsible for the bludgeoning death of a British youth by his friend who obsessively played the game. The killer used a hammer just as in the game he played. Take-Two / Rockstar, anticipating the firestorm of criticism with the release of the murder simulator sequel, is lying to the public on both sides of the pond in stating this week that the game had nothing to do with the murder. Take-Two is also stating that the sun does not rise in the east because Take-Two makes no money from its rising in the east. Take-Two has been repeatedly found in the U.S. by the federal government to be guilty of fraud, so what would one expect it to say.

Jack Thompson has agreed to this request from the U.K. Look for this effort to begin shortly given the summer of 2007 release date."

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ChickeyCantor3510d ago

why cant that idiot, blame the parents? i mean they are the ones who buy their kids 16/18+ games.......and parents who support him are damn hypocrites

techie3509d ago

He's talking bollocks. Manhunt was an intellegent mockery of the state of entertainment - ending up by you killing the producer of the outrageous reality show.

Also the kid was not murdered by his friend who was obsessed with manhunt! The kid who got murdered was obsessed with manhunt, not the kid who killed him. So really it's slightly ironic. Stupid parents for letting him play an 18 game.

kamakazi3509d ago

we all know he isnt going to get anything done. when does MANHUNT 2 come out

ortayus3509d ago

They just need to ban all hammers and the event will never be repeated.

HokieFan3509d ago

I grew up playing Mortal Kombat where I was rewarded for tearing a guy's head off...yet I haven't gone nuts and killed people.

The responsiblity lies on the parents, not on the government. If they took the time to talk with their children instead of letting video games and TV babysit for them, you wouldn't see these horrible things happen. I guess it's easier for parents to let the government censor everything than it is for them to actually be good parents.

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