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Jack Thompson Thinks I'm On Drugs

Blend Games writes: "This past weekend, digital games service Steam had a 30% discount on all titles from Rockstar Games. In my article about the discount, I remarked that the discount was a slap in the face for anti-video game activist Jack Thompson, who has been a vocal opponent of the company for years. My exact words were: "It's 'F--k Jack Thompson Weekend' at digital games platform Steam." Well, Mr. Thompson saw the article (maybe he Googles "f--k Jack Thompson" periodically) and decided to drop me a line on Saturday. The following is a transcript of the e-mail conversation that took place over the past four days:

Jack Thompson: Pete, actually it's called "Help Fuel a Murder Weekend." Glad to clear up your confusion.

Blend Games: Thanks for the clarification. I imagine the Rockstar Games PR department will stake out some sort of middle ground between our two suggestions. I may meet up with one of their reps next week and if so I'll be sure to give them your regards.

Thompson: Tell them I hope they all either repent or die immediately.

And it gets worse..."

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killer88snake2698d ago

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EvilCackle2698d ago

Thompson makes me think of another piece of ASCII art. The one with a guy putting his hand on his forehead, as if to say, "Not this crap again."

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jag_stilvecchio2698d ago

Maybe Jack needs some drugs of his own, you know the psychiatric type that regulate behavior. That or a frontal lobotomy.

Heldrasil2698d ago

nah, I think a joint would calm him just fine.

LiquifiedArt2698d ago

however, Unless your a complete moronic fool. Videogame sales to minors with an M rating is ILLEGAL and action needs to be taken to stop it.

Hence, this is where his attention is.

You cannot argue that.

Also, Games being "Mental Masturbation" as he so pleasantly put it, is 100% Spot on. How the HELL can you argue against that?

I'm a single 26yr old male, have a high paying professional career and I play games a lot. Maybe a few hours a day after work and the gym. Been playing since the Atari and i'm not arguing against Thompson's points. How can you? I lost YEARS of my life on playing an MMORPG known as Ultima Online, are games a waste of time? HELL YES. But its better then wasting that time on television, infact games require more brain use then TV, so games are acutally better. They induce problem solving as well as hand/eye coordination often.

His points are all valid. Were games more fun smoking weed? Yes.

Do I do drugs anymore HELL NO. Drugs screw up your brain. That FALSE pleasure is from your body being poisoned. Weird your destroying your body Yet you enjoy it... Almost a sadistic thing. Obviously my views from 16 to 26 have now changed. I used to say "weed is not a drug", "can't people just relax and not fight." Typical adolescent nieve-ness.

Parents are to blame first and formost and secondly the retailers who sell mature games to under aged kids.

So from what I know I support him on that issue of sales to minors.

I do think his attack soley against Rockstar is fairly idiotic, and the parents need to be blamed more so then the game for real world acts of violence.

EvilCackle2698d ago

You can agree with Jack Thompson's idea that games aren't a productive use of one's time and that little kids shouldn't play M-rated games but still think he's an a-hole. I imagine that's how most gamers lean.

cyguration2698d ago

I think you make some valid points.

It's awful to watch a young kid play GTAIV with all the partial nudity and profanity. I also dislike when gamers justify that kind of behavior...it's not acceptable.

I disagree with every tactic Jacky boy has used to detour positivity from gaming, though. It didn't help his cause.

Alcohog2698d ago

"Thompson: Tell them I hope they all either repent or die immediately."

I lol'd

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