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Thompson criticises Buzz! for schools

US attorney Jack Thompson has criticised Buzz! The Schools Quiz, claiming teachers should concentrate on traditional teaching methods instead.

His comments were aired in British newspapers The Telegraph and The Daily Mail, which both questioned Sony's motives in selling the PS2 title to schools.

"Videogames have hurt far more people than they have helped," claimed Jack Thompson. "I don't see how they can be of any more benefit than normal teaching."

Educational psychologist Jane Healy agreed: "If you watch kids on a computer, most of them are just hitting keys or moving the mouse as fast as they can. It reminds me of rats running in a maze."

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MK_Red3291d ago

Finally, Jack ***hole Thompson revealed his agenda that he is against ALL games not just violent ones. Seriously, could this man go any lower?

BrianC62343291d ago

I don't like how they said US attorney before Jack Thompson's name. It almost makes him look important. Just say lawyer Jack Thompson. Attorney doesn't really belong in his title. It's more for really good lawyers.

MK_Red3290d ago

Agreed. Not only this makes him look more important which he isn't, it also sounds as if he is some kind of official or real person while in truth Jack is just Joke Of The Decade.

Hapimeses3291d ago

Yeah, let's go back to chalk and slate. Technology -- hell, the future as a whole -- is just evil.

bootsielon3291d ago

Educational psychologist Jane Healy agreed: "If you watch kids on a computer, most of them are just hitting keys or moving the mouse as fast as they can. It reminds me of rats running in a maze."

Wow, very insightful reminder there Jane. That almost proved everyone that video games are worthless for education, didn't it, Idiot?

mighty_douche3291d ago

Has anyone seen the new "white boards" which are full touch sensitive monitors here in the UK? they're amazing and much more useful for children than some poor quiz game.

BlackCountryBob3291d ago

So first JT was an "expert" on games and now he is so knowledgeable about the world that he is able to comment upon teaching systems around the world. As he can do this I am also now able to comment upon ambulance chasing shameless lawyers. Jack, shut up and stay quiet until you have something constructive to say that can be supported by real non discredited scientific research.

And that "educational pschologist" (how do you attain qualifications to become such an entirely not necessary job?) sounds quite useless TBH, I fail to see the difference between Buzz and the millions of books, DVDs and CDRoms sold every year under the guise of exam revision, not to mention the BBC Bitesize scheme.

A complete non story supported by stupidity, ignorance and the general desire among those mentioned to see there names in print.

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