Jack Thompson plays the blame game

MSNBC's Winda Benedetti has written a commentary that adds a dose of sense to to the media hysteria over video game violence. Taking on our favorite Florida laywer, she writes "Say what you will about Jack Thompson, but the attorney-turned-anti-video-game crusader has what can only be described as a breathtaking genius for transforming ghastly national tragedies into shining moments of self promotion."

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KS19855959d ago

Only on Fox News.

Would someone please hire a hitman to take him out.

YoMeViet5959d ago

shhhh the FEDs are watching!

lol yeah I wouldn't be one bit sad if JT fell off the face of the Earth...get hit by a bus....mauled by a dog...kicked in the nuts...JT is the DEVIL!

DeadlyFire5959d ago

I will do for free just give me a location and a blunt weapon. :P

Vip3r5959d ago

The only person I hate more than Jack Thompson is Bill O'Reilly.

BrianC62345959d ago

It's great to see this clown get called out by the press. I wonder if he'll try to get a law passed that says everyone who wants to play videogames has to pass a mental test first? Or on prescription drugs put a warning you shouldn't play videogames if you take this drug? It seems like these shooters are more mental cases than gamers.

GlossGreen5959d ago

gives ambulance chasers a bad name. This guy makes a living chasing after tragedies.

MK_Red5959d ago

Agreed. And JT doesn't just make a living chasing after tragedies, he abuses and exploits them for his personal gains. This is beyond disgusting, using a sad real life tragedy for his idiotic goals.

Yi-Long5959d ago

Great commentary, and pretty much exactly the way I feel about the issue (which is probably why I feel it's great ;) )

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Games Need To Stop Announcing Too Early

There are a number of issues that arise whenever games decide to announce early so let's go over some of them to find out why this is a bad practice.

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phoenixwing1d 1h ago

To be honest I'd rather know stuff is in the works but other ppl throw fits over it so it's whatever

porkChop12h ago

I'd rather they announce a game when it's like 3 months away. Quick little advertising campaign, round of interviews, gameplay deep dive, and a launch trailer. That's all you need. Cheaper marketing rather than wasting resources trying to maintain hype over like 4 years.

SimpleDad12h ago

Also, it's more likely that people will be hyped up and make an impulse purchase, or a preorder if the release date is announced.

Hotpot12h ago

Not announcing too early also contributes to better work environment. I’m in IT and there’s just too many crunch happened because some higher ups set a hard deadline way too early down the line.

franwex12h ago

Yeah. Fallout 4 announcement was great. Announced during the summer and it came out fall of the same year.

stalnox8h ago

The same thing happened with Witchbrook, its been multiple years and nothing. No updates at all, really. It's nice to know something is coming, but waiting for 5+ years for info isn't really fun

Demetrius10m ago(Edited 8m ago)

Ikr I agree tho, in the ps360 era games were shown in trailers and they'd release within a couple months, plus cutscene trailers are so days of the old I don't get hyped off of that, they used to show gameplay footage, screenshots in the game informer magazines they had confidence back then creativity was at a all time high folks weren't copying souls games like that or call of duty, nowadays we get shhi like 2023/2024 trailer with a damn fall 2026 type of release day like really bruh tf by time that come out yall sure ya gone get sales from folks who been waiting that long, that's a huge risk doing that cause people lose interest


Develop:Brighton’s Indie Showcase competition returns this year, and here are the ten finalists

We have the ten finalists for Develop:Brighton’s Indie Showcase competition right here, so take a look ahead of the event next month.

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Personalized Spatial Audio Coming to Cyberpunk 2077 with Immerse Gamepack

Embody's Immerse Gamepack Cyberpunk 2077, created in collaboration with the CD PROJEKT RED sound team, is set to take audio immersion to a whole new level! Get ready to dive deeper into Night City's soundscape than ever before.

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