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Jordan

Take-Two Sues Jack Thompson!

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CrazyIvan

About damn time. biggrin.gif

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Stefan.

I think that both Take-Two and Jack Thompson had legit reasons to take each other down.

 

But I like Jack Thompson. I support what he's doing and what he believes.

 

Good on him. icon14.gif

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EarlStrurxenburgen

HAHAHA!

 

Jack Thompson got sackwacked.

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Stefan.

It's called sack-tapped.

 

Go Jack!

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Vanzant
A good one by Take Two. That dude Jack Thompson ain't got no freakin' life! rahkstar2.gif

Half the replies in this topic fail at being replies. icon13.gif

 

How many times do I have to tell you people that it's NOT Jack f*cking Tompson, it's the hundreds of people that hire him to do his job as a lawyer. It's the mans job to do what he has to do to make a living. He didn't wake up one day and decide to single handedly take on Rockstar Games, it's what his superiors and his clients pay him to do so he can make his living. Do half of you even realize that once he does stop working the case there will be somebody else right behind him to replace him? There will always be civil lawsuits against violent video games, it isn't going to stop today nor will it stop 20 years from now.

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Stefan.

EXACTLY. That's my point.

 

That is why I'm supporting Jack Thompson.

 

GO JACK. icon14.gif

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unopieceo

Sweet! I hope Jack Thompson loses everything and commits suicide.

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A good one by Take Two. That dude Jack Thompson ain't got no freakin' life! rahkstar2.gif

Half the replies in this topic fail at being replies. icon13.gif

 

How many times do I have to tell you people that it's NOT Jack f*cking Tompson, it's the hundreds of people that hire him to do his job as a lawyer. It's the mans job to do what he has to do to make a living. He didn't wake up one day and decide to single handedly take on Rockstar Games, it's what his superiors and his clients pay him to do so he can make his living. Do half of you even realize that once he does stop working the case there will be somebody else right behind him to replace him? There will always be civil lawsuits against violent video games, it isn't going to stop today nor will it stop 20 years from now.

Do the hundreds of people that hire him also pay him to act like an a-hole and talk tough every time he has a chance? If what you said was true, he wouldn't be so public about everything. He wouldn't be on the news all the time talking sh*t, he wouldn't be on G4TV arguing with those dudes from X-Play, he wouldn't be writing lame books either.

 

He chooses to act like a tw*t and constantly slander Take-Two in the press, and plenty of people, including judges are sick of him. For years and years this guy is constantly attacking video games and specific publishers/developers, and they don't really say anything in return, they handle themselves in court. Now? Now Take-Two is sick of his deflammatory comments and they're fighting back.

 

About damn time. I hope they handle themselves much more courteously than Mr. Thompson and his insane rantings. I think they will.

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Hayden Stasven
Sweet! I hope Jack Thompson loses everything and commits suicide.

I certainly hope that was a stupid joke you sicko. confused.gif

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Helsinki
Sweet! I hope Jack Thompson loses everything and commits suicide.

I certainly hope that was a stupid joke you sicko. confused.gif

I value the life of the chicken, pigs and other animals Jack eats way more than his life. confused.gif I really hope he dies.

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GlockWorkz

I feel sorry for the dude, everyone hating him, death threats.

 

JUST PLAYING.

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die Catalina die

I cant believe some people actually have sympathy for this idiot.. dozingoff.gif He's trying to take away one of the best games of all time, one of your favorite games and you support him? You idiots, dont ever reproduce, please, the world has enough jackasses.

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agent17

I'm so pissed off at Jack Thompson right now. sign-thompson.gif

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AT400

Well, I'm slightly suprised that R* is finally taking action against Jack Tompson. I thought that they were just ignoring him till he went away. Right now, it appears that Jack's world is slowly comming apart, the Florida Barr is concidering removing his ability to practice law in Florida (how did that go anyways?), the people he is taunting is now getting back at them (some say that it is the families that hire him, but thats only part of the story, I'll explain later in this post). I'm possibly expecting him to get divorced soon and him to do something incredibly stupid soon. Jack Tompson from all the articles I have read is a bit of a nutjob who has little idea of how the laws of the country work. He once sent a letter to a Police Chief asking him to arrest a guy who runs a website because of a few comments he didn't like (sort of hypocritical if you ask me, concidering all the things he has said about gamers).

 

As for the Families who hire Tompson being blamed for R*'s problems? Yeah, they're part of the problem, but it isn't entirly their fault. Every group has it's idiots I suppose. For example, I'm a aviation enthusiest and there is this well known personality called Mary Schivo (not related to the one that got the plug pulled a few years ago.) Everytime a plane older than two years old crashes, or a plane that wasn't built in the US crashes (Bombariers, Airbus, Emberaer, Antonov, etc.) she goes to the families and tells them to hire her and sue the manufacture because the plane is unsafe (because it is old or forigen.) She earned the name of Scary Mary with most aviation people that know who she is. She just scares people into thinking brand new American built planes are the only safe things flying out there (thre are just too many factors to list here that would make any plane unsafe.)

 

Now back to Jack. Like Mary, once he sees something that even remotly involves the product in question (in this case, games developed by R*) he will go to the families and convince them that it was THE GAME that was the sole cause of it. These families are possibly very devistated when this happens, trying to find comfort in anyway possible. He possibly has a few people in his firm that just surf the net to look for potential cases. Once they find something, they show it to them and he travles or gives the family a call. He will try to make the family feel like it's not their fault in anyway and the R* intentially made the game like this to cause trouble. But in most aspects, it seems to be the parent's fault. When a parent buys this for their kid, I think that they should try to explain that these games are very differnt from reality and that what happens in them are not very good things to do in reality as it just brings trouble on the kid. If they can see that the kid can't handle such a game, then they shouldn't have bought it from them. Sometimes its also the stores to blame. Some in the US have policies on not selling these to people under 18 (if they are, they need parental consent). These store policies are not very well enforced and this causes a problem too. But it is the fault of the parent in my opinion, this game didn't get a M rating just to sell. They dont' seem to understand that.

 

I'm against restricting games like this to the Over 18 crowd though. I feel that if a parent feels that their kid is mature enough to play it, they can if the kid wants it. I've been playing GTA since I was 14 and I feel that I came out just fine.

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I'm against restricting games like this to the Over 18 crowd though. I feel that if a parent feels that their kid is mature enough to play it, they can if the kid wants it. I've been playing GTA since I was 14 and I feel that I came out just fine.

exactly, if parents dont want their kids to play this, then they simply have to f*cking watch them. Plus, 17 years old? i mean if your kid is 17 years old, you cant cradle them for that much longer...if there is a kid who is 17 and his parents are banning him from gta, he has my sympathy. Plus, if 17 year olds cant buy it, whos gonna buy it for everyone who is too young to buy it?

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A good one by Take Two. That dude Jack Thompson ain't got no freakin' life! rahkstar2.gif

Half the replies in this topic fail at being replies. icon13.gif

 

How many times do I have to tell you people that it's NOT Jack f*cking Tompson, it's the hundreds of people that hire him to do his job as a lawyer. It's the mans job to do what he has to do to make a living. He didn't wake up one day and decide to single handedly take on Rockstar Games, it's what his superiors and his clients pay him to do so he can make his living. Do half of you even realize that once he does stop working the case there will be somebody else right behind him to replace him? There will always be civil lawsuits against violent video games, it isn't going to stop today nor will it stop 20 years from now.

lol.gif

 

You've been living under a rock, haven't you?

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Krailer

I really don't think this is the right thing to do. I mean, why sue the guy? With half the money they're going to spend in the lawsuit, they could make him "disappear". A lot of people disappear these days, so yeah... sly.gif

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richard the pissed
I really don't think this is the right thing to do. I mean, why sue the guy? With half the money they're going to spend in the lawsuit, they could make him "disappear". A lot of people disappear these days, so yeah... sly.gif

is if wasn't for my houdini post, i would offer to take him for a long drive myself.

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MadeInThe80s

Wow, when I look at the posts by some of the idiots here who would pick the enjoyment of a game over a person's life, it kinda makes me think... What if he's actually right?

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AT400
I'm against restricting games like this to the Over 18 crowd though. I feel that if a parent feels that their kid is mature enough to play it, they can if the kid wants it. I've been playing GTA since I was 14 and I feel that I came out just fine.

exactly, if parents dont want their kids to play this, then they simply have to f*cking watch them. Plus, 17 years old? i mean if your kid is 17 years old, you cant cradle them for that much longer...if there is a kid who is 17 and his parents are banning him from gta, he has my sympathy. Plus, if 17 year olds cant buy it, whos gonna buy it for everyone who is too young to buy it?

They're gonna do what people that are too young to get something (like R rated movie tickets or Beer) usually will do. They'll find a random person who can buy it, they ask them to buy it (and lets them keep all or some of the change). Of course, currently, there is no law that I know of (at least in Florida) that makes sure 8 year olds can't buy M rated games. So as long there is no law, more of the people who shouldn't be playing such games are going to play it.

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richard the pissed
Wow, when I look at the posts by some of the idiots here who would pick the enjoyment of a game over a person's life, it kinda makes me think... What if he's actually right?

it depends on who the person is. J.T<game. T.B<game. David Lee Roth>game.

what if he isn't right, and it doesn't matter anyway because he is blatantly a f*cking bigot (homophobe, sexist and racist all in one folks!) who makes baseless and derogatery statements on large ammounts of the worlds population ("Are all you gamers on drugs or something?"), refuses peaceful discussion/debates with his "enemy" 100% of the time (flowers for jack), attemps to sue everyone for everything (penny-arcade),refueses to follow through with his promises (I'M O.K), and only cares about the money?

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Breaking News, Jack Thompson responds to lawsuit

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Dear lord, this guy is on crack or something

 

Jack Thompson responds to the Take Two lawsuit

 

By Ken Fisher | Published: March 17, 2007 - 03:40PM CT

 

Yesterday we reported that Take Two launched a preemptive lawsuit against Jack Thompson aimed at preventing him from pursuing claims in court later this year when both Manhunt 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV debut.

 

Thompson contacted Ars Technica with a response to the suit, and because we wouldn't want to be unfair, here it is in its entirety:

 

    Heads-Up to Video Game Industry Press Re Take-Two Lawsuit Against Jack Thompson

 

    Dear Gamers and Gamer Publications on the Internet and Elsewhere:

 

    I have been praying, literally, that Take-Two and its lawyers would do something so stupid, so arrogant, so dumb, even dumber than what they have to date done, that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two. With the filing of this SLAPP lawsuit last week, my prayers are finally answered.

 

    This lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is, without a doubt, the single dumbest thing I have ever seen any lawyers do in my thirty years of practicing law--while in continuous good standing to do so with The Florida Bar, I might add, the shock radio and video game industry's efforts notwithstanding.

 

    I encourage folks to read Psalm 35, a Psalm of David, which is brilliant in its entirety (since God Himself wrote it), but for those who don't own a Bible or who think their hands will catch on fire if they touch one, here is the salient portion that applies to this lawsuit:

 

    7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit,

    which without cause they have digged for my soul.

 

    8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares;

    and let his net that he hath hid catch himself:

    into that very destruction let him fall.

 

    9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD:

    it shall rejoice in his salvation.

 

    The pit Take-Two has dug for itself will be patently clear next week when I strike back. Oh, and by the way, the entire Take-Two management and board will be gone on March 23, so this pit-digging comes at a very bad time indeed.

 

    Amen, and Praise be to God Almighty, maker of Heaven, Earth, and yes, the maker even video games. Jack Thompson

 

There you have it.

This guy needs some serious help.

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die Catalina die
This guy needs some serious help.

No he needs a bullet square between the eyes.

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AT400

Wait he has good standing with the Florida Bar? When did this happen? Last I checked, they were looking into removing his ability to practice law in Florida.

 

I'm not suprised that Jack would write something like this, though this is a much higher level than his world famous "Prepare to have your toys taken from you little Billy." that he replied to so many gamers who tried to reason with him politely. Of course, if Take Two is gonna fight fire with fire, they should find a part of the Bible that denounces the exloitation of God for personal gain (like our old buddy is doing here and has been known to do many times.)

 

Just wondering, what WOULD happen if Jack suceeded in causeing Take Two to Fall? My guess is that all the developers would possibly be sold to other publishers. So chance are, we'd be see GTA with a Atari Logo or a Ubisoft logo (that would make it ironic then, since they own Reflections (who is known for the Driver Series.)) But that's not likely to happen, I think it is becomming rather aparent to courts that he is just some attention seeker trying to just make trouble where it's not needed. I saw the document on Penny Arcade where Jack tried to get the owner arrested via the law enforcment there for slander. Funny, he can say all the crap he wants to us "drug abusing gamers" but we can't say nothing about him. Nice.

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Hayden Stasven

That last article seems like a bunch of dog doo to me. No sane lawyer would write a letter, like that, addressed to the internet public. Sure, some might argue that Jack Thomson is not sane... and that letter he sent to Bill Gates was kinda strange...

 

I dunno... dozingoff.gif

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Breaking News, Jack Thompson responds to lawsuit

Digg Article

Dear lord, this guy is on crack or something

 

Jack Thompson responds to the Take Two lawsuit

 

By Ken Fisher | Published: March 17, 2007 - 03:40PM CT

 

Yesterday we reported that Take Two launched a preemptive lawsuit against Jack Thompson aimed at preventing him from pursuing claims in court later this year when both Manhunt 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV debut.

 

Thompson contacted Ars Technica with a response to the suit, and because we wouldn't want to be unfair, here it is in its entirety:

 

    Heads-Up to Video Game Industry Press Re Take-Two Lawsuit Against Jack Thompson

 

    Dear Gamers and Gamer Publications on the Internet and Elsewhere:

 

    I have been praying, literally, that Take-Two and its lawyers would do something so stupid, so arrogant, so dumb, even dumber than what they have to date done, that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two. With the filing of this SLAPP lawsuit last week, my prayers are finally answered.

 

    This lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is, without a doubt, the single dumbest thing I have ever seen any lawyers do in my thirty years of practicing law--while in continuous good standing to do so with The Florida Bar, I might add, the shock radio and video game industry's efforts notwithstanding.

 

    I encourage folks to read Psalm 35, a Psalm of David, which is brilliant in its entirety (since God Himself wrote it), but for those who don't own a Bible or who think their hands will catch on fire if they touch one, here is the salient portion that applies to this lawsuit:

 

    7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit,

    which without cause they have digged for my soul.

 

    8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares;

    and let his net that he hath hid catch himself:

    into that very destruction let him fall.

 

    9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD:

    it shall rejoice in his salvation.

 

    The pit Take-Two has dug for itself will be patently clear next week when I strike back. Oh, and by the way, the entire Take-Two management and board will be gone on March 23, so this pit-digging comes at a very bad time indeed.

 

    Amen, and Praise be to God Almighty, maker of Heaven, Earth, and yes, the maker even video games. Jack Thompson

 

There you have it.

This guy needs some serious help.

wow this guy is really on some f*cked up sh*t man. He's insane like ross perot. There's a soluton to this jack thompson ordeal *cocks gun*

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Oh, and by the way, the entire Take-Two management and board will be gone on March 23

This is not true btw. Not surprising. Jacky-boy is talking out of his ass again. Jordan breaks it down at PlanetGTA, but in short, Zelnik and four others are joining the board. If the board grants permission, Zelnik will fire Paul Eibeler, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, and review the employment status of (and to retain or terminate the employment of) Karl Winters. +5, -2 is not exactly "the entire Take-Two management and board." Maybe Illy, err... Albert Mackenzie, can start the war up again! lol.gif

 

Dear Jack,

You have no business with video games or the courtroom. Make a sandwich, go to church,

and leave me alone.

 

-Gamer

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I hope the good people at Rockstar North have some good parodies lined up for JT and his self-righteous delusions.

 

For example, I hope the sh*ttiest peice of sh*t car in the game is named "Thompson". This way every time we steal one, we'll all be driving a "Jacked Thompson"... right into the ocean with a hooker onboard of course.

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Breaking News, Jack Thompson responds to lawsuit

Digg  Article 

Dear lord, this guy is on crack or something

 

Jack Thompson responds to the Take Two lawsuit

 

By Ken Fisher | Published: March 17, 2007 - 03:40PM CT

 

Yesterday we reported that Take Two launched a preemptive lawsuit against Jack Thompson aimed at preventing him from pursuing claims in court later this year when both Manhunt 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV debut.

 

Thompson contacted Ars Technica with a response to the suit, and because we wouldn't want to be unfair, here it is in its entirety:

 

    Heads-Up to Video Game Industry Press Re Take-Two Lawsuit Against Jack Thompson

 

    Dear Gamers and Gamer Publications on the Internet and Elsewhere:

 

    I have been praying, literally, that Take-Two and its lawyers would do something so stupid, so arrogant, so dumb, even dumber than what they have to date done, that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two. With the filing of this SLAPP lawsuit last week, my prayers are finally answered.

 

    This lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is, without a doubt, the single dumbest thing I have ever seen any lawyers do in my thirty years of practicing law--while in continuous good standing to do so with The Florida Bar, I might add, the shock radio and video game industry's efforts notwithstanding.

 

    I encourage folks to read Psalm 35, a Psalm of David, which is brilliant in its entirety (since God Himself wrote it), but for those who don't own a Bible or who think their hands will catch on fire if they touch one, here is the salient portion that applies to this lawsuit:

 

    7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit,

    which without cause they have digged for my soul.

 

    8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares;

    and let his net that he hath hid catch himself:

    into that very destruction let him fall.

 

    9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD:

    it shall rejoice in his salvation.

 

    The pit Take-Two has dug for itself will be patently clear next week when I strike back. Oh, and by the way, the entire Take-Two management and board will be gone on March 23, so this pit-digging comes at a very bad time indeed.

 

    Amen, and Praise be to God Almighty, maker of Heaven, Earth, and yes, the maker even video games. Jack Thompson

 

There you have it.

This guy needs some serious help.

wow this guy is really on some f*cked up sh*t man. He's insane like ross perot. There's a soluton to this jack thompson ordeal *cocks gun*

hes so f*cking whacked out of his mind he is self-parodying. i sometimes wonder if he is really just joking with us ya know, like just "the crazy old jack thompson guy" like that naked cowboy dude from austin, TX. Like in a decade or so everyone, including him, will look back at this and laugh ya know. i mean his ideas and statements are just so out there its almost impossible to take him seriously. and when people do, its almost as if it angers him or something, causing him to do something even more stupid and unexpected. For example people in hollywood who go around dressed strange or something to draw attention to themselves...thats all i really see jack thompson as...some street performer will a little bell dancing around, drawing attention to himself. sadly, he is succeeding. oh well though, maybe we'll see a blow to his little act within the next few months

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Go Take-Two!!! rahkstar2.gifrahkstar2.gifrahkstar2.gifrah.gifrah.gifrah.gifbbq.gifbbq.gifbbq.gif

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