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gamerzworld

Jack Thompson gets Hardballed!

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gamerzworld

This is a great watch if you hate or like Jack Thompson.

 

From Digg:

In a searing editorial, NBC News has completely called out Jack Thompson on his misguided logic for using video games as a scapegoat only hours after victims were killed. "It's so sad. These massacre chasers — they're worse than ambulance chasers — they're waiting for these things to happen so they can jump on their soap box"

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18220228/ (Click Launch at the side with the Jack Thompson picture.)

http://digg.com/gaming_news/MSNBC_BLASTS_J..._on_Video_Games

Edited by gamerzworld

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archiebunker

Nice. icon14.gif

 

 

"He might have killed somebody but he wouldn't have killed 32 if he hadn't rehearsed it and trained himself like a warrior on virtual reality. It can't be done. It just doesn't happen."

 

LOL. I love how Thompson is the modern equivalent of an old man in the 50s talking about how doing The Twist leads to moral corruption.

Edited by archiebunker

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Snake Without a Tongue

Rock and roll has got to go! It's crazy negro music!

 

I hate Jack Thompson with the heat of a thousand fires. How many VT/Columbine/etc victims do you think were fans of GTA or whatever? And yet it's only the paranoid schizos that go out and kill people. Coincidence? Must be.

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GTA3Freak-2001

It seems the world is finally waking up to what a idiot Jack Thompson is, its like the world is fighting back and I think its great. He is getting put in his place, where are his cronies now? Haven't heard a peep out of Hilary Clinton or any of the other JT supporters have you?

 

 

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Jxb1a

It's messed up how Jack Thompson is using this event for his own personal vendetta for violent video games.

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Waddy

looks like this is gona jump and rebound so fast into JT's face.

Hes such an idiot to blame Video games for this, The articles above make perfect sense to me, and im sure to the people that matter it will aswell.

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MuRRaYftw

welcome to a world of censorship and chaos rah.gif

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Svip

So this in turn means that I can become an excellent driver just by playing GTA? I mean, I am just following his logic right now...

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Billy.The.Mountain

 

One thing that people often don't realize is that in the years since video game sales have really exploded, not only have youth violence rates decreased but violence rates in the U.S. have declined precipitously...

 

Doesn't that sound oh so sweet compared to JT's claims??

 

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GodBen
So this in turn means that I can become an excellent driver just by playing GTA? I mean, I am just following his logic right now...

Driving in real life is easy, you just press an X button to go forward and I assume you use the gear-stick as some form of analogue stick to stear. And when you crash at high speeds you just scratch the paint! biggrin.gif

 

Just like going on a shooting rampage is as simple as moving your arm as an annoyingly sensitive analogue stick and pressing down on the circle button all while being shot about a dozen times with no effect on your ability to move.

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Gantons Most Wanted

its about time this asshole got brought to light for the moron he is

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ExtermelySmartMan

 

Jack Thompson gets Hardballed!

 

I thought that only happens to the other part?

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Sillyhed2000

I've got Firefox 2.0 and Flash 9.0 and it's telling me to get Firefox 1.5 and Flash 8.0.

Ffs. Isn't it on YouTube yet?

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Carlito_Brigante

I hope Jack Thompson gets beat to death by a bunch of hooligans.

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archiebunker
I hope Jack Thompson gets beat to death by a bunch of hooligans.

If we resort to violence, the terrorists win.

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fitbikesbmx

id come up with some response to this, but im honestly so sick of people blamming all of their problems on something, i blame the parents and always do, period, the piece of sh*t that shot all those innocent kids at virgina tech was f*cking crazy, and it had nothing to do with video games, i just wish JT was shot instead of those kids because then i wouldnt feel so sad for all the friends and familes of those lost...

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epoxi

 

When Jack Thompson gets worked up, he refers to gamers as "knuckleheads." He calls video games "mental masturbation."

 

Jack Thompson doesn't trust me with a video game? After seeing this, I wouldn't trust him with anything; for fear of ending up in a sticky situation.

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gamerzworld
I gotta post this:

 

http://taketwowins.ytmnd.com/

 

Listen to the music!

Nice job!

Have a cookie! cookie.gif

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K^2

Somebody needs to take JT out to play some shooter games. If he is so apposed to violence, at least that Nerf game, or some paintball sim. After he gets some "training", he's to be taken to a real shooting range, where he can make a complete fool of himself. Maybe then he'd finally figure out that the only thing that prepares you to fire a real gun is firing a real gun.

 

Oh, and to be calm while shooting live ammo at live people, all you need is to be a sociopath. No training is necessary then, and no video game training will help otherwise.

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Snake Without a Tongue
Somebody needs to take JT out to play some shooter games. If he is so apposed to violence, at least that Nerf game, or some paintball sim. After he gets some "training", he's to be taken to a real shooting range, where he can make a complete fool of himself. Maybe then he'd finally figure out that the only thing that prepares you to fire a real gun is firing a real gun.

 

Oh, and to be calm while shooting live ammo at live people, all you need is to be a sociopath. No training is necessary then, and no video game training will help otherwise.

Well put. Also, he could see that it's seriously fkn fun, and doesn't actually appeal to any genuinely sadistic side of the psyche like he assumes. And yes, I realize he'd never admit in a million years that he might actually enjoy shooting a space zombie or something.

 

 

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UnitedDestruction

I liked that article, it was unbiased as far as i can tell. Plus it was funny to see jack thompson choking on his own words lol. Good topic

 

edit: just thought id add, he said that 80% percent of VT played video games, and yet one guy shot up the school. But then according to his statements 4/5 of the school should have gone apesh*t by now? something seems to be missing there

Edited by UnitedDestruction

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Nikofan112

I have a theory. When Pong came out, JT sucked at it and lost ALL THE TIME. Ever since, he has vowed if he couldnt have fun playing videogames, NO ONE COULD. MUWAHHAHAHAHAH.MUWAHAHAHAHAHAH.Err, i was clearing my throat.

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nbond99
I have a theory. When Pong came out, JT sucked at it and lost ALL THE TIME. Ever since, he has vowed if he couldnt have fun playing videogames, NO ONE COULD. MUWAHHAHAHAHAH.MUWAHAHAHAHAHAH.Err, i was clearing my throat.

I strongly support this theory. It's the only logical answer I can think of. biggrin.gif

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fitbikesbmx

this is the kind of point i have been stressing forever, violence does not occur due to video games and if you think it does your a f*cking idiot... what about ancient times? much more violent than the world today.. thats for sure.. whats next? give me a f*cking break

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Sina84

Jack Thompson makes me want to shoot somebody. I mean wtf... If he keeps threatening to try his very best to take away peoples fun, he's in for a big surprise as to what exactly causes people to be violent.

 

Supression has only ever made people go facking nuts. Imagine a world where people weren't alowed to have any fun... I assure you, heads would be a-rolling.

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