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The Jack Thompson thread
« on: May 24, 2008, 09:25:12 pm »
http://www.joystiq.com/2008/05/20/judge-jack-thompson-is-guilty-on-27-of-31-misconduct-charges/


AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAA!!!!!!!!


But yes, This is an official thread to to discuss the childishly entertaining shenanigans of Miami lawyer Jack Thompson. If it dies or breaks the rules of the forum, then let that be, but seeing that article made my day.

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 02:51:02 pm »
I haven't heard about any of this until now.  Glad to see that the government institution itself is recognizing his apparent waste of American tax dollars.

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 04:24:18 pm »
Yeah, really. I actually talked to him on the phone once. Maybe you'd think, "This guy can't be that big of a jackass in real life", but he is. or maybe it's because I prakn called him and yelled "Watch out, Mr. thompson! Janet reno is right behind you with nipples and pubic hair from The Sims 2!"

Oh well. Still an asshole, I say.

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 08:45:30 am »
...breaks the rules of the forum...

Where did you read these "rules" you keep mentioning?

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 08:12:22 pm »
...breaks the rules of the forum...

Where did you read these "rules" you keep mentioning?

I never really read any "Rules", but if everyone remembers correctly they can recall an event where I was almost banned for an exteremely stupid stunt.

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 02:33:12 am »
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I never really read any "Rules", but if everyone remembers correctly they can recall an event where I was almost banned for an exteremely stupid stunt.

That must have been before I joined the compendium. Is what happened still posted/are you allowed to talk about it?

Also, can you correct misspellings in someone's quote and still quote the, or does it have to be taken word for word?

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 02:35:44 am »
He spammed under an alt to prove a point, but the point wasn't good enough and he got a quick talking to. Nothing to big, and for rules check here

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008, 03:13:17 am »
About time he got sued in my opinion. His perpetual skewing of facts and and straw-man arguments have gone on for long enough. At first it was annoying, but then once I realized 1) he was dead serious and 2) would not hush up anytime soon I just decided to use any scene or interview where he opened his mouth and spoke as a piece of entertainment.

People even made some catch tunes from him! Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eWFj1KShcI

He started to really cross the line in my eyes when he wrote a letter to the owner of Rockstar (or whomever it was) on Mothers Day, attacking her for raising such a son, and comparing his actions to the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany.

He would have saved himself a lot of time and wasted air if he had fought a crusade worth fighting, like against meth-brewers.

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008, 03:45:48 pm »
He freakin wrote a hate letter to the guy's mother, that is TOTALLY the way to make a point. :lee:
I at first thought he was a psycho, then I thought he might have a point, cuz a kid shouldn't be able to buy a rated R game, then I found out he really IS a freakin' psycho, an IMMATURE psycho.

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 09:44:18 pm »
I thought he might have a point, cuz a kid shouldn't be able to buy a rated R game,

Well, I played SIlent Hill, Resident Evil, Metal gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto, and many other M Games before i hit the age of 8. When I was 11, I even played through Leisure Suit Larry (though i regret it). I don't think that it should be against the law to sell M games to younger audiences, but I think that the parents should definitely have a say if they think their child isn't ready.

Then again, most parents, (not saying all,  especially mine), are somewhat naiive to the ways of gaming. Have you ever been to an R rated movie, and then you hear a screaming 5 year old in the theater? Those parents might let them watch a guy get loaded with barrels full of lead, but they wouldn't even fathom letting them particpate in an unrealistic simulator even if it only involves Zombies or Giant Mechs. As a parent, one should try play a demo of the game, or at least supervise the child while he or she plays it.

Another point, parents are afraid of exposing their children to violence, but then how do you explain the large youthful audiences of Dragon Ball, or even Pokemon? The former depicts that you can fly and shoot fireballs with your hands while beating the crap out of people, while the latter depicts cockfighting to solve playground disputes. I grew up watching those shows and loving them to death, but it wasn't until now that I realized they're not much worse than R rated movies or games.

The message i'm trying to convey here is to NOT buy your child video games directed towards a mature audience if you know he or she are Batcrap Crazy. However, if your child is an avid gamer, no matter the age, and you believe that they're intellegent and responsible for their own safety, then sure, go pick them up that copy of Final Fantasy VII or MGS, even if the characters may swear every 5 minuts and gore is abundant.

Many M rated games are incredible, unforgettable, magnificent works of art that shouldn't be missed out on. A plethura of memories could be created for a young gamer by buying them a new game, even if it's M Rated, and it'll put a smile on their faces.

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2008, 01:47:50 pm »
Many M rated games are incredible, unforgettable, magnificent works of art that shouldn't be missed out on. A plethura of memories could be created for a young gamer by buying them a new game, even if it's M Rated, and it'll put a smile on their faces.

The Longest Journey, being one of them.

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2008, 12:23:45 pm »
I don't think i've heard of the longest journey. I'll go wikipedia it....

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2008, 03:16:22 pm »

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 03:20:31 pm »
Oh-oh my god, I nearly fell out of my chair! ahaahahaha!!!!

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Re: The Jack Thompson thread
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2008, 10:01:27 pm »
Suck it, Mr. Thompson.

Suck it hard.