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Post by loading on Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:09 pm

Mr. Jack Thompson!!! Congratulations!

Being disbarred for life from representing yourself or any other person wasn't enough. You had to take it a step further. Mr. Thompson came out from underneath his rock to see if he could grab the media's attention, and that he did.

You may remember Jack from the Grand Theft Auto III fiasco back in '03. He's also responsible for taking The Howard Stern Show off normal radio programming. Thompson is known for his role as an anti-video-game activist, particularly against violence and sex in video games. In July 2008, Thompson was permanently disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court for inappropriate conduct, including making false statements to tribunals and disparaging and humiliating litigants.

Go figure...

Recently, he wrote a letter to Gabe Newell (if you didn't know Mr. Newell is DA BOSS for Valve).



Dear Mr. Newell:

You either know or should know that the more moral midgets who run Checkerboarded Studios have created a mod for your company's Half-Life which they call School Shooter: North American Tour 2012. This mod is a full-blown Columbine massacre simulator which cannot function without your company's assistance and acquiescence.

Attached herewith is a letter from FHE-ASAP that expresses their, my, and others' concerns about this Columbine massacre mod. As you either know or should know, your Half-Life murder simulator was obsessively played, and thus became a training aid, for a) teenaged Robert Steinhauser, who authored at Erfurt, Germany, the worst school shooting massacre in European history, and b) Seung-Hi Cho, who authored at Virginia Tech University the worst school shooting massacre in world history. As to the latter, the sources of this information are the Washington Post and the New York Times. Now some sociopaths have made reprises of Erfurt and Virginia Tech far more likely.

Given the fact that your company has the technological ability to stop the operation of School Shooter, you must undertake steps immediately to do so.

Speaking for myself alone (for now), you have until five o'clock pm Eastern standard time this Friday, March 18, 2011, to shut down this public safety hazard I predicted years ago this school massacre game would arrive. I hate being right all the time.

GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.

Regards, Jack Thompson

Contrary to Thompson's assertions, the official U.S. government report on the murders of 32 people at Virginia Tech in 2007 made no mention of video games whatsoever.

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What a grade A 'Jack'ass.
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Post by Spock on Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:17 pm

jack thompson is not a real lawyer, i.e. his emails dont mean shit

(didnt stop modDB from pussying out and removing the mod)
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Post by loading on Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:53 pm

Exactly, which is why most likely Gabe won't do anything at all about it. But it would be interesting to see a response email if he did generate one.

I'd imagine it would be along the lines of "Piss off, it's not my problem."
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