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Old 09-18-2007   #1
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Jack Thompson [The Secret GTA IV Fanboy]

Jack Thompson has hit back yet again, this time to the Golberg Lawyer reference in one of the GTA IV previews, you see, Mr. Thompson, for some reason, was reading a games magazine which had a GTA IV preview in it, you know, as Lawyers do, and noticed it and decided to go on another rant.

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Old 09-18-2007   #2
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oh the insanity...what next?
what are the chances of everyone beleiving him and rockstar having to turn gta IV into noddy:the game
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Old 09-18-2007   #3
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Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release

http://gamepolitics.com/2007/09/18/j...block-release/


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Plenty of gamers would give their left arm to be included in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Miami attorney Jack Thompson, however, claims that he’s depicted in the game and wants out. And he threatens to block the release of GTA IV if Rockstar doesn’t comply.

In a document filed yesterday with a federal court in Florida, Thompson includes a letter written to Take Two Chairman Strauss Zelnick which reads in part:

I have this morning read with interest an article on page 80 and 81 of the September 2007 issue of Game Informer magazine which was generated when, according to its author, Rockstar Games “stopped by the Game Informer offices for an impromptu hour-long gameplay session with the Xbox 360 version of the game.”

The showcasing play of the game to Game Informer revealed that the first killing mission of the “hero” of the game, Niko, is to kill a certain lawyer. When Niko comes into this lawyer’s office, having used subterfuge to do so, Niko pulls a gun on the lawyer who says, “that the firm supports the second amendment and that ‘Guns don’t kill people. Video games do.’”

…The fact that the lawyer, killed on Niko’s first mission, would bring up video games, makes it clearly a reference to me… This is not the first time Rockstar Games and Take Two have targeted me in this fashion. Take Two references to me as a bisexual pedophile on its corporate website…

GP: What’s he referring to here? See GamePolitics’ September, 2005 article Jack Thompson Accuses Rockstsar of… Parody. Thompson’s letter continues:

You have until five o’clock P.M. this Friday… to inform me that you are going to delete the above references and any other references that could reasonably be construed to be references to me in Grand Theft Auto IV and any other video games that are pending release…

Now you have descended this low - using one of your games to threaten my physical safety… Failure to comply with the deadline… will result in my having to take necessary and proper means to stop release of the game which targets me personally… given the copycatting of violent games…



I think he really should get a life to live, He need to get is head checked again too. I think he did recently
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Old 09-18-2007   #4
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Well it's pretty obvious the mission was included because he was a thorn in Take2's asshole.

Depends, he might not be able to do alot of major damage but he could try to stir shit up that would probably land a bad spotlight or etc

Tense situation because JT knows how to mix words and get a fear factor from his cryptic messages


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He personally might not be able to do anything about it but i'm sure he could get some people on his side and try to push his way into the decision
edit: Thread merged so i'll just merge my posts
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Old 09-18-2007   #5
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That could be anyone.. I don't see him doing any damage or anything with this.
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Took him this long to notice that?
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He really can't do anything about it. They didn't use his name.
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Can't do anything legally.
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GTAIV includes males in the age range of 18-30 who wear shoes, and the player can kill them! I've got my lawsuit against Take2 ready for using me in their game.
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You'd certainly hope so. All characters portrayed in this game are fictitious and any resemblance to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental. I think that should cover it.
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Sounds like Jack Thompson has never heard of freedom of speech. He really needs to get a life.
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Man, he's so slow, the mags were out for like 2 months ago. :p Take2 can legally take action (according to the agreement made several months back, I think) against him if he tries block the sale.

Edit: Oh, we've had 2 similar threads. Merged.

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Old 09-19-2007   #12
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every time this guy appears on the news he gets owned so bad
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What an unbelievable ego this guy has. The lawyer character could be a parody of pretty much any of the thousands of tubthumpers who protest against videogames. In 100 years people are going to look back at our era and laugh thanks to morons like Thompson - he's no better than the book-burning Taleban.
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Event he government find him hilarious nowadays and find him to be a joke. Nothing will happen.
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This guy sucks. He's like hitler of the gaming world. He has brung it upon himself. He should just stay away from anything thats to do with gaming.

And anyway he has no proof that it is based on himself. He still has a little bit of time left. He should just apoligize and say that he was wrong and that he made a mistake and f*** off back to the cave that he came from.
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