Checking In With Jack

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Checking In With Jack

An ordinary man would retire after numerous defeats and personal setbacks, but Jack Thompson is no ordinary man.

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Persistent bastard, isn't he?

Well it seems it is not over, you know what this means right
we need to assemble the team, the team of super Gaming

I dont get whats so bad about the bill he is trying to pass, isnt it already an offence to sell games to people too young to own them?

johnman:
I dont get whats so bad about the bill he is trying to pass, isnt it already an offence to sell games to people too young to own them?

What's bad about his bill is that it gives game store owners every incentive to NOT enforce ESRB ratings... because if they try, and slip up, they'll get fined. When retailers stop trying as a result, Whacko Jacko can then claim that the ebil, ebil gamerz are trying to pervert your children... and start the hype train rolling on banning game content.

He's crazy, and his legal tactics are blatently stupid, but he does have a rationale behind his moves that isn't entirely in the realm of the moonbat.

For the record, I think he's completely wrong on this; I think it's up to parents to choose games for their children, and not the state.

-- Steve

PS: I wonder if anybody's called Jacko a Commie pinko to his face? If nothing else, it'd be amusing to watch his face turn Soviet Red...

johnman:
I dont get whats so bad about the bill he is trying to pass, isnt it already an offence to sell games to people too young to own them?

I t basically means that, if the stores say they'll do what they already do (not sell M rated games to kids) and then do any way, they can be sued. Thing is, that would just make them stop doing that altogether; you can't get sued for lying about that if you don't restrict game sales at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyDNwjWHqbk

Just a little something I found was funny regarding Jack Thompson .

They should make a comic book.

"Jack Thompson: Supertroll"

Also, Jack always reminds me of Senator/Vice-President Kinsey from Stargate for some reason.

I don't care if it isn't over, this is a victory and should be celebrated.

Just ignore him and hell go away... if any of his laws get passed, the big gaming compaines will just relocate and all he would have acheived would be a stifling of small time developers... way to go

Dear God,

I know I've not being that good a follower. I'm not even truly convinced you exist, truth be told. But if you do exist, and happened to have a little, tiny bit of spare time, can you put some sanity into Jack Thompson?

Thank you Lord, in advance.

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After failing to work up an appetite among legislators to have the veto overturned, he demanded that Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff prosecute retailers who sold "pornographic" (ie., violent) videogames to minors and threatened to proceed with "legal action" against him if he declined to do so.

I thought he was barred from legal action unless he had a lawyer agree to represent him?

This is all I have to say and I don't care if I get probation for it...mhm. FUKC OFF JACK JUST FUCK OFF AND LEAVE US ALONE, YOU'RE NOT IN ANY POWER ANY MORE JUST FUCK AND LEAVE WITH WHAT LITTLE DIGNITY YOU HAVE LEFT YOU OLD SAC OF CRAP!

To paraphrase that Yahtzee interview I saw on YouTube once, the thing you have to remember about Jack Thompson and people like him is that they are old, and will probably die before we do. So we can take some comfort from that, at least.

Well atleast this stuff doesn't make me angry anymore; it's just funny. That's probably because he's made it some obvious how full of shit he is, he just isn't a threat anymore. Poor bastard. He should have quit when he might have still had a little dignity left.

2012: JT for President.

He is performing a valuable service though, making us look good by being his "enemies".

I do feel sorry for him, it must be a very lonely life.

He just keeps trying..?
Man, You think when you get disbarred from practicing law in Florida, You might not be cut out for the job as a legal attorney? (Hintity Hint Hint)

So he's got something bigger than the Supreme Court to appeal to?
So, going by the Kai hierarchy set by DBZ, he's going to have to release a perverted old court from a sword or somehow fuse the Supreme Court with its bodyguard, thus creating KibitoCourt. Well that's two of his options. Maybe the Grand Court?

Just in case he's right, I'll pretend to agree with him, that way I win no matter the outcome.

On second thought I could just ask what evidence he actually has to say that videogames make killers and not that killers play videogames. You would have to prove to me that personality is completely environment and not in any way genetic.

johnman:
I dont get whats so bad about the bill he is trying to pass, isnt it already an offence to sell games to people too young to own them?

As noted above, what he's trying to do is foist a degree of liability on retailers that's an order of magnitude beyond common sense, and a disincentive to actually implementing any store policies to enforce the ESRB.

While some stores do have policies about ESRB based age checks, they're just that, store policies and nothing more, and various state attempts to enact legislation to make them legally enforceable have generally failed.

Part of the reason for that, is that there's generally two grades of id/age verification. The first is strict verification, where the retail establishment is legally liable for any failures, ie booze retailers, and the second is casual verification, where the establishment makes a good faith effort, but should little Timmy come home with a copy of GTA IV, the most the store is on the hook for is a sincerely worded apology from the CEO's executive assistant, a writeup in the sales clerk's folder, a $5 coupon for the food court, and, until recently, a nuisance lawsuit from JT.

Another point that's caused such legislation to fail, is that a store generally has no way of knowing whether a child's parent approves or disapproves of any given title. I'm sure there are far more parents in this country who would be upset that their precious babykins was denied Saw XVIII: The Game, than there are parents who would be upset that little Timmy was able to bring home a copy of GTA IV.

dreadedcandiru99:
To paraphrase that Yahtzee interview I saw on YouTube once, the thing you have to remember about Jack Thompson and people like him is that they are old, and will probably die before we do. So we can take some comfort from that, at least.

I was from 'Not Quite Art' - and interesting short (3 episode) series I watched by download, heh.

PirateKing:
So he's got something bigger than the Supreme Court to appeal to?
So, going by the Kai hierarchy set by DBZ, he's going to have to release a perverted old court from a sword or somehow fuse the Supreme Court with its bodyguard, thus creating KibitoCourt. Well that's two of his options. Maybe the Grand Court?

I wouldn't be surprised if we appealed to the Queen of Britain to repeal the independence of America just so he could have brand new to courts to appeal madly too.

I find this so so very hilarious.

I can't help thinking that Jack Thompson is computer gamings answer to Pat Pulling - both very driven but ultimately misguided people who develop a bitter vendetta with forms of entertainment. (In Pullings case it was her son's death, which she blamed on a curse being placed on him in a game of D&D.)

What happened in Thompsons past to make him hate games so?

liamlemon7:
Well it seems it is not over, you know what this means right
we need to assemble the team, the team of super Gaming

Avengers Assemble!

can i sign up to join Team Super Gaming
>':-D

Doug:

PirateKing:
So he's got something bigger than the Supreme Court to appeal to?
So, going by the Kai hierarchy set by DBZ, he's going to have to release a perverted old court from a sword or somehow fuse the Supreme Court with its bodyguard, thus creating KibitoCourt. Well that's two of his options. Maybe the Grand Court?

I wouldn't be surprised if we appealed to the Queen of Britain to repeal the independence of America just so he could have brand new to courts to appeal madly too.

Well, I guess that's a little more plausible than using the Dragon Balls.

I'm so glad the gaming industry finally did what every other American industry does and hired lobbyists. I mean, Jack Thompson was always going to be marginalized (he's completely pants) but at least the industry isn't getting harassed by the politicians anymore.

One of the reasons I stay at this site is for this kind of reporting, I haven't on any other gaming site read anything of this depth or with this much research about JT. I am pretty amazed and pleased to hear about the Huntsman guy who vetoed this bill, he seems to be one of the first politicians looking at this smartly and not being sucked into the child-danger issues. Not to say that they aren't valid issues, but they are blown far out of proportion, especially by good ol' Jack, so to see him actually consider what the bill would cause is, to me, fantastic.

persistent bloke ain't he

So we've finally seen the last of the persistent Wile E. Coyote of Video-Game Hatred?

Why does he do it? For the sole reason of making me lulz.

Jack really needs to get a World of Warcraft account so that he can occupy his time with something more useful.

Sewblon:
Jack really needs to get a World of Warcraft account so that he can occupy his time with something more useful.

Ultra burn.

"in his 2008 bar trial it was revealed that Thompson sent so many faxes to Alabama Judge James Moore in 2005 that it actually broke the poor man's fax machine."
Bwahahhaha!
Great article, hopefully one day Jack will die.

Doug:
Dear God,

I know I've not being that good a follower. I'm not even truly convinced you exist, truth be told. But if you do exist, and happened to have a little, tiny bit of spare time, can you put some sanity into Jack Thompson?

Thank you Lord, in advance.

I am sorry, my child.
Not even I have that kind of power. The universe has a set way of working, you see...
But Jack Thompson is a rebel in his own way.

Also, when I created him, I was drinking absinthe.
That shit is strong, man.

Almost Always Sometimes There,
-God

(p.s. pornographic: I do not think it means what he thinks it means.)

MaxTheReaper:

Doug:
Dear God,

I know I've not being that good a follower. I'm not even truly convinced you exist, truth be told. But if you do exist, and happened to have a little, tiny bit of spare time, can you put some sanity into Jack Thompson?

Thank you Lord, in advance.

I am sorry, my child.
Not even I have that kind of power. The universe has a set way of working, you see...
But Jack Thompson is a rebel in his own way.

Also, when I created him, I was drinking absinthe.
That shit is strong, man.

Almost Always Sometimes There,
-God

(p.s. pornographic: I do not think it means what he thinks it means.)

God damnit! Oh, sorry.

Also, when I created him, I was drinking absinthe.

This would explain a hell of a lot!

(p.s. pornographic: I do not think it means what he thinks it means.)

Indeed. Unless he thinks, for example, Gears of war contain alot of naked pictures (*cough-Marcus-cough*)!

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