Jack Thompson Threatens Gabe Newell Over School Shooter Mod

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"I hate being right all the time?" Seriously Thompson? This is just a new level of stupid, even for you.

How could someone have the audacity to call Mr. Newell out like that? Hes's an incredible man. I'm sure he would discourage this mod as much as any other guy, but censorship? Eugh. Hate to have that burden on your shoulders.

I thought Jacko was banned from speaking out against gaming? Isn't this, you know, ILLEGAL?! For someone who was apparently a fucking lawyer, that's pretty embarrassing.
I swear Jack's testing the waters, and seeing how far deep he can go before he gets prison time.

This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read, at least in a long time.

Saying Half-Life is a murder simulator is like saying Silent Hill 2 is a rape simulator.

GreyKnight3445:

CrazyCapnMorgan:
I think I can sum up my feelings for this arrogant, deluded, misinformed waste of redundant protoplasm with three simple words:

Grrrr, I'm going to save myself a long time of ranting by playing Diablo 2 and pretending HE is Mephisto. Over. And over. And over again.

thats technically 5 words

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1 Go 2 Fuck 3 Your (as in possessive, not as in a contraction of You and Are) 4 Self

I like to think this mod was made just to troll Jack Thompson.

If so..
Well played. Well played indeed.

Charlie Sheen has nothing on Jack Thompson now.

SAT4NSLILHELPER:
I thought he finally took the hint and went away...

People like this don't take hints. They rarely take comments as blunt and forceful as a sledgehammer to the face, either.

its a mod jack thompson even if they delete it it would be made on another engine it yust so happens that the source engine is realy good.

I called this by a mile away. I mean, the mod is awful, but taking it down, for the sake of just taking it down, because a nutwit wanted to, is just as wrong as the mod itself.

Also, c'mon, absolutely nobody takes this guy seriously, why does he think that Valve shouldn't respond the same way that Rockstar did is beyond human reasoning. But, again, it's Jack Thompson... so...

Dont see Gabe backing down against this guy.

The best way to put this is, he is powerless, ignore him.

GreyKnight3445:

CrazyCapnMorgan:
I think I can sum up my feelings for this arrogant, deluded, misinformed waste of redundant protoplasm with three simple words:

Grrrr, I'm going to save myself a long time of ranting by playing Diablo 2 and pretending HE is Mephisto. Over. And over. And over again.

thats technically 5 words

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I'm a heavy tipper. >.> (Cookie for the person who gets THAT reference)

MindBullets:
While you're at it, why don't you blame the Wright brothers for the Sept. 11th attacks?

Ignorant prick.

This guy

pg.shadowrunner:
...sigh.

Double sign...

I hope Gabe & Valve rip him to shreds somehow, just to make an example of this fool.

I don't even think that the mod is released yet.

Well, Jacko, you had earned my respect when you defended the Mass Effect when people claimed it was a rape sim but now you lost it again but I will admit that I don't like nor support the idea that the mind behind the school shooter mod came up with and thought it was a good idea to make it

Btw, he actually defended the sex scenes in Mass Effect I am not screwing with you

Proof: http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/01/29/jack_thompson_defends_mass_effect_sex_scene/1

Anyone else constantly getting an image of a crazed monkey bending bars and escaping from the zoo every time they see the name Jack Thompson and his always accompanying disbarred title?

Im sorry did he just call Half Life a murder simulator and blame it for school shootings? Because thats what I read.

He can't be serious. But wait, he's not, he's just insane.

BanthaFodder:
if I was Gabe Newall, THIS would be my response:
Dear Mr. Thompson,
My company did NOT create this mod and we do not have to approve any mods. To say we should have to approve mods would be the same thing as saying Crayola has to approve every kindergartener's drawing. We simply gave the community the tools to make whatever they wanted. Mods are downloaded and installed by individuals. If we were to remove this mod (as you suggested), we would have to personally delete it off of the hard drive of every single person who installed it. As you can plainly see, this is simply not feasable. But what worries me about your letter is the "or else". Is this a threat? What could have caused you to become so violent Mr. Thompson? Especially towards a total stranger? I personally think it's the anger shown on shows like Fox News. They perpetrate hate towards the gaming community and act as "hate-simulators" specifically designed to brainwash people into committing acts of hate. I mean, honestly, CHILDREN could be watching! It's a shame that this awful medium has brainwashed a fine mind as yourself. First using a derogatory term for little-people, then threatening innocent strangers? WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END MR. THOMPSON?
Yours Truly,
Gabe Newall

Also, this guy

Damn, I really hate this guy. That said, I think this mod is kind of sickening. Also, I'm not sure just how Gabe Newell is involved... He came out with the game five years ago, and has no involvement whatsoever in the modding process. He can't simply wave his hand and make it go away, because he's not involved.

Jack Thompson is a troll -_-

"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."

Yeah cause valve closes at 5PM? or uh.. he'll send another angry letter, or what? Not much of an "or else!"

RanD00M:
Didn't Jacky lose his lawyer rights in '09? Or something like that which made it so he can't attack the video gaming industry publicly. So isn't he breaking the law by doing this?

If im not incorrect, this is a letter to a single man, not a mass letter open for public viewing. it may be sent to multiple people, but it is not meant for the entire world to know about it. so this is a private message delivered by the US postal service. so therefore, not illegal, but threatening nonetheless. but who knows? i dont know law well yet.

Thanks to this letter, I now know that Washington Post and New York Times tell blatant lies. Guns n Roses had more of a connection to the VA Tech shooting than video games, and even that doesn't hold much water.

Jack Thompson loves the game industry.
Why?
Because we give him the light of day.

Stop doing this and he will go away.

It's really quite sad now because he's looking more and more like a fledgeling old man trying to get attention for the very last time.

Also - stop it with the stupid Captchas already. Yes, I realise why you're doing it but a 3 year old account with 80+ posts isn't going to start spamming all of a sudden. Work in a formula to the Captcha algorithm that takes something like this in to account please.

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Ok...ummm...no one cares what you think anymore, you had the right idea for once, cause a school shooter game isn't really morally acceptable, and you still turn into a complete idiot.
So good night, and go fuck yourself

You know what? I take that back, you still don't have the right idea. Go fight against snuff films or something, at least then, someone is actually being physically harmed.

who's fault is it? the person that sells the paint or the painter who paints the terrible art?

Speaking for amoral midgets everywhere: Gabe Newell has nothing to do with this and Jack Thompson should quit while he is soundly not ahead. You can disbar the idiot and he still thinks he's God.

From Jack's point of view it's not just the painter and the person who sells the paint but also the fault of the canvas and anyone who attended the art gallery.

Awwww ... isn't that cute - Jack Thompson thinks he's still relevant to anything.

At least he's still good for a laugh. Really, its cute that he thinks vague threats from a disbarred lawyer are worth anything.

I don't even think that this guy is worth a news anymore. Seriously, did anyone read the letter without laughing? Just look at how it's written, you can clearly see that he has no idea what he's writing.
Besides, Gabe Newell is too awesome to even care what that guys doing. He should just ignore him, if he doesn't feed the troll it will go away.

Geez, someone needs to put this fuck out of our misery...

There are so many people worth raging at here: Jack, for being a totally ignorant moral guardian; Checkerboard, for going and doing something like this in the first place (it pretty much just seems to be made for stirring up drama, after all); and plenty more, I'm sure. Gabe, however, is not one of those people.

conflictofinterests:

GreyKnight3445:

CrazyCapnMorgan:
I think I can sum up my feelings for this arrogant, deluded, misinformed waste of redundant protoplasm with three simple words:

Grrrr, I'm going to save myself a long time of ranting by playing Diablo 2 and pretending HE is Mephisto. Over. And over. And over again.

thats technically 5 words

image

1 Go 2 Fuck 3 Your (as in possessive, not as in a contraction of You and Are) 4 Self

Completely missing the point. Yourself is one word, it's a reflexive pronoun. He was referring to the "Hey, Jack..." part as the other two words.

"HEY ASSHOLES! USE YOUR BIG CORPORATE POWERS TO CRUSH, CENSOR AND OTHERWISE SILENCE THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH OF YOUR GAME'S FANS BECAUSE IT MIGHT OFFEND SOMEBODY WITH ITS HORRID VIOLENCE! Now excuse me while I watch the most recent Hostel move."

Yours truley,
Douchey McDickhead

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