Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Jack Thompson - GTA 4 Mission "clearly a reference to me"

GamePolitics.com reports that lawyer/crusader for video game legislation Jack Thompson is saying that Rockstar Games has put him in their next Grand Theft Auto game...as a target to kill. He is threatening to sue and try to block the sale of the game if he is not removed from the game.

Well, first, he is apparently not mentioned in the game. There is simply a lawyer character who believes in banning violent video games. Jack Thompson is sure it's a jab at him.

"...the fact that the lawyer, killed on Niko's first mission, would bring up video games, makes it clearly a reference to me..."

Hmmm, you know, come to think of it, I could be mistaken for Mario...maybe I should sue. Come on, Mr. Thompson. Seriously? The fact that the Florida Bar had to impose disciplinary action on you, and that you lost your license to practice law in Alabama says to me you're basically an idiot.

I wasn't planning on buying GTA 4, but now I may do so just so I can play that mission and pretend it's you.


Anonymous said...

Clearly Jack Thompson knows how fringe his options are if he thinks that any reference to “video game hating layers” can only refer to him. I believe that a healthy society needs many advocates with a diversity of causes. However, it really stinks when those advocates are unethical lawsuit happy lawyers.

P.S. Jack Thompson will naturally assume that the last sentence refers to him and only him.

Raela Drigger said...

Jack Thompson is really getting tons of flak due to his crusade against violent video games. But there is one thing that we all should get in mind: the games are only works of fiction; they aren't made to promote violence to people.