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Gaco
04-23-08, 02:41 PM
The anti-Gaming crusader Jack Thompson just now issued an open letter to Take-Two's CEO Strauss Zelnick's mother. In the letter he compares Strauss Zelnick with Hitler Jügend and directly blames the GTA-series for the killing of three cops in the state of Alabama. Using the Old Testament Mr. Thompson also accuses Strauss Zelnick’s mother for having gived Strauss such a bad upbringing that he is now a sociopath.

It is entertaining read to say at least when the disturbed lawer really goes at it. If the good Mr. Thompson was just acting a a bit more sane, articulate AND well informed then perhaps the gaming industry would take him a little more serious. As it is now he is just one big advertising pillar for Grand Theft Auto IV. However the the letter was not send directly to the mother as first rumoured on the internet.

Read a juicy extract below:


What you will see in your son’s game, if this iteration of GTA is anything like its predecessors, is incredible interactive violence aimed at police officers (whom you can shoot in the head and see the blood spray), innocent bystanders (whom you can run over with your car just for the heck of it), and of course the plentiful female prostitutes you can have sex with and then filet with a knife or stomp with your feet in order to get your money back. Experts note that the recent plethora of cop killings is caused in part by your darling son’s entrepreneurial energy. There are three policemen dead in Alabama because of Grand Theft Auto. I was on 60 Minutes about it. I hope Strauss has provided you with a flat screen tv to see the grief of the bereaved families that fills the screen.

The pornography and violence that your son trafficks in is the kind of stuff that most mothers would be ashamed to see their son putting into the hands of other mothers’ children, but, hey, your son Strauss has recently assured the world that he is “a Boy Scout, everybody knows that.” I’d love to see the merit badges that Scout Troop handed out. Is there a Ted Bundy merit badge? If so, your loving son deserves one now. It should be red and green, for obvious reasons.

Your son, this very moment, is doing everything he possibly can to sell as many copies of GTA IV to teen boys in the United States, a country in which your son claims you raised him to be “a Boy Scout.” More like the Hitler Youth, I would say. Happy Mother’s day, Mrs. Zelnick, which this year is May 11, two weeks after your son unleashes porn and violence upon other mothers’ boys. I’m sure you’re very proud.

Read the whole thing at Diehard Gamefan. (http://diehardgamefan.insidepulse.com/2008/04/22/jack-thompsons-open-letter-to-take-two-ceos-mother/)

(News taken from dailyrush.dk)

AngelGraves13
04-23-08, 02:45 PM
Damn, this ****er is a pariah. He's like Hitler and wants to kill every gamer. I'll tear him a new one and then throw him in a Russian prison. That should teach him a thing or two. He can ask all the criminals if they've ever played games and they'll all say no and then teach him a game or two.

lol

BioHazZarD
04-23-08, 02:56 PM
Yeah and her son is like 10 years old ? Really that guy has lost his mind long time ago.

Madpistol
04-23-08, 03:55 PM
So who wants to put a hit on Jack Thompson's head? Honestly, Jack has gone too far this time. Since he lost his "crusade" with the government over violent games, he's openly berating Strauss Zelnick's mother... How low can you get?

Besides, GTA IV can't buy this publicity. The game will be a runaway success for sure.

NarcissistZero
04-23-08, 04:08 PM
If he wants to hate people for kids playing GTA he should hate the parents who mindlessly buy it for their kids without even knowing what they're doing.

crainger
04-23-08, 04:10 PM
Surely this nonsense is enough to strip him of any qualifications he has left.

If he wants to hate people for kids playing GTA he should hate the parents who mindlessly buy it for their kids without even knowing what they're doing.

QFT!

This is key for things to change. If parents can once again be held responsible for what they buy for their kids AND what stores sell to children, then and only then I can play the games I want HOW the developer intended them. GTAIV has been censored in AU, Dark Sector banned. ::(:

WeReWoLf
04-23-08, 04:23 PM
Hey, keep petitioning the classification board. We're bound to get an R18+ rating someday.

Noriega
04-23-08, 04:48 PM
JACK THOMPSON PLEASE WRITE A LETTER TO REALEAS PC VERSION SOON!

Vanzagar
04-23-08, 05:23 PM
Damn I gotta get this game, it sounds great... these type of publicity stunts must be great for sales....

Lith1um
04-23-08, 05:25 PM
JT could use a bullet in the brain pan.

AngelGraves13
04-23-08, 05:40 PM
I think prison rape will be better for him. That way...he can work with criminals from the inside out lol

crainger
04-23-08, 06:48 PM
Hey, keep petitioning the classification board. We're bound to get an R18+ rating someday.

Oh I have been. It's looking good. I think we will get one.

Buio
04-24-08, 04:00 AM
If you check the link to the original news site, you see that the "letter" is in reality a comment on a newspost on Kotaku.
http://kotaku.com/381876/the-week-in-grand-theft-auto-iv#c5292410

So I doubt that it is really Jack behind the comments.
You can read more of "his" comments here:
http://kotaku.com/commenter/jackthompson/

evox
04-24-08, 05:36 AM
Kotaku trying to get more hits or is this real?

hell_of_doom227
04-24-08, 07:09 AM
He should find a girlfriend.

mailman2
04-24-08, 08:03 AM
Do you guys know how much anal sex a letter like this is worth in jail? My God. He's gonna get worked over like an altar boy on Sunday evening.

Yaboze
04-24-08, 08:55 AM
I realize some of the responses here are in jest, but this is exactly what he is saying. Everyone here is saying kill him and stuff, but that is his point.

He angered the courts so he was silenced and writing a letter to this guys mom is crossing the line. The guy is a grownup, he's not some High School kid that smoked in the bathroom. He's getting very desperate at this point. It's getting to the point of harassment now.

If someone were to harm Jack, it would not help gamers at all. That would help prove his case even more. Gamers would be blamed even if a gamer didn't do it, probably.

He needs to be verbally silenced, discredited, banished and isolated by his peers and community so he'll just dry up and go away.

evox
04-24-08, 11:03 AM
I realize some of the responses here are in jest, but this is exactly what he is saying. Everyone here is saying kill him and stuff, but that is his point.

He angered the courts so he was silenced and writing a letter to this guys mom is crossing the line. The guy is a grownup, he's not some High School kid that smoked in the bathroom. He's getting very desperate at this point. It's getting to the point of harassment now.

If someone were to harm Jack, it would not help gamers at all. That would help prove his case even more. Gamers would be blamed even if a gamer didn't do it, probably.

He needs to be verbally silenced, discredited, banished and isolated by his peers and community so he'll just dry up and go away.
Kill>Body bag>pier.

:D