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nekrosoft13
09-19-07, 03:35 PM
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…


http://gamepolitics.com/2007/09/18/jack-thompson-says-gta-4-mission-target-is-him-threatens-to-block-release/

nightmare beta
09-19-07, 03:42 PM
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…


http://gamepolitics.com/2007/09/18/jack-thompson-says-gta-4-mission-target-is-him-threatens-to-block-release/

Jack Thompson needs to cool down.

He's eventually going to snap like Frank Grimes did on the simpsons.

I wonder what he'll do in his grand finale.

evox
09-19-07, 03:51 PM
Oh god... why doesn't thompson get a frickin' life : /

3DBrad
09-19-07, 03:54 PM
Rockstar is about the dumbest video game developer around. :rolleyes:

six_storm
09-19-07, 04:02 PM
They will have a Jack Thompson lookalike in the game but call him "Tack Jhompson" or something silly.

shabby
09-19-07, 05:11 PM
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…


Hahahah thats gold :D

nutcrackr
09-19-07, 05:31 PM
Rockstar is about the dumbest video game developer around. :rolleyes:
yep, but they have in the past sold hordes of games just by being so controversial. Now some asswipe is going to make life a real problem for rockstar.

Sidric
09-19-07, 05:34 PM
yep, but they have in the past sold hordes of games just by being so controversial. Now some asswipe is going to make life a real problem for rockstar.

Are you kidding? JT is pure publicity gold for Rockstar. You can't pay for this kind of attention lol.

And besides, Thompson has no case. Last I checked, parodies are perfectly legal so I guess he's gonna have to suck it up like all the other idiot people that get parodied in other mediums.

sirplayalot
09-19-07, 05:38 PM
From what I understand is he cant do crap if they dont use his name, right?

conroejoe
09-19-07, 05:40 PM
I cannot wait to complete the first mission!!!

Stoneyguy
09-19-07, 05:43 PM
It would be a matter of Jack proving that they used his "likeness" in court. Just the reference to video games probably isn't enough. If it sort of looked like him as well, then he could get the game delayed until that part is "fixed".

SH0DAN
09-19-07, 05:45 PM
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…


http://gamepolitics.com/2007/09/18/jack-thompson-says-gta-4-mission-target-is-him-threatens-to-block-release/


I really dont see the issue here ! All they are doing is reporting the facts !

:D

SOAD
09-19-07, 06:07 PM
Rockstar is about the dumbest video game developer around. :rolleyes:


well the fact that you have read this as will millions others will have. And the way that lots have laughed, id say its pretty good advertising.

Dont like the bloke however if its to close then I say that it out. Its not fair to be so unfair............to a point that is (lee63)


They could leak him in a hot coffee mod :naughty:









:barf:

SOAD
09-19-07, 06:08 PM
I really dont see the issue here ! All they are doing is reporting the facts !

:D


:rofl

you sound so honest and delighted :p

Vanzagar
09-19-07, 06:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nutcrackr
yep, but they have in the past sold hordes of games just by being so controversial. Now some asswipe is going to make life a real problem for rockstar.


Are you kidding? JT is pure publicity gold for Rockstar. You can't pay for this kind of attention lol.

And besides, Thompson has no case. Last I checked, parodies are perfectly legal so I guess he's gonna have to suck it up like all the other idiot people that get parodied in other mediums.

Agreed! Since this guy is being such a pompus ass about this, I would even go further if i was Rockstar. Getting this moron all worked up and sueing Rockstar is great publicity... work it man, have more mission parodies of him!!

-V-

delas52
09-19-07, 06:14 PM
wow, this guy is a joke/tool

JaylumX
02-16-08, 06:53 AM
I think Jack Thompson and Rockstar are working together.:headexplode: :captnkill:

hazindu
02-18-08, 08:46 AM
Unless Rockstar is dumb enough to use JT's proper name or a digital image of his face, I don't see what he can do about it.

Madpistol
02-18-08, 09:48 AM
I think I may get this game just so I can kill "Tack Jonson" :D

XDanger
02-19-08, 05:20 PM
Tack Jonson is a cnut







commanding the tide to halt

Dr.Nick
02-20-08, 10:37 AM
Professional assassination is the highest form of public service

Bearclaw
02-20-08, 11:12 AM
Jack Thompson needs to cool down.

He's eventually going to snap like Frank Grimes did on the simpsons.

I wonder what he'll do in his grand finale.
QFT. He has said he has been in every one and pulls the same bull**** every time a game comes out that finds too violent or that he simply doesn't like. Screw GTA, I will run him over for real.

sytaylor
02-20-08, 11:17 AM
Parody is very very legal, and long may it be so.

six_storm
02-20-08, 11:34 AM
Hasn't this guy been threatened to lose his license over this before? If true, I hope he fights this one out, loses and gets his bar license taken away for GOOD.

LORD-eX-Bu
02-20-08, 04:40 PM
this lawyer lives in Miami does he? :bleh: