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Old 10-17-05, 08:24 AM   #13
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But what else are we supposed to do, just stay quiet? Allow him to slander literally MILLIONS of people, while sitting idly by?
As opposed to what? Remember, the liberties we take for granted also enable men like Jack Thompson to voice their psychotic views. Yes, we SHOULD sit idly by. His crusade against games will never amount to anything. Just let the whackjob scream and yell all he wants, he's an annoyance at most.
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If anyone ever had something they love slandered like gamers do, they'd react "**** off" as well. We aren't underminding the point at all. We're just proving the same point that he makes whenever he calls us "pissants"- that violence and anger are inherant in human nature
Saying "there's more of us than you, don't **** with us" implies a forceful response no matter how you look at it. When someone is bothering you by being obnoxious the best thing to do is ignore them, not reply by being equally obnoxious. The worst thing we could do is reply with equal force because all that will do is make him that more apparent to people, which is exactly what he wants. Most people in the country have never even heard of this guy, let's keep it that way.
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Violent games didn't cause people to get upset and write comics like these- assholes did
So what are you suggesting? Should we lobby to silence Jack Thompson? Should we clutter his mailbox with hate mail? Let the air out of his tires? Smash his windows? What? What is the point of responding to this man?
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Old 10-17-05, 08:32 AM   #14
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As opposed to what? Remember, the liberties we take for granted also enable men like Jack Thompson to voice their psychotic views. Yes, we SHOULD sit idly by. His crusade against games will never amount to anything. Just let the whackjob scream and yell all he wants, he's an annoyance at most.

Saying "there's more of us than you, don't **** with us" implies a forceful response no matter how you look at it. When someone is bothering you by being obnoxious the best thing to do is ignore them, not reply by being equally obnoxious. The worst thing we could do is reply with equal force because all that will do is make him that more apparent to people, which is exactly what he wants. Most people in the country have never even heard of this guy, let's keep it that way.

So what are you suggesting? Should we lobby to silence Jack Thompson? Should we clutter his mailbox with hate mail? Let the air out of his tires? Smash his windows? What? What is the point of responding to this man?
Agreed. He should be ignored. His crusades will never amount to anything, because for once, the community and the big corporations are on the same side.
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Old 10-17-05, 08:39 AM   #15
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Agreed. He should be ignored. His crusades will never amount to anything, because for once, the community and the big corporations are on the same side.
Rumor has it that Jeb Bush has asked him to right a bill for the state of Florida regarding Violent Videogames. But again another rumor is also that JT is lying and Jeb never asked such a thing... who knows but I hate living in the state he resides... This state has enough things wrong with it.
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All they can do is pass a bill prohibiting sales of violent games to minors. Which is ok, imo. I would have cared maybe 15-20 years ago, but not now.
Anything more would be a violation of the first amendment.
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Anyway, I think Mr. Thompson has had enough of our attention.
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Old 10-17-05, 09:03 AM   #18
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All they can do is pass a bill prohibiting sales of violent games to minors. Which is ok, imo. I would have cared maybe 15-20 years ago, but not now.
Anything more would be a violation of the first amendment.

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Anyway, I think Mr. Thompson has had enough of our attention.
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Old 10-17-05, 09:12 AM   #19
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All they can do is pass a bill prohibiting sales of violent games to minors. Which is ok, imo. I would have cared maybe 15-20 years ago, but not now.
Anything more would be a violation of the first amendment.
My issue with this is that this doesn't help the main issue... bad parents. There are countless parents who buy any game for their child, no matter the rating. I mean, When I worked at EB I told a parent directly that Silent Hill 2 is extremely gory and violent and no child should play it... what did the mother do? Cursed me out for questioning her decision... I can give plenty of other examples of such horrible parenting.

This bill only reflects the retail stores, it still does not store poor parenting. If they allow such a bill it should be like Alcohol and cigarettes. If you sell or aid in the purchase of them for a minor, you will be punished... not just the retail store/worker.
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My issue with this is that this doesn't help the main issue... bad parents. There are countless parents who buy any game for their child, no matter the rating. I mean, When I worked at EB I told a parent directly that Silent Hill 2 is extremely gory and violent and no child should play it... what did the mother do? Cursed me out for questioning her decision... I can give plenty of other examples of such horrible parenting.
Absolutely, positively 100% agreed. You. Nail. Hit. Head. and stuff.
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Old 10-17-05, 12:46 PM   #22
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He makes it sound like he's accomplished something at the end by saying:
"I will say this though, the 'video game community' (what's next, 'the necromancy community'?) surely seems exercised about someone who is a 'joke' and who is accomplishing nothing. You all seem rather bothered and worried about a nonentity."
Congratulations, you've made the "gaming community" make fun of you ('cause thats hard to do). Now that you have been noticed, you can run along and go find someone else to bother. Or if that was your sole purpose in life, you can go die as a happy and fulfilled miserible bastard

Oh and I like how he says hes a foot soldier in gods war against video games. No Jack, you arent god's foot soldier. God doesnt give a sh!t about what games I play, nor does he give a sh!t what you say about me (as a gamer). The only person who gives a sh!t is you... though it does give everyone else something to talk about. So thanks for that. Keep making an ass out of yourself, because I find it entertaining
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Jack Thompson is now Gods foot soldier hahahahaha.
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I got a good laugh out of the God's foot soldier remark. More like God's foot odor if you ask me.
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