Thompson Reacts to Take Two Lawsuit

Confronted with a federal lawsuit filed by Grand Theft Auto publisher Take Two Interactive (see yesterday’s GamePolitics scoop), controversial Miami attorney Jack Thompson told financial website yesterday:

This shows the extent to which I have become a problem for (Take Two). Or maybe they are trying to show that I won’t be a hindrance in the sales of their upcoming products.

The upcoming products, of course, are Grand Theft Auto IV and Manhunt 2, both scheduled for release later this year. Thompson said more about the Take Two lawsuit in a writ he filed yesterday with the Florida Supreme Court in relation to his numerous ongoing disciplinary issues with the Florida Bar:

(Take Two’s law firm) Blank Rome… has, by this remarkable lawsuit, laid bare precisely what it is about – the silencing and destruction of Take-Two’s most abiding and most successful critic.

UPDATE: Thompson e-mailed GamePolitics and other media late Saturday afternoon with a promise to “strike back” in the coming days:

I have been praying, literally, that Take-Two and its lawyers would do something so stupid… that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two…

The pit Take-Two has dug for itself will be patently clear next week when I strike back.

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    Murray D says:

    When will people relize that violence is every where and not just in games. As a gamer I do play a lot of games most of some rated M, but just because I play a GTA game doesn’t mean I’m going to just go out and start doing the things they did in the game because I know that is just plan stupid. I say if parents don’t want there kids playing violent games don’t buy it for them and if they do buy it tell monitor them or something. And as for Jack, he just don’t have any thing better to do.

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    Alex says:

    That is just SICK. The email message he’s written.
    I have been praying, literally, that Take-Two and its lawyers would do something so stupid… that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two…

    The pit Take-Two has dug for itself will be patently clear next week when I strike back.

    It’s just WRONG. wtf kind of behavior is that? “destroy” Take-two? That could be attributed to psychiatric problems! He should be detained in a mental institute or thrown in jail for threatening, harassing and bringing a companies name into disrepute.
    I wonder if a class-action lawsuit is possible against this twisted, demented fool.

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    point09micron says:

    Am I the only one literally L-O-L-ing that Jack Thompson’s email address is “” (as seen in his posts at Kotaku)

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    kurisu7885 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “Just because i go on homicidal sprees on games, doesn’t mean I don’t care for my fellow man”

    By taking you frustrations out on bits of polygon and binary code, I think you won’t be doing so anytime soon


    According to Jack, video games are porn, worse than porn in fact. I’m sitll waiting for him to reveal the hot pixel on pixel action in those hidden scenes in super mario Bros, I mean, since all video games no contain hidden hardcore porn.

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    chuck ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    What really gets my goat is that Wacko Jacko is already taking credit for the shareholder revolt going on at T2, and will no doubt be giggling with glee if and when it succeeds. Of course his laughter might die down a little when he discovers that the new leadership of T2 has no intention of dropping their lawsuit.

    And by the way, Thompson does go after porn. It was his personal crusade before videogames, and even between that time, he was hounding 2 Live Crew and Howard Stern, using basically similar tactics as now. However, he’s turned his bombast up to eleven, he’s going straight for bible quotes in public statements, he’s harrassing judges, making specific accusations of criminal conduct by, and all the other aspects of his behavior indicate that he’s really popped a seam. Wacko Jacko is certainly going down in a fiery blaze, but down he’ll go, and he’ll be lucky to get on the 700 club when it’s all said and done.

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    Daniel says:

    I think the Devil has something in store for Jack. He will be required to play GTA for all eternity. MUHAHAHA.

    Seriously, this guy is just one of those people who shouldn’t bugger off because it makes the wait for the new GTA all that more enjoyable. Cheers Jack, for making my life that much more funnier.

    I definitely won’t buy this game for my children! I get to play first 😉

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    sqlrob ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Jack is deathly afraid of this suit.

    Whenever it’s been “put up or shut up”, he’s shut up, never put up. I’ve given him direct questions that he’s never answered (in GP, on LJ when he’s posted) because I phrase it so there’s no wiggle room. He is incapable of anything other than posturing.

    There is no option other than “put up” in this case. He will lose, and he knows it.

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    MR. I Hate Jack Thompson says:

    You know what would be perfect. If he tried to eat one of the game discs for GTA IV or Manhunt 2 and he chocked on it and died! That would be perfect, if he died from a video game! I hope he does die from a video game in some way!

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    Automancer ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Apparently, Jack doesn’t get it. They are telling him to back off and they are telling him in the only way he seems to understand, by lawsuit. Karma has a funny way about things.


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    jonc2006 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    this is so funny man, this guy is in for the worst wake-up call in history. if it doesnt happen this time, it will pretty damn soon.

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    Brandon ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “This shows the extent to which I have become a problem for (Take Two). Or maybe they are trying to show that I won’t be a hindrance in the sales of their upcoming products.”

    BAWAHAHAHAHAH!!!! Oh, thats rich, Thompson should get of of the law business and go into comedy.

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    ZombieHunter says:

    “(Take Two’s law firm) Blank Rome… has, by this remarkable lawsuit, laid bare precisely what it is about – the silencing and destruction of Take-Two’s most abiding and most successful critic”

    Look up successful in the dictionary dumbass.

    It’s going to be fn to see Jack Thompson digging his own grave:D

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    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Jack confuses ‘successful’ with ‘annoying’, he seems to equate the two, considering his comment that he has a first Amendment Right to ‘Annoy People’ made about a year ago.

    Jack has had very little effect on Take 2’s sales, and the effect he personally has had was mostly achieved through abusing the legal system or deliberate misdirection.

    I don’t doubt Jack is faxing his ‘Poor Me, I’m hounded by the corporations’ story to every News source he can find, but the fact of the matter remains that the opposite is actually the truth, Jack has harassed and smeared Take 2 for too long, he is getting exactly what he gave, and throwing a tantrum about it won’t change the outcome, since the evidence Take 2 has appears to be pretty strong.

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    Omega_Bahamut says:

    You know, in addition to the lawsuits filed, maybe Take Two should file one more lawsuit — that Jack Thompson himself is a public nuisance, what with his endless tirades and delusions of grandeur.

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    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Sorry for the double post, but I had to say the writ with the bar about the complaint is going to get him absolutely nowhere, especially considering one of the other complaints against him comes from the Judge in the Bully hearing…

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    finaleve ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Take-Two’s pretty pissed, but theres 2 things i’m seeing through this action.

    1)Take-Two’s tired of his rigorous crusade that has yet to prevail.
    2)Take-Two is losing a lot of money with all the actions against them, and this looks to be one of those financial boosts they need to keep going. I could be wrong though…

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    MaskedPixelante ( User Karma: -1 ) says:

    well, of course Jack has peers… I’m pretty sure that’s what he thinks the people who actually believe what he says is true are. And if not them, the family he goes home and complains to that he’s never gonna win

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    MaskedPixelante ( User Karma: -1 ) says:

    Well, folks, this is one for the ages. Jack Thompson vs. Take Two, the final showdown. The winner will get bragging rights about taking the other one down, and the loser will lose all credibility amongst their peers.

    So what nasty tricks does Jack have up his sleeves now? I’m gonna guess… threatening the judge with legal action if he doesn’t get the verdict he wants, followed up with filing a lawsuit against Take Two if he loses this lawsuit, as well as one for the judge who would dare rule against him.

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    17-A says:

    “(Take Two’s law firm) Blank Rome… has, by this remarkable lawsuit, laid bare precisely what it is about – the silencing and destruction of Take-Two’s most abiding and most successful critic.”

    Inaccurate choices of words aside, isn’t this a natural reaction when Thompson’s goal is the silencing and destruction of Take-Two? You can’t complain about getting shelled by artillery when you’re the one who declared war in the first place. It’s time for him to own up to his actions.

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    Og Thompson says:

    (apologies to the original)

    Me no understand why maker of fire want stop Og. Og only throw dirt of behind at fire maker for years on end, Og only follow word of big chief. Og stop fire maker from sell fire, this why fire only available to every single human on Earth but still not sold to man in sky who makes Sun shine, this big victory for Og, make fire seller jealous.

    Fire maker bad, Og good.

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    valthun says:

    Holy crap if you read the whole article JT has purchased shares of T2 stock, and has requested to speak at the shareholders meeting on March 23rd. Isn’t he now in a point of contradiction in which he wants to shut a company down for which he owns a stake in? Maybe the word I am looking for is hypocrite.

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    jonc2006 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    if thats true the only reason i could think of him doing that for would be for him to have the ability to have say in some aspects of how things are run. think of it as some way of infiltrating them in his own little “covert opertation”. not nessecarily hypocritical but definetly a sleazy way of manipulating things to go in his favor.

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    Joe Bourrie says:


    He bought those shares a long time ago, and uses them so he can have some sort of say in how the company is run. “Taking it down from the inside” and all that BS.

    But not nearly enough to make any difference at all.

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    jonc2006 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @Joe Bourrie

    well it is possible, but it is highly unlikely to happen. he would need to have a consideribly high position of power in order to cause any real trouble. due to who he is, i doubt it would be easy for him to climb the ladder, in that sense, in a time frame that would be needed to be effective enough to make any noticable changes in how they run their corperation. i will give jack one thing though, he is persistant and is relentless enough to attempt almost every option or method possible to get his way even after facing countless defeats. people like that are hard to come by. fortunatley.

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    Majestic_12_x ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “Said the desert to the grain of sand”

    Successful? Successful?! Successful??!! I wouldn’t call one pissed off judge, one overturned ruling, and one completely scrapped legislation successful. That sounds more like a complete and utter travesty. You’ve got to be kidding me.

    As for the law-abiding part, since when does threatening judges and making false claim fall under law-abiding? Did I miss something important here?

    When I go to the beach (or outside in general) I usually don’t mind flys and ants very much. If they become too much of a nuisance though, I’ve got no choice but to squish the living daylights out of them.

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    ChrowX ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Most successful?… Wait.. what else has Jack done in his life? No one heard of this guy until he pretty much shoved himself in the path of the cameras and started making very uneducated statements aout videogames, psychology, just about everyone on the internet.

    He’s successful at being unprofessional, annoying, stubborn, and self-righteous to a dangerous fault. I don’t think it’s smart, otherwise, to stake your claim to fame on being a pest to a very successful company.

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    monte' ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Well what jack is aiming to do doesn’t really need a high level of power. What he plans to do is go straight to the shareholders and cause trouble for take-two. Bascially, he will go the shareholder meeting and start spreading his usual half-truths, misinformation, and outright LIES to the other shareholders. Shareholders who have strong morals but are ignornat of the truth (like so many politicans), will believe Jack’s lies and act upon them, either pulling out of the company or in the worse case banning together to try and make changes in the company. Shareholders that are care more about their profits however, will be harder for jack to reach… in order to ban games through them, he would have to convince them that games like GTA will end up hurting their profits… He’ll need a miracle for that one seeing as GTA is one of take two’s most popular games, and thus difficult to convince them it will hurt them.

    So ya, that’s bascially what Jack is trying to do… he himself will not make any changes, he will however try to convince the other shareholders to either pull out or ban togather and make changes for him. How much those shareholders will listen/believe/care about what Jack is saying is all really questionable since we don’t know what kind of poeple get shares in the company, particurly the bigger shareholders

    though y’know… i’d figure they’d have certain rules for those meetings. Like only the top shareholders get to speak first, and minor shareholders only get speak after the big guys are done… afterall, the bigger shareholders have the most at stake… Jack more then likely got the bare minimum of shares which should put him at the bottom of the list of speakers… though i’m not sure how shareholder meetings work

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    kurisu7885 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Actually, he didn’t buy shares for that reason, he got them so he could attend shareholder meetings and hopefully harass Paul Eibler directly, or any of the boarm members.

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    SIP YEK NOD says:

    The thing about that is, that shareholders care about money. had they been reading the news about their stock(and it is almost gauranteed they will considering they are going to the meeting), they will know jack thompson is out to hurt take two. moral or not, the shareholders will hate jack thompson more than gamers do. he is attacking the company they own.

    jack thompson walking into the stockholders meeting would be like him walking into a lanparty. he will be the most hated man there.

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    Mnementh2230 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I honestly don’t know which way this one will go. T2 has a lot of evidence going for it in its case, I think. On the other hand, is it enough to back up their claims? We need “The_Lawyer” in here!

    I do think it would be funny to see T2 win this suit, and immediatly following have Jack’s license revoked. A double whammy might actually make him see just how misguided and delusional he is.

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    SilverStar says:

    Wait, that whole long string of BS about him praying to god and quoting pseudo-scripture, was legit? He bloody well posted to his own thread at Kotaku!

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    pix ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    the sad part of all this really is just how dilousional jack really is. his actions have led him to a point where he is now facing legal action from the florida bar and take 2, yet he cannot and will not admit he has been wrong at any point. rather then seating back looking at what he has done, admit to himself he was wrong and try to move on he will continue down this self destrucive path untill he has nothing. its always someone elses fault when he fails and if these two lawsuits go against him then its going to be very interesting to see who he blames and how high up he thinks this conspiracy goes against him

    i pity this man, i really do

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    tom says:

    incredible… He will loose and after that he will be remembered as the lawyer ( or should I say comedian?) that was destroyed by a games developer LOL

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    SilverStar says:


    Click on my name for the link in question. scroll down for the username jackthompson(at the moment, his are the bottom 4 posts, each one more than a screen of text).

    Ph33r the madness of the Jack-LOLantern, for now it is the very BIBLE he is trying to throw at the game industry.

    I truly worry for this man’s sanity. Who does he think he is, trying to quote scripture against gamers? Some sort of.. well, god-king? (Sorry, had to have a tie-in to the two posters before me when writing this one)

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    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    The funny part about the counter-offensive is that he claims a 13 year old boy dictated the fact that the house had no heating and furniture, but did have a 54″ TV and a console.

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    nightwng2000 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    He’s going to “strike back”?
    Who does he think he is? Darth Vader?

    Well… he is on the Dark Side of the Force, so it’s plausible.

    Darth Thompson, failed Lord of the Sith.

    I can buy that.

    NW2K Software

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    Darth_Thompson says:

    The question is to Jack, lawsuits or not, Take-Two management shuffle or not, do you have a prayer in stopping Manhunt 2 and GTA? Will you have the same success you had stopping Bully?

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    Randalor ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Either Jack has a VERY large trump card up his sleeve, or he’s trying to BS his way out of this. Either way, it should be an… interesting court battle. All we need is for T2 to have Phoenix Wright and all will be right in the universe.

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    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    If Jack Thompson had some kind of trump card up his sleeve that proved that computer games caused violence, he’d have played it ages ago. All he’s really going on is a case of a multiple offender with what appears to be very dubious parenting, and an offhand comment by a Police officer made because the level of Violence in Metropolitan areas has apparently mushroomed. Allegedly the officer said ‘It’s like everyone started acting out a Video Game.’

    Unfortunately, JT seems to have forgotten the meaning of the word ‘Metaphor’ or the fact that it’s the prejudice that he spreads around that promotes comments like that from people, not the opposite.

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    Ekim1086 says:

    Maybe they want to get rid of Jack so he will stop advertising for them, here me out on this one, recent games released by said company far outsold what was expected to in preorders and what not hence the delay in releases. The company had to make more to meet the high demand and this meant over time for many employees, and thus severely over-working the employees. Yes of course it all makes sooo much sense now with Thompson out of the way they can all take a vacation without worrying about meeting a ridiculously high quota for the next upcoming games, those clever bastards…

    /end sarcastic rant

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    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Oh, and for the record, almost all reports are placing the increase in violence on Gang membership and an increase in Drug trafficking, with it’s inevitable confrontations.,,-6469336,00.html

    U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has asked Congress to spend US$200 million next year to help cities and regions combat gangs, illicit drugs and gun offences.

    And absolutely NOWHERE in any report I can find does it have the quote Jack mentioned. As far as I can tell, he made it up.

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    Mysticgamer ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    You know…I didn’t even care about Manhunt 2 or GTA4 but now I’ve got to get them just on principle. I’ll play for a while then I’ll trade them in.

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    kurisu7885 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “Dear Jackass,

    People who really know how to “strike back” don’t talk about doing so beforehand, they just do it. “

    It’s likely an attempt to scare Take Two into backing down

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    Archgabe ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    To: Jack Thompson
    From: Everyone

    Now I am sure as you look over the bible that you no doubt have in your hands, asking God to save you from the whupin’ you are about to recive, I would like you to ask yourself where your legal career is to go. Now if you want to know and are looking to the bible for answers then I know just where you should look. In Revilations there is a passage that is just up your alley. When you have read it please do us all a favor and press your luck more. In fact, we would like you to go after EA sports. Their football games get mighty violent and if you think that TakeTwo had hardcore lawers you got to see the team they have over there.

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    BlueWolf72 says:

    No one is standing up against jack on a gamers perspective. T2 is only doing this for money reasons first and for most.

    Id like to file a class action lawsuit against Jack for the gamers he has labeled so evil. RAWWWR who is with me

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    Mag says:

    “I have been praying, literally, that Take-Two and its lawyers would do something so stupid… that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two…”

    He’s a super-villain!

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    Cough Comptons Evil (No it ain't. But JT is a fucker.) says:

    Dear Jackass;

    Your end is near. You’ll probably blow yourself out with a 22 Derringer, when you finally realize your stupid charade is over and your house is REPO’d (I feel sorry for your family, not you.). Religion won’t save you. Stop believing your own garbage for your own sake, and become a gamer. You won’t, because you are a 3-year-old in a 58 year old’s man body, going through your temper-tantrums.

    Stop what you are doing Jack. Stop and run into your house, and send a formal letter of apology to all of the gamers and Take2 before they take your house, you idiot.

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    Majestic_12_x ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Coming to a courtroom somewhere in Florida sometime next week…

    Legal Wars
    The Idiot Strikes Back

    Starring: John B. Thompson, Blank Rome, One Pissed Off Judge, and James Earl Jones as Narrator

    What will Jack have under his sleeve? Half-truths? Blatant Lies? Surpise Witnesses; each more surprising than the last?

    After taking in some of the words exchanged (primarily by Jack), it sounds like someone is about to get taken behind the woodshed.

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    FreedomGamer says:

    Hm? Jackie saying that he will “destroy Take-two”. How is this going to be any different from all the other times he said that he would destroy them. Nothing new here. Just our same old geriatric drama queen.

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    niceaznguy721 says:

    as much as i would enjoy seeing JT lose his license to practice law, watching him fail and unwittingly give hype to GTA4 and Manhunt 2 will be enough for me to sit back and enjoy a beer

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    Phil Harris ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Man, first he loses the Bully case, then sends a cease-and-desist letter to Midway Games for because you create him in Mortal Kombat Armageddon, and now, he finally gets what he deserves: a lawsuit. You know, they say that sugar helps the medicine go down, but I don’t think that it will help this poor excuse for a lawyer choke his own down.

    Oh, and Jack, if you want to quote scripture, then two can play that game:
    “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”
    Mat 7:1, King James Version, Holy Bible

    Or, if you want to go for video game related scripture, then how about this?
    “It’s Official, YOU SUCK!”
    Shao Kahn 3:16, Elder Gods Version, Holy MK Bible

    I prefer the last one, quite frankly.

    – Phil Harris

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    Wolf ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @BlueWolf72: “No one is standing up against jack on a gamers perspective. T2 is only doing this for money reasons first and for most.”

    Yeah, I agree, but it’s something. Furthermore, I don’t think any of us have a case, anyhow. Nah, you got to look at the law more and find something other than lawsuit.

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    BearDogg-X says:

    Wow. Charged with 128 crimes at 13? I don’t think having him in juvie until he’s 21 will be enough “rehab”.

    Jack found yet another Lionel Tate to leech onto.

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    Gabriel Celesta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    You can thank Retard Jack himself for this one. Thanks to him, we learn of this one Andrew Riley, a 13-year-old boy with over 120(!!!) criminal charges.

    And Retard Jack hears stuff to get him to blame GTA: Vice City. And earlier on this thread, someone posted this link:

    Which pretty much shows Retard Jack’s true nature. The kind of nature GamePolitics has had to live without. Oh well…

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    Gray17 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Andrew Riley is the 13 year old that is charged with 128 felonies. Just do a search for the name and 128 and it should turn up the news stories.

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    Max Black says:

    What should be happening is that Take Two can concentrate on making a child friendly version of GTA4 that features no violence lor adult content. You throw rotten eggs instead of using weapons etc, ask people for their car keys, not car jack them. This version plays on any console that has been locked by a concerned parent who wants to make sure their children don’t play games or DVD’s that are not appropriate for their kids ages. All consoles now have this feature.

    This would cost games developers more money, but provide a very responsable form of entertainment and a even bigger market for games.

    Games are not like films, there can be 10 different versions of a game on the same disk.

    By working with educational specialists and the games industry “Jack” could help the games industry provide new revenue streams and entertainment for all ages.

    Instead, he seems to have been shouting “I want to be famous, do as your told take two, or else” and not achieving anything.

    I want to play the 18+, “let’s car jack and shoot everyone version of GTA4” I would like my children to be able to play the “lets drive around throw rotten eggs and solve puzzles and be rewarded for being a good citizen version!” I’d play that version with them even on my own once I had finished the “adult” version just for the replay value alone. When they are 18 they can choose which version they want to play.

    Should all entertainment be made only for children as adults can’t be trusted to make sure children don’t use use or view it? Because thats half the books, albums and films ever made straight in the bin! Is this what Jack wants? Is he asking me to burn books????

    A logical case could be made using “Jacks” arguement of protecting children from adult content that the “Bible” is full of war, ethnic cleansing, murder, violence, infantcide, adultry, homosexual references, sexual references and gore etc. Should we ban anyone from under 18 being able to view it?

    Take Two could stop their critics if they did some of the above. Console makes should provide “idiot proof” age related control on their consoles. If Jack really wants to help then that is what he should be concentrating on.

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    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Yup, apparently they had almost no heating or furniture but did have a ’54” Plasma TV to play GTA on’.

    So, who bought the Plasma TV over furniture and heating, the 13 year old? I think not.

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    Majestic_12_x ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    For any of you paying attention to the Andrew Riley case, one of Thompson’s press releases states that the Riley household contained no furniture, except for a large plasma TV. That sounds more like inadequate parenting than anything else. Sounds like the kid was just trying to make some money to get some furniture.

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    Paul Kerton ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Surely this email claiming he is going to destroy Take Two is evidence that should be presented in court of his non stop harrassment. The guy needs some time in prison for his stalking ways.

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    JohnnyLaRue says:

    I saw this coming a long time ago when new management came in and pretty much said they aren’t putting up with Jackos crap anymore.

    That being said I own shares of Take Two and odds are I probably own more than Jacko. Jacko ain’t speaking since Take Two doesn’t have to let him. Though if he plans on showing up for the meeting I am tempted to go as well.

    And yes shareholders (especially those at the meetings) care about profit not morality.

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    AJ says:

    I heard a interesting proverb that applies especially well in relation to Thompson.

    “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”

    He will continue his work until he is damned to hell for it.

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    OldschoolVgamer says:

    JT threatening to strike back?! Oh my god, where will we all run?!

    And what is with the “most successful” remark? Successful? How? He hasn’t won a single suit against against them! Just trying to blow some hot air in his already over-inflated ego once again. The only success he has is in using the name of the supposedly evil GTA to get his face in public thanks to a lot of people who don’t like him and make a royal ass out himself in other ways as well.

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    Black Manta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    128 felonies? Yeah, something tells me GTA is the least of this kid’s problems. This sounds very much like the kid who beat up that homeless guy that was described by his stepmother in Penny Arcade. Let’s face it, some kids are just bad seeds, and this is clearly one of them if any of this is to be true. Some of this stretches credibility. For example, how was he able to severely beat a witness? Hard to tell from that picture, but he looks like a twerp. Unless the kid is 6’4″ and weighed 200 lbs., the witness thn must’ve been a 98 pound weakling. Unless there’s any more substantiative claims to back this up, I’d be inclined to think JT made this up out of whole cloth.

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    Meggie ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    He’s “successful” as long as he takes credit for things he had nothing to do with.

    I’m surprised he hasn’t jumped all over that senseless shooting spree in Greenwich Village last week.

    Oh wait that’s right, the shooter wasn’t white. Carry on.

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    howdydowdydoodydo says:

    Woah Jackie my boy, you got to give us time to catch our breaths from your last comic bonanza. I mean damn, its just joke after joke with you man.

    Now i know using ‘Logic’ or ‘reason’ is considered cheating in your old and outdated book but you gotta maybe think before you speak.

    If god made video games, and Satan uses them to pollute our mind or whatever the devil you call it, then doesn’t that mean god is making GTAIV? And if thats bad doesn’t that mean god is in the wrong. God isn’t wrong, god CANT be wrong, isn’t that what you bible junkies believe. You don’t “HATE’ god, do you? Thats it isn’t it, your not Christian. I bet you work long and hard to thwart gods efforts, your like a god hating American version of the Crimson King. You toy with our beliefs with nonsensical Claims like “God wrote the psalm” and the classic “I WILL do something affective this time.” (this I’m sure you pray to your heathen god)

    Well know what i have to say about your unchristian…ness and marry attempts to surprise sex the video game industry? YOU SIR A RACIST. I say this with about as much evidence as you have for a connection between video games and violent teens. Using your TOOLogic i have grounds that you hate the black man, the white man, the Asians, the Hispanics, and the eugoogulites. for shame.

    Now, as with your religious nut epidemic, there are indeed cures for what ales you. Might i suggest some form of a tolerance seminar? A word with god maybe? you could explain to him why you are so dead set against video games so he could translate it to us when he makes the Bible 2.0 vista. i hear its got free spyware protection so lots of people will buy it.

    Also, do you have stairs in your house?

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    nightwng2000 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    RE: The new case that John Bruce wishes to use and abuse the tragedies of the family and community.

    After the trivializing of the mental, verbal, physical, and nearly sexual abuse of Cody Posey so that he could push his “video games made him do it” agenda, it wouldn’t surprise me that John Bruce would do everthing in his power not only to keep the general public from hearing about other influences in this new kid’s life, but also a high probability of attempting (as noted in the publicized email as noted in a previous link) to influence investigators using false and misleading information. Merely so that he can use someone else and their tragedies to push his personal, religious, and/or political agendas.

    Having heard so much else being described as “immoral” and “abominations” and “indecent” in various news stories, and then seeing acts such as John Bruce’s use and abuse of other people and their tragedies just for his own twisted agendas, one has to truly wonder where human priorities really are.

    NW2K Software

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    Father Time ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “(Take Two’s law firm) Blank Rome… has, by this remarkable lawsuit, laid bare precisely what it is about – the silencing and destruction of Take-Two’s most abiding and most successful critic.”

    Wait a minute I thought Jack was trying to silence and destroy Take -two through excessive lawsuits, lies and half-truths.

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    Father Time ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    If god made video games, and Satan uses them to pollute our mind or whatever the devil you call it, then doesn’t that mean god is making GTAIV? And if thats bad doesn’t that mean god is in the wrong. God isn’t wrong, god CANT be wrong, isn’t that what you bible junkies believe. You don’t “HATE’ god, do you? Thats it isn’t it, your not Christian. I bet you work long and hard to thwart gods efforts, your like a god hating American version of the Crimson King.

    You are basing your entire argument off the idea that God created EVERYTHING. Hasn’t man made video games (or ANYTHING for that matter). If God really creates GTAIV why do we need rockstar? Where is the contract where God gives exclusive rights to Rockstar to publish GTAIV and make money off it? Until you can show me that we must assume man made it.

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    Tyriku ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Okay I’m done. :)

    Finally good to see Jacky-boy getting what he so rightfully desreves for once.


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    BearDogg-X says:

    A quote:

    “At Bible Camp we made a flow chart. Since God created man, and man created the Transformers, the Transformers are like a gift from God, Randal!” – Elias, Clerks II

    So that must mean that GTA is like a gift from God.

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    Anon says:

    What really scares me is the blind zealous behavior this guy shows. He is in his own fantasy world it seems, oblivious to facts, save for the facts he made up himself. Whats even worse, is that people are believing him, espically high ranking government offical types. I hope he loses his licence and gets his ass kicked in the law suit.

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    Rebochan says:

    Jack, how are you Take-Two’s most successful critic? You haven’t won anything against them, you’re facing more heat from the bar because of your court antics…how is any of that even close to success?

    …I say to the blog he won’t be posting in anytime soon…

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    yeah right says:

    Mr. Jack Thompson. You do know there is an article called the Constitution and in that article are Bill of Rights. You are trying to violate the 1st amendment on the Bill of Rights.

    Maybe you should go back to Law School and reread that article or do you really think you are ABOVE the law Mr. Thompson?

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    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Does that mean we can call off Rapture then? Or was it rain stopped play and we have to book another Armageddon next tuesday?

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    teedee says:

    This is the biggest load of horse piss I have ever heard

    The problem is the slim minority that have problems spotting the line of reality and fantasy, the problem is they are so rare and far between that you can’t ban it or else you just end up with a very pissed majority, every batch has its bad apples…

    Take two sniggers at its evilness by selling adult games to kids? Could that be why we have age certificates? How about laying the blame at the inadequate clerks or parents who don’t give a shit? The sooner we man up and shoulder some real responsibility, the better.

    And the whole religious thing is bull shit! Anyone can spout a quote and twist its meaning. I have a quote for ya Jackie boy, it may not be from the bible but i assume that doesn’t make it any less significant
    “Religion is the only thing that makes bad men do good, but good men do bad” need proof? Crusades, witch burnings and persecution. All in the name of God, need we say more?

    Anyone can assume god wants us to go one some trumped mission to save the world, call it a wild idea but maybe just maybe the solution is medication/sterilisation for these fucknuts? Or how about fix our own problems without bothering God?

    But come on! All evil in the world and you pin it down to a video game?


    Yeah, right… what ever you say Jack

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to play on my source of evil

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    Anonymouse says:

    God Bless you Jack. May you smite the heathen Take-Two and raise their heads upon high to show all of Gods enemies that we shall take no prisoners in the battle for souls.

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    Godwilltriumph says:

    The final battle. It’s already all pre-determined since the beginning. God has already won. If you knew the bible you would know this.

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    Godwilltriumph says:

    Rapture isn’t in the Bible. It’s some made up “nice and cuddly” idea that people use to get around the fact that the end days will be huge persecution against Christians as the beast has his reign. It’s quite clear that Christians will suffer in the end times before the Second Coming.

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    Dustin says:

    My question is: what exactly is Take Two doing that is illegal? What constitutional law are they breaking? I don’t care about morals, I mean the porn industry is destroying more morals than games are, so what is Take Two doing that is illegal?
    Or any game for that matter?
    It seems that Thompson should go after porn: more young kids see porn than play games. Just look at the $ for each industry.

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    Neroj7 says:

    I hate Jack Thompson…..No really
    I dispise Jack Thompson….Not kidding
    I curse Jack Thomspon…..I hope he will lose the lawsuit pies his pant over it….
    I’m not very original am I?

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    mikey says:

    jack thompson should really learn what he is dealing with a vary favorable company think the civil war north vs south south was sqaushed like a bug because of lack of resources and being unfavorable they also really didn’t know what they were doing whenever i see grand theft auto on tv it is always the violent side someone beating the hell out of a girl in the street so has jt and hillary clinton ever played grand theft auto NO!!! they just complain about what they think it is if we have her in office this term we are for lack of a lesser word FUCKED

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    David says:

    Before I begin I might have “the wrong end of the stick” so dont leave loads of “OMG FUXOR NOOB” messages if I say something stupid or wrong.

    I just cannot understand this man. The games are rated 18 (UK) for a reason. If these children end up playing what is strictly an “adult” game it is fundamentaly the fault of the parents or the retailers who do not care enough about to whom this product is being sold, not the developers. It is exactly the same scenario with the porn/beer/cigarette/gun industries.

    To the people who suggest making a “child friendly GTA”, what is the point? For a start it wouldn’t sell because everyone would be thinking: “I bet the 18 rated one is better” and of course it wouldnt be the same game, it would be on a par with some Simpsons based rubbish of which there is already plenty. The very idea (perhaps even soul) of the game is based around (often violent) crime, the word “theft” is even in the title. It would be like Tekken where rather than fighting the two players had to compliment each other on their outfits and make polite conversation rather than knock each other unconcious.

    If (I say “if” because I am not entirely sure) he is a religious man as some reports have mentioned, well thats bloody typical – they spend thousands of years killing innocents in REAL LIFE and stepping in the way of science where-ever possible (evolution, the telescope, just to name two examples) and NOW they have the gall to tell us not to kill people who don’t even exist.

    If part of his case is that violent games like “Manhunt” and “GTA” turn certain people into killers, then surely those people should have been locked up in the first place if a set of pixels is liable to turn them into a killing machine – again, not the publisher’s/developer’s responsibility.

    I will admit now that I find it deeply satisfying to go on a computer generated killing spree after a hard day of work, it is the fact that I can just do this with a game and vent all my frustrations on NPCs who wander around saying “Ma mother is ma sister” that prevents me from getting unecessarily annoyed (homicidal, take your pick Mr Thompson) with REAL people.

    To summarise:

    1) Mr Thompson – do something really worhwhile like using your legal skills to investigate the blatant corruption in the US (and UK – I am English btw, so no “oi johnny forienger!” comments pls) governments.
    2) Religion is bad – Common sense and decency are good. You just have to look at history to find that out. And no the two do not mix – just read a little bit of Martin Luther (NOT Dr King – the other one).
    3) Parents – Open your fucking eyes and read the label next time little Timmy asks for a game rather than just dishing out the cash to shut him up, be a parent rather than a sap.
    4) Nutjobs intent on going on killing sprees – stay away from computer games/beer/drugs/weapons/other people/vehicles/any combination of the aformentioned.

    Peace out and long live the freedom of publication that allows GTA etc. to be produced.

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    Iain says:

    Jakc thompson is a rea l #@*! i mean he has a grudge against a game just so he can get publicity instead of trying to get publicity and stop trying to destroy good games for no reason he should be plowing his wife 😀

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