Shareholder meetings are usually about as interesting to gamers as watching paint dry.
But tomorrow’s gathering of Take Two shareholders promises to be different, full of conflict, raw emotion, simple greed and perhaps a Jack Thompson rant. And it’s all going to be broadcast via the web (audio only).
As has been heavily reported here on GamePolitics and elsewhere, a well-financed bloc of T2 shareholders stands ready to seize control of the company and oust CEO Paul Eibeler (left) and the entire Take Two board of directors.
That alone makes the meeting interesting, but in case you need more, gadfly attorney Jack Thompson, a longtime nemesis of Eibeler, Take Two, and its Rockstar subsidiary, has been making noises about speaking at the meeting. The outspoken anti-game activist, currently embroiled in a lawsuit with Take Two, reportedly owns a few shares of company stock, which is enough to get him admitted to the gathering at the Hotel Gansevoort.
If he does get his hands on the microphone, Thompson certainly won’t be throwing roses.