GamePolitics has learned that anti-game activist Jack Thompson and newly-minted Take Two Interactive Chairman Strauss Zelnick met secretly in New York City recently.
Did they discuss Manhunt 2? GTA? Bully? Golf? The weather?
GamePolitics does not yet have details of the meeting but we know that Zelnick requested it. Thompson would only confirm that it took place. A spokesman for Take Two had no comment.
Thompson, of course has a long history of litigation regarding Take Two titles, including a pair of current GTA-related wrongful death suits (Alabama, New Mexico) as well as last year’s failed attempt to have Bully declared a public nuisance in the state of Florida.
Earlier this year, while Paul Eibeler was still CEO, Take Two sued Thompson in Federal Court in Florida. The parties reached a settlement, however, after Zelnick came on board.
More recently Thompson has been leading the charge against Take Two’s upcoming Manhunt 2.
GP: We’d love to have been the proverbial fly on the wall… If we were speculating, we’d guess that this was Strauss Zelnick’s effort to meet and get a feel for the man who likes to call himself “Take Two’s most abiding critic” and who has vowed to bring the company down. Zelnick has a far more inclusive management style than his predecessor, the inept Paul Eibeler.