Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

January 30, 2009 -

It appears that investigators in Portland, Oregon are not focusing on rampage shooter Erik Ayala's fondness for violent video games.

The Portland Mercury spoke with Detective Mark Slater of Portland P.D., who commented on reports that linked linked the 24-year-old Ayala to Left 4 Dead and Resistance: Fall of Man:

[Local newspaper] The Oregonian prompted controversy on Monday, January 26, when it reported that "one of the things that bought Ayala joy" was playing violent videogames. Slater said a copy of the videogame Grand Theft Auto III was found at Ayala's apartment, but said police were not pursuing a link between videogames and the shooting.

"There were a lot of videogames in the apartment," said Slater. "Of a wide variety of the kind you might find in any 24-year-old's apartment."

In regard to the video game angle, GamePolitics has learned that anti-game violence activist Jack Thompson unsuccessfully attempted to involve himself in the Ayala case. Thompson forwarded GP a copy of a January 26th e-mail in which the disbarred attorney complained to Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer that detectives weren't acting on his theory that video games prompted the rampage:

Dear Chief Sizer:

I have information that would be useful to establish further the apparent causal link between the violent video game play of alleged killer Ayala and the recent incident at the teen club.

Some detective in the Bureau with whom I spoke has been compromised by the video game industry, and he was anticipating my call.

I think your Bureau and you put public safety ahead of the pro-video game bias and gaming activities of this detective.

Please have some responsible detective contact me on this, as these incidents tied to games are popping up all over the place.  Thanks.

As GamePolitics has documented over the years, Thompson characteristically makes contact with law enforcement personnel in the wake of shooting rampages to suggest that violent video games played a role.

Those contacts between Thompson and law enforcement officials have at times become contentious.

In 2007, for example, Thompson sued the Omaha Police Department for information concerning a troubled 18-year-old who opened fire at a local mall. Last year, Thompson threatened to sue the Public Safety Department of Northern Illinois University following a campus shooting spree committed by a 27-year-old man with a history of mental health problems. In both cases, the disbarred attorney sought evidence of video game play on the part of the shooters.

GP: Thanks to GP reader Cabel Sasser for the link to the Mercury story!


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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Well said man/woman/robot.

I don't know if you are a male or female but I deicided to to use robot since it is in your pin-name.

Well said.

TBoneTony

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

So you are saying... a gamer bribed him...  I see...  Then the nukes, and the parasite, and the family held hostage...  I see where you are going.

Shhh, they are coming....  haha.  Okay, sorry, I have to poke fun at this.

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The funny thing is, even if JT could prove beyond a reasonable doubt that video games CAUSED somebody to become violent and go on a killing rampage (and that is a very big "if" as there has been no proof that has ever shown a causal link), that would be 1 person amongst how many gamers?  50 million or more worldwide?

Let's see...1 out of a 50 million....that's what we who have studied statistics call "statistically insignificant."  But JT has never really understood the science behind...well...behind anything.

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Jack fails at science period. In the past he mentioned (in some radio show) that EVERYDAY GAMERS are "statistically insignificant" to his findings. Yes, the over 99.9000% percent of us.

I suppose if it were an experiment, people that play GTA would be the control group, and everyone else would be non-control. But separating the groups would be irrelevant with Jack because he would always make a conclusion according to his preconceived notions, instead of the most common outcomes from the control group!

GameSnooper

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

99% is 1 in 100, 99.9% is 1 in 1000. When you said "over" it would be way over.

Right now I can't say for sure how many of the GTA series have sole, even if you only counted from GTAIII on. The number is well in the multi-millions.

So 99.99999% is about right. I figure 10 million is a conservative estimate.

In short, "Save a life, ban peanut butter." More people have died due to peanut allergies and samonella then ever caused by video games. J.T., I mean Saltysaurus, is barking up the wrong tree.

But what else is new?

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Jack Thompson knows as much about mathematics as he knows about law. (and video games, while we're at it)

Zero = Zero = Zero.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Not really. jackie has enough math skills to be able to twist the numbers to fit his views.  The irony though is that he used to claim that those of us that have not killed anyone due to "ultra violent" games (ie the vast majority of us) were the anomolies.  But no... we could go at anytime (we had been programmed by the games) and there had already been countless shooting incidents (um at the time I beleive it was less then 10) that he (and only he) claimed were related to games.  You remember back with his brainscans in a box. 

Ah jackie.. so the conspiracy theories continue?  The police had been advised (which is the jackie version of  claimed that were getting paid/bribed) to ignore him by game companies (um jackie which company made that call?)  Oh but I forgot you were paranoid about guards at the Miami-dade federal building and threated to sue them for doing their job. 

Oh nevermind.  Look thompson you are full of it, so I would offer a suggestion.  Go off someplace dark, damp and quiet (why does a prison cell come to mind?) and ferment.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

There were countless shootings, but only because Jack can't count to 10.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

um as for JTs 'the detective had been contacted by the video game industty'

 

BULL SHIT.

 

and heres why. Who exactly would call ? I mean the video game industry is many seperate companies. So which one called? Valve?, Take-Two? Infinity ward? Sega? was it a publisher, perhaps EA? Either way it makes NO SENSE. 

By calling as a representative of said company, surely you are in some way admitting that your company is at fault more than another, as you have enough of a heightened interest, that it warrants you calling about the issue. And programmers/Artists dont have any authority to do this (i.e. speaking on behalf of their company). so this alleged contact must have come from a company exec. So.. do you really think a company exec would be dumb enough to do this?

No... I mean it would make more sense if a specific game had been blamed (and by blame, i mean more than 'the killer was found to own copies of games A, B, C , D and E'), but it really hasn't , certainly not any more than mere circumstance. Jacks claims MAKE NO SENSE IN REALITY.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

''Dear Chief Sizer:

I have information that would be useful to establish further the apparent causal link between the violent video game play of alleged killer Ayala and the recent incident at the teen club.''

um... what apparent causal link?  There hasnt been any 'apparent causal link' made...



''Some detective in the Bureau with whom I spoke has been compromised by the video game industry, and he was anticipating my call.''

BWAHAHAHA JT is a whole new kind of crazy. 'compromised' by 'the video game industry' lol. Why does JT think its one giant secret world organisation all working together. Its really not. 'the video game industry' is actually many, commonly competing companies and studios. And to suggest otherwise is just ludicrous.  and as for 'compromised' lol... yeah yeah JT they implanted an organic mind control parasite into his frontal lobes, and kidnapped his family as insurance incase he manages to get it surgically removed with mind lasers.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

I think Jack Thompson is dislexic.  He keeps typing "causal" when he means to type "casual".

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Don't forget the parasite is genetically engineered so that if it is removed that it sends a signal to launch a nuke at JT's house.  The compromised officer really knows that JT is his only hope to save his family, because well, you know how strong he is.  Look at those gleaming muscles. 

So he has to manage to control himself long enough to get the parasite out so he can contact JT.  So he needs to take out the nuke satellites first.  If he does that though, the other nuke satellites launch if he doesnt destroy them all at the same time.  If he manages to destroy them all at the same time, his family will get killed by the secret agency behind it all.  You know, the roach people one.  (shhh, I promise I am not a member. ;)

See, the roach people can survive nuclear radiation, so they do not care, but they really want the game industry to take over and make everyone kill each other.  Then they get all the pretty plant leaves to eat.  If they come in contact with JT though, they will eat his brain.  Not because they like brains, but because they like JT's brain.

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

OMG IVE FIGURED IT OUT!

Jack thompson is a pseudonym!

Its actually Jack Bauer!

Jack is one man standing alone against the secret conspiracy that only he can stop. Chloe, open up a socket to the police department, their agents have been compromised! Nukes, satellites, mind control parasites, it ALL MAKES SENSE! What we do without Jack to save the world for us.

 

 

 

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

You don't see it. They obviously bribed that officer with his very own hard to find Wii and Wii Fit.

Either that or a Backwards compatable PS3.

Or a 360 that will never get RRoD.

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It's not hard to find.  My local Gamestop has them in stock.  Actually I think pretty much everyone has them in stock.

http://www.darkesword.com/

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Or maybe they bribed them with a never opened Vectrex....

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Now that would be awesome. Seriously.

E. Zachary Knight
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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

It's good to see the police on this case are reasonble and intelligent.

Unlike "saulytarsus"...

If you go crazy then I will still call you Superman.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Unlike another certain case where they thought that the kid was abducted by a video game league.  Seriously, wtf, you are more likely to get hit by a jumbo jet on a clear sunny day, walking around in the woods.

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More like "retardtarsus"...

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

What's that noise?  It's the sound of Jack chasing after an ambulance while kicking a dead horse.  Jack, you have no evidence, and have proven yourself wrong time after time, all the while being the most pretentious dick in Florida (which in my mind says a lot) and getting kicked off the bar.  Give up already.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Jack Thompson is just crazy for attention, no matter whose grave he has to step. He likes this kind of story. When somebody dies and the word "videogames" or "GTA" are in the middle, he just can´t avoid it.

He is sick. Very sick.

Someday he will commit the same kind of things that he claims he fights.

 

Go get psychiatric help, Jack. Or at least, find a new hobby.

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Oh, and while we're on the subject of things not being surprising, such at the Traitor John Bruce's failure to understand The Truth, Thw WHOLE Truth, and Nothing But The Truth, let's look at his repeated prattles about the Utah legislation.

You know, the legislation that's bulletproof?  The one that's constitutional?

The one that pushes age verification software?

Software which a task force was put together to examine the value of?

Software which has already received questions as to privacy issues?

Software which, in fact, may very well incorporate data mining devices to market to children?

You know, that software?

Reference material:

www.idology.com

That's one of the companies the Traitor John Bruce and the hate group The Eagles Forum is pushing on the politicians in Utah.

Gee, see their comments about the Task Force in their own "blog":

http://theidspace.idology.com/archives/100

See the page for the Task Force:

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/research/isttf

Now see the article questioning the age verification software companies and the REAL concerns about their attempts at privacy violations and marketing schemes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/business/16ping.html

Did you inform them of those concerns, Traitor John Bruce?  Or, not surprisingly, did you knowingly and intentionally lie to and deceive THEM as well?

And since you're so hard up to press a particular software package and company, maybe someone should be looking into whether you received "compensation" to market this material to the government.  Perhaps, in fact, this is nothing more than "live spam" being delivered to the politicians through you.

You're such a tool.  And a pathetic one at that.

 

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Something to think about: If this task force finds that all this age-verification software is potentially violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, could we see the FTC step in?

All in all, I think that puts one more fatal armor piercing bullet into Thompson's so-called "constitutionally bulletproof" Utah legislation.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

I have the same question. Does John Bruce have investments in that company? Aside from that, I cannot think of any reason he has chosen that particular package over some other comparable solution.

Personally, what bugs me about the software is that I can't find an easily accessible demo of it. The website does not have one and they only list one site that uses it and I don't feel like going through the motions of purchasing wine in order to see the software in action.

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

maybe because this company's age verification software confirms age based on name and address. Like any kid doesn't know his parents' name. I'm not going to imply Jack's tastes.

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Hey, what ever happened with the shareholder revolt he was leading against Mr Zelenik (sp?)? 

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Just wait, I'm sure he's got them right where he wants them.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Yes, with him strapped to a chair in front of a bullseye and the other shareholders loaded with cream pies.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

"This is not the least bit surprising."

Common sense is rarely surprising Mr. Thompson.

"The police typically ignore the video game connection"

Because it's bullshit?

"What a surprise that he had GTA in his possession."

I have several GTA games in my possession, I haven't killed anyone. Does that surprise you? In fact, there are millions of copies of GTA around the world in the possession of other normal people who haven't killed anyone. What is your point?

"I shall be contacting the families of the victims to tell them of the cause of action they now have against Take-Two."

You mean they now have the opportunity to waste their money following your advice in a costly court case that will ultimately lead to nothing?

"On the truth side of the ledger, we now have the Ohio Judge in the Petric case who believes video games had everything to do with the perp's shooting of his parents."

Ah, you mean the guy who admitted he wasn't an expert and that what he said was only his opinion? Yeah! There's some heavyweight proof!

"Finally, the police detective with whom I spoke said that someone connected with the video game industry contacted him about me before I ever contacted them.  The industry should be afraid.  Very afraid.  Jack Thompson"

Even if this were true, there is nothing wrong with warning people about attempts to influence the course of a criminal investigation, which is exactly what you are trying to do here, and have done elsewhere (all to no avail). You complain about cops planting guns, is that any worse than you trying to plant non existant connections between a murderer and an innocent software company?

 

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

I personally love Jack Thompson, why you may ask, because he makes the pro-censorship, anti-free speech, anti-gaming side look horribly bad.

His crazy and rediculous antics and behavior drive people away from that side and make their side of the argument look bad. People like him must drive Leland Yee, Hillary Clinton, Lt. Grossman and all the other censormongers and anti-gamers who are sane but do it for politically driven reasons ("please think of the children" rhetoric gains votes from fear-based, protectionist, nanny-statist parents) nuts.

 "No law means no law" - Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on the First Amendment

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

As always, he mentions 'some guy,' who he never, EVER gives a name too, which means that, as always, he probably doesn't even exist.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Jack,

Seriously man get help. You're clearly suffering from some kind of psychological issuehere.

Is anybody else at all worried that its only a matter of time before Jack decides to wage his Crusade against video games by trying to rid the world of their perceived menace by killing gamers or sellers?

If I was this police department I'd consider bringing formal harassment charges and trying to have Jack involuntarily committed to psychiatric facility.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Or Obstruction of Justice.

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

It's definitely true that this isn't the least bit surprising... that the Traitor John Bruce "Jack" Thompson would attempt to lie, deceive, defraud, and attempt to illegally tamper with a formal investigation and now threatens to tamper with witness testimony.

It takes a really sick, perverted, obscene, immoral individual to commit such acts as lying, deceiving, and misinforming police and citizens about tragic events just to push one's personal, religious, and/or political agendas to create a dictatorship based on their own belief system.

As to the claim, most likely false, that an industry individual discussed squat with the detective, it's more likely that the detective considered the avenue because of the comments by posters on the initial articles mentioned (as the articles themselves were fairly decent and not really blaming anything), and dismissed the possibility after doing as thorough an investigation as possible at that time, which is the act of an honorable, ethical, investigator.  As opposed to a dishonorable, unethical, sociopath whose paranoid delusions have them seeing conspiracies at every turn and desire to create a Theological Dictatorship with them as the Tin-Pot-Dictator-Wannabe who fashions their reign on a Demon-Pretender-To-The-Throne-Of-Heaven who advocates lies, deceit, bigotry, and hate as the rule of thumb (since no true, honorable, ethical, "God" would advocate such acts).

Seriously, why would ANY honorable, ethical police force give ANY value to the rantings of an individual who thinks that a kid playing a violent video game is worse than that same kid having been verbally, mentally, phsyically, and nearly sexually abused?  Or to ANY individual who screams that everyone is a fascist because they don't post EVERYTHING he sends them but then claims that he would support the legal execution of those who oppose his views?  Or of ANY individual who wants to help free a rapist because he believes that, in so doing, it will save his dishonorable, unethical career?  Or ANY individual who supports terrorist acts because of the victims was someone he didn't approve of?  Or ANY individual who knowingly and intentionally lies to and deceives any arm of the government by making false claims about the contents of ANY product?  Or ANY individual who rants that a state didn't defend an unconstitutional law HIS way and therefore it was their fault it failed, because, after all, holding press conferences about the destruction caused by a major hurricane is so very unimportant in comparison to creating unconstitutional laws that would help in some small way create a Dictatorship?

Well, I gave "Saul of Tarsus" the benefit of the doubt, though choosing the name of someone who was believed to be a Saint isn't a surprise considering the unoffical diagnosis of NPD that the Traitor John Bruce quite clearly, now more than ever, seems to suffer from.  I certainly had my suspicions that it was that sociopathic Traitor John Bruce, but didn't want to jump the gun.  But it isn't a surprise.  Not one at all.

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

It takes a really sick, perverted, obscene, immoral individual to commit such acts as lying, deceiving, and misinforming police and citizens about tragic events just to push one's personal, religious, and/or political agendas to create a dictatorship based on their own belief system.

 

Hey, as a sick, perverted, obscene and immoral individual I take offense at being lumped in with that waste of otherwise useful skin!

Less flippantly, that was one of the most coherent rants I've read in weeks.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Awwwwww the ambulance chaser still thinks he is relevent. I can just imagine the moment they see that message....

"Who the #)%*@ is Jack Thompson, and why is this crackpot wanting to 'help' the investigation... He said he spoke with a detective?" 

"Um sir, this is the guy that blames all shootings on video games and tried to sue other departments and police units involved in cases for not letting him get access to evidence. Apparently he hates video games, thinks they are always involved, and jumps in the middle of things to 'prove' they are responsible. As for a detective he spoke to about this, that is a fabrication...no one claims to have spoken to any outside source about this. In fact when I pulled up a search on google and wikipedia, you won't believe what it says about this nut. He was actual disbarred last year!"

"Oh #%(*& another crackpot. Just toss this, and ignore him. We have an investigation to finish."

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

I am going to put the ambulance chaser comments to the side here, because we have went over that before.  We need to go over a more serious topic.

"Some detective in the Bureau with whom I spoke has been compromised by the video game industry, and he was anticipating my call."

Any psychologist would qualify this as paranoid, and maybe even slightly schizophrenic.  When I say JT needs psychological help, I am not saying it to be mean.  I seriously believe it would be for his best interest.  Like I said before, he isn't a bad guy, he has amazing intentions, just he is mixed up on fantasy paranoid world and the real world.  I hope that one day he will get the help that he so evidently needs.  Not for the gaming community, not for the game industry, but for him.  It is not healthy to be so paranoid.

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Jack getting help pretty much relies at the moment, on either his family intervening or he himself realizing that he needs to seek help. Sadly neither of those seems very likely at the moment.

-Gray17

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Point taken...  sadly...

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I always feel like somebody's watching me.....and I have no privacy...Oh...Oh...Oh...Oh

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

I bet it's the money you could be saving with Geiko.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

I couldn't find a pic of the money stack with the eyes  ;)

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damn, Geico saves you a lot

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Kash: dollars & eyeballs

 

 

 

YYYYEEEESSSSS!!!!

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

Wow, I haven't heard that song since like 3rd grade. Radio flashbacks!

GameSnooper

 

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

LOL

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Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

This is not the least bit surprising.  The police typically ignore the video game connection, because they believe it exonerates the perp.  It's the same mentality that leads police to plant guns.

What a surprise that he had GTA in his possession.  I shall be contacting the families of the victims to tell them of the cause of action they now have against Take-Two.

On the truth side of the ledger, we now have the Ohio Judge in the Petric case who believes video games had everything to do with the perp's shooting of his parents.  He came to that conclusion with no input from me.

Finally, the police detective with whom I spoke said that someone connected with the video game industry contacted him about me before I ever contacted them.  The industry should be afraid.  Very afraid.  Jack Thompson

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

One of these days, the police department or berieved family members that you decide to make contact with will tell you to fuck off. Maybe then you'll get the message. You're no help to anyone.

Re: Police Dismiss Video Game Link in Portland Shooting Rampage

the police detective with whom I spoke said that someone connected with the video game industry contacted him about me before I ever contacted them

BOOLEAN SHIT!

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MaskedPixelanteNevermind. Turns out when they said "the patch is now live", they meant "it's still in beta".12/19/2014 - 5:07pm
MaskedPixelanteSo I bought Dark Souls PC, and it's forcing me to log into GFWL. Did I miss something?12/19/2014 - 5:00pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/12/republicans-may-have-plan-to-save-internet-providers-from-utility-rules/ this is intreasting. congress may put net nutrality in to law to avoid title 2 classification12/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.polygon.com/2014/12/19/7421953/bullshit-cards-against-humanity-donated-250k-sunlight-foundation I have to admit I like the choice o organization. congrats to CAH.12/19/2014 - 1:51pm
E. Zachary KnightIf you are downloading a copy in order to bypass the DRM, then you are legally in the wrong. Ethically, if you bought the game, it doesn't matter where you download it in the future.12/19/2014 - 12:06pm
InfophileEZK: Certainly better that way, though not foolproof. Makes me think though: does it count as piracy if you download a game you already paid for, just not from the place you paid for it at? Ethically, I'd say no, but legally, probably yes.12/19/2014 - 11:20am
ZippyDSMleeAnd I still spent 200$ in the last month on steam/GOG stuff sales get me nearly every time ><12/19/2014 - 10:55am
ZippyDSMleeMaskedPixelante:And this is why I'm a one legged bandit.12/19/2014 - 10:51am
ZippyDSMleeE. Zachary Knight: I buy what I can as long as I can get cracks for it...then again it I could have gotton Lords of the Fallen for 30 with DLC I would have ><12/19/2014 - 10:50am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/12/19/marvel-vs-capcom-origins-leaving-online-storefronts-soon/ Speaking of "last chance to buy", Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is getting delisted from all major storefronts. Behold the wonders of the all digital future.12/19/2014 - 9:59am
MaskedPixelanteSeriously, the so-called "Last Chance" sale was up to 80% off, while this one time only return sale goes for a flat 85% off with a 90% off upgrade if you buy the whole catalogue.12/19/2014 - 9:37am
E. Zachary KnightInfophile, Tha is why I buy only DRM-free games.12/19/2014 - 9:37am
MaskedPixelanteNordic is back on GOG for one weekend only. And at 85% off no less, which is kind of a slap in the face to people who paid more during the "NORDIC IS LEAVING FOREVER BUY NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE" sale, but whatever...12/19/2014 - 9:28am
InfophileRe PHX's link: This is one of the reasons the digital revolution isn't all it's cracked up to be. There's also the flip side where Sony can block access to games you've bought if they ban your account for unrelated reasons. All power is theirs.12/19/2014 - 8:52am
MaskedPixelantehttp://uplay.ubi.com/#!/en-US/events/uplay-15-days You can win FREE GAMES FOR A YEAR! Unfortunately, they're Ubisoft games.12/18/2014 - 6:29pm
Papa MidnightAh, so it was downtime. I've been seeing post appear in my RSS feed, but I was unable to access GamePolitics today across several ISPs.12/18/2014 - 6:06pm
james_fudgeSorry for the downtime today, folks.12/18/2014 - 5:54pm
 

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