Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House Committee

February 24, 2009 -

He wasn't on hand to testify and his name wasn't mentioned, but the influence of disbarred Miami attorney Jack Thompson was apparent in yesterday's meeting of the Business and Labor Committee of the Utah House of Representatives.

By a 10-3 vote, committee members approved H.B. 353, a bill drafted by Thompson and sponsored by Rep. Mike Morley. The measure targets the video game and film industries by amending Utah's current Truth in Advertising law. Retailers and movie theaters which advertise that they don't sell M-rated games or R-rated movie tickets to underage buyers and then do so would be liable for fines of $2,000 per incident.

Those testifying on behalf of the bill included Alan Osmond, the most senior of the Osmond Brothers vocal group and Gayle Ruzicka, the politically powerful head of the ultra-conservative Utah Eagle Forum.

For his part, Osmond, read into the record verbatim passages from an e-mail circulated earlier yesterday by Thompson. Osmond, however, did not identify Thompson as the author:

This link shows a montage of sex scenes from the Grand Theft Auto IV game which has been sold and is presently being sold at BestBuy.com, WalMart.com, Target.com, GameStop.com, and at other retailers’ sites, with no age verification whatsoever.

As you can see, there are graphically depicted lap dances in a “gentleman’s club” in this game, including simulation of oral/anal sexual intercourse between women.  The hero in the game then has intercourse, clearly depicted...  The hero then kills the woman by gunfire and running her over with his car.

Now that’s entertainment...

Utah must do something about these major retailers who are flat-out lying to the public when they assert they are not selling this and other similar pornographic “games” to kids when in fact they are...

Conservative power broker Gayle Ruzicka also testified on behalf of the bill with a Thompson-esque flavor, mentioning Devin Moore, the GTA-playing Alabama teen who murdered three police officers in 2004. Thompson, representing the officers' families, subsequently brought suit against Rockstar Games, Sony and others before being thrown off the case by an Alabama judge for professional conduct violations in November, 2005.

For those familiar with Thompson's anti-GTA crusade, Ruzicka's testimony had a familiar tone:

These [games] are the kind of things that are training our children. This is the vile stuff. The Grand Theft Auto games are cop-killing murder simulators. And when [Devin Moore] was faced with being arrested he knew exactly what to do. He knew how to aim... at the head and each time killed these [officers]. We don't want this for our children. Not at all. Please, please vote yes today on this bill.

 

Anything we can do to protect our children from the violence, from the filthy pornography that the only way they can get into the pornography is being good at the game. They work hard and get to certain levels and when they get to the high enough levels then they get into the pornography - filthy, vile stuff that you would be appalled and never want your children to see. And then as a reward, they get to kill the women...

Dick Cornell of the Utah Association of Theater Owners was among those who testified against the bill:

 

Theater owners have taken pride in enforcing [MPAA] ratings... There isn't any forgiveness in this [bill] for an intent by someone else to deceive us, so we would be penalized for that...

 

One thing that we're very susceptible for in this legislation is that we would be penalized if there was a ticket purchase over... online or on the ticket kiosk. Because as soon as that purchase was made... we would be in violation of this law... We know of some theaters here in Utah that 40% of the ticket sales are done through a kiosk or online purchases... We have theaters that will on the weekend pull in 10,000 people of a Saturday. The chances of exceeding this [bill's] limit, it's possible, even though our intent to keep the kids out.

 

This bill really discourages compliance with our voluntary system. The only protection that we would have if this passes is to not follow the enforcement rules... And we don't want to do that...

Oddly enough, Rep. Morley said that it was not his intent to have the proposal apply to movie tickets, although the language of the measure would seem to encompass theaters.

HB 353 will now move on to the full Utah House for consideration.

AUDIO FILE: Listen as the committee considers the bill (53mb, 58 mins, mp3).


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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

Actually, in the event of a lawsuit, they would have an actual licensed lawyer... and depending on case, it may even be the AG who has to hold this law up in court

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

 "These guys have Jack Thompson."

not anymore, he's been disbarred, didn't you hear? 

they're using a disbarred lawyer for legal advice...

It's like they want to fail, or being blackmailed, that could be another good hypothesis to why he's involved, notice the interview before, that would explain it, blackmail, We should look into that.

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LOL.  Sorry but reading the above made my evil mind click into gear.  I have envisioned jackies next career.  (semi) Professional Fall Guy.  ROFL.  Think about it.  Some group can bring him onboard and if things go wrong they can shove him outfront as a sacrifice.  

"Its his fault.  He was giving us legal advise but we found out later he was disbarred".

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

This thing just went WAY off topic, this was a bill to regulate false advestisement from retailers.  so what does the video game content has anything to do with it.  

Sure the content may be in question if you would want a legally regulate it, but as far as i can see this bill only goes after retailers doing false advertising, saying they will voluntarily won't sell to kids under the suggested age, then does it.   

I just feel like the actual content of the games shouldn't of have any weight on this ruling.

Also i franckly don't care if this does go through, since it's true the retailler shouldn't falsely advertise something like that if they're not doing it.  But i honestly never heard of anyone advertising that, but i'm in canada, so i don't know about Utah.

 

Looks like they Aimed pretty low on that one, maybe they needed a victory to make a particular cry baby happy about something.  like what you do with a little kid crying because he falls and scraped his knee, so you give him a little piece of candy and forgets all about it.  Just in this case the kid will grow an ego 5 times as bigger then it was before...  wait is that even possible?

 

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

Sorry 'bout that.  ^^;

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

How low can Utah go(at the rate thier going)

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

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Is it just me, but a rated R movie has more nudity then a M rated and maybe even some AO games?  If he has such a huge issue with "porn" in games, I would think they would also have an issue with the movie theaters for actually showing nudity.  Speaking of, why is it ok to go to a retail store and they will carry a movie which will have some nudity but not ok if its a video game?  The same could probably be said about violence, in that why doesnt this legislature have a problem with violent movies as well?  You could just as easily "learn how to aim at a head to kill" from a movie(and even books) as one could (supposely) from a video game.  Perhaps video games should be much like the book industry who doesnt rate their books?

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

Quess it is my turn to play devils advocate... 

Movie nudity is more "real" than pixelated (though it is getting close).   Most M rated games got that rating due to violence, drug/alcohol use and suggestive or sexual themes rather than outright nudity.  AO games only quasi exist as they cannot be played on any (unhacked) existing system so the point is moot.

I remember back when I was a kid before I ever started down the (dark) path of video gaming, me and the kids on the street would play "war" with fake guns.  Even now I cannot remember how that started or who got the idea, maybe such vaguely violent activity is hardwired into kids.  Also we were not taught to flirt with the cute girls in school or date, as far as I know the sexual urge is part of our biological makeup, might as well attempt to hold back the tide.

We do rate movies and there have been long standing rules/laws about legal ages (though there was usually a way around those).  Books are not rated becuase if they were some of the classics would have to cease to exist.. Gullivers Travels or Gone with the Wind comes to mind due to racey or rude scenes. 

I would submit for the Christian and Morman Zealot types. 

Judge not Lest ye be judged (Matt 1:7) and Matt 7:2-5

 

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As far as I can recall, there was only one game that ever got an AO rating: Thrill Kill.  It got that rating because of grotesque finishing moves that would make fatalities look tame.  Not to mention it was dropped in development because no retailer in their right mind would carry it.  Last I checked, the source code is somewhere in the bowels of the internet for the PS1 and DC versions.

 

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

There have been a few dozen not counting games that were edited and later rated M. Most are AO for some form of sexuality. Thrill Kill is the only one rated just for violence, unless you count Manhunt 2 but that was edited and rated M.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

One of the guys in the hearing said they should be outlawed.

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

I assume that statement came from the asshole Chris buttars

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

In other words, to get the bill passed they just went haywire at games and used the created hostile environment to get the bill through.

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

No Cheater, they would not be that stupid (I think).  Games and other forms of entertainment are still a solid source of taxable income for the state.  No, they simply want to be able to control what you (well minors by theory) are able to: see, read, experience, discuss, learn, know or how you think. 

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Oh great they are trying to outlaw the games now. :( 

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 including simulation of oral/anal sexual intercourse between women.  

I solemnly swear, under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing description of what is in GTA IV is true...

Hmm..

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

1. Fraud implies intent to defraud. This law doesn't address that.

2. How long after advertising that they don't sell violent games to minors must a retailer continue not to sell such games to minors? Is it a matter of "promise once, bound forever", or is a retailer allowed to change its policies in the future?

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

I wonder if Gayle Ruzicka knows that Jack Thompson lost the Devin Moore case. The court found GTA wasn't the cause of violent behaviour.

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

That fact has likely been conveniently forgotten.

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

She probably already knows, but considering she and the rest of the Eagle Forum share Jack's warped world view, she probably doesn't care and would probably even go so far as to  back him up up that he was unjstly thrown off it and/or help him cover it up. 

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

Well, it would be our civic duty to let Mr. Ruzicka know about JT's current track record (or lack of). If only we knew where to mail him such vital information *nudgenudgewinkwink*.

 

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

Well, she looks like a Mr. at first glance, so cut him some slack there.

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

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Given that this state saw fit to give Jack Thompson a 'Freedom' (emphasis on the massive sarcasm) Award, I can't say I'm surprised.

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Edit: I have been reminded that it was not the Eagle Forum who gave John Bruce his award. I was under the impression that they were a sponser of the Freedom Festival that gave him the award. Apparently not.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Ah good point.  Can almost picture jackie having built a shrine around that award. 

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Are you sure the shrine would be to the award and the award not just be part of a shrine to himself?

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

"Anything we can do to protect our children from the violence, from the filthy pornography that the only way they can get into the pornography is being good at the game. They work hard and get to certain levels and when they get to the high enough levels then they get into the pornography - filthy, vile stuff that you would be appalled and never want your children to see. And then as a reward, they get to kill the women..."

My brains can't understand what is being said.

We should protect children by putting pornography in games and the only way to access it would be by being good at the game?

The children would play it and would see stuff that their parents don't want them to see because the parents have no way of controlling their child while he plays the game?

And for some reason instead of enjoying the porn that the child has gained by leveling up, the child decides to kill a woman?

And this act of killing the woman is supposed to be rewarding for the child.

 

Is she supposed to be talking about GTA IV or about some really obscure game that I'm not aware, because I know several games where you can fuck and kill a woman, but I know none which involve levels and killing the woman as a reward and not as a part of the plot

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Not to mention that getting past the first mission is considered hard to these politicians and people who don't really play videogames at all.

Jack claims to have owned GTAIV just so he could have some sort of integrity to people who believe him. But I often wonder has Jack Thompson even have bothered to PLAY THE GAME????

Also does Jack Thompson have an XBox360? like the GTAIV game was the 360 version, right?

 

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"and at other retailers’ sites, with no age verification whatsoever."

Credit cards are valid means of age verification. Perjury.

"including simulation of oral/anal sexual intercourse between women."

This is a complete falsehood. Perjury.

"I solemnly swear, under penalty of perjury"

Bring on the penalties!

"These [games] are the kind of things that are training our children."

Training them to do what? Play the game better? Have slightly better hand eye co-ordination?

"The Grand Theft Auto games are cop-killing murder simulators."

No. The Grand Theft Auto games are games.

"And when [Devin Moore] was faced with being arrested he knew exactly what to do. He knew how to aim... at the head and each time killed these [officers]."

LOL! I'm sure if he had never played the game he would have held the gun backwards, or aimed at his feet, or pressed a catch and have all the bullets fall out. Yes indeed, there is no possible way that this man would have known that a gunshot to the head was lethal if he had not played a video game. *BRz...Sarcasm overload...brz*

"We don't want this for our children. Not at all. Please, please vote yes today on this bill."

I don't want my kid playing games that are not appropriate for him, but I don't need a bill or the government to ensure he doesn't. I have a more powerful method, it's called doing you fucking job as a responsible parent.

"Anything we can do to protect our children from the violence, from the filthy pornography that the only way they can get into the pornography is being good at the game."

GTA is not, and does not comtain any pornography. Also, it's like she believes there is absolutely nothing a parent can do to stop their kids playing the game! Off the top of my head:

Confiscate the controllers/video cable, therefore rendering the console unplayable.

Confiscate the game disc, allowing them to play other suitable games only.

Activate and password lock the parental controls on the console, enabling only Teen and lower games to be played.

Here's a tough one, DON'T BUY THESE GAMES FOR YOUR KIDS. DON'T GIVE THEM THE MONEY TO BUY THEM UNSUPERVISED.

For feck's sake, is it any wonder that kids are getting more violent and turning to crime with parents as spineless and worthless as this? Parents that don't have the first idea of discipline or authority when it comes to their kids?

"They work hard and get to certain levels and when they get to the high enough levels then they get into the pornography - filthy, vile stuff that you would be appalled and never want your children to see. And then as a reward, they get to kill the women..."

Ok, if your kid plays GTA and sees killing women as a reward, then there is something badly wrong with that little sociopath that GTA did not cause. This sounds like a kid that tortures and kills small animals and will grow up to be a serial killer at some stage. GTA LETS you kill women. It does not instruct you to, force you to or encourage you to. If a kid takes his lego and constructs little rape scenes and violent murder fantasies, is it the fault of the bricks? The Virginia Tech killer wrote page after page of violent and sadistic "prose" and "poetry" withouth playing any violent games. Must have been the pen and paper, or blank MS Word screen and keyboard that caused it!

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I think the state Congress of Utah is going to be cleaned house if they vote for the bill(and it's gets ruled unconstutional by the courts) Due to commiting perjury

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

This bill has ZERO teeth.

So all the retailers simply stop advertising that they won't sell MA games to underage kids.  That's all that will come of this.

Bravo! 

But then of course they'll start grass-roots campaigns to boycott any store that doesn't vow to stop selling MA games to kids.  All in a way to circumvent the constitution and force their draconian beliefs upon others.

 

Idiots....to quote Thulsa Doom, "They should all drown in lakes of blood."

 

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Who cares if they start a boycott? The people boycotting will be the people who never buy games because they think they corrupt children. Places that aren't game specialty stores like Wal-Mart of Target could be hurt, but if they all decide to stop advertising that they don't sell M-rated games to kids, the protesters will be forced to choose one of them to do business with unless they want to run all over town to get what can be gathered in 15 minutes in Wal-Mart or Target. Since people are naturally lazy, I don't see that happeneing too quickly.

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Wasn't the problem kids buying WITHOUT their parents present anyway?

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Probably. Now retailers are going probably to nix their "we don't sell M-rated games to minors" policies to avoid legal action, and these irresponsible parents are going to have even more trouble with their unsupervised kids getting ahold of GTA than ever before.

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah ...

My apologies for that earlier comment. It was rude an uncivilized of me to paint an entire community with such a broad brush. That, and I haven't been back for months - I spent a good deal reading up on Thomas Paine, and have since given up on organized religion as a whole.

Regardless, it pisses me off that legislators are actually stupid enought to follow Jack's lead. Most of you have already said every bit of nastiness I can imagine for our beloved anti-gaming crusader/loon, so I'll just way what I can surmise since my absence...

 

HOLY SHIT - he's still around?

 

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Not to derail the subject at hand, but...doesn't Mr. Thompson have an ailing wife at home?

I dunno, maybe it's just me...but if my significant other was severely ill, I'd make her welfare my number one priority.  And this is coming from a teenager who, by all rights, should be devoid of any semblance of human compassion (i.e. I play Halo 3 a bit too much).

He must have his reasons, though...right?

...right?

 

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

If you believe that, I have a lovely bridge in Manhattan to sell to you. Real cheap. Only one owner.

 

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

He must have his reasons, though...right?

...right?

Yes, those reasons likely being that his wife has long since more or less recovered from treatment, and he only trots out her health for attempts to play the sympathy card.

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

I hate to say it, but he had me going for awhile there.

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''And when [Devin Moore] was faced with being arrested he knew exactly what to do. He knew how to aim... at the head and each time killed these [officers]. We don't want this for our children.''

 

 

what...

 

just...

 

what?

 

He had to play a game to work out that shooting somebody in the head is more lethal than shooting them in the hand? Right.....

Also..

Still doesnt explain how his x-button mashing thumb skills suddenly translated across to being able to handle a real weapon.

Still doesnt explain where his floating crosshair came from to assist his aim when shooting at the cops.. i mean.. in the GAME, you line your crosshair and press fire to kill someone. How did this occur in real life?

Still doesnt explain how he managed to autoaim in real life. Did god/magic/aliens help guide his floating crosshair onto his victims?

Still doesnt explain how he knew how to reload a firearm, in the game its automatic.

Still doesnt explain how he handled real recoil/weight of a weapon compared to holding a playstation controller.

Still doesnt explain what he used instead of the floating health/armour pickups.

Stil doesnt explain how he didnt just stand and soak up some bullets before running around a corner and letting his health regen.

Still doesnt explain why he got caught. I mean GTA is a cop-killing simulator RIGHT? So it must accuratley model their tactice so he knew how to react right? strange, because in GTA all you have to do is kill hundreds of people, then run down an alleyway for 30 seconds and the cops will give up chasing.

 

 

''Anything we can do to protect our children from the violence, from the filthy pornography that the only way they can get into the pornography is being good at the game. ''

What DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

SERIOUSLY. Are you just stringing random words together with the phrase 'protect children' in there? i have read that sentence 4 times and i literally dont understand the grammatical structure. Its just random words....

here let me try:

''Give me all your money to protect our children from the aliens, from the filthy pornography and child molesters that the only way they can get to the kids is being rich with your money. So give us your money...................

*cough....*

 ...terrorists.... 9/11..... *cough*... protect kids.. money. now..... Chicken dinner''

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

So help me, I couldn't help but play devil's advocate by answering your questions.  I have this absolute fascination with how crazy people think, and it's a good mental exercise to keep a step ahead of 'em.

First, it might not have been thumb-skills; he could've been playing a game with a configurable scheme which allowed use of the shoulder buttons for firing.  That'll work the index finger for that trigger-squeezing touch.

Devin reportedly said, "life is a video game."  It's entirely possible that he hallucinated the floating aim reticule, and maybe even an entire HUD system.  I know that after I play Tetris for half an hour, everybody around me looks like their heads are made of bricks.

None of the news reports say anything about reloading the gun; he took it from one of the cops and shot his way out.  So no need for floating powerups, as he was clearly doing an pickup-free achievement run.

As for recoil, have you tried some of the higher-sensitivity controllers out there?  Sure, it's not exactly like the real thing, but it's like swimming in cold water on a warm day.  You can adjust fairly rapidly.

Finally, of course he got caught when he found out real life isn't exactly like a video game.  We're talking about somebody so dumb, he didn't figure out which body parts were worth the most damage until a simulator taught it to him.  I would've liked to have seen the look on his face when he realized that there were no cop bribe icons waiting for him in the bushes.

(Free with this ridiculous post: several thousand grains of salt.  Take as many as required and pass 'em around.)

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Mr. Thompson, by pointing out that the shooter was "so dumb, he didn't figure out which body parts were worth the most damage...," are you insinuating that only the most idiotic of us would ever consider pulling a gun on a police officer?  Because if you are, then you're correct...partially.  You could be categorized as any of the multitude of social sub-groups (not just video gamers) and you'd still have to be a moron to think you could get away with murder in real life.

 

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Did you just confuse me for Jack?  Hahahahahahaha LURK MORE

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

It´s "LURK MOAR", not "LURK MORE"...

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Yeah, l2lurkmoar

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

You want to play Devil's Advocate, we'll treat you like the devil. =) I found the adressing as Thompson quite nice a joke.

Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

The greatest trick I ever played was convincing the world I didn't exist, after all. ;D

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

Thank you!  ^^

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Re: Jack Thompson Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Utah House

And to think that my writing campaigns meant anything to any politician on a city level, let alone a state level. Meh, no wonder people don't want to participate anymore.

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Andrew EisenI'm not keen on blind links. What is it?04/18/2014 - 3:45pm
Matthew Wilsonthis is worth a whatch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyXcr6sDRtw&list=PL35FE5C4B157509C904/18/2014 - 3:43pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 3: Night Dive was brought to the attention of the public by a massive game recovery, and yet most of their released catalogue consists of games that other people did the hard work of getting re-released.04/17/2014 - 8:46pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 2: If Humongous Entertainment wanted their stuff on Steam, why didn't they talk to their parent company, which does have a number of games published on Steam?04/17/2014 - 8:45pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 1: When Night Dive spent the better part of a year teasing the return of true classics, having their big content dump be edutainment is kind of a kick in the stomach.04/17/2014 - 8:44pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.giantbomb.com/articles/jeff-gerstmann-heads-to-new-york-takes-questions/1100-4900/ He talks about the future games press and the games industry. It is worth your time even though it is a bit long, and stay for the QA. There are some good QA04/17/2014 - 5:28pm
IanCErm so they shouldn't sell edutainment at all? Why?04/17/2014 - 4:42pm
MaskedPixelanteNot that linkable, go onto Steam and there's stuff like Pajama Sam on the front-page, courtesy of Night Dive.04/17/2014 - 4:13pm
Andrew EisenOkay, again, please, please, PLEASE get in a habit of linking to whatever you're talking about.04/17/2014 - 4:05pm
MaskedPixelanteAnother round of Night Dive teasing and promising turns out to be stupid edutainment games. Thanks for wasting all our time, guys. See you never.04/17/2014 - 3:44pm
Matthew WilsonAgain the consequences were not only foreseeable, but very likely. anyone who understood supply demand curvs knew that was going to happen. SF has been a econ/trade hub for the last hundred years.04/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Andrew EisenMixedPixelante - Would you like to expand on that?04/17/2014 - 2:43pm
 

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