“Have you heard about this Jack Thompson guy?” I was working for a technology company back in the spring of 2005. A workmate came up to me and asked the above question. I admitted I had not heard of him. I was told that there was this lawyer named Jack Thompson who was railing about a hidden … Read more
Actor Bill Paxton says that the upcoming Grand Theft Auto film will show Take-Two and Rockstar on a collision course with the former lawyer and anti-game crusader Jack Thompson. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Paxton (who plays Thompson in the made-for-TV movie "Game Changer" that is being produced by the BBC) said that the film focuses on the drawn-out fight between the makers of GTA and Thompson, who claimed that the game(s) had an undue influence on young people.
Based on David Kushner’s 2012 book, Jacked: The Outlaw Story Of Grand Theft Auto, a new BBC film will feature Bill Paxton as disbarred Florida Attorney Jack Thompson.
Big Love star Bill Paxton will play disbarred Florida Attorney Jack Thompson in the new BBC film about Grand Theft Auto and Rockstar Games, Deadline reports. The film based on David Kushner’s 2012 book, Jacked: The Outlaw Story Of Grand Theft Auto, is set to begin filming in South Africa next week, according to Deadline.
The GamerGate social media movement (to root out corruption in games journalism or to get "social justice warrior voices out of it" depending on whom you ask) is on the precipice of a bizarre cliff where disbarred Florida attorney and staunchly anti-video game advocate Jack Thompson agrees with some of their points… and some supporters seem to agree with him.
YouTube personality and (dare I say it?) musical genius Jonathan Mann has done what a lot of us in the media have not accurately conveyed about feminists critique of video games: that it's okay to criticize the current state of gaming – it doesn't mean that those voices want to censor them. In his new song, "We Are Not Jack Thompson," Mann explains it step-by-step better than anyone else has since GamerGate started nearly three months ago.
The latest episode of Bob "MovieBob" Chipman's The Big Picture offers his take on the rise and fall of anti-video game crusader Jack Thompson. Why does everyone need a history lesson?
In the latest episode of Stossel, Libertarian host John Stossel tackles what he views as "Popular Nonsense" including Hollywood's use of global warming as themes in movies, income inequality, and video game violence causing real-world violence. At around the 31:14 mark in this YouTube video of the show Stossel talks about violent video games and is joined by disbarred Florida attorney and long-time anti-video game critic Jack Thompson.
Tulsa, Oklahoma Talk Radio Station KFAQ AM 1170 gives former Florida Attorney and familiar anti-game crusader Jack Thompson a chance to talk about his favorite subject: Grand Theft Auto.
On Pat Campbell's podcast, Thompson discusses at length the effects of the Grand Theft Auto series, the Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis' obsessive gaming habits, and the possible culpability of corporations that make violent video games.
You can find the show here. It's about 30 minutes long.
Disbarred Florida Attorney and anti-game crusader Jack Thompson seems to have come out of hiding to talk about the as-of-yet unestablished link between video media and the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. In an attempt to connect with the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA), Thompson decided to leave a voice mail message for ECA President Hal Halpin. The roughly 35 second-long message from Thompson is equivalent to an "I-told-you-so" to Halpin, gamers, and the non-profit.