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Thank YOU Jack Thompson! Now I am aware this MOD exists! Woot!!

In all seriousness, this game, well, the in game footage shows City 17 residents, and guards, not children, it is more of a lost episode of HL2 than a school. Jack Thompson sees the name "school" attached to this and fears the worst. Postal 1 had worse implications than what this "mod" shows.

This site seems to probably be a hoax, possibly created by Mr. Thompson to scare parents.
Edited by t0adphr0g - 3/16/11 at 8:00pm
post #42 of 118
I've played a flash game that emulated the VT shooting out of curiosity and although I wasnt disturbed by it, imo the public availability of these games are wrong. The problem isnt really the games though, its the system. Games that allow you to kill virtual innocent people shouldnt be allowed in the hands of potentially unstable people. But theres no way to separate those who are mature enough for the game and those who will bend it into reality. ESRB is a joke, and rarely enforced.

The only way to get these type of games banned would be for the majority of americans (or whomever) to give up their freedom to play these types of games in order to prevent potential incidents in the future. Which will never happen. Look at the draw muhammed day, people drew him despite the mass death threats to them and others.

Actually I sorta have a radical idea. Give everyone gun. Knowing a person can take your life in a second, you'll never bully them or hurt them. If you're just straight insane and kill someone without being provoked you'll die on the spot too because someone else with a gun will stop you. <_<
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L4D 2 has school maps, but i guess shooting zombies that look like humans is a different story?
Jack Thompson = Troll.
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Hmmm, columbine, not too far from where I live, don't like the mod but the guy complaining has no knowledge of how the system works.
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Please tell me I'm not the only one absolutely infuriated by this. Why attack gabe? It's not his studio that made the mod. They only created the game engine and tools. That's like trying to take a gun manufacturer to court saying they support public shootings. It's ridiculous, you can't pin that on him. Go after the mod makers if anyone but if it were me just leave them alone. Sick people are gonna be sick.. you can't Change that. It's not a video game that causes someone to go shooting up a place, its often. A bunch of other REAL world problems. I'm sick of people blaming violence on video games. Its a ridiculous argument. If anything video games act as a frustration outlet to help prevent people from shooting up a public place in real life. People need to get a real living and stop being desperate for attention. He only rent after gabe cause he knew it'd stir things up and he'd get the spotlight. Good job
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I am a trained assassin, I have killed both Fidel Castro, and JFK.

I am a trained Marine, I have killed roughly around 300k-1million people.

I am a king, a wizard, a knight, a god, a elf..... I am link I slayed gandolf, I am mario I slayed browser.
You are also Jesus cuz you resurrected 300 thousand times
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You are also Jesus cuz you resurrected 300 thousand times
Jesus only needed to resurrect once and he never died afterwards making him far more awesome
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Originally Posted by myuusmeow View Post
The news is going to take this and run with it.
Soon "Valve Corporation is creating a game that encourages and trains players to shoot and kill students, and is marketed to 3 year olds" will be all over the news, just like:

"Counter-Strike trained the Virginia Tech shooter"
"Mass Effect lets young children engage in full graphical sex with aliens"
"Grand Theft Auto San Andreas includes a full graphical sex game that anyone can play at any time"
"Doom trained the Columbine shooters"
"Mortal Kombat encourages 4 year olds to rip off each others limbs"
"Night Trap lets 3 year olds rape girls in nightgowns"

etc. etc.
lol, i know they will, and without even thinking, they will give Gabe and Valve in general extremely bad press.
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Thats dumb. Good luck Jack Thompson.

Thats like suing a gun company because they make guns that kill people. Gabe didn't make it, he created a tool so people can make their own mods, whatever mods became as a result is the result of the mod designers/coders, not Valve.

I love the part where he takes credit by saying "Oh, I knew these shootings would eventually happen." Right....

All that aside, I sorta want to play it.
Actually its more like suing a company that makes ammunition because their product was used in a gun that killed somebody IE Valve makes the Dev Tools (The Ammo) and someone uses it to make a game (The Gun).
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Please tell me I'm not the only one absolutely infuriated by this. Why attack gabe? It's not his studio that made the mod. They only created the game engine and tools. That's like trying to take a gun manufacturer to court saying they support public shootings. It's ridiculous, you can't pin that on him. Go after the mod makers if anyone but if it were me just leave them alone. Sick people are gonna be sick.. you can't Change that. It's not a video game that causes someone to go shooting up a place, its often. A bunch of other REAL world problems. I'm sick of people blaming violence on video games. Its a ridiculous argument. If anything video games act as a frustration outlet to help prevent people from shooting up a public place in real life. People need to get a real living and stop being desperate for attention. He only rent after gabe cause he knew it'd stir things up and he'd get the spotlight. Good job

See above for more accurate analogy
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Haha nothing like free advertising. I had never heard of it. Way to go Jack!
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