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Amazing how Americans will say it's sick in the head to make a game killing American kids and so forth but it's oh so completely fine when our dev's are making games killing Koreans Japanese Russians and so forth.

America EFF YAAAAAA
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post #62 of 118
man, i didn't know that guy was still relevant in the gaming world.
post #63 of 118
Jack Thompson is an idiot. I think the mod is a dumb idea, but it is still a video game. Did I mention that Jack T is an idiot?!
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Originally Posted by Mwarren View Post
I cant blame jack, you have to be sick in the ******* head to make a mod recreating a school shooting. Stuff like that should be illegal.
Whats the difference?
Does camping/ganking some poor nubish guy in an online game means you will also do it in real life just for the kicks?
Does running around in an online shooter like MW2 or COD and shoot other players means you are going to just pick a weapon, run to afghanistan and start shooting the hell out of everyone?

People who are sick and depressed have and will think about kill others when pushed to a certain level, and will do so with or without games.
Games don't encourage them.
At max, its a way to blow off some steam (haha punt). Its not a "hey, lets do it in-game and when we are done, do it in the morning at school for fun".

Same with taking parents car to play real life carmageddon or thinking they are in F1 in the street or NFS in the middle of the night.
Are you going to ban motorsport as well now so people won't tempt to drive a car or a motorbike?
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He couldn't shut down the mod if he wanted to. All they would have to do is edit the code and whamo back up and running. He would literally have to block all mods in existence to even have a chance at blocking one of them.

I don't know why the article says certifiably sane, maybes that's just a play on words, but Jack is a nut. There's a very good reason he was barred from serving as a lawyer. 'Cause he's crazy.
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post #66 of 118
I'll leave this here:

Old Jackie boy is disbarred. He's lost almost all of his credibility, and from some of the cases I've seen him work it was with good reason. I'm not going to condone a school shooting simulator, but since I haven't played the mod I'm not going to go any further than that. I really don't like Jack, and I think gamers have a right to play whatever they want, but you probably won't see me on there anytime soon. Also, what the hell does the Florida Higher Education Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention have to do with a school shooter? Also, where is his evidence that Steinhauser and Cho used it for training, and not just as a vent until they decided to actually go through with it? When people say "Videogames make people violent", I always say "Or maybe violent people like violent videogames?" Is it that different than the neighborhood bully in the 50s taking potshots at squirrels with his BB gun? No, if anything that was even more practical.

So, Jack Thompson, you can leave our industry alone, because you're just trolling.

EDIT: Also, this makes you sound like a complete bigot:

Quote:
I hate being right all the time.

Edited by darthjoe229 - 3/16/11 at 11:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Telimektar View Post
Jesus only needed to resurrect once and he never died afterwards making him far more awesome
The only person to get a respawn

I guess Jack doesn't know of Activision or better yet...

He works for them! *gasp* The plot thickens...
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That would be proving his point.
There's a big difference between killing someone over a video game and killing someone for being a colossal ass
    
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I think anyone on either side of this getting this worked up is nuts.
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post #70 of 118
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post
Amazing how Americans will say it's sick in the head to make a game killing American kids and so forth but it's oh so completely fine when our dev's are making games killing Koreans Japanese Russians and so forth.

America EFF YAAAAAA
That's fine though because in war, America's always the good guy.
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