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06-08-2008, 10:36 AM
For over a decade, Florida attorney Jack Thompson has been one of the most public--and vociferous--critics of video games. After helping spark a regulatory crackdown on radio shock jock Howard Stern and Miami rap group 2 Live Crew, he turned his sights on violent titles he termed "murder simulators." One of his first targets was the id shooter Doom, which he said was to blame for the 1999 Columbine massacre.

Anti-game activist Jack Thompson.

Thompson is most famous for his acrid criticism of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto series. He represented the families of several police officers shot by a teen who professed to be an avid player of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. His most vociferous attacks came after the uncovering of sex minigames hidden in the code of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which was eventually recalled from retail.

Besides his tit-for-tat lawsuits with Take-Two--which were finally settled in April 2007--Jack Thompson has engaged in numerous other legal maneuvers against the game industry. In federal court, he unsuccessfully attempted to have another Take-Two game, Bully, labeled a public nuisance. He also coauthored a Louisiana bill banning the sale of obscene games to minors--a bill that was briefly made law before being struck down.

Now, though, it appears Thompson's crusade against games may be coming to an end--in the legal arena, anyway. A Kotaku correspondent on the scene reports that today, the Florida Bar requested in court that Thompson be given an "enhanced disbarment." According to 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida spokesperson Eunice Sigler, the measure--if imposed--would prohibit Thompson from practicing law in the state of Florida for the next 10 years.

In other words, the best news for today.

Source:Gamespot (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6192091.html)

06-08-2008, 11:17 AM
The title of this thread made my heart a-flutter.

What's that sound of harps and singing?

Maybe now the news networks won't be so quick to invite him to grace the airwaves.

The Seeker
06-08-2008, 11:33 AM
Win. Pure win.

06-08-2008, 12:28 PM


06-08-2008, 12:39 PM
To our dear friend Jack:


06-08-2008, 03:44 PM
I'm making a note here: Huge Success.

06-08-2008, 03:47 PM
To our dear friend Jack:

[IMG]You wanted attention? You got it bitch![IMG]
^^^ Awesome.

He's not going to shut up though. But this does put a big sweaty sock in his mouth, which is great.

Wait a second... this is old news. I mean, it's been known since Wednesday and it's not over yet, it may or may not actually happen. So wait a bit.

06-08-2008, 03:57 PM
"A Kotaku correspondent?" That doesn't give very much weight in my eyes. But still, a happy day for us bloodthirsty, budding murderers. Let's celebrate by subjugating some victims in Unreal Torunament!

06-08-2008, 04:07 PM
I'm making a note here: Huge Success.
You made me giggle wally. :DDD

This is good news.

06-08-2008, 04:25 PM

Epic win. Massive lulz.

Lorden Darkblade
06-08-2008, 06:12 PM
To our dear friend Jack:


Best answer!

06-08-2008, 06:43 PM
Sweet Jesus! I am such a happy camper right now.

06-09-2008, 05:50 PM
Hahaha, best news I've heard in a looooooooong time.