Remember ambulance chasing US Lawyer Jack Thompson? The hellfire and brimstone bible bashing lawyer who got disbarred for raising a string of frivolous lawsuits against various parties, which included some of the biggest players in the video game industry because, to his mind, they were creating 'murder simulators' and 'teaching kids how to use real weaponary'?
Well he's back and is as big a twonk as ever.
Jack Thompson says gamers who don’t appreciate what he does for American culture “can go to Hell”
Shamed former US lawyer Jack Thompson has reared his ugly head once more, claiming ‘victory’ in what he sees as a battle against EA to get the Taliban removed from next week’s Medal of Honor.
EA confirmed last week that following a period of pressure and media hype it has removed reference to the Taliban from the game, deferring instead to the generic title of ‘Opposing Force’.
Ripten reports that Thompson had previously written to US Defense Secretary Robert Gates in an effort to get the game banned.
“With all respect for everything else on your plate, but as someone who has represented the surviving family members of such video game-caused massacres, I personally urge you, as Secretary of Defense, to do what is necessary, proper, and legal to stop the release of Medal of Honor on October 12th on the basis that it poses a demonstrable danger to our troops by providing a training tool for those who wish to kill them,” his letter read.
“I would also strongly suggest that the Defense Department find out who these Special Ops people are who have acted so foolishly in this regard.
“Finally, I believe the full weight of the federal government should come down upon Electronic Arts and the video game industry’s Entertainment Software Association for their allowing, presently and fraudulently, despite promises to Congress, the widespread pre-sale of this adult game to minors throughout the country and around the world.”
When asked for comment by Ripten, Thompson replied with the following:
“I win again, as usual. Any gamers who don’t think so and who don’t appreciate what I do to protect our culture can go to Hell.
“And please add: Any gamers that don’t know how to get to Hell on an expedited basis, let me know, and I’ll send along the cheat code to get there more quickly.”
Of course, no one with a modicum of intelligence and reason takes this muppet seriously any more and the man is clearly in need of some psychiatric help, but still it's nice to see he's still around, being mad and providing us all with some entertainment.
Just for the record, Jack had nothing to do with the Taliban reference being removed from Medal of Honors' multi-player aspect, he just decided he should take sole credit for it for reasons unbekown to anyone but himself. A stone cold case for the man being locked up in a room made out of rubber wall paper if ever there was one.
Sorry Jack, but being disbarred for being barking mad does not constitute as 'winning' in anyones book.