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thats not my problem at all, they can make it in the year 3xxxxx ad for all i care. my issue is they're doing exactly what nintendo is doing with their ip's: milking it for all it's worth. these games don't need to have the Final Fantasy name in it.

Jack Thompson Disbarred

at 14:00 - 25th, September 2008

js js
News comment 1 | User comment 1033 | 14:20 - 25th, Sep 2008

Loved his response apparently, he was about to file a civil rights action against The Bar, the Supreme Court, and all seven of its Justices

Carl Carl
News comment 2 | User comment 1159 | 14:44 - 25th, Sep 2008

Of course because everyone is out to get him. He has in theory a good cause. Getting M rated games out of youth hands. Thats great and as a parent of future teenager I agree on monitoring. However this is being done by ESRB and by individual retailers. If he wants to educate people and go after retailers ok. But frivolous suits against developers, lawyers, judges, etc only harm his at one time credibility. He is also grossly uninformed about games. It's like asking my mom what is wrong about GTA.

Alex Alex
News comment 3 | User comment 4876 | 15:52 - 25th, Sep 2008

i was actually worried they wouldn't disbar him for a short period.

of note, something a little funny
when he goes on one of his anti gta crazes he gets front page news on cnn, so far i haven't seen anything about this in the mainstream media.

John John
News comment 4 | User comment 376 | 9:06 - 26th, Sep 2008

Yeah, about bloody time, I say! And you're right Carl, his initial idea is sound, keep the more violent/suggestive games out of the hands of minors. However he really went too far most times.

Alex Alex
News comment 5 | User comment 4876 | 9:59 - 26th, Sep 2008

the problem is how do you differentiate between a 17 year old and an 18 year old.
i think the system has problems, that's for sure. and i think these people who went out of their way to stop him are just as bad. and using the freedom of speech thing to defend what they were doing was bad.

Carl Carl
News comment 6 | User comment 1159 | 10:08 - 26th, Sep 2008

It's up to retailers to card the child. Who cares if your 21 and being carded cause you look young. I would prefer they do their job.

Also this is something which has been forgotten. It's up to the parent to monitor their children and be active in their lives. Parents these days want children but have no responsibility to be constantly there. They expect TV, games and the so-so education system to raise their kids.

I think everyone can learn a bit from all this. But the blame can essentially has to stop and everyone has to own up to their parts before things can move forward.

Dev's have to say ok I have this violent game. How can I work with distribution to prevent little Timmy from playing this. Retailers then have to own up to their part and take carding serious.

Carl Carl
News comment 7 | User comment 1159 | 10:09 - 26th, Sep 2008

And parents just have to be parents. Know what your kid plays. It is easier today as we can relate more to our kids as we generally have the same taste (if your a gamer parent).

js js
News comment 8 | User comment 1033 | 10:40 - 26th, Sep 2008

Lore sjoberg started a thread on twitter for jack thompson is so disbarred jokes. These were the examples quoted by kotaku.

Jack Thompson is so disbarred, he's not even allowed to approach the bench at a picnic table.

Jack Thompson is so disbarred, he can't even file briefs in his underwear drawer.

Here's the link

Alex Alex
News comment 9 | User comment 4876 | 11:25 - 26th, Sep 2008

hehehe, pretty clever stuff.
nice find js

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