Seems we can't go a week without hearing from our favorite antagonist, Jack Thompson. His latest raving is a preemptive strike of sorts, as the Florida lawyer sent a "heads-up letter" to Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, promising to "undertake various means to prohibit and stop the sale of Grand Theft Auto 4 to minors." The letter arrogantly issues several warnings as well, stating Microsoft cannot "participate in any fashion, directly or indirectly, in such sales to minors."
Of course, Thompson was quick to point out the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility's report that shows certain retail chains have been more effective in restricting "M"-rated games. We have no idea why this letter wasn't sent to the retailers themselves, who are more directly involved in the process, but hey, that's Thompson. Go straight to the top with a complaint, watch it fall flat, and try again.
We also have no clue why Thompson decided to pass on sending this letter to Sony, who is also planning to release GTA IV on the PS3. It's not like he isn't aware of the company; Sony was fixed in Thompson's cross-hairs for much of 2006. Perhaps Sony's launch issues have caused him to overlook the PS3, but rest assured, Sony will eventually hear of this letter.
MY 2 CentsSeriously, This guy should Get shot, By a GTA Gamer or just some other gamer. I really think there is something wrong with jack thompson. Why does he worry so much what video game another person's child wants to buy and play. Leave that to the parents. And if its that big of an issue, let law makers/government handle it. This guy probably has no kids, he doesent play video games and yet he hates video games with a passion. I remember watching CNN once about the violence of video games, there were a group of politicians around in the room talkin on the issue, and each time one of them went to speak, they each confessed that they are gamers, one of them mensioned the game he plays, i think it was age of mythology and also gave details as to what level he is on. I just wish jack thompson were there to see what he is trying to destroy.
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