jack thompson

  • Utah's anti-video game bill has Jack Thompson written all over it

    Utah's anti-video game bill has Jack Thompson written all over it

    Have any of you guys been following this anti-video game/movie bill that’s currently bouncing around Utah’s legislature? It’s gotten attention for a few reasons, one of which is because the original version of the bill—it has since been amended—was either written by or conceived by (depending on to whom you talk) famous video game hater (and disbarred lawyer)… Read More

  • Jack Thompson could be disbarred because of courtoom hissy fit

    Jack Thompson could be disbarred because of courtoom hissy fit


    Penny-Arcade Everyone’s favorite real life Lionel Hutz could find himself disbarred in the near future. Jack Thompson walked out of a Florida court room today, claiming that it was a sham hearing and that the presiding judge was “incompetent” and “arrogant.” (Sounds like him, too.) Since he walked out in a huff, the Florida bar asked for an “enhanced… Read More

  • GTA IV ads pulled from Chicago buses under pressure from Fox News

    GTA IV ads pulled from Chicago buses under pressure from Fox News


    Shameful. After MyFox Fox News Chicago ran a little piece questioning why a violent game is being advertised on city buses, the head of the Chicago Transit Authority had the ads removed. There are so many things wrong with this, from ignorance on parade to the violation of free speech as a public authority arbitrarily decides what gets to be advertised and what doesn’t. Earlier they… Read More

  • Jack Thompson defends the video game industry – wait, did I read that correctly?

    Jack Thompson defends the video game industry – wait, did I read that correctly?


    From the “Virtual Orgasmic Rape of a Snowball in Hell” Dept. Jack Thompson has weighed in on the Kevin McCollough furor (his original column was removed from Townhall.com but is reprinted here for your reading pleasure). He – incredibly – pronounces it “absolutely ridiculous” and says that the author “shot his mouth off about it had no idea what the… Read More

  • Game Content Under the Microscope: What Do You Think?

    Game Content Under the Microscope: What Do You Think?


    We’ll be keeping this story high on the front page for a bit simply because it contains such an excellent set of thought-provoking questions. – JB Today concludes our week-long look at video game violence and content. Originally we hoped to include comments from other voices, and efforts were made to hear from Florida Attorney Jack Thompson and Senator Joseph Lieberman. But… Read More

  • The Shades of Gray: Why Jack Thompson is Wrong… But So is the Game Industry

    The Shades of Gray: Why Jack Thompson is Wrong… But So is the Game Industry

    Last week’s tragic shooting at Virginia Tech University served to start another go-around on a number of issues including security, gun control and violence in entertainment. In a free society how can our schools be made more secure and thus safer… yet retain an open atmosphere of free thought? In a complex society, how can we be expected to make choices and, once those choices are… Read More