I freakin’ love it. This is one of those things you really think someone made up…
Game Politics says in a recent article that Jack Thompson is whining yet again after reading a recent preview article in Game Informer that alludes to one of the missions in the upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV. In the game, the main character, Niko is sent after a lawyer whose “firm supports the second amendment and that ‘Guns don’t kill people. Video games do.’”.
Thompson threatens to block the release of GTA:IV if the references to him aren’t removed from the game. Hil-freakin’-larious. I’m going to guess Thompson is going to accuse Rockstar of making a Jack Thompson killing simulator this time.
I have this morning read with interest an article on page 80 and 81 of the September 2007 issue of Game Informer magazine which was generated when, according to its author, Rockstar Games “stopped by the Game Informer offices for an impromptu hour-long gameplay session with the Xbox 360 version of the game.”
The showcasing play of the game to Game Informer revealed that the first killing mission of the “hero” of the game, Niko, is to kill a certain lawyer. When Niko comes into this lawyer’s office, having used subterfuge to do so, Niko pulls a gun on the lawyer who says, “that the firm supports the second amendment and that ‘Guns don’t kill people. Video games do.’”
…The fact that the lawyer, killed on Niko’s first mission, would bring up video games, makes it clearly a reference to me… This is not the first time Rockstar Games and Take Two have targeted me in this fashion. Take Two references to me as a bisexual pedophile on its corporate website…
Being a lawyer, albeit a really horrible one, Thompson should know that there is little he can do about this at all. Unless the game makes specific reference to him, and by this I mean using his name, there isn’t much he can do. I’m sure there are plenty of lawyers out there whose sole purpose is to ruin fun.
Not everything is about you, Jack.