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Game Debate to the Death! Favorite GTA game?


Grab a cup of hot coffee and join the debate!
Sep 10
// Tom Fronczak
In the previous debate we matched the three current generation consoles against one another to see which would be the victor of this era of gaming. When the dust settled, the PS3 ran away with the crown, but who claimed secon...
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SGC 09: Jack Thompson keeps his clothes on


Jul 05
// Jim Sterling
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of watching Jack Thompson take questions from a surprisingly respectable and and open-minded crowd at the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention. I have to say that, after all my dealings with the silver-...
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Thompson: GTA is as bad an epidemic as polio


Jun 21
// Matthew Razak
By now we normally ignore whatever Jack Thompson says, but since this is also a chance to advertise Penn & Teller's Bullshit! we will jump right on the chance, thank you very much. If you're unfamilar with the show, it's ...
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Jack Thompson threatens to prosecute entire Utah legislature


May 26
// Dale North
I don't even know wha Jack-o is doing anymore. It's so hard to follow all the stupid things he does and says, so I've kind lost track. Thankfully, GamePolitics is keeping track, and now they point us to Thompson trying to tre...

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Jack Thompson to appear at ScrewAttack Convention


Apr 03
// Dale North
Jack. Jackie. Wacko Jack-o. Jackie Boy. I haven't decided what I'll call him when I hang out with him in Dallas this summer. J-dogg? Oh, what? You didn't know we were tight? Okay, we're not really hanging out. But he and I wi...
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Thompson's Utah bill vetoed: Another win for intelligence!


Mar 26
// Jim Sterling
The poorly written and rather pointless HB 353, a videogame/movie bill intended for Utah by Jack Thompson, has been vetoed by Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, thanks to the sloppy writing of the bill itself, and some clever lobbying ...
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Jack Thompson's secret Veggie Tales twin discovered!


Feb 21
// Jim Sterling
Ever since Jack Thompson lost his job, I resolved to stop covering the man's antics until he did something supremely stupid. That said, I could not resist following up on the suspicions that had been aroused yesterday when I ...
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Jack Thompson targets Utah as his next victim


Jan 12
// Colette Bennett
Good villains never really die, and Jack Thompson is showing respect for that tradition in his latest attempts to bring gaming down to its figurative knees. GamePolitics was lucky enough to get a press release from Thompson r...
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Jack Thompson believes God struck down Take-Two, doesn't say it subtly


Jan 01
// Brad Nicholson
Jack Thompson recently cited God’s wrath as the reason Take-Two’s stocks have been plummeting. In a conversation with Game Politics Thompson created his own headline by saying “GOD STRIKES TAKE-TWO DOWN.&rdq...
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How excited are you about Jack Thompson's disbarment? Want a timer for it?


Oct 06
// Colette Bennett
I'm not much for celebrating anyone's hard times, but let's face it, Jack Thompson has incited a lot of rage in the hearts of happy gamers who felt their favorite pastime could be threatened by his antics. With the recent new...
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Jack Thompson: Were we wrong to feed the troll?


Sep 27
// Jim Sterling
Jack Thompson was one of the gaming community's most hated villains. The man waged a one man war on videogames with lies, half-truths and social misconceptions as his only weapons, and he received much coverage in the gaming ...
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OBJECTION! Jack Thompson has been disbarred


Sep 25
// Jim Sterling
It's been a long time coming, but silver-haired game hater Jack Thompson has been permanently disbarred. That's right folks, in thirty days time, the man who once so proudly flaunted his lawyer credentials in peoples' faces w...
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BREAKING NEWS: Jack Thompson finds sense of humor!


Sep 05
// Colette Bennett
Jack Thompson is famous for being too serious about everything, especially videogames. What a surprise, then, to see this picture posted on GamesPolitics, as a part of a cryptic email he sent their way this morning.The email ...
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Jack Thompson is a pretty funny guy


Jul 24
// Conrad Zimmerman
I may not like Jack Thompson's methods but, from the first time I viewed candid conversation with him, I knew he was a charming dude. The man has a sense of humor that we don't often get the chance to see. You know, because h...
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GP editorial: 'Jack Thompson a curious choice for freedom award'


Jul 05
// Jim Sterling
Just in case you missed all the fun, GamePolitics (a site run by perhaps the only guy who could ever claim to be a "games journalist" seriously) recently ran an editorial questioning the state of Utah's funny deci...
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Employing Jack Thompson


Jun 17
// Jim Sterling
As you may or may not know by now, it seems likely that Jack Thompson is to lose his career as a defense attorney. The Florida Bar seems to have gotten the strange impression that he's a lying, manipulative, offensive duncebr...
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Jack Thompson gets a visit from the feds


Jun 17
// Jim Sterling
Jack Thompson has very recently been paid a friendly visit by a pair of U.S Marshals following one of the silver-maned crusader's madcap letters. In writing to Chief Judge Federico Moreno, the notorious defense attorney (for ...
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Jack Thompson walks out of hearing, court recommends disbarment


Jun 04
// Jim Sterling
The jaws of karma continue to clamp ever tighter around Jack Thompson's jugular as the prospect of disbarment becomes more and more real. Today, the silver-haired crusader walked out on his disciplinary hearing, in which the ...
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Jack Thompson, guilty man: 27 of 31 misconduct charges recommended by judge


May 20
// Jim Sterling
Jack Thompson, controversial attorney and hater of Grand Theft Auto has been recommended guilty in twenty-seven of his thirty-one misconduct charges by Judge Dava Tunis. Last year, the madcap defense attorney was on trial for...
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Ten Golden Rules of the anti-videogames lobby


May 05
// Jim Sterling
We have had many useful commandments for loyal readers over the course of our Ten Golden Rules series. From learning how to be an online gamer and fanboy, to crafting a successful JRPG or Survival Horror, there have been fail...
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The Podcastle episode 11: When Sterling met Thompson


May 01
// Jim Sterling
What happens when two of the biggest egos in games media sit back and discuss arguably the biggest release in videogame history? We'll let you be the judge of that, as we welcome controversial defense attorney Jack Thompson t...
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The Podcastle episode 11 records tomorrow: Sterling versus Thompson


Apr 29
// Jim Sterling
What happens when two of the biggest egos in games media lock horns in a head-on debate over Grand Theft Auto? Two of the most outspoken men in the games violence hysteria will draw their lines and discuss the mother of all i...
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Jack Thompson is OVERRULED! Florida Supreme Court lays down the sanction!


Mar 20
// Jim Sterling
GamePolitics has just released some breaking news about game hating attorney Jack Thompson. Following the Florida Supreme Court's complaint about Jack's frivolous and time wasting suit filings, it has just come to pass that t...
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Jack Thompson tells me to rape a child: Advocating molestation is not cool


Mar 17
// Jim Sterling
Jack Thompson is my best friend in the whole wide world. I know some of you don't like the guy and are sick of hearing of him, so by all means go read one of our many other stories, but for those of you who love our notorious...
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Manhunt 2 UK ban is lifted! Let the controversy begin anew


Mar 14
// Jim Sterling
As you should know, we have been covering the BBFC's ban of Manhunt 2 for the past year, from the original decision, to Rockstar's appeal, and the BBFC's counter. Well, it seems that freedom of expression has won out, as the ...
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'Reality vs Fantasy': The Jack Thompson music video


Feb 25
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
I don't know about you, but I really am sick and tired of hearing about Jack Thompson. Usually, I try to stay the hell away from his idiotic campaigns. Thanks to Geoff over at the always hilarious PurePwnage, I had to make th...
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Thompson: Gamers don't care about dead people


Feb 18
// Jim Sterling
The Destructoid community is abuzz with the arrival of its newest member (and avid Destructoid reader) Jack Thompson. Thompson, a man who still clings to the obsolete belief that gamers are sociopathic children, chose to make...
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Games as murder simulators = laughable


Feb 17
// Jim Sterling
Crack-a-Jack Thompson has been out in full force since the NIU shooting, going so far as to send tips to Destructoid and even join its community. It's very clear that the murders of youngsters excite him, as he grows steadily...
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Jack Thompson is a scum sucking parasite: We can say that, right?


Feb 15
// Jim Sterling
Another school shooting, another chance for Jack Thompson to slither onto Fox News with his "informed" opinion. In the above video, Thompson uses the Northern Illinois University rampage to provide his usual brand o...
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Jack Thompson versus The Unholy Alliance: Madman targets Defense Department


Dec 27
// Jim Sterling
It's been a while since we poked fun at the silver-haired maniac known as Jack Thompson, but the videogame-obsessed protectobot of chilluns everywhere is making sure he's not forgotten. His plans for the new year involve a ne...

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