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Game Debate to the Death! Favorite GTA game?

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 second place? (60.3...   read

 
 
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SGC 09: Jack Thompson keeps his clothes on

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-haired fox, I w...   read

 
 
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Thompson: GTA is as bad an epidemic as polio

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 five parts hila...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson threatens to prosecute entire Utah legislature

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 treaten prosecutio...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson to appear at ScrewAttack Convention

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 will be in the sa...   read

 
 
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Thompson's Utah bill vetoed: Another win for intelligence!

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 from the games ...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson's secret Veggie Tales twin discovered!

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 was flicking th...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson targets Utah as his next victim

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 recently, which ...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson believes God struck down Take-Two, doesn't say it subtly

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.” It’s ...   read

 
 
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How excited are you about Jack Thompson's disbarment? Want a timer for it?

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 news of his disbar...   read

 
 


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Jack Thompson: Were we wrong to feed the troll?

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 press for his o...   read

 
 
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OBJECTION! Jack Thompson has been disbarred

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 will soon have t...   read

 
 
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BREAKING NEWS: Jack Thompson finds sense of humor!

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 contained nothi...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson is a pretty funny guy

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 he's so busy cru...   read

 
 
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GP editorial: 'Jack Thompson a curious choice for freedom award'

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 decision to name Ja...   read

 
 
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Employing Jack Thompson

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 duncebreed and is look...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson gets a visit from the feds

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 the time being)...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson walks out of hearing, court recommends disbarment

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 court recommend...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson, guilty man: 27 of 31 misconduct charges recommended by judge

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 charges of mis...   read

 
 
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Ten Golden Rules of the anti-videogames lobby

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 failsafe doctrines ...   read

 
 
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The Podcastle episode 11: When Sterling met Thompson

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 to The Podcastle...   read

 
 
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The Podcastle episode 11 records tomorrow: Sterling versus Thompson

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 interactive hot ...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson is OVERRULED! Florida Supreme Court lays down the sanction!

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 the silver-haire...   read

 
 
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Jack Thompson tells me to rape a child: Advocating molestation is not cool

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 Destructoid co...   read

 
 
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Manhunt 2 UK ban is lifted! Let the controversy begin anew

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 BBFC has today ...   read

 
 
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