Following a school shooting today in Roseburg, Oregon, Jack Thompson sent out another one of his classic press releases: Immediate News Release — February 23, 2006 Another Homicide Linked, by a Prosector/District Attorney (!) to Violent Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Video Game. Wrongful Death Action Against Game Companies Expected to Be Filed Soon. Miami attorney Jack Thompson, who appeared
In a rather unsurprising turn of events, Hillary Clinton and Joseph Lieberman have just announced new legislation to help keep kids safe from those awful video games. Well, mostly from GTA it seems, as the press release explicitly mentions Rockstar and GTA repeatedly. To put it simply, The Family Entertainment Protection Act seeks to put the force of law behind the ESRB’s
This just in, everybody’s favorite anti-game crusader, Jack Thompson has been thrown off the case by the judge in the Strickland vs. Sony civil suit in Alabama. For those not following the news, Thompson voluntarily removed himself from the prosecution team following a motion to remove him on behalf of Take2’s lawyers. This appeared to most observers as damage control on Thompson’s
Boy howdy! It’s a make it or break it time for the GTA community as we anxiously wait to see what’s going to happen next. Will the patching of the game’s code cripple the thriving modification community? As a result of the Hot Coffee controversy, what’s going to happen to future installments of the Grand Theft Auto franchise? Nobody knows
If it smells like cheap hairspray and hails from Florida, chances are it’s Jack Thompson. And guess what? IT IS! Straight from the beaches of Miami comes everyone’s favourite anti-gaming attorney – you know the one. You’ve probably seen him on television, prattling on about how videogames are responsible for kids grabbing their daddy’s rifle and heading out to play cap-the-cop.
A statement distributed by the Senator’s office this afternoon sets the scene, stating that “following recent reports revealing that the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has graphic pornographic content which may be unlocked by following instructions on the Internet, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold a press conference to discuss legislative solutions to keep inappropriate video game content
Earlier today we reported on a complaint issued by California State Assembly member Leland Yee regarding the Hot Coffee mod released a while ago here on GTANet. Although we regarded the complaint with some skepticism, it seems the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is taking it seriously. They have just launched an investigation into whether or not Take2Games violated ESRB policy by not fully disclosing the
In a rather comedic turn of events, California State Assembly member Leland Yee has issued a statement condemning the ESRB for “failing to appropriately rate Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”. If you haven’t read (or guessed) already, yes, this has to do with ye olde Hot Coffee mod for the PC version of San An. In his press release (which