Jack Thompson already moaning about GTA IV
January 4, 2007 // 8:05 p.m.
Jack Thompson is making every gamer laugh, as he once again starts rambling on about God, science, games and their links to brainwashing the minds of the youth. Unsurprisingly, he’s targeting his good friends at Rockstar and this time it's the upcoming GTA IV.
In an email addressed to hordes of technology and gaming related websites, Jack explained that he would be targeting Bill Gates in this campaign. Microsoft announced last year that GTA IV would be released for the 360 at the same time as the PS3. Apparently Thompson isn’t happy about it.
As is usual with Jack Thompson, he claims the game should be banned on the grounds that it will be sold to minors. Rather than attacking the stores that are actually stocking the games, or either focusing on the politicians who could enforce stricter laws, the sensationalist lawyer’s strategy is to get Bill Gates to stop it from launching on the 360.
The fact that Thompson has absolutely zero chance of stopping GTA IV from being released on the 360 does nothing to deter him - in a sad kind of way, I suppose that zealous, blind tenacity could be deemed praise worthy.
When will Jack Thompson grow tired of being the joke within the gaming industry? Will anyone ever listen to his perpetual moaning? Is all his ranting and raving secretly his way of venting frustration at his inability to get a perfect 100% score in GTA: San Andreas? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.