Jack Thompson Claims Victory On Medal of Honor


Posted October 6, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

Jack Thompson Bill Amendment Passes in Utah State House CommitteeA brief addendum to the controversy surrounding Electronic Arts' shooter Medal of Honor: Game-hating activist Jack Thompson has claimed victory. Here's Thompson's quote, from gaming site RipTen:

"I win again, as usual. Any gamers who don’t think so and who don’t appreciate what I do to protect our culture can go to Hell... Any gamers that don’t know how to get to Hell on an expedited basis, let me know, and I’ll send along the cheat code to get there more quickly."

I would think EA was probably more concerned about the opposition of Liam Fox, the U.K. defense minister, or the fact that the military plans to ban the game from on-base stores, but I guess it was Thompson all along. (I'd like those cheat codes anyway, please.)

Thompson's involvement in the matter consists of a letter he wrote to Robert Gates, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, which reads, in part:

"With all respect for everything else on your plate, but as someone who has represented the surviving family members of such video game-caused massacres, I personally urge you, as Secretary of Defense, to do what is necessary, proper, and legal to stop the release of Medal of Honor on October 12 on the basis that it poses a demonstrable danger to our troops by providing a training tool for those who wish to kill them."

All of which leads to a question: Should TheFeed keep reporting on the things that Jack Thompson says and does? 

Personally, I think we should. I like the guy; his statements are always good for a laugh, and he embodies, to me, the out-there opinions of the game-hating segments of our population. But if you disagree, and find Thompson irrelevant and annoying, let us know.

Right now, TheFeed's poll (on the main Feed page, bottom right) concerns whether we should continue to report on what Thompson does. Make your voice heard and vote!

Source: RipTen

Jack Thompson Claims Victory On Medal of Honor


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