Jack Thompson vs. The Sims

Sims 2 content worse than Hot Coffee on GameSpot describes how crusading attorney Jack Thompson is directing his concerted anti-gaming focus on The Sims 2, saying its salacious unlockable content "is no different than what is in San Andreas, although worse." Hey Jack... pick on someone your own size!
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EA > Rockstar
Jul 22, 2005, 18:12
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EA > Rockstar Jul 22, 2005, 18:12
Jul 22, 2005, 18:12
 
EA is smart and did it right, assuming it's true of the models:
what happens when the blur is lifted? A simple mannequin-esque smooth body
and EA can =legitimately= take the high ground and tell Thompson to stick it.

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Yes
Jul 22, 2005, 18:15
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Yes Jul 22, 2005, 18:15
Jul 22, 2005, 18:15
 
The sex and the nudity are in the game. That's the point. The blur is an admission that even the 'Ken and Barbie' features should not be displayed. The blur can be disarmed. This is no different than what is in San Andreas, although worse.

Wow. I can't fucking believe this guy. Well at least now we know for sure that he's just in it for the publicity, because he sure as hell ain't in it for honest protection of moral values.

He might as well go after the entire line of Barbie and Ken dolls, because when you take off the clothes, guess what; Oh no! There's a smooth, mannaquin-esque surface waiting to be fondled by 8 year old boys and girls around the world! It's a travesty!

This guy needs to be put in jail for wasting America's time.

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No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 18:18
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No subject Jul 22, 2005, 18:18
Jul 22, 2005, 18:18
 
Thompson reminds of the little fink that always ran to the teachers (or nuns in my case) anytime someone broke a rule no matter how trivial.

Anyway, how deluded is he to be screwing with EA? Their bank of full time litigators will turn him into a little girl.

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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 18:26
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2005, 18:26
Jul 22, 2005, 18:26
 
What is this guy talking about? If you do lift the blur you see genitals and pubic hair? I don't believe it. Does anyone check their facts? Can Jack Thompson show that's the case? Where are the game sites that say that the Sims 2 "contains, according to video game news sites, full frontal nudity, including nipples, penises, labia, and pubic hair."

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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 18:31
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2005, 18:31
Jul 22, 2005, 18:31
 
Can Jack Thompson show that's the case? Where are the game sites that say that the Sims 2 "contains, according to video game news sites, full frontal nudity, including nipples, penises, labia, and pubic hair."

I have no clue what "game news sites" he's been checking, but what happened with his accusation is this: He goes to google, types "SIMS 2 SEX", sees the "Censor Remover", and proceeds to go ape shit (possibly destroying much of the furniture in his house in the process).

AKA, he didn't do any research on the matter, and made a bullshit accusation. Then EA shot it down, and he tried to save face by saying it doesn't matter if you can see the genitals or not.

EA won. This story is done, and hopefully Jack Thompson is too.

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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 18:34
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2005, 18:34
Jul 22, 2005, 18:34
 
I saw this coming the second the shit with San Andreas started. It opened up a whole new can of worms.

The Sims was the first thing my non-gaming sister thought of -- "but what about the nude mods for The Sims?" she inquired. There really isn't that much of a difference.

I foresee a future where game manufacturers block modding of any type, just to avoid litigation. It's not far off.

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Jul 22, 2005, 18:39
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2005, 18:39
Jul 22, 2005, 18:39
 
God i love Thompson. For entertainment value, you can't get much better!

Hahaha. What a lunatic.

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No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 18:39
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No subject Jul 22, 2005, 18:39
Jul 22, 2005, 18:39
 
It's entirely possible this little move may be his undoing. This is a multi-BILLION dollar industry and the powers that be aren't going to let some 3rd tier failed trial attorney cost them sales. They are going to swat him like a fly if he contnues this crap.

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No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 18:40
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No subject Jul 22, 2005, 18:40
Jul 22, 2005, 18:40
 
I'm suing Jack Thomson for the tea I spilled over my keyboard when I first read this.

Freespace 2: Lost Souls
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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 18:42
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2005, 18:42
Jul 22, 2005, 18:42
 
I imagine he will get a libel suit thrown his way for continuous unbased slandering. At which point he might quietly go away.

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BWAHAHA
Jul 22, 2005, 18:46
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BWAHAHA Jul 22, 2005, 18:46
Jul 22, 2005, 18:46
 
t's not just the adults that are liberated from their wardrobes. Sims kids can also be nudified, "much to the delight, one can be sure, of pedophiles around the globe who can rehearse, in virtual reality, for their abuse."

a LUNATIC....

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Make WoW rated M/AO!
Jul 22, 2005, 18:59
Ant
 
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Make WoW rated M/AO! Jul 22, 2005, 18:59
Jul 22, 2005, 18:59
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Hehe. Then, less kiddies! Hehehe! Actually, making WoW rated M wouldn't be a bad idea for us, old farts!
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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 19:00
nin
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2005, 19:00
Jul 22, 2005, 19:00
nin
 
Hahaha. What a lunatic.

Yeah, 5:00 and Jack hits the sauce...

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No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 19:09
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No subject Jul 22, 2005, 19:09
Jul 22, 2005, 19:09
 
EA....now I know we've had our differences in the past. But I call upon you now. You have all the money and the lawyers you could need.

Take this bastard to the cleaners and destroy his career. This guy needs to go down.

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Jul 22, 2005, 19:12
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2005, 19:12
Jul 22, 2005, 19:12
 
It's entirely possible this little move may be his undoing.
aye if the models are smooth this could be his Army vs. McCarthy. "Have you no sense of decency, sir?"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism

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Re: BWAHAHA
Jul 22, 2005, 19:13
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Re: BWAHAHA Jul 22, 2005, 19:13
Jul 22, 2005, 19:13
 
t's not just the adults that are liberated from their wardrobes. Sims kids can also be nudified, "much to the delight, one can be sure, of pedophiles around the globe who can rehearse, in virtual reality, for their abuse."

What a butt plug this bloke is! I'm defintely no pedophile by any definition, but with that delightful little statement he may as well start attacking manga because so many children under the age of 18 have access to it. Even though you'll never find the underage sex and rape novels in any reputable book store frequented by minors.

Wow, this guy is sure getting his kicks off, isn't he?

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Excellent!
Jul 22, 2005, 19:21
Quboid
 
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Excellent! Jul 22, 2005, 19:21
Jul 22, 2005, 19:21
 Quboid
 
Well, JT has now jumped the shark. He possibly could have damaged gaming by convincing people who don't have a clue about gaming but who make rules. Now, he's a joke and EA will be only too happy to tell the rule makers why.

Apparently the Sims have nothing under the blur so it's not like GTA:SA. Even after hacking, it's all politically correct at least enough for EA to get away with it. Apparently there are mods which add more but this is nothing to do with EA (assuming this is true, this was Rockstar's defense at first).

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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 19:22
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2005, 19:22
Jul 22, 2005, 19:22
 
Guess I missed the whole idea of how someone could get too upset about cartoon characters with boobs WTF?
Hmm unless just maybe it was a way to get some press to try and revive a stagnant political career?


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No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 19:27
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No subject Jul 22, 2005, 19:27
Jul 22, 2005, 19:27
 
GTASA's Hot Coffee mode was unused content that preexisted on the disk, and was enabled with a hack.

There are no realistic naked skins in The Sims 2. There are, however, plenty of user created mods that are available for download online.

That's the very significant difference between the two.

My personal favorite is the stuff about simulated pedophilia. Sims of Child or lower age simply DO NOT have romantic interactions available. Teens have romantic interactions available, but they can't get past 3rd base, and they can only interact romantically with other teens. Adults and Elders can only interact romantically with other Adults and Elders.

Methinks that Thompson was projecting his own desires

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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2005, 19:48
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2005, 19:48
Jul 22, 2005, 19:48
 
There are no realistic naked skins in The Sims 2. There are, however, plenty of user created mods that are available for download online.

which is the only way he'll get anymore mileage out of the Sims accusations.

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"Both the “left” and the “right” pretend they have the answer, but they are mere flippers on the same thalidomide baby, and the truth is that neither side has a clue."

- Jim Goad
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