Take-Two Sues Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson suing someone would just be another "legal brief" post here, but Take Two Sues Jack Thompson over Manhunt 2, GTA4 is news of that classic "man bites dog" variety. To catch you up, we'll just quote Game Politics' summary of the case:
The suit alleges that Thompson’s public nuisance tactic violates Take Two’s First Amendment rights. Lawyers for the game publisher argue that the Florida statute under which Thompson is seeking to have the games declared as nuisances essentially makes the controversial lawyer “a private attorney general on behalf of the State of Florida.”

Take Two is also seeking to recover from Thompson its attorney fees and other costs incurred related to the pending legal action.

For his part, Thompson criticizes the Take Two complaint in a writ filed with the Florida Supreme Court, and rather dubiously takes credit for a recent shareholder revolt which is expected to result in the firing of CEO Paul Eibeler as early as next week.
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Mar 19, 2007, 07:02
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Mar 19, 2007, 07:02
 
Glad to see we still have someone like venomhed fighting the "good" fight on an internet video game forum where no one gives a shit what he has to say. Great job! You're a shining example to ignorant, dickless hicks everywhere.

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Re: Just keep denying it.
Mar 18, 2007, 22:38
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Re: Just keep denying it. Mar 18, 2007, 22:38
Mar 18, 2007, 22:38
 
And hey, if you were raised a jew, your beliefs aren't your own either, you were indoctrinated with illusions about somethins as probable as a giang celestial invisible teapot controlling everything in the universe form childhood.

You're right, I was indoctrinated with beliefs I had no way of consciously countering through learning and self-discovery until I reached an age that I was able to. I'm now an agnostic and have been for about 11 years. My mother became an atheist several years ago. My father still believes in Judaism, but he seems to practice it more out of tradition than anything else.

We are shaped by society and those around us, yes. My statement was perhaps a bit too absolute, and since I firmly believe that nothing is absolute, I should have chosen a better one. What I really wanted to point out was that while I and many others experience monumental self-evolution throughout their lives, venomhed doesn't seem to. But hey, maybe he used to love jews and through some form of self-discovery himself he now hates them. I don't know. Oh, and for the record, I too think that religion in itself is a poison. By its very nature it is divisive. And in a world where the nature of human beings is to find as many ways to be divisive as possible, something that uses the supernatural to justify further divisiveness is not needed anymore. Another "weed," if you will. There's spiritualism, and then there's religion. The former is all we really need. I'm not even sure the latter has anything to do with the former anymore.

So what was my point again? Ah, right, venomhed's a douchebag.
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Re: Just keep denying it.
Mar 18, 2007, 19:05
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Re: Just keep denying it. Mar 18, 2007, 19:05
Mar 18, 2007, 19:05
 
Hey venomhed, here's a thread for you:
http://board.crewcial.org/topic/185805/&r=50

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Just keep denying it.
Mar 18, 2007, 11:35
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Just keep denying it. Mar 18, 2007, 11:35
Mar 18, 2007, 11:35
 
That's ok. We have people like Mel Gibson to remind us of the power of jews in hollywood/media and the law. That guy got raked over the coals. Ropert wouldn't even review Apocalypto at all, a first, and only because he is jewish.

How nice.

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Re: I hate JT too BUT....
Mar 18, 2007, 02:32
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Re: I hate JT too BUT.... Mar 18, 2007, 02:32
Mar 18, 2007, 02:32
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banned_video_games

If they banned Manhunt, they'd definitely ban any game with realistic gore and dismemberment. Or, at the very least, heavily censor the aforementioned features, which correlates with my original point.

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Re: I hate JT too BUT....
Mar 18, 2007, 01:57
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Re: I hate JT too BUT.... Mar 18, 2007, 01:57
Mar 18, 2007, 01:57
 
2) With countries like Germany and Australia banning/blacklisting games left and right, publishers would rather not invest time and money into features that they'd inevitably have to remove for acceptance in these territories.
Ummm ... I don't know where you're getting your information from, but games banned in Australia when explicit sex and/or violence is used. So far very few games have been refused rating. GTA:SA was pulled because of Hot Coffee, but was put back on the shelves (same as the US). Postal was banned for gratuitious and needless violence, as as Manhunt. Phantasmagoria (all those years ago) was banned for a rape scene. The only dubious banning I can think of was the recent Leisure Suit Larry ... probably a good thing anyway, but you can't really ban things for just being bad taste. The point is that games aren't banned in Australia "left and right"; very few games are actually refused rating in Australia.

I'm not saying I agree with the act of refuals of rating. I'm a huge proponent of an R-18 rating so that games so rated are only sold to adults. As it happens, games rated MA-15 may not be sold to minors over here, at the risk of huge fines. Personally, I see nothing wrong with that at all. I'd prefer that a 10 year old not be able to wander into a store and just buy GTA over the counter; they should have a "responsible adult" purchase it for them ... in which case the responsibility rests with that person.

If JT just stuck to that kind of line, I don't see the issue anyway. As it happens, he's just a complete nut-job that deserves anything the US legal system can throw at him.

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Re: Sue happy America
Mar 18, 2007, 01:43
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Re: Sue happy America Mar 18, 2007, 01:43
Mar 18, 2007, 01:43
 
While I agree completely that nazism should have been purged from society long ago, so should religion. Religion, pick one, anyone, perhaps bushissm can be exhonorated but other than that, pick any religion, and count the bodies.. which line of thought has been responsible for more deaths, christianity or nazism? judaism or nazism?...

And hey, if you were raised a jew, your beliefs aren't your own either, you were indoctrinated with illusions about somethins as probable as a giang celestial invisible teapot controlling everything in the universe form childhood.

Either way, this isn't a defence for nazism, racism, or any other rediculous way of putting people in quality groups based on race / culture etc. I'm just kind of sick of people attacking one of them while subscribing to another, which has far more deaths attributed to it.

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Re: Sue happy America
Mar 18, 2007, 00:37
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Re: Sue happy America Mar 18, 2007, 00:37
Mar 18, 2007, 00:37
 
A person is not a person unless his thoughts are his own.

Not that I support venomhead's occasional Nazi outbursts, but are any thoughts truly our own? Are we not defined by those around us, as you pointed out later in your post? The notion of true individuality is a shaky one indeed.

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Re: Sue happy America
Mar 17, 2007, 22:20
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Re: Sue happy America Mar 17, 2007, 22:20
Mar 17, 2007, 22:20
 
Godwin's Law prevails again! Although it's not really an argument/debate per se...:(


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Re: Sue happy America
Mar 17, 2007, 19:57
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Re: Sue happy America Mar 17, 2007, 19:57
Mar 17, 2007, 19:57
 
Gotta thank the greedy jew for this. Don't believe me? Go to ANY lawfirm site and look at the last names. Goldman, Silverstein, Bauman, Rose, anything ending in blum. It is laughable!

I wonder if you realize how eerily similar this quote is to one made by Nazi propagandists over 60 years ago. And yet, 60 years later we still have people like you. I guess while society does evolve, it doesn't necessarily mean individuals have.

But I also feel sorry for you, because your beliefs probably aren't even your own -- they pounded into you as a child by your parents; maybe your dad lost a lawsuit to a jewish lawyer, maybe his boss was jewish and he lost his job, maybe a jew bought the last asiago bagel in Noah's right before it was his turn to order, I dunno. But either way, I pity you. A person is not a person unless his thoughts are his own.

While I was born Irish Catholic, I was adopted into a jewish family as a baby, and my parents are the most loving, selfless people you will ever meet. One works an office job, the other was a teacher for the mentally disabled (retired now). Yes, truly evil people alright.

But I have faith in society and humanity. Look how much we've evolved in the last 2000 years. I believe that society has its own form of weed killer, and that's time. You, sir, are a weed. And there's plenty of time left to pluck you out.

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Re: Sue happy America
Mar 17, 2007, 15:54
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Re: Sue happy America Mar 17, 2007, 15:54
Mar 17, 2007, 15:54
 
Reading venomhed's paranoid postings is almost amusing.

Almost, and only because they remind me of The Blues Brothers.

Jake: [To a patrolling officer] "Hey, what's going on?"
Police Officer: "Ah, those bums won their court case so they're marching today."
Jake: "What bums?"
Police Officer: "The fucking Nazi party."
Elwood: "Illinois Nazis!"
Jake: "I hate Illinois Nazis."

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Re: Sue happy America
Mar 17, 2007, 12:33
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Re: Sue happy America Mar 17, 2007, 12:33
Mar 17, 2007, 12:33
 
Didn't venomhed deny being completely out of touch with reality in that other lengthy thread?


He varies nicely between the extreme left and the extreme right without having a single moderate, rational view.

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Re: Sue happy America
Mar 17, 2007, 12:10
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Re: Sue happy America Mar 17, 2007, 12:10
Mar 17, 2007, 12:10
 
Our "jew"dicial system, much like our medical system, is a total joke.

you can sue anyone for anything at anytime, what the hell is that all about?

Gotta thank the greedy jew for this. Don't believe me? Go to ANY lawfirm site and look at the last names. Goldman, Silverstein, Bauman, Rose, anything ending in blum. It is laughable!

I am sure i will get this post rejected, but the truth hurts doesn't it?

You, sir, are the height of scum.

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Re: Sue happy America
Mar 17, 2007, 12:07
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Re: Sue happy America Mar 17, 2007, 12:07
Mar 17, 2007, 12:07
 
The truth is that bigotry lives on in America. Yeah it does hurt every time we are reminded of that.

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Sue happy America
Mar 17, 2007, 11:56
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Sue happy America Mar 17, 2007, 11:56
Mar 17, 2007, 11:56
 
Our "jew"dicial system, much like our medical system, is a total joke.

you can sue anyone for anything at anytime, what the hell is that all about?

Gotta thank the greedy jew for this. Don't believe me? Go to ANY lawfirm site and look at the last names. Goldman, Silverstein, Bauman, Rose, anything ending in blum. It is laughable!

I am sure i will get this post rejected, but the truth hurts doesn't it?

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Re: I hate JT too BUT....
Mar 17, 2007, 11:34
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Re: I hate JT too BUT.... Mar 17, 2007, 11:34
Mar 17, 2007, 11:34
 
I blame the bastard for the lack of gore in Company of Heroes.

People getting blown in half by artillery doesn't count as gore?

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Mar 17, 2007, 08:52
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Mar 17, 2007, 08:52
 
A quote from here awhile back just for Jack.

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Mar 17, 2007, 06:02
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Mar 17, 2007, 06:02
 
DOUCHE. BAG.

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Mar 17, 2007, 04:16
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Mar 17, 2007, 04:16
 
He's the Mary Whitehouse of the 21st Century, lack of balls included!

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Re: I hate JT too BUT....
Mar 17, 2007, 04:00
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Re: I hate JT too BUT.... Mar 17, 2007, 04:00
Mar 17, 2007, 04:00
 
Oh my. I can only imagine how delightful those games would have been with proper gore. Imagine it: A huge ball of bloody, twisted flesh and random sharp objects, rolling through a city while tiny little pedestrians scream in horror at their impending doom. If you look at the ball closely enough, you can still see the tiny limbs of survivors, flailing and twitching in agony. Though technically, nothing in those games get squished. They just become part of the ball. What a pity.

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