Jack is Back

Hey guess who’s back? That’s right every gamers favorite ex-lawyer, Jack Thompson. Why the hell is he back you ask? Is this against violent video games once again? Well, apparently there is a lot of controversy surrounding Medal of Honor since you can play as Taliban members against the U.S. military and Mr. Thompson wants to jump in on the fun. He started out by sending a letter to the Secretary of Defense, which outlined his disappointment in the U.S. military for helping design the game.

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.

I would also strongly suggest that the Defense Department find out who these Special Ops people are who have acted so foolishly in this regard.

Finally, I believe the full weight of the federal government should come down upon Electronic Arts and the video game industry’s Entertainment Software Association for their allowing, presently and fraudulently, despite promises to Congress, the widespread pre-sale of this adult game to minors throughout the country and around the world.

I’m not representing anyone as a lawyer, as I am not a lawyer. I am speaking on behalf of a number of people who believe that EA should not be selling such a game to minors, particularly one that allows one to play the role of the Taliban. Beyond that, I am not presently authorized to identify anyone. That may change in a day or two. I intend to stop the release of the game.

Source: pcmag.com