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Florida requests 10 years disbarment for Jack Thompson

The Florida Bar this week requested that embattled attorney Jack Thompson be disbarred for ten years based on the 27 misconduct charges he was found guilty of last month. Thompson was reportedly not there to hear said request, as he had walked out during the trial. According to a GamePolitics repo...

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Boston Herald editorial questions Mass. game bill

As Massachusetts legislators meet today to discuss HB1423, a bill that would restrict access of minors to video games deemed too violent by the state, the normally obtuse Boston Herald has weighed in on the issue with a shockingly sane editorial. The newspaper lays out that the bill is another exa...

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Mass. legislators considering 'games-as-porn' bill

Tomorrow the Massachusetts legislature will discuss a bill that would make it illegal for minors to buy video games deemed too violent by the state (not through ESRB ratings such as M or AO). No similar law exists for movies, music or books. House Bill 1423 is dubbed a "games-as-porn" bill because t...

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Jack Thompson offers to help EA with Take-Two takeover

Last week, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello revealed an offer put forward to Take-Two Interactive executive chairman Strauss Zelnick to buyout T2 for nearly $2 billion. Zelnick expediently and publicly shot down the offer, though this battle of the peculiar last names was far from over -- since...

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Jack Thompson graces Game Head this evening

The fabulous Jack Thompson makes a rare appearance in public on Geoff Keighley's Game Head on Spike TV at 1AM tonight. As long as Keighley doesn't pull any punches this could be quite entertaining. Subjects include discussing the man behind the curtain who fills gamers with rage, and what kids at ...

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Morning crazy pill: LaRouche PAC says Halo 3 'destroying US'

There's some good amounts of crazy going on this morning. For starters, Jack Thompson had his son buy the M-rated Halo 3 yesterday; just like he had his son buy the M-rated BioShock a couple weeks ago. But after the whole "sending gay porn into court" thing from yesterday, we just can't be bothere...

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Jack Thompson submits gay porn to court -- judge not amused

Although not exactly linked to his continuing video game related litigation, Jack Thompson submitting gay porn in court documents could certainly impact his ability to practice law in Florida and continue those cases. GamePolitics really has all the details on what's going on here, the backstory g...

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Thompson sends own son on personal sting operation against Best Buy

We have just received an email from Attorney Jack Thompson stating that his 15-year-old son purchased the Mature-rated game BioShock from a local Best Buy. Thompson informs us that BioShock is created by "the notorious Take-Two interactive," you may remember them from publishing such ultra-violent...

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Thompson mentally fit according to Dr. Wunderman

Following the Florida Bar's option of seeking psychological testing or face a 91-day suspension, GamePolitics has the details of Jack Thompson seeing a psychologist on his own dime who said he is allegedly free of mental health issues. The analysis was done by a Dr. Wunderman and Thompson filed the ...

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Manhunt 2 on Wii a concern for Florida Attorney General

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, in an un-aired interview with Fox News reporter Orlando Salinas, is concerned over the release of the Rockstar's Manhunt 2 for the Wii. McCollum is apparently concerned over the motion controls, which are expected to simulate general movements of a murderou...

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