Jack Thompson News


Utah Governor Axes Violent Game Legislation

By Chris Faylor, Mar 25, 2009 3:47pm PDT

Though the legislation passed the Senate and House of Representatives with much political support, GamePolitics reports that Utah governor Jon M....


"Didn't Jack lose his lawyers license? Why's he got such a fixation for games, why doesn't he go ..."

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ESRB Opposes Utah's Violent Game Legislation

By Chris Faylor, Mar 06, 2009 2:42pm PST

Entertainment Software Rating Board president Patricia Vance has penned an open letter to Utah citizens, urging them to oppose legislation that...


"No offense to you personally... but Utah is the most backwardsly repressed state in the Union. ..."

- vertdang see all 5 comments

Jack Thompson: God Caused Take-Two Stock Drop, Chairman Facing 'Eternity of Punishment'

By Chris Faylor, Dec 31, 2008 8:58am PST

I didn't think we'd be running any more Jack Thompson stories after the outspoken game-hating attorney was permanently disbarred, but this one is...


"your right.... it lingers in some parts of humanity...good call..."

- NEEEEEMO see all 105 comments

Jack Thompson Disbarred Permanently [Updated, Thompson Responds]

By Blake Ellison, Sep 25, 2008 10:58am PDT

The legal career of anti-game crusader Jack Thompson is to come to an end. It was previously reported that Thompson was recommended a ten-year...


"i play city of heroes that game makes me want to blast electrical bolts out of my arms while i ..."

- mahmoodpoya see all 109 comments

Jack Thompson Recommended for 10-year Disbarment, Walks Out of Disciplinary Hearing

By Aaron Linde, Jun 04, 2008 2:49pm PDT

Infamous anti-game litigator Jack Thompson walked out of his scheduled disciplinary hearing before the Florida Bar this afternoon, after which the...


"The first part so far seems like its one big personal attack / threat directed at the judge.. ..."

- bundy see all 75 comments

Jack Thompson Guilty on 27 Counts of Misconduct; Final Ruling Falls to Florida Supreme Court

By Aaron Linde, May 20, 2008 8:00pm PDT

The judge presiding over infamous anti-game litigator Jack Thompson has recommended that the attorney be found guilty of 27 counts of misconduct in...


"I'd like to believe this is true, but there are people that take him seriously and some of those ..."

- Fred Garvin see all 59 comments

Thompson Writes Chairman's Mom Re: GTA 4, Compares Zelnick to Hitler Youth

By Chris Faylor, Apr 23, 2008 8:09am PDT

Protesting the release of Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, X360) on April 29, outspoken game critic Jack Thompson (pictured left) has written a letter...


"They tried that. It was called Fable. Remember that game? No one wanted to be the good guy. So ..."

- adfectio see all 108 comments

Morning Discussion

By Jeff "geedeck" Gondek, Apr 22, 2008 11:55pm PDT

Howdy kids, how is that hump-day treating you? So for many Shackers, the big news yesterday was the announcement of QuakeCon 2008. I for one can...


"lol "lol" is five characters; w00t in your face five character shack comment limit!"

- theLephty see all 4826 comments

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer Busted in Sex Scandal, Eats Own Face

By Aaron Linde, Mar 10, 2008 2:35pm PDT

New York governor Eliot Spitzer is sad. Why? Turns out the governor up and got himself implicated in a prostitution ring scandal, wherein ladies...


"I think more than the New York Post-reported "addiction to hookers", or any perceived hypocracy ..."

- majinpsyduck see all 20 comments

Thompson Guns Down PAX Debate Proposal

By Nick Breckon, Jun 06, 2007 4:58pm PDT

Just when you thought he was out of the spotlight, the creative duo from webcomic Penny Arcade have pulled him back in. In an effort to squelch...


"Had PA been upfront about it then Jack Thompson would have complained the other way: "I'm not ..."

- mizterd99 see all 30 comments

Thompson Demands Wendy's Cut Wii Promotion

By Chris Remo, May 08, 2007 4:19pm PDT

Notorious video game-targeting attorney Jack Thompson (pictured left) has demanded that fast food chain Wendy's cancel its promotional tie-in...


"isn't this violating the ruling against him that ordered him to get off take2's case?"

- Wierdo-X see all 68 comments

Evening Reading

By Steve Gibson, Apr 20, 2007 6:27pm PDT

Have a good weekend girls. Make sure and practice being awesome. I would google Jack Thompson or someone like that if you're at a loss trying...


"this is off topic, but does your shackname have anything to do with judge dredd? "

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Take-Two and Jack Thompson Reach Settlement, Drop Charges

By Chris Faylor, Apr 20, 2007 7:56am PDT

Following up Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive's pre-emptive legal action against lawyer Jack Thompson and his resulting countersuit,...


"tired of these fucking old douchebags screwing with games, why dont they harass the violent ..."

- techx4 see all 36 comments

Take-Two Pre-Emptively Sues Jack Thompson

By Chris Remo, Mar 16, 2007 11:40am PDT

In a rather amusing move given the history between Take-Two Interactive and Jack Thompson, Game Politics reports that the Grand Theft Auto...


"After having read the complaint against Thompson, the only thing I can see missing is a request ..."

- RomSteady see all 14 comments

Jack Thompson to Face Court Disciplinary Hearing

By Chris Remo, Feb 05, 2007 11:36am PST

Miami-based attorney Jack Thompson has been out of the headlines for a couple months, but the eagle-eyed GamePolitics reported this weekend that...


"At least with Howard Stern, if you don't like him you can change the station. With this guy, if ..."

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