Jack Thompson on G4's Attack of the Show

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  1. mrhillz

    mrhillz Changed his user title. TFW2005 Supporter

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  2. Metal Soldier

    Metal Soldier The Robot

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    I liked the stuff from the Game Daily guy. Sessler and Thompson are both still huge tools.
     
  3. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    The best point of the whole thing was it is the parent's responsibility to know what their kids are getting into. Bottom line... if you are offended by these types of games, don't let your kids play them. What ever happened to personal responsibility? When did that disappear exactly?
     
  4. Shin-Gouki

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    Mid 90's
     
  5. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    Argh. Good job Adam Sessler, you somehow managed to make freaking JACK THOMPSON look like the calm, lucid, well-researched one in your debate. Way to make gamers look good, guy.

    There were so many points where he could have hit back at the things that Jack cited, and he just left them all hanging in favor of shaking and ranting like a meth addict.
     
  6. Shipley

    Shipley No Topic Required

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    Adam was ready to flip out and yell from the get go and I think he thought he'd bait Jack into doing the same. only one problem: Jack is a LAWYER and regardless of how nuts gamers think he is, his entire job is made up of calmly convincing judges and juries of his position.

    this whole thing stinks, and g4 has slid into further embarassment.
     
  7. Gigatron_2005

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    I was not aware that they could go any further.
     
  8. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, that gamer guy screwed up big time.
     
  9. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    Whenever I see Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb on x-play, I feel compelled to hunt them down and beat them with a baseball bat.
     
  10. rattrap007

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    I watch from time to time. If it isn't in their narrow band of intrest like LOTR, SW, etc then it automatically sucks. They beat any anime review into the ground simply because it is anime. The bash people who like it too.

    Sadly Jack came out of it fairly well, even though his view is overly wrong on some points.

    It isn't the games Jack. It is the lack of parenting plain and simple. I grew up and watched horror movies and played video games. I played Mortal Kombat and Doom. Being able to shoot a gun on Doom is hardly real world shooting experience. Jack is an idiot and sadly Adam comes off very poorly. The game guy seemed the calm rational one.
     
  11. Eric

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    Same here. G4's gone to hell now...and no way is it ever coming back.
     
  12. DrSpengler

    DrSpengler The Real Ghostbuster

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    Ah, Adam Sessler. Almost as big a doucebag as Jack Thompson.

    That "debate" was an utter trainwreck. Nobody really countered anybody else's arguement and they all just hurled insults at each other like spoiled children.

    And thus, attempts to convince the general public that the gamer community is made up of intelligent adults have been set back a good 6 or 7 years.

    Nice Going, Sessler!
     
  13. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    Now now, until Olivia Munn jumps ship from AOTS, there's at least one part of G4 that is bearable.
     
  14. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    I love how he suggests that Doom trained kids to kill other kids but tell me where they got the guns to do it with. If a 16 year old kid has acess to any form of firearm unsupervised then parents aren't doing their job.
     

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