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Friday, August 11, 2006

Big Surprise

Of course, like any debate that includes gaming advocates and Jack Thompson, it included more bluster and yelling than actual thoughtful information. See a video of the interview below, or keep reading for an extremely condensed, schoolyard-style summary of what was said.
-- G4, Jack Thompson yell at each other

Gee, what a shock. Thompson continued to act like science simply proves him right (untrue) and that Bully is a hugely violent game which will cause the next Columbine (also apparently untrue). Discussion with him turns into a screaming match. The only other option but a screaming match with BatJack is just letting him rant ... and I don't know which one is worse.

Thanks to G4 for keeping the low bar on this debate at it's present level. Next stop, ground floor.



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2 comments:

Andy said...

I don't think anyone came out of that with much credit. It was rather like walking into a high school debate class. Complete waste of time.

Josh said...

Seriously, putting BatJack on your show is about as useful grabbing the local village idiot. He's got nothing legitimate to say about the topic and has repeatedly shown that the only reason to put him on the air is the hopes that he'll once again make a completely exaggerated analogy between the holocaust and something trivial.

And sadly, it wouldn't take much research to realize this fact - but as with the "No PlayStation 3 Rentals" reporting shows ... they're unlikely to bother.

Or the screaming and crazy is what they wanted to show anyway. Cheaper than real journalism, I guess.