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Monday, February 26, 2007

BatJack Attacks Manhunt 2 (Of Course)

Apparently he went and posted this on the Manhunt forums:

Miami attorney and anti-violent video game activist Jack Thompson has been asked by individuals in the United Kingdom to help stop the distribution of Take-Two / Rockstar's hyperviolent video game Manhunt 2 in that country due out this summer. The game will feature stealth murder and torture. The last version allowed suffocation of victims with plastic bags.

The original Manhunt was responsible for the bludgeoning death of a British youth by his friend who obsessively played the game. The killer used a hammer just as in the game he played. Take-Two / Rockstar, anticipating the firestorm of criticism with the release of the murder simulator sequel, is lying to the public on both sides of the pond in stating this week that the game had nothing to do with the murder.
-- Jack Thompson Targets Manhunt 2 [ News ]

Course, forum posts could be anyone - but that does sound like BatJack doesn't it? As TotalVideoGames notes in the article ... the "responsibility" of Manhunt was denied by the police who investigated the murder of Stefan Pakeerah. Complete disregard for the facts in an effort to gain publicity? That's our Jack.

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