Why Should Jack Thompson Get Early Access To A Video Game?
from the just-wondering dept
As was widely expected, Jack Thompson is getting ready to file his latest lawsuit against Take Two/Rockstar games over their latest game, Bully. As we noted last week, this is especially amusing in light of the reviews that seem to suggest the game isn’t what Thompson seems to think it is — rather it’s the video game equivalent of plenty of goofy movies such as Rushmore or Napoleon Dynamite. Of course, Thompson has an answer to this — claiming that the reviews are only in “fawning” publications that receive money from Take Two. Yes, publications like the New York Times, USA Today and Reuters — not exactly a group of publications likely to puff up a review for the sake of some ad dollars from a small video game company. However, what’s really interesting, is that Thompson is apparently demanding a pre-release copy of the game. He seems to think that the company is required to give him a copy of the game before it’s released so he can “analyze” it. Why bother, when it’s clear that he’s already decided the game is evil?