Why Rockstar Games Should Pay Jack Thompson: He's Their Best Marketing Exec

from the thanks-Jack dept

Simon writes "Jack Thompson - lunatic lawyer or genius marketing executive? I really can't decide. He's at it again, ensuring that Rockstar's new game 'Bully' will become the most sought after title by kids everywhere this year. Once more he is trying to push for a ban on a software title that he admits that he's never even seen." Even better, the game is winning praise from some "anti-bullying" activists, one of whom notes that it looks like typical "play-fighting" that kids engage in, which is an "essential, healthy human behavior that can't be shut off." Meanwhile, others note that the game is whimsical, in a similar fashion to movies like Rushmore or Napoleon Dynamite. In fact, it seems to discourage really bad behavior. Perhaps Thompson doesn't like it because the game actually encourages people to stand up to bullies... like himself.
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    hautedawg, 11 Aug 2006 @ 12:49pm

    Good point

    A bully is a bully, whether hiding behind a suit and tie, or kicking sand in the face of the weaker. To bully a company into submission is still bullying. It is absurd to think he can put his morals and ethics on us, because he doesn't like something. I don't like lima beans, but I'm not trying to ban them...they make me puke, but I am not banning them.

    Man, these ijits make me sick....just like lima beans

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