It's about time someone on the "other" side jumped in to discredit insane Miami Lawyer Jack Thompson. With this letter, sent from the Nation Institute of Media and the Family, Thompson seems to be slowly destructing inside his little ring of lies. Dr. David Walsh finally figured out it's not helping his organization if Jack is on their side, demanded the link to their website be removed from Thompson's, and things would only spiral downward from there.
In a desperate attempt to save his career, he responded. He then blasted Walsh for being bought out by Best Buy. We also learned he's suing Best Buy and Target for pre-ordering Rockstar's upcoming game Bully. Yes, he's suing two companies before the game is even released, but not the company making the game, or any other big box retailer or major video game store.
For whatever reason, one that likely sounded logical at the time in his mind, Thompson then offered $10,000 to charity if someone would create a violent video game in which a deranged gamer goes nuts and begins killing everybody. Well, someone responded. Actually, a few people did, but a modding team known as the Fighting Hellfish (great Simpson's reference, and the link is currently down due to high traffic) is given credit for being the first with a mod for Grand Theft Auto. What's Thompson do?
He says his idea was satire, and refuses to write out the check.
Apparently, people should understand this mans mind and that he was only going for comedy. Smart way to say you refuse to give money to charity Jack, and it's unfortunate that we can all see right through you. To fight back, two of the gaming industry's best (from Penny Arcade) donated $10,000 in Jack's name. It's a bold, funny move and whatever Jack catches because of it, he deserves.
This all comes out to expose this man who has been one of the asinine critics of the game industry, one who is desperate to find money in it anyway he can. If organizations continue to come out and destroy his name, maybe this man can finally stop garnering press, and we can all go back to doing what we love: playing any damn video games we want without this man driving us all crazy every week.