And torchthrowing is for throwing flaming fun =D
It won’t go through, and Jack’s friggin’ crazy. If you listen to him for about two minutes, you’ll hear approximately 8376941 things that don’t make sense. NONE of his arguments make sense.
He said some freeway snipers trained by playing Halo. On their XBox. Using godmode. Godmode doesn’t exist on the XBox version, you’d probably have to mod a PC version for that. Not to mention Halo’s sniping, especially the fact that you’re aiming with a JOYSTICK, is nothing like real Halo.
He said that a kid brought a gun to school, and that he was wearing a red bandanna. He was caught, nothing happened. But he compared the red(!) bandanna to Snake’s ‘red’ (or fuckin’ teal) headband, saying that he was trying to copy the commando tactics in the MGS games.
Well… obviously, the headband’s a different fucking color, which wouldn’t be a big deal if it wasn’t the entire basis for his argument. And aside from that, they didn’t FIND any MGS games in the kid’s house.
I’ma slap him someday.
There was also a news report with Jack on there, talking about a school shooting… he said that you would find violent video games in the kid’s house.
“But have there been any video games found in the house?”
“No, see, I know this is what they’ll find.”
“But is there any evidence?”
“Well, yes, there is, from my experience. They will find a stash of violent video games in their house. He trained on shooters to gain the skill and mindset he needed to go into a school and start shooting!”
“But is there any evidence at all for your claims?!”
“Yes!! My experience as a lawyer is-”
“Your experience as a lawyer is not conclusive, Mr. Thompson, now is there any hard evidence that has been found in the house?”
That went on for about a minute before the reporter gave up on Jack and moved on.
Oh, by the way Jackie, as of a few months ago when I was researching the topic… Violence in minors is at a low =D
So in other words, he’s insane, it won’t go through, and anyone who’s talked or listened to the man for more than a few seconds knows his arguments are fail.
Edit: By the way…
In everything he’s ever written, THAT is the expert “experience” that he always quotes. That’s what he uses to rationalize his position.
I don’t get why he’s making it seem like the game industry is giving these games to kids. It’s not their responsibility to limit what gets in the hands of children, that’s kind of the parent’s responsibility. I mean, how easy is it for them to look at the rating on the box and say “no?” Many kids can’t afford their own games, so their parents BUY the games for them. And even though some stores fail at it, a lot of them DO ask for an ID or something when you buy a game… Other than that, what else should the game industry do? Start marketing M and A-O rated games to adult shops or something instead of regular retailers? I’m sure everyone will be uber excited to head down to the local sex/porn shop to pick up MGS or Halo.
Nooot to mention wal-mart would probably dislike that, as I’m sure they pull a considerable amount from video games. Make a few threats and statements and they’d probably have any ban axed… and for once, I would be on their side, which is a scary thing for me to admit <_<;;