It's been a while since Jack Thompson
was in the top ten news (a while meaning more than a month). According to a well known gaming site, the attorney who hates video games so much that he wouldn't mind an asteroid hitting the Earth if he knew Manhunt 2
wasn't going to be played by teens, has sent his 15-year-old son over to Best Buy to get BioShock
. This is of course Thompson's attempt to show to the world that a 15-year-old can get an M rated title just like
Which is quite true if I may say. Thompson's 15-year-old boy was able to purchase a copy of BioShock, but not because Take-Two is negligent about its products' whereabouts, but because of the man/woman at the register who handed it to him personally over at the store. If only Thompson himself could see things the same way everyone else does...
Anyway, as it turns out, according to Destructoid.com, Thompson sent the email to inform the world of what he'd just done - bravely sent his son to the store to buy Irrational's dangerously violent first-person shooter. Many of you will find this funny, even picturing the ever upset attorney patting his son's head while handing him the 60 bucks for the mission, but the reality is Thompson is kind of right this time.
However, as I mentioned above, Thompson should really start shouting in retailers' years from now on, because his son was able to get the game. What are developers supposed to do if the world pays good money for violence, sex and horror, not give these to them?
All right, I'm sure everyone's on the same level this time (hopefully Jack Thompson too), but if you have anything to add, the comments column below awaits. Fill up a few lines and, who knows, maybe even Thompson himself takes them into consideration and changes his strategy.
Oh and, one more thing: does Jack honestly think that his 15-year-old son doesn't play games rated above 15...? He's probably taking a dose of plasmids in a dark corner within the city of Rapture as we speak.