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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:40 AM

Thompson sends own son on personal sting operation against Best Buy
Posted by XanTium | September 13 20:40 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From joystiq.com:


We have just received an email from Attorney Jack Thompson stating that his 15-year-old son purchased the Mature-rated game BioShock from a local Best Buy. Thompson informs us that BioShock is created by "the notorious Take-Two interactive," you may remember them from publishing such ultra-violent games as Grand Theft Auto. Thompson says that in using his son in a sting operation, he's proven "that Take-Two's upcoming releases of hyperviolent and sex-themed Manhunt 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV will be widely sold to kids of all ages, despite promises by Take-Two, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), and major retailers." No word if Thompson will allow his son to play the copy of BioShock he purchased.


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:15 AM

It isn't Take Two's fault that Best Buy sold a Mature game to a minor. As long as Take Two isn't selling to minors on their website, they are in the clear.


Also, speaking of Bioshock, reading that name reminds me I never bought the game yet, hehe.


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:20 AM

He wouldn't be able to play it if you set the parental controls on your sons 360 Jacky boy.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:22 AM

get a life lawyer man








ohh GTA.... can't wait biggrin.gif

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:25 AM

I think the better question here is why is he sending his son to buy his games for him. We all know he is sitting naked in a bean bag chair playing away right now. He would like us to believe he was just trying to prove a point, but we all know the truth. laugh.gif rolleyes.gif


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:38 AM

GTA IV should be good, but i too think manhunt 2 will just be mindless violence, thats the kinda game that needs an AO rating.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:43 AM

Its best buy's fault because their employees don't care because they arent making big bucks to care just like most stores, the employees just dont care unless they make commission(SP?)

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:47 AM

I wonder if he bends his son over at night too??

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:50 AM

Take Two is not GTA or Manhunt that would be ROCK STAR right

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:59 AM

This guy is a grade A tool.

His example proves nothing, if he wanted to prove something maybe doing it 100 different times at several stores would prove something but that shit is just retarded.

what an ass cock grr.gif

Edited by mlmadmax, 14 September 2007 - 01:59 AM.


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 02:04 AM

QUOTE(BoNg420 @ Sep 14 2007, 02:19 AM) View Post

Its best buy's fault because their employees don't care because they arent making big bucks to care just like most stores, the employees just dont care unless they make commission(SP?)


Best Buy employees don't work on commission.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 02:09 AM

QUOTE(DarkSky Forever @ Sep 13 2007, 09:40 PM) View Post

Best Buy employees don't work on commission.


I know, I was stating the fact if they were, they would care more, because then they are forced on customer service.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 02:32 AM

How low can WACKOJACKO get?

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:09 AM

When I was 15 my parents were worried about me getting beer and cigarettes, and if I couldnt buy them I knew someone who could. If only they had kept me away from video games I would have turned out OK.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:12 AM

A) It's no surprise.

Millions of copies of games are sold every year to underage kids. It's because the stores don't always check id, even if they say they always do.


cool.gif It's not Take 2's fault.

All Take 2 is really responsible for (and not even 100% responsible for) is making sure the rating is on the packaging. Some of this is also MS's responsibility, though, as well.


C) Responsible parents take other measures.

As someone already pointed out, responsible parents will have already locked their child's console from playing games with a certain rating.


D) Get a life.

Need I say more? Nope...




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