Remember the story from a day or three ago about the kid who murdered his friend with a hammer? The media claimed it was because he was obsessed with the videogame Manhunt.
Well here’s a fun twist. MCV is claiming that it was the victim who owned the game, not the killer. Oopsie! Maybe the kid begged his friend to bludgeon him with a hammer because he wanted to be just like a Manhunt victim. Or not…
But it gets jucier (thanks to Slashdot for spreading this link around):
Florida Attorney on Manhunt for Rockstar
This Jack Thompson comes across as a nut-job in this interview:
GD: You are going to target Rockstar North?
Thompson: Not just Rockstar, another target will be Sony. The tie-in between Rockstar and Sony is rather firmly established.
GD: What is the ultimate goal here?
Thompson: To destroy Rockstar.
GD: What does that mean in terms of…
Thompson: (cutting in) So they don’t exist anymore.
GD: You don’t see any other way, such as the ESRB jacking up their ratings?
Thompson: They are a joke. They are a deceptive joke. Doug Lowenstein makes Saddam Hussein look like a post-reformed Pinocchio. [emphasis mine -dc] He will say anything to protect the industry and his annual salary. It doesn’t matter what they say or do anymore. So, you destroy people and their institutions who have such a track record of not caring about human life and who will lie through their teeth to protect their P&L statement.
GD: Thanks for your time Mr. Thompson and good luck in your struggle.
Thompson: Thanks. We don’t need luck. The vectors are locked in, these people are dead meat.
Sounds like Mr. Anderson has been staying up late playing Doom 3 to me…