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PostSubject: Bad News   Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:45 pm

Apparently the dreaded Miami Attorney Jack Bruce Thompson is attempting to stop Halo 3's launch or sue Microsoft.


Thompson forwarded Game Almighty a copy of the following letter supposedly sent along to Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates:



Bill Gates

Microsoft Corporation

Redmond, Washington



Re: Halo 3



Dear Mr. Gates:



As you know, the Federal Trade Commission has repeatedly found that games rated “Mature” by the video game industry-captured Entertainment Software Rating Board are routinely sold to kids under the age of 17 despite the age rating. The most recent failure rate of the ratings on “Mature” games, according to the FTC, is 42%. The entire rating system is a fraud, and “broken,” the latter description aptly provided by Senator Hillary Clinton.



As you also know, Lee Boyd Malvo trained on Microsoft’s Halo to further enable him to become the remarkably efficient “DC Beltway Sniper.” That was reported by NBC News at the time and was noted in Malvo’s criminal trial.



You appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes II and rather revealing and usefully noted that “the cool thing about these games is that they transport you to a world you think is real.” Precisely. Capcom has recently disclosed to investors that your video game industry’s violent games, sold to children, pose a real hazard to the health of the industry. Right on.



The hyperviolent Microsoft Xbox 360 game Halo 3 is scheduled by your company for commercial release in September of this year. The Beta version that was released last week shows us all just how violent the game is and how inappropriate it is for play by anyone under 17, as the “Mature” rating it will surely receive indicates.



Here’s the deal, Mr. Gates: Either Microsoft undertakes dramatic, real steps, through its marketing, wholesale, and retail operations to assure that Halo 3 is not sold, via the Internet and in stores, directly to anyone under 17, or I shall proceed to make sure that Microsoft is held to that standard by appropriate legal means. I have done that before successfully as to Best Buy, and I shall do so again as to Microsoft and all retailers of Halo 3.



Regards, Jack Thompson
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:40 pm

Jack Thompson dies. Now.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:05 pm

Im 21 years old. I have the right to play Halo 3. And this Jack Thompson asshole better not ruin that.

Me: Die!..............Jack: crying really badly
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:17 am

he is the red one hit them with an axe
hes must DIE!

halo 3 must come out on the date said, 09/25/07
or i will nova bomb wutever box he lives in
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:40 pm

Eh, screw him. There is no way this game wont come out.

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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:16 pm

meh, like he could sue microsoft for much!

Judge:Mr. gates, you are sentenced to pay a sum of 5000 million dollars to compensate for these actions.

BillyBoy: is that all? ok, sign the check bobby(his slave, erm, i mean, assistant) oh, and arrange me a trip to hawaii for a few weeks ok. good boy bobby.
so, bobby, how much cash we got left?

Bobby: we still have 5000 billion in each of the ten accounts sir, and our special savers account has 5 trillion in it

lol! lol!

and like he could stop the biggest game of the year, nay, the century comming out, he's got another thing comming
Him: crying really badly huge gun : me

lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:52 pm

I think you need to learn math. Thompson could only sue for at most a billion dollars. He could sue on this math. He would take the MOST liberal estimate on how many copies of Halo3 would be sold, ever. Then he would take the MOST liberal percentage of those games sold to minors, and he would sue for the value of those games. He wouldnt win though because in truth it is not Microsoft's fault for Halo 3 falling into the hands of minors, but in fact the parents' fault, so no blame could be put on Microsoft.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:42 am

yeah, i do suck at maths, and i dunno how many dollrs he could sue for, mainly cos i deal in pounds
king
lol! lol!
either way theres no chance he could stop it comming out afro

and as you say, it is indeed the parents fault so no blame should/could be put on microsoft
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:53 pm

w.e... this game is definently coming out on the 25th....no doubt... no one cares about this dumbass lawyer.... if he tries to stop Halo 3 he is gonna get tons of angry fans that all want to kill him Razz yay attacked by chainsaw Die! WarthogWars nova bomb
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:16 pm

lol, im sure if he did (even thought he wont) stop it, someone will either kill him, put him in a coma, or brutally disfigure him

Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:20 pm

I will come to his house/box WITH AN ARMY!!!
Die! Die! Die! Die! WarthogWars WarthogWars
Die! Die! Die! Die! WarthogWars WarthogWars
Die! Die! Die! Die! WarthogWars WarthogWars
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:02 pm

Nah, i win:

*Gasp* I never added my dancing grunt smiley!!!!!!



Whatever, i still win with this:

PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!PWND!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:46 am

i so want to see that dancing grunt that'll be so cool.

oh and like bill gates would even lose the case he could like buy several of the best layers and win the case easy.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:49 pm

I was just going to say that! This Thompson isnt even that good of a lawyer when Bill Gates is one of the richest people in america and buy Johnny friggin Cockren(sp) and beat his ass till he can no longer be a lawyer.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:28 pm

well i herd a rumer somewhere (i cant remeber) that the courts were planing to take out his licanse(sp?) to do law.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:21 pm

SSG. d&c wrote:
well i herd a rumer somewhere (i cant remeber) that the courts were planing to take out his licanse(sp?) to do law.

*Que music*

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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:51 pm

Taking out Thompson's liscense will bring a greater force upon us. If he loses his liscense he will urge Congress to do something about it, and given Congresses history towards videogames and the fact that everyone in congress thinks that videogames are for kids only and dont realize that the average age for a gamer is 26, he might actually slow down halo 3's growth. He wont delay the launch, but he will make it harder for Halo 3 to get to some peoples hands. It will take Congress realizing and accepting that videogames arent just for kids anymore to solve this issue. It will also take them realizing that it is not their responsibilaty but the parents responibilaty to regulate what their kids play and dont play.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:36 pm

Im getting halo 3 regardless if i can't buy it i will just get my mom to go to the store and get it.... there realy is no way to stop kids under 17 from playing these games besides making it illegal.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:33 pm

Also congress wont listen to a washed out lawyer who lost all credibility and his law licence if he does lose it.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:25 pm

If he does that what a big baby why does he even want to do it?
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:44 pm

are games proteceted under the first amendment (freedom of speech)?
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:32 pm

He wants to do either
1) He wants attention (like Al Gore)
2) He is a Playstaion Fan and want to kill Microsoft
3) He wants to make millions of dollar on something he knows he would win on

This letter was sent to microsoft right after the beta and it was LONG ago and microsoft has not stop making halo 3 so i guess they realy dont care and microsoft could buy the best lawyer in the world if they got sued anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:39 am

Yes they could do that but why does he love the playstation, even now? Xbox 360 is better!
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PostSubject: Re: Bad News   Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:07 am

Hey Microsoft isnt doing anything wrong big deal the game is violent they put a M rated tag on it so what they are doing is legal. This Jack thompson fellow cant touch microsoft as long as they follow the ratings and put the right level on there all he can do is whine and bitch like a little panzy girl because hes a pussy and wants to try and ruin everyones own life because he was probably that guy who got left at home during Prom cause he was too big of a nerd to get a hot date. So as long as Microsoft obeys the ESRB ratings that pussy Jack Thompson has no grounds but this is America where some dumb bitch can sue Mc Donalds for 2 million dollars cause she spuilled coffee on herself while driving and "didnt know" it was hot.
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