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Monday, June 06, 2005

Thompson Vs. Jenkins - Videogame Crusaders

EGM has done a side-by-side comparison interview between Jack Thompson, a lawyer who believes games lead to murder and Henry Jenkins a professor and author who promotes games as an educational tool and a promising media.

Of course, Jack Thompson, I hate you so much. You receive a tasty tasty nemesis cookie.

EGM: You once compared Doug Lowenstein, president of the Entertainment Software Association, to Saddam Hussein.

Jack Thompson: If I did, I want to apologize to Saddam Hussein. Doug is a propagandist to whom the facts don't matter. He's paid to lie and he does it very well. Doug is paid a handsome salary, probably seven figures, to say there are no studies that indicate [violent games have] an effect on anyone. If this is true, why is the military using them to create killing simulators?

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