Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Hey. Um. So I just listened to this whole thing. Where does Jack Thompson say anything wrong? Yeah, yeah, the "Scots/Kilts/Single-Malt Whiskey" thing. Shut up. Basically his WHOLE argument, as I hear it, is that Rock Star/Take Two is fucking retarded and is giving ammo to the anti-video game people by doing some incredibly stupid shit, and that due to copyright law, EA needs to take better control over their IP. He also says that the rating system is bullshit because (1) it's not enforced, and (2) it's run by a group that is funded by the industry.
The guy may be kind of a dick, but I can't find anything wrong with the bulk his arguments. The ESRB rating system really isn't well-enforced (I've watched kids under 10 buy T and M games in the past few years), and is easily gamed by modders. His stated target is RockStar, not the entire industry, and quite frankly, RockStar is damaging to the industry.
Yeah, he seems pro-censorship. But not really. His arguments all revolve around keeping adult content away from children, not banning it altogether.
In other news, I'm recovering from surgery now, and guess what? You know how they used to use stitches, and you needed to go BACK to the hospital to have the stitches removed? Well, they stopped that and made some kind of bio-dissolvable stitches, so that after a few days or whatever, the stitches just disintegrate (by which time you've healed). So I figured I'd get those. But no! The latest thing is GLUE. My abdominal cavity, right now, is being held shut by some kind "superglue" substance. They friggin glued me back together like a model airplane!