Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

October 10, 2008 -

Q: What do you get when you cross a media sensation with a guy who loves to see his name in print?

A: A letter from Jack Thompson to Sarah Palin.

Facing imminent disbarment, the Miami attorney has written to the Republican vice-presidential candidate, urging her to take a stand against violent video games. And, of course, offering his own services in that regard.

In a letter to America's best-known hockey mom, Thompson writes:

The McCain-Palin campaign, with all respect, is missing the boat on this issue. I strongly urge your campaign to tell American parents that if elected you will present to Congress a bill that prevents the sale of adult games to kids while fully protecting the First Amendment. 

 

I have this crucial, constitutional legislation drafted and ready to go.  You will see voters flock to your proposal.  The American entertainment industry’s assault upon our children and our values must stop, and you are the person to stop it. 

Thompson's previous attempt at "this crucial, constitutional legislation," however, was declared unconstitutional in stinging language by a federal judge in Louisiana. Utah's Republican attorney general also dismissed a Thompson-drafted bill as a violation of the First Amendment. State legislatures in Delaware and Massachusetts have likewise passed on Thompson's proposal.

Full text of the letter after the jump... 

October 10, 2008

The Honorable Sarah Palin
Governor, State of Alaska
Vice-Presidential Candidate
McCain-Palin Campaign Headquarters
Arlington, Virginia Via Fax and e-mail

Re:  Federal Law Needed to Stop Sale of Mature-Rated Video Games to Minors

Dear Governor Palin:

Over the last decade I have appeared on more than 200 national television programs (Today eight times, 60 Minutes twice, Nightline, Oprah) alerting Americans to the public safety and health hazards posed by the video game industry’s marketing and sale of violent and pornographic Mature-rated video games to minors.  Innumerable school shootings have been caused by these murder simulators, including those at Paducah, Columbine, Red Lake, and Virginia Tech.  We are teaching our kids how to murder.

A number of reliable polls prove that 70% of the American people want a federal law prohibiting the sale of adult video games to minors.  We are the only nation in the world that does not have such a law. The United States Federal Trade Commission has proven that major retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart are violating the video game industry’s age rating system. These brazen sales by these huge retailers are occurring in stores and via the Internet.   I have sat in jail cells with these game-trained killers.  I have sat in the living rooms of the families of their victims.  Both sides in this carnage are bathed in tears.  The video game industry is sowing the wind, and the rest of us are reaping their whirlwind.  It is going to get worse.  Columbine times ten is on the way.  

The McCain-Palin campaign, with all respect, is missing the boat on this issue. I strongly urge your campaign to tell American parents that if elected you will present to Congress a bill that prevents the sale of adult games to kids while fully protecting the First Amendment.  I have this crucial, constitutional legislation drafted and ready to go.  You will see voters flock to your proposal.  The American entertainment industry’s assault upon our children and our values must stop, and you are the person to stop it. 

Regards, Jack Thompson
 


Comments

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

I thought it would be nice to add a final last comment to this chapter... one of victory. From Wikipedia:

"John Bruce "Jack" Thompson (born July 25, 1951) is an American activist and former attorney, based in Coral Gables, Florida."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixelante

Have a nice day Jack, and fall off a cliff =]

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Ratings have been changed on the Walmart site.

What will our plucky hero do now?

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

you suck

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Who ya talking to?

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Still waiting on that "story" Jack...

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

"In the news today, authorities are saying there was a disturbance outside a Florida Walmart store. Apparently, an elderly gentleman was seen outside yelling "I have you right where I want you" and shaking his fist angrily.

Police on the scene asked the man to put his pants back on and leave the area immediately."

How's that?

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"How's that?"

Perfect.

T.O.S.: DUN DUN DUNNN!!!

Shadow: You mind?

T.O.S.: What?

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Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! GOOD ONE!!!

Gerbil: DO A BARREL ROLL!!!

T.O.S.: 1u1z ensued. (Shadow is ROFL, literally.)

EDIT: Before I forget to ask, Turnip, how'd you get that pic in there?

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Anchennt Chinneese Seckwet......

Copy/Paste

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Careful with the copypasta. Rules 22 and 23 are looking at you.

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Boy Jack has violated a lot of these rules:  15, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 32, 33....

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

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ROFLCOPTER

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Form letter or auto-reply.  After emailing them the links, this is the new reply:

"Dear Andrew Rhodes,

My name is Ann Kristine. I am with the Walmart.com Customer Service
Team. Thank you for allowing me to assist you today.

We have received your email. To ensure that we provide you with accurate
information, we are researching the matter. We will email you with the
requested information within the next 2 business days.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

Thank you for visiting Walmart.com. We appreciate the opportunity to
serve you and look forward to your next visit.

If we may be of further assistance, please email us at help@walmart.com.
We're here to serve you 7 days a week!!

Sincerely,

Ann Kristine
Customer Service at Walmart.com"

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Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

*bee boooooooooooooooooooooooooo*

*beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* 

                                                           WHAT THE FU-?

                                                                                 *BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMM*

                                                                                OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

 

A "WTF Bomb" went off in my head.

EDIT: Dammit. This is hard to keep in line.

 


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It was supposed to have been connected up above in the continuing communication with Wal Mart, but somehow it didn't connect properly.

Nightwng2000

NW2K Software

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Yep, it sucked. But at least I caused some 1u1z.

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Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

Human Beings.....behaving.....humanly?   Brilliant!

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

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Could someone explian this to me? I fall asleep everytime i try to read JT's jiberish trying to comprehend it.

_________________________ And the rain will kill us all... We throw ourselves against the walls.. but no one else can see.... the preservation of the martyr in me.... Psychosocial

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

Wait, wait, wait... Jack did NOT seriously join up here.

*it sinks in*

AAAAAAGGGGGHHHH!!! RULE 37 HAS BEEN BROKEN!!! *gasp* Oh, shi-

[Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson has been disconnected.]

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Ding Jack Thompson still fails in life and is still going to be disbarred from his own state in 11 days... enjoy trying to get into another state with such a HUGE black stain on your rep.

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

Ding Jack Thompson still fails in life and is still going to be disbarred from his own state in 11 days... enjoy trying to get into another state with such a HUGE brown stain on your pants.

FIXED!

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

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Why thanks :S... I think.

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

This Jack Thompson does sound like an asshole. But...
I don't get the big deal over putting ratings on games.
I live in NZ where the put ratings on games and it really doesn't change anything.
If you were underage and your parents wouldnt get you an R18 game you could just get it online.
Or from easy going places like The Warehouse (which is like a not so up-tight version of Walmart) 

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

It's more a question of the fact that many of these campaigners want to control only video games, and let the movie and TV industries off the hook, simply because they know they are already too firmly entrenched in the First Amendment for them to touch. If a law was intended to cover all forms of media, then I think it wouldn't cause so much frustration.

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It's not about putting ratings on games. They're already there. Games have been getting ESRB content ratings for, what, fifteen years or so?

The problem is that he tries to get games blocked from being sold completely, tries to push forward legislation that would be end up being government sanctioned censorship and tries to take away the rights of parents to choose what is right for their own children and at the same time take away the rights of adults to choose for themselves.

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*falls out of his chair laughing*  Oh gawd, this is a riot after hearing about his disbarrment.  I only have one question, why is this a letter to Gov. Sarah Palin instead of Senator John McCain?  You know, the person whose SUPPOSED to be the one getting Congress to pass these sort of bills?

Good luck Mr. Thompson, I imagine it will be difficult to get the Republician party to listen to your plight considering they currently have a looming economic recession and a very expensive war in Iraq to keep justifying to the American people.  I may be mistaken but it sounds like they already have a taxing agenda for the near future.  Still, that's never stopped you before has it?

Trying to keep his sanity

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 I know this has been said already, but Jack, It's up to parents to decide what
they want their kids to see and at what age. EDUCATING them is a better method than the scare
and intimidation methods you seem to enjoy.


  When I was working for gamestop I always, ALWAYS, made sure the parents know what each ERSB
rateing ment. Most of the time they still bought the  M rated game simply beause little timmy had
to have it. That's their choice though and they should be the ONLY ONES to make that choice.

   However I take pride in knowing that I at least managed to teach them about 
the system, and have seen many of these parents utilize on return trips. 
Also, I didn't do it cause some Self asorbed ambulance chaser (figurativly speaking of course)
"supposedly" scared the industy. 


The only time someone should warn of the "Dangers of gaming" is if the game 
causes the child to start vomiting his intestines out,  bleed from their eyes or
somehow contracts cancer from it. 

 In response to calling gamers morons and idiots, Most of us, have
tried to debate intelligentlly with you, and intern alot of
your responses involve name calling, threats, and remarks that could be
considered slanderous.

  Mabey if you toned done the the amount of agression, and/or droped the
"I'm telling on you, your getting in trouble nya nya/ mightier than thou" 
aittude and acted like a civil human being, you would be taken
a little more seriously.  
 
However you continue your intimidation tactics fruitlessly on
those who know that it's more or less fluff, making yourself (figurativly speaking) 
out to b the foolish one instead. 

 Have one curioisty btw.
Alot of your warnings have been through fox news.  The same fox who's programing is filled with
far more violence, sex, and  language unsuitable for children  than any M rated game I have played.
Know you don't attack them for obvious reasons, but was just wondering if
you were aware of the irony.

I thank you for your time sir.

~Truly we are ghosts of the earth. Her unseen hands. Her silent shadows. -Itharious De Sol

Truly we are ghosts of the earth. Her unseen hands. Her silent shadows. -Itharious De Sol

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

Strictly speaking, Jack Thompson will still be an attorney once he's disbarred from Florida - he can still practice law at the National level, as there isn't any uniform Bar Association at the National level. He will no longer be a bar-accredited

attorney, however, and will not be able to practice law at any lower level (state, county, city, etc.). It's possible that he may be able to get accredited through another State's Bar Association, but being disbarred in Florida will provide a significant chilling effect on that happening.

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only nobody will go to him because he'll be able to charge a retainer, like Lionel Hutz

Hutz: All right gentleman. I will take your case. But I will require a thousand dollar retainer.
Bart: A thousand dollars. But your ad says “no money down”.
Hutz: (looking at his card which says “Works on contingency–No money down”) Oh, they got this all wrong! (writes on the card and shows it to Bart; it now reads “Works on contingency? No, money down!”)
Bart: So you don’t work on a contingency basis?
Hutz: “No, money down!” I shouldn’t really have this bar association number here either. (Rips off the number at the bottom of the card and eats it)

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

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What the hell? I'm gone for like 2 or 3 days and all of a sudden Jack turns up.

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Jack joined the site. You have to log into an account to comment.

BTW, I still consider JT joining this site to be a Serious-Business infraction of Rule 37. It's one of the many solutions to X ÷ 0, and we know that according to Rule 37 the calculator forbids dividing by zero.

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What the hell happened here? I'm gone for like 2 or 3 days and all of a sudden Jack turns up again!

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October 12, 2008
 
Andrew C. von Eschenbach
Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857
 
Re: Fraudulent and Deceptive Trade Practice by McDonald's Corporation.
 
Dear Commissioner Eschenbach:
 
This afternoon, I stopped at a local McDonald's restaurant to celebrate my latest personal victory. I ordered a hamburger combo without pickles.
 
WITHOUT PICKLES.
 
Then, when my burger arrived, I found that the aforementioned burger did indeed have pickles.
 
Rather than take the burger to the counter and explain the problem like a sensible human being, I immediately raced home, prepared a press release and contacted a major government department.
 
This is, in my mind, perfectly reasonable.
 
This is just the latest installment of a distressing scofflaw pattern by McDonald's, which the FDA recently found has triple the failure rate of competitor Burger King in selling improperly pickled burgers to underage kids in its brick-and-mortar stores.
 
Please proceed against McDonald's quickly and aggressively. Action must be taken this week. If the FDA does not act, I shall.
 
Regards, Jack Thompson
 
Copy: Ronald McDonald
            Media
            Superman
            Hannah Montana
            Joe Pesci
            Jesus

 

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LOL!

Epic win!

"Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

"Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

You, Sir/Madam, have won a lifetime supply....of pickles....

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

Sir. Definitely a sir.

Wait... Let me check...

Yup. Definitely a sir.

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

Didn't want to assume you were a guy and find out otherwise  :)

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

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Always a good policy. :)

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

ahem... HAHAHAHAHA

you want some pickles to go with that Internet you just won?

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

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How did you make that laugh so big?

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I switched to "plain text editor" mode and used HTML coding. there's a link below the comment field

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

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yeah, I originally copied a single word from JT's letter, then I noticed the plain text editor link below the comment field, and then set my laughter one size higher

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

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Hmmmm.....  Let's see...

http://www.walmart.com/cservice/cu_commentsonline.gsp?cu_heading=8

Hmmmm....  "Problems with the site, troubleshooting, Report site errors".

Hmmmmm.....

Let's see.

First name:  Andrew

Last name:  Rhodes

email address:  nightwing2000@email.com

phone:  <not in a public place!>

Hmmmm.....

Let's see....

Subject <auto filled>

No order number

Body:

"To whom it may concern,
While the picture of the packaging for the video/computer game Saints Row 2, various platforms, is M by the ESRB.  However, your site has, in error, listed it as Teen for console versions and Everyone for the PC version.

I have no interest in dictating to others what is or is not appropriate for them or their children.  The game itself is CLEARLY marked, so if someone makes their own decision to purchase this product, no skin off my nose.

However, one John Bruce "Jack" Thompson has already announced on 12Oct2008 at 1:28pm in a public location that he is sending a letter to the FTC regarding this error.

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/10/10/jack-thompson-offers-his-expertise-sarah-palin?page=3?

Personally, I prefer the more intelligent method of informing you of your goof.  I have read both the Merchandise Content Disclaimer and Product and Objectionable Material Content sections of your site.

You do, however, have a policy, in the brick and mortar stores at least, to use the ESRB ratings as a method of sale and ID purchasers based on those ratings.  How that is, if at all, handled in the online sales (and it appears this game is only sold online), I'm not certain.

Nevertheless, I'm certain the higher ups would appreciate your correcting this error.

Hey!  Wake up!  Falling asleep at the keyboard got you this error in the first place!  Just because I'm long winded doesn't mean you should fall asleep again!  :)

Sincerely,
Andrew Rhodes, Wilmington, NC"

Send

"

Thank you for contacting Walmart.com
 
 We have received your email and will be sending you a response shortly. In the meantime, if you have any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to visit our online Customer Service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"

Awww....  Isn't that sweet?

:: Pant pant pant ::

Wow!  That took a LOT out of me. 

:: Grabs chest with right hand and raises left hand to the sky and starts doing the Fred Sanford wobble.  ::

Hang on, momma!  I'm coming to join ya!  With a pre-sale ticket for Saints Row 2 tucked in my pocket!  (Not really, but it sounded good.  :)   )

 

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:: Blink Blink ::

OOOOOooooooKKKKkkkkkkkkk....

Received a (auto?) reply from Wal Mart That's.... strage...

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"Dear Andrew,

My name is Herlene. I am with the Walmart.com Customer Service Team.
Thank you for allowing me to assist you today.

To help you resolve your issue in a quick and efficient manner, I need
some additional information related to your request. Please email
help@walmart.com with the following information.

If you are referring to an online item, kindly provide us with the
specific name of the item and its cost. Unfortunately, we are unable to
locate "Saints Row 2" online.

If possible, kindly give us the link on our website wherein you have
found the ratings that has an error.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

Thank you for visiting Walmart.com. We appreciate the opportunity to
serve you and look forward to your next visit.

If we may be of further assistance, please email us at help@walmart.com.
We're here to serve you 7 days a week!!

Sincerely,

Herlene
Customer Service at Walmart.com"

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Ok, so I'll copy their email (which, complete, includes a copy of mine) and give them specific links.

Can't find Saints Row 2?  Hmmmmmm......

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NW2K Software

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D'oh for customer services

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hahaha I can't believe you're still going on about all this give up. I hope you know your angering people who you say could snap at any moment, hahahahaha you really aren’t that smart are you. Who cares about what you think anyway you'll never win Jack, there's to many of us, we're like Zombies and you’re the girl who just happened to fall down and sprain her ankle, WE'RE GONNA GET CHA JACK!

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Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/25/lee-rigby-report-internet-firms-safe-haven-terrorists-pm wow... come on uk really?11/28/2014 - 2:39pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/11/two_tetris_downloads_to_be_removed_from_the_3ds_eshop_in_europe Tetris to be removed from the 3DS VC at the end of the year in Europe. Other regions unknown, but will probably all happen too.11/28/2014 - 9:16am
Andrew EisenThe story you just linked to? The story you asked if anyone had seen? Yes, THAT obnoxiousness. I've heard it parroted for nearly two years now.11/27/2014 - 7:57pm
ZippyDSMleeAndrew Eisen: That shes an ex con man?11/27/2014 - 7:54pm
Andrew EisenI've heard the same obnoxious horse poo for years. It's nothing new.11/27/2014 - 7:45pm
ZippyDSMleeAlso anyone see this? http://guardianlv.com/2014/11/anita-sarkeesian-unmasked-feminist-icon-or-con-artist/11/27/2014 - 7:28pm
ZippyDSMleeEvil within is a badly designed game.11/27/2014 - 7:28pm
Andrew EisenSure but you said "widens," hence my confusion. Looking into it, yep, there's a tweak to completely re-frame the image, adding more info at the top and bottom. You apparently need a fairly beefy rig to keep it running smooth when you do that though.11/27/2014 - 6:48pm
Matthew Wilsonthere is vertical fov, not just horizontal fov11/27/2014 - 6:38pm
Andrew EisenWell, you can widen it to 3:1 or even 10:1 but I don't know why you'd want to. From what I understand it's the missing visual info at the top and bottom that some object to, not that there isn't enough on either side.11/27/2014 - 6:36pm
Matthew WilsonI think it widenss the fov, so you get to see more.11/27/2014 - 6:31pm
Andrew EisenI don't see how as doing so would not add any visual information to the top or bottom of the screen.11/27/2014 - 6:04pm
Matthew Wilsonfrom what I read, getting rid of the black bars and stretching it out made for a better play experience.11/27/2014 - 5:59pm
Andrew EisenFrom what I hear, there's a ton of "look up and shoot at the guys above you" stuff in the game that the wider frame doesn't accommodate such actions well.11/27/2014 - 5:55pm
Andrew EisenHaving a game run in scope is not necessarily a bad thing but like any aspect ratio, you have to compose your shots correctly.11/27/2014 - 5:55pm
Neo_DrKefkaThe Evil Within was pretty bad and to make it worse the way the screen size made it hard for you to see even on a big screen it really hurt the game. Being Artistic is great but when you focus on art rather than what sells you run the risk of that happen11/27/2014 - 5:33pm
Matthew WilsonI kinda hope this is not true. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/11/nintendo_might_not_be_making_more_gamecube_controller_adapters_at_the_moment11/27/2014 - 1:34pm
Matthew WilsonI saw that. I wish people would stop preording, but sadly that will never happen.11/27/2014 - 1:26pm
Papa MidnightUbisoft has cancelled the Season Pass for Assassin's Creed: Unity (http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/2ni2ac/ubisoft_cancel_season_pass_for_ac_unity/)11/27/2014 - 1:08pm
 

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