EA Tells Jack Thompson To "Take A Hike" In A Kind Way

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I recently wrote about how Jack Thompson offered to help EA take over Take-Two. Here’s EA’s response to Jack:

Mr. Thompson,

We have received your letter to EA’s shareholder site. In response to your offer to assist in the proposed acquisition of Take-Two, we would strongly prefer that you not get involved in this matter. EA is a strong supporter of creative freedom for game developers. We feel that your past statements – including false claims about content in our games – make any collaboration with you impossible.

Sincerely,
Mariam Sughayer
Sr. Manager Corporate Communications
Electronic Arts, Inc.

There’s really not much to be said about their response other than the fact that EA found a really kind way to tell him off.  Will this be the end of JT and his plans to help EA?  Sadly, I am almost positive this is not the end.

Via Kotaku

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12 Comments on EA Tells Jack Thompson To "Take A Hike" In A Kind Way

MG

On March 9, 2008 at 9:41 pm

Rofl. Owned. EA wants nothing to do with this loser.

DancingCorpse

On March 9, 2008 at 9:52 pm

You imply someone does?!

As I have said, Jack Thompson is the birth control that does the opposite for video games.

Inyri

On March 9, 2008 at 10:15 pm

What a fortunate turn of events. I wish they could have afforded to be a little ruder… but I see why they weren’t. I wouldn’t want to be in his crosshairs either.

Although I’m sure telling Thompson he was wrong will be enough to bring down his wrath upon EA. I’m 110% sure EA will win that fight, though, should it come down to it.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

On March 9, 2008 at 10:21 pm

I would have responded with this…

Dear Mr. Thompson,

off.

Sincerely,
We hate you….like seriously
Sr. Manager Corporate Communications
Electronic Arts, Inc.

da soc

On March 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm

tl;dr

f u

erathoniel

On March 9, 2008 at 10:32 pm

I would have responded with… ok… I stop now… Too violent. Fully mature adults visit this site. XD

Seriously, though. Nobody needs to hear my response.

It may have included an airstrike beacon.

William

On March 10, 2008 at 2:15 am

Some people blaming violence on games are just morons. I also find it funny that they claim FPS games desensitize people to violence. I’ve seen combat in three countries and was a witness to the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. When I think about my real world experiences, video games have very little to do with me becoming accustomed to violence. If they really wanted to champion an effort to lessen Americans from exposure to violence, how about cleaning up the streets, becoming involved in pro-peace efforts, etc… but you don’t see these people trying to do things like that.

I really believe that art will always imitate life.

DeumReaper

On March 10, 2008 at 8:50 am

he just got accepted to the university of Du PWNED

The Twin

On March 10, 2008 at 9:18 am

I hate it when morons think they can pick on a group of people because they are either new, renegade (here meaning counter-culture), or old. Gamers fall into the first two categories. While I admit there is a ton of superfluous violence in video gaming these days, it is better to have a constructive outlet, or at least one that doesn’t let me go borderline psychopath every Friday.

Iku Tri

On March 10, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Eh, in a couple of years most people will have played a video game. It’s possible that we could wait it out.

More fun to do something for the good of gaming, though.

MG

On March 10, 2008 at 11:15 pm

@DancingCorpse
No how the hell did you get that out of what I said?
All I said was that this guy is a freakin loser I didn’t imply anybody would want to work with him. Who wants to work with a loser? Hmm, WHO??

andrew

On March 17, 2008 at 3:01 pm

a few words about jack thompson: stupid dumbass.
he doesn’t know a damn thing about the world of video games. he thinks he does but the reality is that he is a moron.