Jack Thompson Glad To Help EA To Acquire Take Two
EA didn't ask for his help, but he offers it anyway: anti-gaming activist Jack Thompson declared himself ready and willing to lend a hand its the recently-refused acquisition of the Grand Theft Auto owner.
March 3, 2008
Thompson wrote a long latter to Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello, bashing Take Two boss Strauss Zelnick against every possible grammar wall and telling the EA warlord that he would be more than happy to assist in T2's demise...erm...buyout.
Here's a short sample:
“I am delighted to work with Electronic Arts to evict the Zelnick Trojan Horse from within Take-Two’s corporate walls. In doing so, I can get the new Take-Two into the clear as to the trouble I and others can send its way.
Zelnick is the source of trouble headed Take-Two’s way, not I, and EA can make the case, with my help, that such trouble can be avoided.”
Given the fact that most hardcore gamers look at EA and see the demise of “real gaming” (I need not go any further than the Sims to make my point). Therefore, taking Jack Thompson aboard for this deal seems only natural.
PS: Then again, I bet this is just one of Thompson's publicity stunts.