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Take-Two pre-emptively gags Thompson

Legal shoe on other foot.

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Oops: This is a very old story as some of you have pointed out. We are leaving it on the website so you can bask in our stupidity. Ah, the royal we.

Take-Two has decided to strike first and gag Jack Thompson before he can block the release of GTA IV and Manhunt 2 in Florida.

The parent company of Rockstar claims the US lawyer-nuisance is violating its First Amendment rights, according GamePolitics, and that he is essentially acting as a "a private attorney general on behalf of the State of Florida".

Thompson has naturally complained against all of this. Bizarrely his writ filed with the state Supreme Court claims he will be responsible for the firing of all Take-Two management and board members. And save the earth from oversized courgettes sprouting legs and evil intentions spawned by videogames, probably.

"So successful has Thompson been in exposing the fraud and criminal conduct of Take-Two on the national stage," he explained, cleverly talking in the third-person, "that a corporate coup by 46 per cent of Take-Two's shareholders is set for March 23, which nearly all financial analysts ... are predicting will be successful and which will result in the firing of all Take-Two management and the entire board..."

Last October Thompson petitioned against the sale of Bully in Florida, but failed to persuade judge Ronald Friedman that its gameplay or content warranted a ban.

But that's not all. The rent-a-bias-opinion attorney popped up in UK tabloids recently, shaming quiz game Buzz! Schools for proving popular with children and helping them learn.

In other news, Canadian rockers Nickelback like to play Xbox 360 in their spare time. Our local radio station went on about it for hours yesterday. But then games are for children and not adults with jobs.

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