Jack Thompson "Surprisingly Enjoyed" Mass Shooter Game Hatred | Shit Casual
The once-prominent crusader against violent videogames Jack Thompson “surprisingly enjoyed” the mass shooter game, Hatred.
In a recent interview, Jack Thompson goes on record proclaiming that Hatred is probably the most fun violent video-game. For those born around 2003, Thompson once headlined his crusade against violent video-games during the ’90s and early 2000s. He went after Mortal Kombat and Grand Theft Auto, going as far as to sue Take-Two Interactive for $256 million dollars. Thompson is now a disbarred attorney in the state of Florida and leads a quiet life analyzing videogames.
“When it came down to going about it again,” Thompson began, referring to his heated advocacy, “I was analyzing some of the recent trends in violent video-games. I got to say, I surprisingly enjoyed Hatred the most. I wish this game came out during my glory days.”
The video-game Hatred places you in the mind of a mass shooter who wreaks havoc across New York. Despite a press backlash, Hatred rested comfortably on Steam’s Top Sellers list to lukewarm reviews. Developed by Destructive Creations and powered by the Unreal engine, the isometric shooter was at first unfamiliar to Thompson.
Thompson’s method of analyzing this videogame came from physically playing the actual game. When he purchased the most recent top-of-the-line Dell desktop, he created an account on Steam to browse for games. We began the interview by demonstrating the quick tutorial in the beginning and then stabbing the drug addict in the basement. Thompson had a proud grin when he controlled his character to leave the house and begin his assault on the citizens. He shot bullet after bullet using keyboard and mouse from his Dell desktop. When our interviewer pressed him to stop, Thompson kept going and going.
“I think the way [Hatred] stimulates my message in such a visceral top down view made it a great way to teach parents what would happen to kids exposed to violent video-games. They become mass shooters. Look where the protagonist lived, he lived in a basement.”
When asked what was his favorite in-game feature, Thompson revealed that it was the Molotov throwing.
“Oh yeah, I thought the Molotovs were great.”