I truly dislike Jack Thompson, with all my video game being. If you’re not aware of who Jack Thompson is, look him up here or on google.  Every gamer should be aware of this man.

It has been a good while since we have heard from him, in fact it has been fantastic. Thompson is back with a letter to California Senator Yee (who I also do not like).  In the letter, Thompson mentions part of Activision CEO Bobby Kotick’s speech to prove a point. Check out his letter to Mr. Yee below.

Dear Senator Yee:

My old boss, Sam Powers, taught me that if the other side talks long enough, they will give you all you need to win. In that vein, please take a look at what Activision’s CEO just admitted about video game addiction:

“Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is definitely not afraid to speak his mind, which may or may not be a good thing for investors in his company. His recent comments at the D.I.C.E. Summit did nothing to change that perception.

While Kotaku labeled his speech “warm and fuzzy,” one section of his talk centered on why he doesn’t play games anymore, and caught our attention:
I play from time to time, but the nature of my personality is such that if I was regularly playing Modern Warfare 2, I would not be able to stop and it would be at the expense of all my regular responsibilities.
What does it say about the addictiveness of videogames if the CEO of the third largest publisher in the world can’t play games because of his addictive personality?”
You can see the streaming audio/video of this wonderfully useful admission by Kotick at http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/02/19/kotick-not-much-gamer-anymore.

This admission flies in the face of video game industry spokespersons’ false, sometimes perjured assertions, that video games do not affect the behavior of minors. Here is a full-grown adult (at least in chronological terms) admitting just the opposite.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience.