So if it turns out that you have never heard of either of these guys, consider yourself lucky.
Jack Thompson is/was a lawyer in Florida who happened to be the one condemning games like GTA and anything that he deemed as too violent for us to be allowed to play. Mind you he was constantly in the media touting his message and after a while it just started to sound repetitive and droll. We haven’t heard much from him lately, which some might find surprising since Saints Row 3 came out and geez, he could have a field day with that.
Keith Vaz however, is a politician hailing from the UK. Apparently what is getting his goat is the violence in Modern Warfare 3. Although he wrote it as Call of Duty 3 which is actually a WWII game. He might need to hire a new fact checker.
In his proposal to ban the game he wrote,”… this House is deeply concerned about the recently released video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, in which players engage in gratuitous acts of violence against members of the public; notes in particular the harrowing scenes in which a London Underground train is bombed by terrorists, bearing a remarkable resemblance to the tragic events of 7 July 2005.”
Apparently he has not played the game. Last time we checked, there was no bombing in any underground train. But maybe they can add it as DLC in the future for his campaign.
The fact that he is really wasting taxpayers time with something like this should send a red flag to those that vote for him. Hopefully everyone will be able to make sound judgement on what games they play without having someone just spout nonsense from their pie hole.
Thank you Vaz for wasting out time.