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Jack Thompson makes a modest proposal…

Ross Miller

Modest Proposal (225)Jack Thompson is not Jonathan Swift – not nearly as clever. So when he titles his idea for a video game A Modest Proposal, he is degrading the beauty that is Swift's infamous child-eating scenario. But that's exactly what Jack Thompson did – he is offering $10,000 to charity for anyone who makes his proposed game.

Essentially, the game involves Osaki Kim, a father whose son was "beaten to death with a baseball bat by a 14-year-old gamer." The guilty party was "only" sentenced to life, even after finding a connection to video games and the murder, so O.K. (as Thompson abbreviates) goes on a killing spree to avenge his son – he kills the publisher (Take This, a not-so-subtle reference to San Andreas publisher Take Two), followed by all parties involved in the trial, merchants of GameStop-like store and arcades – and, of course, any cops that get in his way.

$10,000 is a lot of money, and could really help a charity out – do you think he would mind a flash-based online game, or would it have to be a next-generation console release?

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