Thompson stands up to help EA evict “Zelnick Trojan Horse”

Monday, 3rd March 2008 07:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Jack Thompson has offered his help to EA in securing a take-over of Take-Two, and in the process getting rid of Strauss Zelnick, the publisher head he blames pretty much everything in the world on.

“I am delighted to work with Electronic Arts to evict the Zelnick Trojan Horse from within Take-Two’s corporate walls,” he said in a letter sent to EA. “In doing so, I can get the new Take-Two into the clear as to the trouble I and others can send its way.

“Zelnick is the source of trouble headed Take-Two’s way, not I, and EA can make the case, with my help, that such trouble can be avoided.”

He doesn’t mention how he can help EA buy Take-Two. The letter was CC’d to various media outlets. If you can help by engaging in a campaign of shameless self-promotion, Jack, we’re sure EA will be interested. Great portrait, by the way.



  1. Shatner

    Regardless of Jack Thompson’s professional ability to assist Electronic Arts in their business endeavours, I have to wonder whether EA would want to be associated with him in such a high-profile way. Especially with regards to company acquisition.

    EA have enough of a challenge being accepted as a legitimate games publisher by the outspoken gaming minority as it is without adopting a hate figure in their campaign.

    Having said that, it would seem EA know how to succeed in business so I’m certain they’ll do what they believe is in their best interests.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    I very much doubt they’d want anything to do with him at all. He doesn’t exactly carry an aura of credibility, and Thompson’s laid into EA products in the past.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. frod

    Hopefully if EA do buy T2 they will promote the shit out of Zelnick instead.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    I reckon our friend Strauss is looking forward to yachts in the Caribbean, personally.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. scuz

    lets hope they don’t and he keeps working then.

    #5 7 years ago

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