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  • jedisamurai - February 5, 2014 1:51 p.m.

    When I think about what might have been had Nintendo lost that lawsuit over Donkey Kong... Can you imagine a world where SEGA was toe-to-toe with Microsoft and SONY WITHOUT Nintendo getting in the way? Can you imagine a world where console price gouging is virtually non-existent? Where instead of motion controls we are all using virtual reality? Where the Playstation never existed? One where the Turbo Graphix actually had a shot and everyone in the U.S. loves arcade racing games and side-scrolling and top-down shooters? If only Nintendo had lost that case I think I would like the world a lot better. Now if only Harmony Gold had never become a copyright troll in the U.S. for Macross...
  • HAMMERCLAW - February 4, 2014 7:52 p.m.

    Yet a company just copyrighted the word "candy"!
  • NintendoDragon - February 4, 2014 7:20 p.m.

    So that's why COD sucks now wow lol
  • jason-lacour - February 4, 2014 6:38 p.m.

    Yeah the whole renting thing was weird. It succeeded in Japan and I believe it still is a thing in Japan. Then years later Nintendo did seem to change a bit and grow to accept that. Also years later in Japan a new debate emerged and companies like Sony, Sega and a whole bunch of other Japanese publishers wanted to ban used game sales, except Nintendo. "Unlike many fellow gaming executives, Yamauchi expressed support for a court decision overturning a Japanese ban on the sale of used games. He said game publishers opposing the decision should concentrate on making games that people won't want to sell back." Any time the talk about what Xbone was attempting to do I think back on that time where it did actually happen in Japan. I can only wonder what could have happened at this point in time with a giant like Microsoft and large global western publisher support.
  • GenderBender_9000 - February 4, 2014 6:06 p.m.

    Im surprised theres no mention of Jack Trenton.... Or whatever his name was. You that lawyer guy that would go around sueing video game companies for making violent games.
  • GenderBender_9000 - February 4, 2014 6:12 p.m.

    * You know
  • GR_HenryGilbert - February 4, 2014 10:55 p.m.

    I successfully excluded that garbage person from this
  • TanookiMan - February 5, 2014 6:27 a.m.

    Yeah, aside from Jack Trenton being all around scummy in the first place, I'm not sure his lawsuits had that big of an impact. He ended in disgrace and changed very little.
  • Nintygameplayerperson - March 30, 2014 3:05 p.m.

    You mean Jack Thompson?
  • universaltofu - February 4, 2014 3:08 p.m.

    I disdain the display of such shitty behavior and actions of people when it comes to litigation.
  • shawksta - February 4, 2014 12:20 p.m.

    Goddamn it, this article is reminding me about the fact that my SD got wrecked because of my now faulty 3DS and I haven't played Dual Destinies yet.
  • slimjim441 - February 4, 2014 11:20 a.m.

    No mention of the Blizzard vs. Games Workshop debacle? As a big fan of anything GW, that one lives in infamy for me, and not just because Warcraft and Starcraft are both total rip-offs of Warhammer and 40K respectively, but because I have to admit that Games Workshop made a huge mistake with not licensing those as official GW games. But there's no way they could have known that both series would take off the way they did.

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