Nintendo files lawsuit against Team Xecuter's Gary Bowser

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If you thought the arrest of some of Team Xecuter's group would be the end of things for the two sides, you'd be wrong. It's Bowser VS Bowser, as Nintendo of America--and by extension Doug Bowser, has filed a lawsuit against TX's Gary Bowser. Gary Bowser was arrested last year alongside cohort Max Louarn, with the former having been extradited to the United States, and the latter still in custody in Canada, facing extradition as well. Bowser was already dealing with 11 counts of felony charges, and now this new lawsuit, filed in NOA's home turf of Washington State, adds to his list of problems.

Nintendo alleges that he trafficked piracy devices in the form of SX, and also infringed upon the company's trademarks. As a result, the house of Super Mario is seeking compensation, to the tune of $150,000, as well as charges of $2,500 per "willful violation". Depending on how things go in court, Nintendo may even try to go after a cut of sales profit that Bowser got from selling SX chips. The full, lengthy legal diatribe is available below, courtesy of Polygon.

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Really? Maybe they just want to invite them over to play super smash bros. Find out who is the best Bowser. Personally, mirror matches are kinda boring, but I watch this one if I had the chance. Just no pay-per-view :P
Don't worry, it's Nintendo we are talking here, they don't know how online services work so there won't be any pay-per-view or the like.
They'll just port it to their platform and charge you a one time payment of $60, full retail price :rofl2:
 
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I'm not saying that Nintendo is right or justified etc, but I'm all for a bit of piracy for my own entertainment/use but I do think that profiting from it is too far. People have to make a living and if the product was completely legal and on sale at high Street/amazon it would seriously hurt sales for software. If they had just marketed sxos as homebrew with a side effect of running pirate games...
 

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Anytime I see news like this it makes me mighty glad I've almost never given Nintendo money for anything since the early Wii era. Secondhand consoles and pirated games every time while putting my entertainment budget towards indy stuff, I don't regret a thing, their behaviour is disgusting,
 
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I used to think Nintendo was cool....
Since when is any developer cool with people pirating their latest games? Others might be less litigious than Nintendo, but that doesn't mean they're any less pissed about it when people manage to crack their DRM/hardware.
 

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Not sure how/why so many posts in this thread revert to "SX must have made much more money...". Gary isn't a member or an owner of SX. He does marketing and shit. Of course whatever kickbacks he got pales in comparison to what the actual SX team made. With that said, the title "Team Xecuter's Gary Bowser" is retarded. He isn't a member of the SX team. Never was. Just a 3rd party making money by helping to sell the stuff...
 
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