Team Xecuter's Gary Bowser ordered to pay $10,000,000 fine in civil case

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Early last month, Team Xecuter's Gary Bowser pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking in circumvention devices and conspiracy to circumvent technological measures, resulting in a $4.5 million fine, destruction of property relating to Team Xecuter, and possible jail time. That plea deal was for his federal lawsuit, which is separate to the civil case filed against him by Nintendo of America. The final judgement for that suit came down today, hitting him with another $10 million fine, and ordering a permanent injunction against him from reactivating the Team Xecuter website or utilizing the SX OS, Gateway3DS, or similar brands in any way.

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the hyfly mod chip is being pumped out by chinese factories. where do you think they got the design lol? copied tx's chip and are now selling them with 0 risk bc china doesnt care. hell iphones are made in china yet are also plagiarized there. this is nothing new
China's iPhone parts the mobo and other parts are authentic Apple parts we sell to China and they take apart and sell just go look at strange parts youtube he spent a good time over there building his own iphones
 

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China's iPhone parts the mobo and other parts are authentic Apple parts we sell to China and they take apart and sell just go look at strange parts youtube he spent a good time over there building his own iphones
i was talking about actual iphone clones. not just parts. same for switch clones, gb clones ect. china has no limits on the plagiarism
 

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i mean, clearly he's an example case, but it still seems unfair to not scale this by how big a cog a person was and such
So mob leaders shouldn't be legally responsible, because they didn't actually do any of the dirty work?

As far as I can tell, he was controlling the entire operation & made all the money.

If he wasn't, then he should have spoken up during the court case.
 

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he has no assets, and cannot claim bk what are they going to take from him? nothing. Hope he gives them the finger. He must have a plan which is why he pleaded guilty on advice from his legal team if he has one. I am sure he does. Just get out bowser and continue. Just next time ditch the name executer etc and do what you've done before, be in the background
His plan was not going to jail. You're assuming he can't pay the fines, I have no idea how much he's worth.
 

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It was about the money nothing more
yeah but if they can no longer make the money and Nintendo just cost them all that money in fines and lawyer fees then why not just release it as a big fuck you to Nintendo

unless they have future plans on reemerging
 

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So mob leaders shouldn't be legally responsible, because they didn't actually do any of the dirty work?

As far as I can tell, he was controlling the entire operation & made all the money.

If he wasn't, then he should have spoken up during the court case.
he wasn't though. Max was controlling and making all the money

Gary was just a low level marketing employee
 

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So mob leaders shouldn't be legally responsible, because they didn't actually do any of the dirty work?

As far as I can tell, he was controlling the entire operation & made all the money.

If he wasn't, then he should have spoken up during the court case.

clearly that's not what I'm saying.
a mob leader does shoulder a bit more burden than the average thug, but i don't think it would make sense to make him pay for 100% of all the damages the mob would owe either.
also, from what i understand, he was the mail boy.
 

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I dont truly know the history of this guy but what happened if anyone is not bored to tell me.
ALso are we supposed to be happy about it?
 

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Yeah well with or without stolen code we all lose...

Who knows if someone has working crazy stuff and simply don't release because of how the world is currently going?

Companies paying a lot of money to get their hands on hackers\exploits. Voksi, TX and many others being arrested as a big example, many stop working on cracks\exploits...
Most the time the only hackers who actually get attacked by the major companies like Nintendo are the people who try to allow piracy specifically or try to make profit off of the mod.
 

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Wow 14mil, thing is its like nintendo are slapping one guy for the full whack or are they going after max for the same amount and then cheng (if they ever get to extradite him).٪/
 

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Most the time the only hackers who actually get attacked by the major companies like Nintendo are the people who try to allow piracy specifically or try to make profit off of the mod.
Regardless if someone makes a product of it.

All exploits, mods, hacks always lead to piracy, how its one of the first things to come from it.

Regardless if you pay for it or not, they all allow piracy, thats exactly why everyone is here and following and using atmos.

You all hate sxos simply because your not only too cheap to buy your games, you now hate it because you have a free option to play free games.

And folk can try sugar coat shit all they like, too old and seen it all for before, as soon as a free option comes out, little ones will slate the hackers that found the exploit and why not risk your bollocks on the line and try make money out of it.

End of the day as proven here, they take a massive risk by sharing their work, just so cheap skates dont have to buy their games.

Then we see the same n00bs slate hackers for not finding anything new for the unhackable consoles or beg practically day one when next gen consoles come out, wanting a jailbreak... God when these n00bs keep using this term annoys me, there is no such thing as jailbreak and hasnt been since the ps3.

But yea, we even had one newbie on here, signed up and litrally slated all the hackers for not been able to find a working exploit for the new switch models to let them play backups, then followed up with he will wait for talented hackers that know what they're doing.

Everyone can slate sx all they like, for this very brief moment, they remain the only ones to have brought you a working exploit for the new switch consoles, which yet remains future proof as it cant be blocked until nintendo revise the hardware again.

Hmmmm its this crap that makes them thing stfu we owe you fuck all, while we take the risk of been caught.

Even if its a free service, ill be surprised if those behind atmos isn't going to be next in nintendos sights.

I say ill show my respects to Gary, he and xcuter did us all good for many years, I really feel sorry for the very harsh punishment nintendo have slapped him with, I feel for max if and when he gets his punishment and same for cheng if they catch him.

But I do think 14million on one person is fucking harsh, seems like Gary is taking the punishment for the entire crew of xcuter and dont like the fact nintendo was able to bring other consoles into the hearing that had fuck all to do with nintendo, so why and how should they profit claiming damages, if sony or ms wanted to, then they should take this up, if not, then it should be dismissed.

But hey ho, nintendo focus more on finding who they can sue in courts than they do focusing on making decent fucking consoles that are old cheap crap and making new games rather than recycling the same crap all of the time.

Dont get me wrong, if your a fan and you love playing the same shit, they sure, thats your thing.

But to say since they launched, they just get lazier as they know they have the loyal fan base.

Notice over time how gaming and games have changed, yet nintendo dont, well, not until they release a new console to get old ports of the third party games they always lack first time round.

And we all know the real reason behind releasing inferior hardware with gimmicks, not only is it cheaper for them and have a higher profit return if it doesn't flop like the wii u, and yea sorry nintendo, we gamers are not as stupid as you think and blamed the failure on us gamers not knowing it was a new console and you thought we thought it was a wii addon, you failed because we have been there and done that with the ps3/360, you just wanted to try steal a slice of the tablet market.

But in releasing inferior hardware you restrict and limit these third parties from releasing their new aaa titles and limit them to porting its old titles thus leaving the market open to your games.

We have seen this over and over and to keep lying and promising better third party support is getting boring now.

Anyway Gary, thank you for the service you and tx have provided us gamers and homebrew community for all these years.

Unfortunately I think this is the end of the road, unless future consoles are able to have people put their necks on the line releasing free exploits, we wont be seeing anyone else releasing anything anymore.

Nintendo have pretty much put an end to this scene now and confident no one else will fill the void or risk Nintendo hunting them down if they did, fear now is how long will atmos and its github remain before they target them.

Maybe nintendo should follow the likes of Microsoft and let gamers have the option to enable homebrew, as proven, gamers respected this and are happy with been able to use the service for "homebrew" that hasn't then lead to piracy..... tho apparently something was in the works coming from tx.
 
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Wow 14mil, thing is its like nintendo are slapping one guy for the full whack or are they going after max for the same amount and then cheng (if they ever get to extradite him).٪/


Of course not ,don't be silly they know they can't get to Max and Chen

they also know they will not see even a fraction of that money if any at all

this is just to make a spectacle and an example of Gary
 

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Of course not ,don't be silly they know they can't get to Max and Chen

they also know they will not see even a fraction of that money if any at all

this is just to make a spectacle and an example of Gary
Maybe you missed it, but they managed to get max too, the only one remaining is cheng.

If its agreed then all and any assets will be recovered to pay off the debt, I dont think in a situation like this you can get away with, ohh I can't pay it and the system be like, hmmm ok, off you go.

I really think wow 14million, I get what they do is wrong in a sense, but 14million really?

Nintendo love to boast about lost sales when in reality they ensure its consoles are limited to what they want it to have.

As long as they can keep recycling its same shit with very little difference, then thats all they care about and to be fair, while loads will pirate, you cant put all the blame on one person when we have atmos too.

And if sxos didn't exist, would its games be that impact really considering nintendo havent really supported the switch with anything new.

Its mainly old ports of games I already own, or if it don't and wanted to, could buy for far less, or if I dont then there's a reason why I didn't want to buy it first time round.

But loyal nintendo fans love to defend and either use the excuse of not getting chance to play it first time round...... which is highly unlikely for a nintendo fan, its 99% likely they will go out and buy Nintendo titles when it launches, but ignore fact if they didn't they could buy it for less on the console they already own.

Or they'll use the excuse of been portible, yet I still have not seen one person playing a switch on a bus or train, so that argument to me is like back when they used to be on the graphic wagon stating the snes, n64, cube had better graphics.

Then came the wii, nope graphics isnt the argument now, its fun gameplay..... what was fun using a crappy infra red remote that guessed your location and didn't replicate you actions, it was basically a normal controller, pressing buttons while pointing at a screen.

It lacked games, was littered with shovel ware repetitive titles, but they then briefly jumped back on it when wii u came out.

Comparing wii u versions of ps3 games and back on the graphic band wagon..... well no shit, surely a new console vs one that came out over 10 years ago, so it should look better.

But soon off it, then comes the switch and again off the graphic wagon and now its portability.

Cant wait to hear the excuse when the switch replaces the 3ds, tho nintendo said its not a replacement, as we all know nintendo need a new console to compete and keep on the playing field as devs push more towards next gen hardware and the switch gets ignored further more.

And whats the odds it will be a subpar ps4/xbx1 that will finally get the titles they lacked yet again, nintendo will again promise better third party support.

And watch it get all these old games again ported and it will get the odd few new titles that can be dumbed down to run, but as the devs push forward, the console will be ignored.

Its not like it hasnt happened evertime since the n64.
 

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Hey Gary, bit of advice.
Move yourself over to the border, travel south to Mexico, then get a plane to Russia or China where this shit doesn't matter. ;)
Russia is working on firewalling off the rest of the internet from the country. They just blocked TOR, and are sniping down VPNs so that they can run a 100% state controlled internet. Would be a hard place to conduct business out of.
 

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Either way it was awesome while it lasted and i got WAY more then the $60 i paid for my TX mod chip.
My $60 investment has paid for itself 10 fold.
As for the guys arrested i really do hope they get through this mess safe and sound.
Once released they will be living like kings.
 
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