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(Kotaku)   Nintendo contracts shown in court appear to have more redacts than the Mueller documents, but apparently, they REALLY want to make sure their partners have no organized crime connections. Did Mario and Luigi get background checks?   (kotaku.com) divider line
    More: Misc, Organized crime, Kotaku's Ethan Gach, distribution agreement, Anti-Social Forces, Nintendo, Kazuma Kiryu, Nintendo's Epic, publisher contract  
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4 days ago  
Nintendo is a sneakily shady company historically - I think back in the 50s or 60s, they had Yakuza ties, back when they were a playing card company. They may have cleaned things up by the time they started making video games, but they were pretty ruthless even back in the NES era with third party developers.
 
4 days ago  
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/ No Mario became, a  hack doctor in the mushroom kingdom
 
4 days ago  
Of all the top notch loser things that video game websites do, looking at Nintendo's motherfarking court files has to be the top of the heap.

This is the ultimate, no one farking cares about this shiat nonsense that they write about because their series of life failures found them chained to a laptop and ordered to blog until they could blog no more
 
4 days ago  

moothemagiccow: Of all the top notch loser things that video game websites do, looking at Nintendo's motherfarking court files has to be the top of the heap.

This is the ultimate, no one farking cares about this shiat nonsense that they write about because their series of life failures found them chained to a laptop and ordered to blog until they could blog no more


Meanwhile, I'm on a Discord server where people are eating this drama up. Not my cup of tea either but I think you're wildly inaccurate just plain wrong.
 
4 days ago  
Don't forget to check Guido and Nunzio.

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4 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Don't forget to check Guido and Nunzio.

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Hell yes
 
4 days ago  

moothemagiccow: Of all the top notch loser things that video game websites do, looking at Nintendo's motherfarking court files has to be the top of the heap.

This is the ultimate, no one farking cares about this shiat nonsense that they write about because their series of life failures found them chained to a laptop and ordered to blog until they could blog no more


this is all part of the Epic vs Apple lawsuit that's going on... and while you may not particularly care which of the two giant corporations beats the other giant corporation... it's very much going to result in changes to how the games business works.

So yeah, I don't see why a site about video games wouldn't want to report on the largest suit ever filed in the history of the medium.
 
3 days ago  
Look. Don't investigate dem Eye-talian plumbers to hard.  The Capuezzi family doesn't like it when their friends get investigated. Capeesh.
 
3 days ago  

Cyrene Valantion: moothemagiccow: Of all the top notch loser things that video game websites do, looking at Nintendo's motherfarking court files has to be the top of the heap.

This is the ultimate, no one farking cares about this shiat nonsense that they write about because their series of life failures found them chained to a laptop and ordered to blog until they could blog no more

this is all part of the Epic vs Apple lawsuit that's going on... and while you may not particularly care which of the two giant corporations beats the other giant corporation... it's very much going to result in changes to how the games business works.

So yeah, I don't see why a site about video games wouldn't want to report on the largest suit ever filed in the history of the medium.


I'd love to see Konami get dragged into this.
 
3 days ago  
This is a very real, very practical concern for any Japanese corporation in general and any tech-related company especially.

A lot of the Zaibatsus that it's rather easy to find yourself entangled with doing business in Japan either include among their assets or outright originate from national criminal syndicates, writing your contracts carefully to make sure you're opting out of the "murder and protection rackets" part of your partner's business model is standard and constitutes basic self-preservation for a Japanese corporation.
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  

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3 days ago  

moothemagiccow: Of all the top notch loser things that video game websites do, looking at Nintendo's motherfarking court files has to be the top of the heap.

This is the ultimate, no one farking cares about this shiat nonsense that they write about because their series of life failures found them chained to a laptop and ordered to blog until they could blog no more


Actually, there are a number of clicks to harvest from everyone in the industry who is keen to review competitor documentation.  Other information shared, which was an inadvertent leak, included EGS user acquisition data, which allows for considerable leverage in future negotiations for EGS exclusivity, or any platform exclusivity.

There are a lot of fascinating tidbits being exposed which are incredibly useful across various facets of the industry.

Because it doesn't matter to YOU doesn't mean it doesn't matter to ANYONE.
 
3 days ago  
For any movie or video game you ask "how did this get made?" the answer is, drug money. Laundering drug money is how your favorite cult movie got made.
 
3 days ago  
Everyone knows that the Mario brothers are made men who are running a protection racket on the Mushroom Kingdom.
 
3 days ago  

Jim_Callahan: This is a very real, very practical concern for any Japanese corporation in general and any tech-related company especially.

A lot of the Zaibatsus that it's rather easy to find yourself entangled with doing business in Japan either include among their assets or outright originate from national criminal syndicates, writing your contracts carefully to make sure you're opting out of the "murder and protection rackets" part of your partner's business model is standard and constitutes basic self-preservation for a Japanese corporation.


Came here to say this. It's not like america where we think of the mafia being involved in low level, shady dealings at warehouses, docks, etc. The Yakuza takes over corporate boards.
 
3 days ago  

Flappyhead: Cyrene Valantion: moothemagiccow: Of all the top notch loser things that video game websites do, looking at Nintendo's motherfarking court files has to be the top of the heap.

This is the ultimate, no one farking cares about this shiat nonsense that they write about because their series of life failures found them chained to a laptop and ordered to blog until they could blog no more

this is all part of the Epic vs Apple lawsuit that's going on... and while you may not particularly care which of the two giant corporations beats the other giant corporation... it's very much going to result in changes to how the games business works.

So yeah, I don't see why a site about video games wouldn't want to report on the largest suit ever filed in the history of the medium.

I'd love to see Konami get dragged into this.


Them rat bastards need to be dragged away from making pachinko games and back to making Castlevania stuff and Contra games
 
3 days ago  
That's more of a Sega thing.

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3 days ago  

JAGChem82: they were pretty ruthless even back in the NES era with third party developers.


They weren't ruthless; they were cautious. They had just wagered their own existence on a hunch they could revive an industry that had very recently been smashed into irrelevence by unrestrained 3rd party developers.
 
2 days ago  
Anti-yakuza clauses/statements show up all the time in Japan; it's practically standard legal boilerplate.
 
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