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    SNK Playmore Wins Lawsuit

    Sorry if this was already posted, btw I found the
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    SNK Playmore Wins Lawsuit

    By Dennis Day, News Editor
    Published January 15, 2004 -- 06:43 pm CDT

    SNK Playmore has won a civil lawsuit against rival game developer Aruze. An Osaka District Court has ruled that Aruze infringed copyrights held by SNK over several Pachinko games released for the arcade and PlayStation 2. As a result, Aruze has reportedly been ordered to pay 5.64 billion yen ($53 million) in damages. SNK originally filed their lawsuit last February and the company plans to pursue further litigation against Aruze to recover additional damages.

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    Congraturation!


    Finally SNKP is getting what they deserve.

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    drinking beer in tha hot sun i fought Aruze, i won, i fought Aruze, i won.

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    SWEET!

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    That is crazy money.

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    I'm guessing this was what they were talking about in their latest site update:

    http://www.snkplaymore.jp/information/press17.html

    If so, it most certainly IS big news! Although I find it kind of ironic that even now, SNKP plans on creating pachislot games using their own characters (which is what Aruze did in the first place). Still, this is an incredibly big win for the good guys.
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    Congratulation! You new king of lawsuits!

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    Originally posted by T_Smallz
    *Smiles at his V-Liner and Jockey Grand Prix kits*

    Ummm why?


    Anyway, it's what Aruze deserves for running the NGPC and SNK into the ground and trying to make a quick buck on their pachinko stuff.
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    This explains why Playmore is now working on titles for other hardware like pachinko, atomisware, and 3d for PS2. I mean shit, they bought SNK with a little over double that money anyway.

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    It's time for SNKP to buy back the old staff(make them an offer they can't refuse ) and start making some good ol' quality games.

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    Originally posted by Hecker
    It's time for SNKP to buy back the old staff(make them an offer they can't refuse ) and start making some good ol' quality games.
    WERD!

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    I hope they use at least SOME of that money for ALWAYS hiring the best artists (in terms of artwork, music, and everything else) for their games, and also, that they do a whole lot more advertising. One thing that the SNKP games really need is propaganda, is to be back into the spotlight, into the masses' memories.
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    Originally posted by MegaDrive 20XX
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    We deserve Garou2! It's time for us, the fans, to show some balls and to DEMAND the games we want.

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    what did Aruze do by the way?

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    I believe Aruze was going to make some pachinko/slot machines with SNK characters even after Playmore bought up SNK.

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    Originally posted by insaneben
    I'm guessing this was what they were talking about in their latest site update:

    http://www.snkplaymore.jp/information/press17.html

    If so, it most certainly IS big news! Although I find it kind of ironic that even now, SNKP plans on creating pachislot games using their own characters (which is what Aruze did in the first place). Still, this is an incredibly big win for the good guys.
    Chances are they saw Aruze making serious money with them and decided they wanted that money.

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    Originally posted by OmegaSaber
    Chances are they saw Aruze making serious money with them and decided they wanted that money.
    Yeah, SNKP's top echelon was kickin' it at the crib listenin' to some DMX: "I gotta' make move and make it soon, gotta' take a block and make it BOOM. So come on let's git dat' MONEY!"

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    Originally posted by lithy
    Ummm why?


    Anyway, it's what Aruze deserves for running the NGPC and SNK into the ground and trying to make a quick buck on their pachinko stuff.
    Because much like PtN he's hoping they'll become rare and he can sell them for a profit.


    Glad to see SNKP won this, and yeah, that's a fucking ton of money.

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