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Did Nintendo get sued or something?


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Chris Bardon

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Posted December 04 2004 - 02:50 AM

I noticed on both Paper Mario and Metroid Prime 2 that there's a "click through" screen that warns you to read the health & safety manual. This seems to be a rather new development-was there a lawsuit or something? It's not a huge problem to click by the screen or anything, but I don't know if I like the precedent. What's next-forcing you to input a code from the manual indicating that you've read it?
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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Rusty Ray

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Posted December 04 2004 - 02:59 AM

I think the nintendo DS makes you do the same thing.. no matter if there is a game in or not.
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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted December 04 2004 - 03:02 AM

Nintendo has always played it safe. I think they're just trying to cover all their bases.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Wayne Bundrick

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Posted December 04 2004 - 07:45 AM

I've seen some newer games now start with epileptic seizure warnings. No doubt the company's lawyers advised them to include the warnings as an attempt to pre-empt lawsuits against them. Because nobody wants to accept their own responsibility to not do things that might hurt themselves.
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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   James T

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Posted December 04 2004 - 11:29 AM

Didn't someone sue the makers/publisher of Everquest for that reason? If I'm remembering the correct story, he also dropped out of university because it took too much of his time.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted December 04 2004 - 02:39 PM

Same old story, same old song and dance. Fortunately, I'll probably be dead before it gets worse. Posted Image

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Chris Farmer

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Posted December 05 2004 - 09:52 AM

Just remember to make sure you family sues whoever's product you were using at the time.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Scott Bourden

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Posted December 06 2004 - 06:37 AM

I rmemeber the best example of these redicilous incidents, back in like 2002, saved it for times like these.

Taken from www.startribune.com

Lost future earnings? LOST FUTURE EARNINGS?

30 year old who plays 8 hours a day, 6 days a week, and trying to bring potential future earnings into it? Unless he was planning to become a professional N64 player, dedicating 48 hours a week to the console, this guy would be supported by his mother or a welfare bum for the rest of his life.

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