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08-11-2021 at 01:33 AM
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Nintendo vs. Galoob Game Genie Lawsuit 1992 Exhibit F: Peripheral Misuse

«TRIGGER WARNING: There are some rapid flashing images in this video. If that type of thing affects you, please don't watch it.

This is a VHS tape that was prepared by Galoob and submitted as evidence in its defense against the Game Genie lawsuit brought by Nintendo in 1992.

Many details about the Game Genie case are not available online, so most people are not aware that the NES Advantage joystick played a huge role in the proceedings. As explained to the court in this video, the Advantage could make games easier, harder or even impossible to play, which made Nintendo seem hypocritical after it had objected to the Game Genie doing these same things.

Later, after the court ruled in favor of Galoob, sales figures for the Advantage were used to estimate the amount of revenue that Galoob lost when Nintendo filed an injunction to prevent the Game Genie from being sold; the damages awarded were based on the market penetration that the Advantage had achieved».

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  1. datagod's Avatar

    HOLY SMOKES! I had no idea they were sued over that. I guess Nintendo was "big tech" back then, flexing their muscle to hurt competition.

  2. RedDawn's Avatar

    So Galoob got jipped pretty much, because in reality a ton more Game Genies would have sold during that given time period than NES Advantage controllers would have.
    I had heard of this lawsuit but yea, these kinda details are pretty neat. Someone should make a youtube documentary video on it, if that hasnt already been done.

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