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Offline MrMister

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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2008, 01:38:14 AM »
Well, when this hits the Federal District Court of Appeals I'm pretty sure Nintendo's gonna win... In the unlikely chance they don't though they should just fork over the $21 Million for the sake of old school gaming.

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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2008, 01:58:08 AM »
It's only banned in the U.S

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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2008, 02:01:05 AM »
It's not banned now, Nintendo has headed for an appeal on the Federal level so they can still sell the controllers while this is going on.
They will be BANNED if they lose on the appeal, at which point, we're all screwed.

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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2008, 03:10:01 AM »
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Seriously, HOW did that win that case if the patent was for a box with buttons and a analog stick? There's no way for someone to be sued for that, especially since it's essentially EVERY ANALOG CONTROLLER TODAY. This whole thing makes me go :facepalm:.
Um, the fact that the patent is that broad is WHY they can sue them for that. Broad enough to include many products, but specific enough to get away with it in court. So smart, except not really.

Also, fun fact, the patent for the old Atari 5200 joystick controllers predate the patent so... yay.

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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2008, 01:32:41 PM »
OSHI-
I need to get to the store soon and buy some controllers before they are all gone :P
Wonder what would happen if everyone did the same :P

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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2008, 04:44:21 PM »
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I need to get to the store soon and buy some controllers before they are all gone :P
Wonder what would happen if everyone did the same :P

huge lines + being sold out + people being angry they are sold out + being on strike at nintendo for banning the controllers.

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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2008, 05:04:46 PM »
nothing has happened.

the ban is a lie.
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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2008, 08:35:44 PM »
even if it does get banned, there is always ebay and other sites that will sell gcn and classic controllers
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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2008, 11:27:12 AM »
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even if it does get banned, there is always ebay and other sites that will sell gcn and classic controllers
Damn strait, no product is ever truly gone, you can always get it on Ebay!

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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2008, 12:06:11 PM »
Pretty much what's been said about ebay.  Besides, the GCN controllers I really want(the new white ones with the 3-meter cords) only retail in Japan.

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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2008, 02:51:12 PM »
dang
i've got all my gamecube games but no gamecube or controllers
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do you think they'll still sell the gamecube though?
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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2008, 08:37:49 AM »
They better still exist over here soon, my official GC controller broke, and my unofficial one just broke a week ago, I was going to buy a new one once I got back from Turkey (In a few days).
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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2008, 05:14:20 PM »
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do you think they'll still sell the gamecube though?
Like we've all said, Used at GameStop and Ebay.

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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2008, 05:58:52 AM »
GC's were stopped beıng made about a year ago anyway.
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Re: Gamecube and Classic Controllers - BANNED.
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2008, 09:54:08 AM »
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GC's were stopped beıng made about a year ago anyway.

The controllers, though, were still in production due to their compatibility with the Wii.