Nintendo has begun a new lawsuit against Canadian hacker Gary Bowser over selling a device that allows illegal games to play on the Nintendo Switch. The man shares his name with the character Bowser, one of the most famous opponents of the Nintendo Mario series.
According to US law enforcement, Bowser was part of Team Xecuter, a company that sells video game consoles that can play illegally downloaded games.
With gadgets, owners won’t have to buy games, causing game companies to lose their revenue. Nintendo is now asking for $ 2,500 (over 2,000 euros) for each modified console. The Japanese company also wants $ 150,000 (more than 125,000 euros) for every copyright infringement.
Gary Bowser was released in October Arrested. His alleged colleague, Max Lawren, has also been imprisoned since for his involvement with Team Xecuter. Then the two were charged with 11 felonies.
This isn’t the first time the Bowser name has been associated with Nintendo. The company even hired a CEO in 2015 who shares the name with Mario’s well-known arch rival: Doug Bowser. Since April 2019, he’s been chairman of the board of directors of Nintendo’s American arm.