Banned PSNer Sues — Yes, For Pain And Suffering, Too

A San Jose gamer banned for his behaviour in playing Resistance wants $US55,000 from Sony and a judge to tell their mods to stop banning people.

Erik Estavillo, in a complaint filed July 6 and reported by GamePolitics today, also alleges that Sony Computer Entertainment's comprehensive ban of him from the PlayStation Network constitutes theft, in the form of deprived access to prepaid PSN currency. The pain and suffering bit comes from Estavillo's agoraphobia, which is fear of crowds and/or open spaces - so this is, he says, his only safe way to interact with others. And, naturally, he's bitching about his First Amendment rights, too.

He wants $US55,000 in punitive damages and an injunction against all further banning.

It seems Estavillo's representing himself. Yeah, couldn't have spotted that one coming, either.

In Lawsuit, Banned Resistance Player Alleges that Sony Violated Free Speech and Stole His Money [GamePolitics]


    Funny that there is no mention to what he said on PSN to be given the ban.

    Well what did he do that was so bad he had to be banned?

    Agoraphobia, and representing himself? That alone throws some suspicion onto this case already...

      He'll ask for approval to defend himself via video link from his bedroom... probably using the very same PS3 and PSEye! :p

    Send a crowd of reporters to ask him about his opinion.

    I tell u it's EXTREMELY hard to get banned on PSN.

    This guy must've really been an absolute prick, and deserves nothing, not to mention he digitally signed the EULA contract, and broke it..

    Also yeah agoraphobia is so much better managed with a courtcase?!?

    surprisingly enough it's really not that hard to get a temp ban thrown at you. My mate has been banned a few times. The longest time was for a month. All because he was giving people a bit of shit ingame. How he acts in a game is nothing compared to me. I get extremely loud and abusive when playing. It;s just how I play. I am the same in real life. I dont take shit and i tell it how it is.

      correction: You don't take shit and tell it how YOU THINK it is. others probably disagree.

      arrogance. such a great human trait

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