Rebuffed PSN Plaintiff Lashes Out At Xbox Live, Nintendo

Seems like gaming's found its Jonathan Lee Riches - the inmate who sues anyone and anything, largely for comedic effect. In this case, Erik Estavillo, who already had a suit against Sony tossed, has taken aim at Microsoft and Nintendo.

Estavillo's suing Microsoft for an RROD on his 360, claiming that a disability means he can afford neither a new console nor a "well over $US100 fee to fix it." He's looking for $US75,000 on that complaint, because of the "undue stress" he's suffered since the machine's failure, plus the "sadness he will have in the mean time of finding one he can afford." Allllllllright. Next.

Nintendo of America isn't so holy in this either. Estavillo complains that a Wii firmware update disabled his homebrew channel. Basically, he's bitching that it prevents him from unlocking a character in Super Mario Galaxy and for that he wants $US5,000 for obstructing his "pursuit of happiness."

In his suit Estavillo says he depends on games for his emotional well being because he suffers from depression, OCD, panic disorder, Crohn's disease and agoraphobia, the latter of which you might recall was his basis for suing Sony after it banned him for being a jackass on PSN. A judge threw out that lawsuit, a judgment which he has appealed. There's obviously no stopping this guy.

Banned Resistance Gamer Targets Microsoft and NOA in Latest Suits [Game Politics]


Comments

    Yeah! Stick it to the man, Estavillo!

    well, the whole rrod thing is a legit complaint if you ask me. Selling faulty prodcuts and then making you pay because THEY fucked up.

      well if anyone says that the rrod complaint is true they are idiots, microsoft have adjusted the warranty for it accordingly to 3 years and even with this many people still have had xboxes for longer than 3 years....

      its like saying that if anything breaks on you...you can sue them

    heh
    he he
    heh

    Oh my.

    wait what. Suing for blocking homebrew channel O_o

    Maybe, just MAYBE, this guy is a loser.

    How does being disabled prevent you from coming up with $100 to fix your 360? Wouldn't he get some disability pension like we do here in Australia? Either way, he seems fairly mature enough to have a job considering he can represent himself and sue people all day long. He must be able to read - there's probably careers involving reading.

    Either way, this guy needs to introduce himself to something called a life and the outside world which involved fresh air, trees, the sounds of birds & sunshine. OCD isn't something you would claim to your benefit in a court case.

    I would imagine this man to be over the average weight of the American population and someone with a limited wardrobe.

    Ugh, what a waste of time for the judicial system.

Join the discussion!