I love Ace Attorney. In fact, it's my favorite video game franchise of all time. Exposing contradictions, finding the true culprit … It's all a blast. I even wanted to be a lawyer for about six years of my life before I settled on this journalistic thing. I still have less interest in the law – I have just completed a course on media law in college.
Soulja Boy is a rapper. Soulja Boy probably does not love Ace Attorney, and probably never completed a media law course that covered trademark and copyright law. He also wanted to sell an obviously illegal gaming console that emulated hundreds of games made by Nintendo and other developers. See where I'm headed with this whole "law" theme?
Earlier this month, when Soulja Boy began to take heat online for his console, and people we say, he had to be sued, he said this: [1
I just have to say that I love how far we went to make this picture. He created a male and female fighter for all three types of Mii fighter, made a Reggie fighter, turned it into a team game and faced a lot. I'm not quite sure why he is level 1 and Nintendo fighter is all level 9, though … Maybe he knew he was going to lose?
Anyway, the tweet is now gone, because Nintendo (probably) had this to say:
In a tweet from Saturday, Soulja Boy made it quite clear that Nintendo came out on top:
I had the boss I had no choice. 19
– Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) December 29, 2018
Soulja Boy console has since been removed from the online store. Now he is talking about his eSports team taking off next year so we may not be heard about the Soulja Boy crossing into the video game industry.
Maybe Soulja Boy should make it a New Year's resolution to study any copyright law. Or maybe this was just an advertising stunt to get his name out there again. After all, this whole debacle was the first time I heard Soulja Boy's name this year. Whatever the circumstances, it seems that Nintendo beat another victory in the legal department.
Well, it was one of the sharper articles I've written in my time here … I'll list it for New Year's Eve. Strange magic in the air and all that. When entering 2019, just remember this: Don't sell bootleg video game consoles with hundreds of Nintendo games pre-installed. If you do, you must face seven level 9 CPUs all alone!