When Nintendo and its damn Joy-Con alone take up a large chunk of our legal department, the competition isn’t (always) outdone, albeit relatively discreet. In the so-called “Elite Controller” case, Microsoft has just won a decisive battle. Before you win the war?
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A little reminder of the facts is in order: In May 2020, a gamer who was dissatisfied with h is controller sued Microsoft because he believed the American manufacturer had previously noticed a design flaw and refused to repair its expensive device. In January, the company attempted to circumvent the process by advocating arbitration. All players who have since joined the process have knowingly accepted the terms of the “service contract”.
But there is pno!
Indeed, Games industry announces that today Microsoft won, and an “impartial” arbitrator should help find common ground outside of the courts and their incessant blows of the hammer.
The company Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith, which represents the plaintiffs, continues to receive damaged levers and therefore checks parts for a faulty potentiometer. dj voqu. Benjamin Johns, one of the partners, recently helped maintain the legitimacy of his case The loadout
Our defense in all of this is that no sane consumer would have bought these controls if drifting had been publicized.
With the number of levers accumulated, John remains confident of receiving compensation, although this arbitration puts an end to his hopes for a public assessment of the matter. The result of this more or less judicial soap opera is therefore now in the hands of the referee, whose decision will undoubtedly be heavily commented …