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Nintendo cancels its Live 2024 Tokyo event after persistent threats to workers and customers

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By YURI KAGEYAMA

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Another nutter ruins the fun for everyone else.

5 ( +15 / -10 )

Wow. So just a threat can now cause an event to be canceled. This sets a dangerous (pun intended) precedent.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Wouldn't the Japanese police offer security because it's a threat to the public? It's strange that no details of the threat are given.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

It's strange that no details of the threat are given

Maybe the threat was low ticket sales?

7 ( +11 / -4 )

@garypen

Maybe the threat was low ticket sales?

Lol. Nice.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

The Sony guys. Yeah, put out the word on the street. Show "em" whos' boss. Xbox mafia moving in silence.

Who in the world threatens Nintendo? Harmless. I love the new Mario Golf. Someone had to ruin it for everyone else. Not cool.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Unlike Korean wave events that are not popular in Japan, it is unusual for a famous IP event to be suddenly canceled.

As for Nintendo events, the last international Pokemon tournament held in Yokohama attracted a large number of people.

Whether it's Mario or Zelda, their global popularity shows no signs of slowing down at all.

It's unfortunate that they can't set up a security system, but if Nintendo has determined that there is a risk of some kind of damage to the participants, it can't be helped.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Nintendo ain't go balls! Hire some real security... a little contract with the Yakuza for some protection and the event would have run without a glitch.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

While threats of violence and harassment should not be encouraged, such backlash is to be expected when Nintendo engages in blatant anti-consumer behavior.

Cease and desisting prominent fan projects and threatening the creators, trying to destroy the retro game emulation communities, attempting to control the competitive/eSports scenes for their games... Nintendo is not a good role model in these regards.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Industrial espionage/sabotage by foreign rivals?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Definitely a move by Xbox.

Nintendo should collaborate with Ghibli and make a game based on it.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Definitely a move by Xbox.

Wow Sherlock, tell us more..

Pffffff!!!...

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https://quicksounds.com/sound/102/mario-death

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Giving in. They got what they want.

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