If you play video games and you have a cheap-ass aunt who goes to swap meets or shops on AliExpress, you might have seen a bootleg video game console under your Christmas tree. Basically, someone in China with a mold or a 3D printer makes a case that they stick a Raspberry Pi in and illegally load it with emulators and roms of videos games.

La #PlayStationClassic est à nouveau disponible en précommande sur Amazonhttps://t.co/LIl7lQ58RG pic.twitter.com/VR4ec3ElH5

— PlayStation Classic (@psclassicfr) September 24, 2018

Yeah, sort of like the Playstation Classic, but a little better made.

There’s a lot of these, and they usually have names that sound like video game consoles you may have heard of, like Zody Painstation or Macrosweft Xblocks. The Bootleg Stuff Twitter account posts pictures of these systems sometimes.

@Bootleg_Stuff pic.twitter.com/bD81oQ2Tf7

— Camilo Montolio (@MrMontolio) August 6, 2018


— Bootleg Stuff (@Bootleg_Stuff) September 1, 2018


— Bootleg Stuff (@Bootleg_Stuff) October 1, 2018

Now supports cross-platform Fortnite pic.twitter.com/QCvLw1icR2

— Wolfborg (@Wolfborgg) September 27, 2018

That last one just won’t shut up about how great being poly is. I get it, you do you, but you’re annoying, shut up.

Usually these things are produced by fly-by-night operations in China or maybe because they’re very illegal and depend on the wholesale infringement of intellectual property to exist. It’s not the thing you’d expect a reputable businessman to put his name on. And he hasn’t, but Soulja Boy has.

That’s right, Soulja Boy is hyping the SouljaGame Console and Handheld, both of which appear to be one of these poorly made bootleg consoles.

Soulja Boy Launches His Own Video Game Consoles https://t.co/6sEcCKaJis @XXL

— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) December 7, 2018

Everyone got wise to this after about a minute, and someone even posted to Reddit that the console appears to be nothing more than a bootleg console he bought on AliBaba and is selling at a 300% markup.

Shopify almost immediately banned him for selling bootleg shit, which is fair. His reply was pretty hilarious, though.

?? @Shopify pic.twitter.com/9RMOiHwfeu

— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) December 6, 2018

I can’t believe @ShopifySupport @shopify is hating on me right now is it because I’m black!?

— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) December 6, 2018

Of course, that’s really the least of his concerns. Just last month Nintendo wrapped up a high-profile lawsuit with a website hosting Nintendo roms of the type you’d find on these consoles for over $12 million.

Who do you think has more money, this couple or Soulja Boy? Nintendo is coming for you. Don’t answer your phone, it’s Nintendo.

Source link : https://theblemish.com/2018/12/soulja-boy-is-about-a-week-away-from-being-sued-for-millions-of-dollars-by-nintendo-over-his-new-game-console/

Author : Eric Karnes

Publish date : 2018-12-07 09:47:53