Important Notice: Lik-Sang.com Out of Business due to Multiple Sony Lawsuits

by Samm Bennett
I received an email today from Lik-sang regarding my Wii preorder. Check out the highlights:

"Dear valued customer,

unfortunately, Lik Sang is forced to close its virtual doors for good. This comes as a consequence of the several legal actions brought on us by Sony."

Yup, as a result of several lawsuits against Sony, Lik-sang.com, probably the best place to go to for imports, will be going out of business. Granted, the major problem here is that the UK had laws in place that allowed Sony to win a case over the legality of importing consoles; however, I feel completely justified in venting against Sony. Here's the link rom Lik-Sang further explaining what happened:
Important Notice: Lik-Sang.com Out of Business due to Multiple Sony Lawsuits

I love this part:

"Furthermore, Sony have failed to disclose to the London High Court that not only the world wide gaming community in more than 100 countries relied on Lik-Sang for their gaming needs, but also Sony Europe's very own top directors repeatedly got their Sony PSP hard or software imports in nicely packed Lik-Sang parcels with free Lik-Sang Mugs or Lik-Sang Badge Holders, starting just two days after Japan's official release, as early as 14th of December 2004 (more than nine months earlier than the legal action). The list of PSP related Sony Europe orders reads like the who's who of the videogames industry, and includes Ray Maguire (Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Alan Duncan (UK Marketing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Chris Sorrell (Creative Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Rob Parkin (Development Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited), just to name a few."

Sony really needs to die. After the root-kits, the lying about rumble capability, the facade at E3 2005 (2 HDMI ports??), the price of the PS3, the complete screwjob to Japan (100,000 PS3s?), and all the other BS from Sony, the world needs to tell Sony they're tired of all of it. The company has grown way too proud. Hell, when they "apologized" for their exploding batteries that affected almost ever laptop maker/consumer, the top execs sat down while they gave a half-assed bow. The company thinks they can rape everyone with the PS3 and win without a problem. The company needs to go.