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    news form Lik-Sang.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OUT OF BUSINESS NOTICE

    Hong Kong, October 24th of 2006 - Lik-Sang.com, the popular gaming retailer from Hong Kong, has today announced that it is forced to close down due to multiple legal actions brought against it by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Sony claimed that Lik-Sang infringed its trade marks, copyright and registered design rights by selling Sony PSP consoles from Asia to European customers, and have recently obtained a judgment in the High Court of London (England) rendering Lik-Sang's sales of PSP consoles unlawful.

    As of today, Lik-Sang.com will not be in the position to accept any new orders and will cancel and refund all existing orders that have already been placed. Furthermore, Lik-Sang is working closely with banks and PayPal to refund any store credits held by the company, and the customer support department is taking care of any open transactions such as pending RMAs or repairs and shipping related matters. The staff of Lik-Sang will make sure that nobody will get hurt in the crossfire of this ordeal.

    A Sony spokesperson declined to comment directly on the lawsuit against Lik-Sang, but recently went on to tell Gamesindustry.biz that "ultimately, we're trying to protect consumers from being sold hardware that does not conform to strict EU or UK consumer safety standards, due to voltage supply differences et cetera; is not - in PS3's case - backwards compatible with either PS1 or PS2 software; will not play European Blu-Ray movies or DVDs; and will not be covered by warranty".

    Lik Sang strongly disagrees with Sony's opinion that their customers need this kind of protection and pointed out that PSP consoles shipped from Lik-Sang contained genuine Sony 100V-240V AC Adapters that carry CE and other safety marks and are compatible world wide. All PSP consoles were in conformity with all EU and UK consumer safety regulations.

    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.

    "Today is Sony Europe victory about PSP, tomorrow is Sony Europe’s ongoing pressure about PlayStation 3. With this precedent set, next week could already be the stage for complaints from Sony America about the same thing, or from other console manufacturers about other consoles to other regions, or even from any publisher about any specific software title to any country they don’t see fit. It’s the beginning of the end... of the World as we know it", stated Pascal Clarysse, formerly known as the Marketing Manager of Lik-Sang.com.

    "Blame it on Sony. That's the latest dark spot in their shameful track record as gaming industry leader. The Empire finally 'won', few dominating retailers from the UK probably will rejoice the news, but everybody else in the gaming world lost something today."


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    I really don't see what the problem is? What have Lik-sang done wrong?

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    uh. although i din live in Europe, I really feel Sony is a true bastard. (They are...... always)

    It really makes me feels like not to support Sony but go for Nintendo. They just showing off "who's the boss" too much.

    they complain about the voltage difference and the safety standard??? I thought Sony PSP's adapter is international compatible.
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    I never bought a product from them but, damn. I feel real sorry for the owner of lik-sang. I used to look at his website every now and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blade22
    I never bought a product from them but, damn. I feel real sorry for the owner of lik-sang. I used to look at his website every now and again.
    Same here.

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    I read this earlier on the home page and i could not fucking belive it. I order 5 games from them one being GTA VCS so now i have to FUCKING order them again :( :(

    So all i can say is FUCK SONY!!!

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    I was also gonna order GTA from there when it becomes compatible with 1.50 :(

    A huge shame, Sony suck ass.

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    Holy crap !!! They really are now going all guns blazing, part of me makes me think that the PS3 announcement was because they won this legal battle, and part of me thinks they only did it to back up their statement about european PS3's

    Utter wankers, So when do they start banning European and American customers from playing their online games cos they don't contain content suitable for display on european monitors??

    Utter Utter Utter fucking wankers.

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    Sony's just being gay now. Well, it has been for a while, but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waldog
    Quote Originally Posted by Blade22
    I never bought a product from them but, damn. I feel real sorry for the owner of lik-sang. I used to look at his website every now and again.
    Same here.

    *leaves psp-hacks for 1 last look*
    Me too :(

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