Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

November 30, 2009 -

The latest “celebrity” to be subpoenaed by Erik Estavillo? None other than Microsoft Chief Bill Gates.

Estavillo sent us a copy of the subpoena, dated November 30 and filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The subpoena is related to a lawsuit filed by Estavillo earlier this month, in which he targeted Microsoft over the “red ring of death” affecting his Xbox 360.

The subpoena instructs Gates to bring “documents pertaining to the true and relative number of actual Xbox 360 units that have been fixed by Microsoft over the past 3 years.” Estavillo is also seeking statistical data showing the true number of Xbox 360s that experienced the RROD (or other break-downs) and data on the actual number of people banned from Xbox Live for “piracy” over the period of 11/28/2008 through 11/28/2009.

GP queried Estavillo on what might be the basis of his next lawsuit. He responded that he doesn’t plan to sue anymore companies, and that we could “quote him on that.”

For his most recent lawsuit against World of Warcraft maker Activision Blizzard, Estavillo subpoenaed actress Winona Ryder and Depeche Mode member Martin Lee Gore.


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Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

lol

Jack Thompson Conspiracy Theroies

 

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

Why is Bill Gates being called to the stand for an issue regarding RROD when he isnt involved in the R&D of the project, he hasnt' been CEO of MS since the Xbox 360 launch, how the fuck's he gonna know any of the answers to this guy's questions? 

Is this another case of someone assuming Bill Gates runs the world and is just subpoenaing him for shock value? It reminds of of the time that Jack claimed he served Bush and Cheney... many lols were had.

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Nah, he won't sue any more companies.

He'll file suit after suit against INDIVIDUALS next.

Or perhaps it's an implied threat that if he fails, he'll commit suicide and blame the video game companies in a suicide note.  They caused his depression.  He couldn't get relief in court.  So he'll seek a martyr type sympathy for his cause.

Some are claiming a John Bruce connection.

I'm sensing more of a Liz Woolley, I doubt intentional on her part, or other similar individual, connection.  Wonder if she's gotten any comments from him on this as well.

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Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

This guy is just a litigative troll.

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Normally I wouldn't say this but everyone laugh at the mentally ill person.

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

As ridiculous as the failure rate is, this guy is just being a dick about it.

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

Ok, my mind is officially fucking boggled.

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This guy needs to lose and be held liable for court costs so that he will hopefully go bankrupt and lose the means to get his ridiculous message out.  He is essentially the equivalent of a patent troll, suing only to get money out of those richer than him while trying to use his disabilities to try and garner sympathy.  He is doing far more damage to the cause of rights for disabled individuals than he is helping.

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I hope he doesn't go bankrupt- people like this are more likely to be ticking timebombs.  If it was revealed that this guy lost one final case and ended up going ballistic and killing people, it would not be a suprise. 

Of course, games would be blamed and not his mental illnesses.

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I don't know why.  I have a feeling this guy is somehow connected to Jack Thompson.  I have a scenario why Erik may be doing this: 

-Maybe Erik Estavillo could be a illegitimate child of JT  (maybe JT had another relationship before that we might not be aware of) or possibly a relative of Jack we might not have known about.  He's probably doing it as a revenge because Jack got disbarred and want to go after video game company because this kid think video game industry put Jack out of business.  I know any relative of Jack would hate JT, but we have to consider a possibility that Jack may have video game hater in his family, not only himself.  This kid, Erik could have been close to Jack (if he's blood related, and he spend time with Jack) could have his mind poisoned by Jack's anti-video game propaganda, he might have took it seriously.  I wish I could maybe get a blood test on this guy and compare it to Jack to see if they are both related.  If they are both related, this is Jack's attempt to take down the video game industry by using his relative to go after for him.

-Maybe this guy worship Jack and he could be a video game hater, he just say that he play video game to cover up his game hating schemes.  He also use whatever he said about Sony banned him, 360 RROD, and subpoenas to promote his JT-style agenda.  I have seen teens and college student that hate video game, so it's possible he could be one of the few kids who hate video game and probably worship Jack Thompson.

- Or Jack meet this guy and offer him money to go after video game industry for him.

Jack went after video game industry even when he was dissbarred.  But it didn't stop him from still going after the industry (ie: Utah bideo game bill which failed).  I know it may sound crazy, but it's plausible.  Do any of you guys have any background on Jack Thompson more then anyone?  What about Erik Estavillo?  Does he really have all the console that he mention?  Does he really play World of Warcraft?  Does he really play Resistance 2 (he could have just buy that game only and not play any other game)?  We have to make sure that Jack Thompson is not behind this, JT will do anything to put the industry out of business even if it involved getting a simple minded kid that doesn't have any video game experience to do his bidding.  I know somehow JT is behind this, it sounds crazy but we don't know much about this kid, it may sound like a conspiracy theory.  But why would a kid be pulling a Jack Thompson? I feel this Erik is somehow connected to Jack Thompson.       

 

 


 

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

Dude, you are a total moron.

You are adding nothing to this conversation, only throwing out insane possibilities that this is all one grand Jack Thompson conspiracy.

That post was almost as stupid as the people claiming that Obama will gas your grandmother in his new healthcare bill.

Tell you what, before posting stupid crap like that, look into it on your own, find evidence that supports your insane assertions, and THEN post it.

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Well, do we have physical evidence or documented evidence that he has these disabilities.  Do we even know about this guy beside going after video game.  How come we never seen a picture of this guy, or have any background on this guy.  Erik's claim is full of holes and some of them doesn't make sense.

-Sony banned his accounts (why didn't he just make another one? Is that so hard to do)

-he also claimed that character needed to be unlocked in Mario Kart Wii by buying Super Mario Galaxy?? (that just udder crap and that one of the hole in his claims.  If anyone who own Mario Kart should tell me if this guy is just dumb)

-Xbox 360, RROD (why didn't he just buy another 360 or just play on his PS3)

He doesn't need video game to live happily.  I got other ways for him to live happily and to be socially intergrated.  I have Asperger's Syndrome, and I'm able to get along.  That's the truth.

If you look at how Erik wanted Wyonna Ryders, and Bill Gates.  Why would he need that.  Look similar to how JT wanted President Bush on his testimony.  I'm telling you, I think JT could be behind this (I love to be wrong, and I think it could be plausible that JT and Erik could be somewhat connected).  Look at Erik's action in court.  It's like Jack Thompson.  He's kind of repeating Jack Thompson's action.  I don't need evidence, look at how his action and his psychological profile.  I don;t think this guys has all those disabilities like he claimed.  I think Erik is just faking this.  I've seen a lot of people conning to get what they want.    

 

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 "why have we never seen a picture of this guy"

Why would a picture exist? no one takes him seriously, no news outlit as tried to meet with him and interview him... his cases get thrown out so he never actually has shown up in court... the only reason a picture would exist is if he put it up online himself; like on myspace or facebook... and i know plenty of people who don't like to put up pictures of themselves

 

"Erik's claim is full of holes and some of them doesn't make sense."

there's a very simple answer to that explains all these holes... He's an greedy IDIOT! this wouldn't be the first time someone tried to sue a large company in order to get loads of cash, and Jack isn't the only idiot in the world. 

Though one thing i will throw out is between unlockable characters that you can get through mario galaxy, and homebrew wii's he has shown more gaming knowledge than what Jack has shown, if you need proof of the opposite

Really, you are giving jack WAY too much credit

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

Ok.. Listen to me VERY CAREFULLY.

This guy is NOT related to JT in any way, shape, or form.

He is a borderline mentally challenged gamer looking to score a quick buck because his various "Mental problems" are "preventing" him from getting a real job. (Translation: He's lazy and doesn't want to work for his money.) He's clearly as insane as JT, but he's just a pathetic lawsuit troll.

To support my argument, let me point out that JT was NEVER as informed about video games as this Erik moron is. On top of that, this guy's moronic claims are NOT about the evils of video games and how they cause people to murder, but about how the corporations behind the games are trying to screw him over. He's "fighting" on behalf of gamers, rather than against them.

There is NO grand conspiracy. There is NO JT influence. Your moronic musings do nothing to support the idea that gamers are intelligent, rational human beings. You are an EMBARASSMENT to the rest of the rational, sane gamers who read these stories and realize that this guy is just trying to score a quick buck.

What YOU need to do, is take any other thoughts you have about this being a JT conspiracy, remove them from your head, and flush them down the toilet. THEN, get an education and a bit of common sense. Once you do that, come back here, and join the ranks of the SANE gamers who like to comment of these stories in a rational manner.

My GOD, I've not seen such insane rambling since the last time I've read a post by NeoDrKefka, and that's saying something, because THAT guy clearly has some screws loose.

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Well, I do have the right to be suspicious

 

I did some investigating.  We could maybe rule out JT's involvment (although I'm still suspicious why is he going after MS, Nintendo, and Activision for dumb reason and trying to be the next JT).  I found this interview video on Youtube of someone interviewing Erik. 

 

www.youtube.com/watch (Interview with Erik over banned PSN)

It's the first time I've ever heard of Sony banning a console beside PSN account.  I'm pretty much skeptical about him on the interview.  But then again, I have the right to be suspicious.  But why is he going after Nintendo, Microsoft is beyond me.  It could be greed, or he could have become a video game hater like JT.  But anyway, I was glad to investigate (although I have suspicion on him) and probably rule out JT (unless he fessed up and said JT is involved).     

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

You have your right to be suspicious, and that's fine. I also have the right to call you out on your idiocy. If you aren't taking this at face value, you are an idiot. It's pretty cut and dried. This guy is too lazy to work for his money, so he figures he'll try to sue companies instead, hoping one or more of them settles and gives him free money. To make things worse, he's playing up video games like they are the only thing keeping him alive in the world, trying to play the sympathy angle.

He's nothing more than a pathetic sack of crap.

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

Enough with the Conspiracy Theroies already, Erik is a pompus Moron that going to put himself in jail for his actions, if he dosen't stop with his lawsuits.

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

Hard to see who is crazier, Erik or you.

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Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

Look, just because it looks like my message is crazy doesn't mean it could be that crazy.  What would happen if Erik said that he hated video game, or he worship Jack Thompson.  Would that be enough for you to believe me?  this kid is doing what JT left off.  I know Jack Thompson and Erik Estavillo is somwhow connected together.
 

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If Erik the Evolutionary Dead-End is to be believed, video games are the only thing in the world keeping him from killing himself. Hardly the sentiments of a hater.

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From another article: In a complaint filed on July 6th, Erik Estavillo of San Jose writes that he his disabled by a variety of disorders; among these are agoraphobia, a fear of crowds.

How do we know this guy really has agoraphobia?  He could've make this up.  Why would a person with agoraphobia would go after other console maker like Nintendo and Microsoft when he can just buy another console.  Is that so hard to do?  If Sony banned his account, he could have just make another one, is that so hard to do.

The same complaint targets Nintendo over a Wii system update. Estavillo claims that update 4.3 disabled his Homebrew Channel, which he used to unlock characters in Mario Kart Wii. Plaintiff states that the only way to unlock characters in Mario Kart Wii is to purchase Super Mario Galaxy, which will unlock a single character in the former title. “In essence, Nintendo is forcing customers to buy another game to unlock one character in a different game.”

OK, from reading that.  That's just crap and I don't think this is something a gamer would really say.  a person with no true gaming experience would say that.  If he doesn't like Mario Kart and Super Mario Galaxy, then why didn't he buy another game like Metroid Prime, Super Smash Bros or maybe another kind of game to play instead of just Mario Kart or Super Mario Galaxy.  I never even heard of buying Super Mario Galaxy to unlock a character in Mario Kart.  So this guy failed and this si nothing but doing Jack Thompson's work.

Estavillo says he suffers from depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia and Crohn’s disease, all of which lead to his leaning on videogames “heavily” for happiness.

I don't believe what he say about having all those diseases without physical and documented proof.  Do you believe what he said?  I don't.  He could be doing what Cartman in South Park when he was involved with paralympic (the episode where Jimmy was taking steroids)

 

Darksaber, I've seen people like con artists pulling fraud, and tricking people.  I've seen people pulling off a perfect lie.  I think Erik is one of them.  I know JT is somehow behind this.  He's probably hiding it.  How do we know Erik really have those disabilities/diseases like he said?  He didn't have to sue Sony because they banned his account, he could make another account.  What he did was wrong from the beginning (although I think he could be lying that he play video game).  About Erik, do you believe what he said.  How do we know this guy has a disabilities?  How do we know this guy is not being a con artists?  He could be lying about his disabilities and I read his claim, there's too many holes in his story.  He's doing what JT did, so I think JT could be somehow behind this.       

   

 

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

 It is just a tie in for a character that debuted in Galaxy.  Rosalina is the only character that has 3 ways to unlock her (allegedly as I dunno if any of the time unlocks work): Get Super Mario Galaxy (You don't even have to beat it.  I unlocked Rosalina after I completed the first hub in Galaxy, but that was because that was the first time I played MKWii after getting SMG), Get a star ranking or higher on mirror CC (which is the hardest CC level even after 150cc), or unlock it after at least 4000 races (don't remember for sure, but the number was given in the prima guide)

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

Is there photographic evidience this guy really exists?  

-Frivilous Lawsuits

-Insane "reasoning" for said lawsuits

-Subpoenas for famous people with little or no association with cases

-eMailing GamePolitics directly with updates to cases

-Taking out personal mental illness on the rest of the world

 

Unless I see proof he is a real person, I'm convinced this person is an alias of Jack Thompson.

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Zerodash,

 

I think this kid is not Jack Thompson.  But I think  jack Thompson could be behind this.

-he could be a illegitimate child of Jack/or relative of Jack Thompson (We not have known this)

-he could be a video game hater (I have met video game hater who are teen and college student and they are young like below 40 years old), also worship Jack Thompson (I wonder if he owns JT's ill-fated book if we were to find it at his place).  Also if he watch Fox News and he tivoed FOx's bash on video game.  That's another part of profile that he's a video game hater.

 

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

Jack's ego is to large to hide behind an alias. 

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

I really hope this guy gets counter-sued into oblivion for filing frivolous lawsuits.

In his constant attempts at exploiting large companies for money, I kind of hope he becomes penniless and looses that "Support" he needs to prevent his depression from taking over.

I don't usually support corporations, but in this case, I REALLY hope this guy ends up poor, broken, and homeless.

Re: Microsoft’s Gates Subpoenaed in RROD Suit

Erik Estavillo is a fucking idiot.

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Erik, Mr. Estavillo, if you're reading this, please.....stop. Please stop. Stop this foolish bullshit right now. If you don't, I fear that the gaming community will soon start calling you "the new Jack Thompson"....Would you really want that, Mr. Estavillo?

Also, DarkSaber, what does your claim of this guy being an attention-craving Harley rider have to do with his overall dickotry?

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Yeah....over in 1.

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Seconed, Due to Erik estralivo's Douchebaggary

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

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LMAO.. BEST FIRST COMMENT EVER!

If there was a picture that best described EXACTLY what I was thinking when I clicked the link, that would be it.

 
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