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Video Gamer Accused Of Pulling A Fast One

SAN JOSE (CN) - Philip Ho and his company, Constant Entertainment, took $984,000 from 3A Entertainment to develop and sell video games in Russia, including "Resident Evil" and "Warhammer" but never had the rights to the games and won't return the money, 3A claims in Federal Court.

It claims it paid Ho $400,000 for (nonexistent) rights to Capcom's game "Resident Evil 4;" $300,000 for Namco's "Warhammer: Mark of Chaos" and "Mage Knight;" $110,000 for Microsoft's "Flight Simulator X;" and $172,000 for ValuSoft's "Sprint Cars" and 39 other games.

In addition, co-plaintiff Labcroft claims it paid Ho $128,000 for putative, but nonexistent, rights to "back catalog titles" of Microsoft games, and that Ho won't return that money either.

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