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Tecmo president resigns

Kotaku is reporting that the troubled Tecmo president, Yoshimi Yasuda will resign today. The board of directors have apparently accepted his resignation which was handed in this morning. Only “personal reasons” was given as a reason for Yasuda stepping down. However, it most likely has something to do with with the secret Temco tapes which […]

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Resignation headlines

  • Secret Tecmo tape supports Itagaki’s claims: give it a listen

    Tomonobu Itagaki believes Tecmo owes him “special incentive” wages for the completion of DOA 4, but Tecmo president Yoshimi Yasuda vehemently denies that he’s required to pay Itagaki. Itagaki was fired over the whole ordeal, but now we have a tape provided by Kotaku that makes a pretty strong case for Itagaki’s claims. The tape […]

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  • Tecmo moves to shut Itagaki up

    Famitsu‘s reported that Tecmo’s issued a gagging order on estranged Team Ninja dev boss Tomonobu Itagaki. Apparently, the law now says: 1. He is not allowed to take confidential information outisde of the company. 2. He is not allowed to talk about the business of the company or criticize the business of the company. 3. […]

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  • Tecmo responds to Itagaki's "distortions" over unpaid bonuses

    Update: The full release is, in Japanese, here. As translated by Kotaku: Our company getting sued by this employee is huge problem… the reasons for making this lawsuit public are self-centered. What’s more, this employee is filing this suit for himself and making it seem like he alone is responsible for the development of the […]

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  • Itagaki quits Team Ninja, sues Tecmo president for "unpaid completion bonuses"

    Update: Kotaku‘s got a statement out of Tecmo on this: “We’re aware of the statement sent out to the press by Itagaki but do not have anything more to add at this time.” Boom. According to this 1UP post, enigmatic Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki has resigned from the developer and is suing parent company […]

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