Your first comment is right on the money. It's common to, for example, amazon to buy amzon dot com. It's a common mispelling of their brand and business and it relates to such. But for them, for example, to buy wamart dot com would potentially be ground for a lawsuit I imagine because it is then infringing on taking possible traffic away away from walmart by using the walmart brand.
This is just proof LRG is scum and not using fair business practices.
You latter statement that the other companies are playing off LRG's name, I have to disagree. If what you mean their names are similar, then what is the difference between any store ending in "mart". And if business practice is what you mean, monopolies are technically not allowed and are often broken up in the state. Publishing physical games is something anybody, technically, is allowed to do. And just because LRG may have been the first on the block doesn't allow them to do scummy things like this.
No, I wasn't talking about monopolies, just the subsection of companies in the gaming space that specifically publish low print runs of physical games. And I certainty wasn't excusing LRG's practices.
I do, however, think there's a difference in a company ending their name in "mart" (or "market") because that describes a pre-existing type of establishment and "mart" or "market" are general terms used to describe said establishments. But, come on, when companies like Super Rare Games or Strictly Limited Games came up with their names, it's hard to argue against that they specifically named themselves to sound like LRG and to take advantage of sounding like LRG.
My point was that many of these limited companies are, at least a bit, scummy for one reason or another, but that's a fluid scale too. I love the Dreamcast, but I've made my view of publishers like JoshProd very clear that what they charge for their products is too high, especially given the emulation of some of them, even though they are the biggest publisher for the Dreamcast right now.
Again, it doesn't excuse any of these scummy practices. Scummy is scummy on any scale in my opinion.
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