Sports Hernia wrote:The “Linc-strong” monster was a particular frustrating creature watch.
The damage it did is still felt today. They duo should have been fired numerous times over.
I’m convinced they had naked pictures of someone and were blackmailing ownership.
The story goes that Lincoln won important legal battles for Nintendo N.A., so, they rewarded him by basically granting him tenure. Not sure what enabled Armstrong to also stay around. That might have been blackmail.
Howard Lincoln successfully defended Nintendo from MCA/Universal when it's lawsuit-happy president, Sid Sheinberg, sued them over Donkey Kong, claiming it infringed on their copyright of King Kong, and demanded Nintendo turn over DK and all of it's profits to MCA. Lincoln was able to prove not only that DK was not infringing on King Kong, but also that MCA had successfully taken Merian C. Cooper's family to court in order to remake King Kong without paying any royalties to them by proving King Kong was in the public domain, and that no one owned the copyright. Not only that, but the judge also found that MCA had illegally licensed King Kong to Tiger Electronics to make a knockoff of DK that DID infringe on Nintendo's copyright, and ordered MCA to turn the Tiger King Kong game and all the profits over to Nintendo, as well as pay all of Nintendo's court fees. Unfortunately, Japanese companies are very loyal. Nothing was going to get them to fire Lincoln after he did that.