Wikipedia Tells Tecmo to Stop Editing its Wiki Page

Wikipedia Tells Tecmo to Stop Editing its Wiki Page

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Following a scandal-filled 2008, Tecmo employees have been warned against editing the company's page on Wikipedia to allegedly hide damaging information from the public.

Last year was not a very good year for Tecmo. Scandal first broke in June, when the company's most high-profile developer - Dead or Alive creator and Ninja Gaiden reviver Tomonobu Itagaki - left the company in a public tiff, filing suit against his former employers for bonuses for Dead or Alive 4 that allegedly went unpaid. Tecmo responded, saying that the bonus in question had been part of an agreement made with different management, and slapped a legal gag on Itagaki, but found itself faced with more dissenters as employees sued for hundreds of hours in unpaid overtime. The court battle turned ugly, and company president Yoshimi Yasuda resigned in August at the center of the controversy.

But after that whole kerfluffle, things seemed to be smoothing over for Tecmo, getting financial backing in a merger with Koei and finally being able to put the ugly mess behind them. Tecmo and its employees obviously wanted nothing more to do with the legal quagmire that had surrounded summer '08 - and perhaps more importantly, it seems they didn't want anyone else remembering the controversy, either.

It seems that at least one Tecmo employee - or at least, somebody with a Tecmo IP - has been attempting to edit the company's Wikipedia page in order to remove sensitive information about 2008's legal storm that could potentially damage the company. As livedoor reports, Wikipedia has publicly admonished Tecmo for tampering with the page to hide information about employees who had left the company.

Tsk tsk, Tecmo. At least send Ryu Hayabusa to do that sort of thing. I mean, he's a ninja - he'd at least be stealthy about it.

(Via Kotaku)

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I guess they aren't the first, I remember when EA pulled that crap back in 07.

I'm gonna be honest...I was interested in finishing this article. But then I saw "kerfluffle"...and my mind has come to a halt...

I wonder how many companies edit their own wikipedia pages? I bet it's a very large percentage of them.

How would editing wiki help their image i can type tecmo scandal in google and probably get over a 100000 hits, half with reliable info the other half saying tecmo are assholes.

Damn...that's all that is needed here.

I thought all the companies edited their pages to make themselves look good.

I'm glad Wiki isn't taking their crap.

Every big company has some big skeleton in their closet and with the help of Wikipedia and other sites keeping their big grimey hands away from the editing we'll know more about it.. hehe

Wiki One. Statpadders Nil

I think Rockstar does this with GTA 4. The page doesn't mention that a lot of people hated the realism (Pure Pwnage, Yahtzee).

Eagle Est1986:
I wonder how many companies edit their own wikipedia pages? I bet it's a very large percentage of them.

SEGA? Yeah I'll go with that.

It's a very petty way to way to put scandal behind you isn't it?

oppp7:
I think Rockstar does this with GTA 4. The page doesn't mention that a lot of people hated the realism (Pure Pwnage, Yahtzee).

Because the two people/groups you mentioned shouldn't be taken at all seriously - they are "joke critics"...

There's something eerily Orwellian about rewriting the past by editing a Wiki page. Thank goodness they can't edit the entire Internet, though I bet they'd try; they wouldn't be the first to sue the world and try to shut the barn doors after the horse was out of the stable.

Tecmo altered it's own wiki page? I knew that story about how they tamed a herd of wild elephants and made them re-enact the final scenes from The Sound of Music sounded a little fishy.

oppp7:
I think Rockstar does this with GTA 4. The page doesn't mention that a lot of people hated the realism (Pure Pwnage, Yahtzee).

Because wikipedia is not about that stuff. Its not on there cause no one put it there cause there is no reason to.

Wow. Streisand Effect PWND.

just a great example of how wikipedia can actually be a good source of information, they're fixing bad edits on their pages

D_987:

oppp7:
I think Rockstar does this with GTA 4. The page doesn't mention that a lot of people hated the realism (Pure Pwnage, Yahtzee).

Because the two people/groups you mentioned shouldn't be taken at all seriously - they are "joke critics"...

Which is strange, because I consider their opinions more accurate than most of the other companies.

oppp7:

D_987:

oppp7:
I think Rockstar does this with GTA 4. The page doesn't mention that a lot of people hated the realism (Pure Pwnage, Yahtzee).

Because the two people/groups you mentioned shouldn't be taken at all seriously - they are "joke critics"...

Which is strange, because I consider their opinions more accurate than most of the other companies.

Then I cannot take any comment you say about video-games seriously, or at least not with as much respect as I would people who can see jokes / cynics. Besides, "lots of people" (I assume you mean the majority) did not "hate" the realism of the game at all. In fact it appears rather the contrary is true.

D_987:

oppp7:

D_987:

oppp7:
I think Rockstar does this with GTA 4. The page doesn't mention that a lot of people hated the realism (Pure Pwnage, Yahtzee).

Because the two people/groups you mentioned shouldn't be taken at all seriously - they are "joke critics"...

Which is strange, because I consider their opinions more accurate than most of the other companies.

Then I cannot take any comment you say about video-games seriously, or at least not with as much respect as I would people who can see jokes / cynics. Besides, "lots of people" (I assume you mean the majority) did not "hate" the realism of the game at all. In fact it appears rather the contrary is true.

But it's like Colbert and John Stewart compared to O'reilly and CNN. It's more entertaining and not much more invalid. I'm just saying from what I've seen a large portion of people thought GTA 4 was over rated.

I edit mt wikipage to make sure "believed to be godzilla" every friday. I mean just because its not true doesn't mean its false

Pendragon9:
I thought all the companies edited their pages to make themselves look good.

I'm glad Wiki isn't taking their crap.

Wikipedia is too full of their own crap anyway

I think wikipedia should allow certain companies the right to oppose slander in a sense.

down with kerfluffle? the topic killer

I'm surprised this is newsworthy. But go Wikipedia! Don't let anyone stand in your way of the quest for truth (or your version of it anyway).

 

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