July 7, 2023 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Last year, Yuji Naka, the co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, was arrested for insider trading which occurred during his stint at Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest publisher Square Enix. After his resignation from Square Enix, he had sued the company for removing him as director on the ill-fated Balan Wonderworld. Today, Naka received a suspended prison sentence and was fined and penalized a total of 173 million yen (approx. 1.2 million USD).

The title of this post comes from the text I would use to share various updates about this story to a certain gaming Discord server.
posted by May Kasahara (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I think the title of this post is funny and I appreciate you mentioning it's history.
posted by Hicksu at 8:42 AM on July 7, 2023 [4 favorites]

Balan Wonderworld was the true crime here.
posted by Your Childhood Pet Rock at 9:29 AM on July 7, 2023 [6 favorites]

(sound of Sonic losing his rings)
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 9:41 AM on July 7, 2023 [23 favorites]

Grand Theft Sonic Adventure
posted by JoeXIII007 at 9:54 AM on July 7, 2023 [1 favorite]

A sad day for Mr. Needlemouse.
posted by cosmologinaut at 10:07 AM on July 7, 2023 [1 favorite]

Insider Trading Zone
posted by Servo5678 at 10:25 AM on July 7, 2023 [12 favorites]

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