Another quick update on our legal battle

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I’ve received a few questions in public and private recently about the on going court battle that Colin Webster has launched against me. There isn’t much to say now but here is the quick update.

Mr Webster has filed his returning affidavit in time. I’m not sure what I am and am not allowed to say about what’s been written in that document but I can say nothing new was brought up and while the end result of litigation can never be predicted I do feel we are in the right.

The next step now is that Colin’s attorneys need to present their heads of argument by the 7th of May (I think) and then finalise ours before the 21st of May and then we meet in High Court on the 22nd of May.

Colin Webster didn’t feel he needed to show his face at the last court appointment, as is his right, and I’m not going to be surprised if he doesn’t show on the 22nd.

I will however be there and will let you know exactly how it goes.

In exciting news we have secured a hefty amount of funding from an external source which I cannot reveal at this time. Once the legal is sorted out on that I will let you know but I will say for now it’s funding that a group puts aside for media outlets who are abused by the court systems.

So right now we should have the full amount required thanks to you guys who put forward a whopping R34 000 in shirt purchases and donations. I’ve put forward an additional R30 000 so far and the fund should cover the rest. The court case delay has also enabled me two extra months of my main job as a software developer to raise more funds so I can now look forward to not having to sell my car to cover costs.

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Nothing about litigation is fun and I truly wish this could have been settled amicably but sometimes logic can’t win out.

Again please keep your comments clean as Colin Webster is reading all these articles and printing them off as evidence. You are free to comment but please keep the insults and accusations to something that is factually backed up.

And on that note, Hi Colin

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Last Updated: February 20, 2017

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Admiral Chief in Space

    “funding that a group puts aside for media outlets who are abused by the court systems”

    Interesting. Good to know

  • Admiral Chief in Space

    Please guys, I agree, don’t post bad things here

    • Kromas

      Depends on your definition of bad. Micheal Jackson “Bad” or Micheal Jackson bad. 😛

  • Admiral Chief in Space

    Gavin, you should enter that software comp, R100k should help 🙂

  • Admiral Chief in Space

    So when is the shirt coming? 😛

    • Bob the Zealot

      When the court case is settled? 🙂

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        Hah, I can live with that

    • Following up… the printers are taking longer than promised

    • Rince Striving Abomination

      There is actually a very simple equation to answer your questions.
      Kalahari Refund Policy X Zoe ? R30,000 = N

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        Zoe’s PIE????

        • Rince Striving Abomination

          Apple Crumble? 0-o

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            Baard-pie?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            That escalated quickly.

  • Kensei Seraph

    As I said before (I think):
    Good luck, hopefully you won’t need it though.

  • Hammersteyn

    I imagine “his” childhood was something like this

    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/aD0NbEO_460sa.gif

    • Kensei Seraph

      A part of that kid just died.

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        Did he go on to become Peter Moly Moly?

        • Kensei Seraph

          I would answer that but both Gavin and you have asked us to keep it polite.

      • a part of me just died

        • Hammersteyn

          Some people believe he is actually controlling the truck

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            Well, since you put it that way, LOOOOL

          • Kensei Seraph

            All we know is that he must not be named.

          • Hammersteyn

            Gavin did ask nicely.

          • Kensei Seraph

            But Gavin said nothing about old Voldy.
            Although I’m not sure if you read/watched any of the Harry Potter books/movies.

          • Hammersteyn

            Seen the movies, got what you were going for 😉

          • Kromas

            EA sent him a message to pay up or the truck will cometh!

          • Hammersteyn

            Hahaha

          • Tiaan Pat

            Dude i laughed so hard right now that people in the office looked at me weirdly….

          • Hammersteyn

            Couldn’t stop laughing either

          • Scruff304

            Some say…

          • Skyblue

            Now that is one priceless comment (and I thought my heart was broken after the initial GIF)

    • Rince Striving Abomination

      HAHAHAHAH!

    • CAE9872

      That’s horrible – shame poor guy!

  • Umar’s Sin

    Is that Viking? I quite enjoyed that game….

  • Norm the Horrible

    All the best to you @Gavin Mannion:disqus for the rest of this court case. I’m sure it is safe to say that we all here back you 110%.

    • Hammersteyn

      Indeed

    • Skyblue

      NORM!!!!!!

      • Norm the Horrible

        😀

  • Rince Striving Abomination

    Hang a second… “I’ve put forward R30,000 of this” Did you leave out the “and the other R4000 went to a nice new monitor?” 0-O

    • no I’ve added R30k… you rockstars have put in more than me so far

      • Rince Striving Abomination

        Just messing with ya. Good to hear the community stood fast.

        • Hammersteyn

          I wonder if “he” got any community support

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            shhhhhhhhhhhhh

        • Hammersteyn
          • Admiral Chief in Space

            Awwww jissssss

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            I actually saw this happen to an old mate of mine (except I helped him pick up and put in his car)
            Crrrrrraaaaaazy lady

          • Hammersteyn

            Good on you

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            Yeah, didn’t know what to do, cuz not my fight, so I just helped him.

          • Hammersteyn

            And of to the pub you went tralalalalala

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            Lol, something like that

          • Skyblue

            Pure WIN. Ta bud!

          • Hammersteyn

            It’s definitely something that separates men from women. The way we can stick together in an instant.

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        LALALALALALALALALAAAAAAAAA I’M A ROCKSTAR!!!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Careful, won’t Katy Perry get jealous hearing you sing Pink songs?

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            If she was jealous of me, I’d say that’s:
            [Achievement Unlocked]

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            lol

          • Rince Striving Abomination

            I think she’ll be more jealous he’s now moved on *RUNS

      • Skyblue

        Good luck/sense is all.

  • So much lolz

    LOL. “Our” court battle

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Hi Colin.

    • Rince Striving Abomination

      There are R34,000 examples of OUR here. Can you guess what they are?

      • Hammersteyn

        guys?

        • Rince Striving Abomination

          refresh 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            No thanks, I don’t judge by the way…

          • Rince Striving Abomination

            😛 Was ‘guess’ you Prick!

          • Hammersteyn

            HAHAHAHA!

      • Chip

        You done having your little Braveheart moment? How about you all grab each other’s hands and form a circle of power to ward off all the anti-Lazygamer types.

        • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

          Already done that. To the tune of R34 000.

          Just saying.

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • Chip

            Well done on funding piss poor untrained journalism.. hope you feel better about yourself.

          • Hammersteyn

            Very much so.

          • Hammersteyn

            Also Sport24 called, they are missing a troll.

          • I fully understand there are people who disagree and you are perfectly allowed to do that.

            The only reason the updates keep coming so that people who do care know what happened with the money.

          • Hammersteyn

            On that note, do you still need funding? Just to prove a point. Pay day isn’t to far off now and it should be in time for the court case.

          • Right now we are actually okay.. the offer is much appreciated but right now I think we are good..

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            If it is such poor and untrained journalism, why are you even on here reading and commenting? Do you not have better things to do? You are welcome to be here of course, not trying to chase you away or anything.

          • Chip

            Call it.. entertainment.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            Aaah I get it. Small things amuse a small mind? 😛 LoL only joking

          • Since we are in the business of entertainment I take that as a compliment 🙂

          • Skyblue

            Your BLOG is unattended, shue fly, don’t bother me

          • Rince Striving Abomination

            Very very much so.

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            First, I’d like to point out two important points.

            Point A: Your accusation that the journalism on lazygamer is “piss poor” is naught more than an opinion (one not shared by the majority of the community). However, I grant you the right to have (and share) your opinions.

            Point B: Your accusation that the journalists who write for Lazygamer are untrained may be true. However, I’m not aware of any institute which offers an accredited course on writing game reviews. Please link where such courses are available (in SA institutions please). Indeed, one could argue that some of the greatest journalists were also untrained (in the traditional sense of the word). Examples include William Stead, and a whole bunch of other people you’ve never heard of.

            Second point of business, I’d like to point out that we’re all trying to be civil here. Because Colin Webster is watching. And because we’re really nice people (except Rince – he is Ginger and can’t be trusted). That doesn’t mean that Colin Webster gets to goat (hahaha) us into ramming our heads together.

          • Rince Striving Abomination

            Hey! true though.

          • Actually Darryn is a university trained Journalist… Zoe and I are universally trained other things and Geoff is nothing.. besides being the smartest man I know in the world

          • Rince Striving Abomination

            But, is Darryn housetrained?

          • now you’re just being picky

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            Well I put the “may be true” because I didn’t know. And I wouldn’t want to cast anyone in a negative light (especially regarding their education and level of proficiency in their chosen field) without having at least a FEW facts. But I’m glad you can put those concerns to rest. We are trained. Booyah!

          • Hammersteyn

            Batman also went to a University….. just saying.

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            But he dropped out..

          • Hammersteyn

            Oops

          • Skyblue

            Stop feeding it

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            I have heard that if you feed a Troll enough logic, it will eventually implode. This has something to do with science. I’m not quite certain how it works. But it’s a myth that’s out there.

            I’m just doing my bit to civilise. Sid would be proud.

          • Chip

            No, sorry.. I’m still here and have not imploded as yet.

          • Skyblue

            And wrong as usual ;-p

          • Chip

            Point A: Your opinion that my opinion is only an opinion is only your opinion. Oh and thanks for granting me my rights, how generous of you.

            Point B: Sorry for a second there I thought were commenting on news story that is the result of a some investigative journalism that was previously done.. didn’t realize this was actually a game review all along.. WOOPS!

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            A: Please consult a dictionary regarding the meaning of the word “opinion”. Also, it’s my pleasure. This is a freedom which should be afforded to all human beings. Well, all of us except Gavin, if you believe Colin.

            B: I knew you had no idea who William Stead was. Hence your “investigative journalism” comment. The lolz is strong in this one.

          • Johan du Preez

            News24 is —> that way

        • Rince Striving Abomination

          What @SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad:disqus just said. Does it burn you when a community gets together like this?

        • Rince Striving Abomination

          Hey, at least you got it right. In Braveheart Wallace shouted FREEDOM which is EXACTLY WHY WE ARE SUPPORTING GAVIN.

          • Hammersteyn

            Only we don’t have swords or spears or even bows and arrows. Just wallets….
            Are we winning yet?

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            You don’t have a sword? Or a spear? With what shall ye fight after the Apocalypse?

          • Hammersteyn

            Will worry about that when the time comes 😛

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            We won the moment the British took Gavin to court.

          • Rince Striving Abomination
          • Hammersteyn

            Hahaha, I’d love to go drinking with him

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            You’d probably end up at the Zoo. Hunting a Tiger.

          • Hammersteyn

            Or I could swing by Mike Tysons house.

  • Sophia Patel
    • Hammersteyn

      I agree

      • Sophia Patel? You son called!

        • Hammersteyn

          LOL, Scott Pilgrim

          • Yay you get a hi five! TO THE FACE

  • colin is so faarking annoying. Like imagine the most annoying thing you can think of. oh wait its already colin

  • Guild

    Relieved that everything is covered financially. (Don’t think I could spare another donation after our house robbery)
    And its awesome to see the support that has come from the community for you Gavin. Now we wait and see how this turns out.

    • I love getting robbed! Specially when Insurance wants to fight your claim. It’s absolutely wonderful.

      • Guild

        I’m still waiting on insurance to spin the wheel and tell me how much they willing to give me. Crap thing is they only stole my gaming gear (ps, headset, games, laptop, etc).

        • That’s what would annoy me. Take the bloody jewellery and other things. Leave my gaming alone!

        • Worst things to lose in a robbery.. you never get back your awesome stuff

          • Guild

            I’m pissed about the lose of photo’s, video’s and documents. Thought I had it backed up but looks like I didn’t. Hoping the police are able to recovery my laptop.

          • You weren’t backing up into the cloud?

          • Guild

            Nope. I was mainly using Dropbox for images and videos but I see that only my ipad and iphone are linked. My PC documents file for whatever reason wasn’t linked. So didn’t backup. I realize now it was a bad decision not to backup to the cloud either. Just didn’t think they could have broken in by kicking in my front door. But ya, lessons learnt. Forking out R50k on more security now

          • R50k… That place must be like fort knox now

          • Guild

            It’s not too bad. Trying to keep it aesthetically pleasing without making it look like a prison. The big expensive items are from Trellidor. Installing roller shutters on the front door, dining room and patio.

    • Hammersteyn

      Best of luck with all that crap. We love in a awesome country for the most part.Sometimes stuff like this just happens. Hopefully everyone is okay?

      • Guild

        Thankfully the family is safe. We were at work and my daughter at creche. They broke the gate open and just kicked down the door. Real pain in the ass. Only getting the door fixed tomorrow. It’s being irritating and annoying to say the least.

  • Tomahawk “Lightning” Jones

    So you can sue people and not show up in court? Tomahawk “Lightning” Jones ain’t thumbing that shit right there. And neither is my negro brethren, Yeezus — are you, Yeezus?

    http://theezyknowsbest.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/reaction-kanye-west-shaking-head-no-nope-1380707514d.gif

    • Skyblue

      Best GIF ever, lulz

  • Graeme

    A leader is open to criticism and discussion. This country is not a dictatorship for the wealthy.

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