Reported in late 2003 that Nintendo Co. Ltd. brought shares from Japanese toy and animation conglomerate Bandai Co. Ltd. making Nintendo one of Bandai's top 10 shareholders.
Reported in late 2003 in a news story, a rebuttal regarding two statements from Nintendo and Bandai execs denying a potential Nintendo takeover of Bandai. According to the story, Nintendo is working with a Japanese banking firm that has Bandai and Nintendo as their corporate clients to try to take over Bandai.
Dreamworks Studios, Tecmo::
Released a press release on October 1st, 2003 that a movie adaptation of the video game Fatal Frame has been fast-tracked. Details on the movie was released during the 2003 Tokyo Game Show, it was stated that writer/producer John Rogers has signed onto the project as its producer. It was stated that the Fatal Frame movie is a major priority for Dreamworks Studios and that Speilberg himself has a first-hand role with the project. The press release can be found here: 
In mid to late 2003, Wizards of the Coast filed a lawsuit against Nintendo, Pokemon U.S.A., The Pokemon Company, and other Nintendo affilates of breach of contract and other charges related to the Pokemon trading card game that WotC lost rights to create and distribute them in early 2003. It was reported that several WotC employees who were involved with the Pokemon trading card game was enticed and bribed to work with Nintendo and they disclosed secret information regarding the Pokemon trading card game to Nintendo that they signed a NDA with WotC not to disclose. WotC is claiming that Nintendo is using patented techniques and manufacturing techniques that was disclosed by the former WotC employees who joined Nintendo. The result of this lawsuit is currently pending.
Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive Software, Wal-Mart, Sony Computer Entertainment America, families of Aaron Hamel and Kimberly Bede.
In late 2003, on November 11th, 2003, it was announced in an Associated Press news article that can be found here:  that the families of two victims who were shot by two teenagers who stated to investigators that they took rifles out of a locked room and shot at tractor trailer rigs, similar to Grand Theft Auto 3 filed a $246 million lawsuit against Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive Software, and retailer Wal-Mart, and marketer Sony Computer Entertainment America. Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take-Two are requesting a judge to dismiss the lawsuit stating in U.S. District Court on October 29th, 2003 that the "ideas and concepts as well as the "purported psychological effects" on the Buckners are protected by the First Amendment's free-speech clause." The lawyer of the victims dismissed that and is trying to get the lawsuit moved into a state court and taken under consideration of the Tennessee's consumer protection act. The results of this lawsuit is currently pending.
· Nintendo of America, Inc. vs Blockbuster Entertainment lawsuit: Nintendo sues Blockbuster for photocopying complete NES manuals for its rental games. Nintendo wins the suit, and Blockbuster includes original manuals with its rentals.
· Nintendo of America, Inc. vs Blockbuster Entertainment lawsuit:
· develop in 3 weeks an unpatented video game called Tennis For Two on an analog computer connected to an oscilloscope as a screen, at the Brookhaven National Laboratories in New York. The game is exhibited for visitors to play with using 2 bulky controllers each equipped with a knob for trajectory and a button for firing the ball over the net.