Nintendo is known as an innovator and leader in the gaming world. With its vast array of first-party games, online services, and characters, the company has been able to consistently produce hit titles for decades. \n\nUnfortunately, with this success comes the risk of copyright infringement and misuse of images. Nintendo recently issued a warning to gamers on social media platform Imgur for using Nintendo images without proper authorization on memes and other posts. This could possibly result in them having to take legal action if there is no change in behavior from offenders. \n\nNintendo’s lawsuit will have a profound impact on gaming culture by setting a precedent for how gamers should respect intellectual property when it comes to video game images and memes featuring characters from various popular franchises.