Lawsuit against videogame grading service Wata alleges manipulation of retro game prices

As reported by VGC, collectible grading assistance Wata is going through a class-motion lawsuit about allegedly conspiring with Heritage Auctions to pump up the price of rare videogames. Wata and Heritage each deny any wrongdoing.

Grading services like Wata assess the affliction of mint videogames and assign them a rank dependent on that actual physical ailment. The games are then sealed in a crystal clear plastic housing for preservation with the score evidently exhibited.