If you grew up around the 90’s then you have definitely either heard of or played a Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, or the Nintendo Entertainment System ( NES for short). Well, we all know that these were some of the best consoles of our youth but after some years production was ceased and being able to play these great consoles became harder and harder. With the evolution of the PC came the creation of the emulator, and for those of you who have never heard of an emulator, it’s a downloadable PC program which lets players interact with many video games for retro consoles on their PC. Yes that is correct, emulators allow you to do just that on your PC, and not just that anymore, now emulators are moving to mobile phones and tablets. But then why the post headline?
One of the most popular Emulation and Rom sites Coolrom.com which has been hosting ROM and Emulator downloads for years has just recently been forced to remove all Nintendo ROMs from their website due to Copyright violation. Assuming this is Nintendo’s doing, Coolrom.com will no longer have Nintendo ROMs available. Although Coolrom.com is one of the first websites (from my knowledge) to be struck with a copyright violation at least in recent years, other sites may have similar experiences soon follow. What does it all mean though? Is Nintendo actually going to start cracking down on ROM hosting sites for no apparent reason or do they have bigger plans?
Could the New 3DS XL end up making way for Nintendo to sell their own retro games again which are currently unavailable thanks to 1st party emulation behind the curtain? Will Nintendo make use of their new patent for streaming emulated retro games from their copyright library and sell some of those on smartphones soon?
For now we can only wonder. Comment below on what you think of this. Are you glad this is being done or enraged as a retro gamer?
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