Nintendo are taking 2 ROM distributors to court over mass copyright infringements. The legal pressure has already caused one to omit all Nintendo games from their page and the other to shut down indefinitely
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Oh thank God, I thought it might have been emuparadise or theoldcomputer
Shhhhhhhh, nintendo is everywhere !
For real, dont spill the beans. Lol
I never even heard of those sites. Emuparadise is my savior
Ikr, nintendo is cracking down on everything.
Thanks. Time to scavenge their entire website.
don't be pressed by that moron embodyment called nintendo
Unlike emulator sites, ROM sites don’t really have a large legal leg to stand on.
Thats nice, ever hear of torrent sites to get your ROMs? Use them. Not these BS websites.
Emuparadise > Using torrents
Here's the problem with torrent sites. They usually don't have a specific rom I'm looking for and not all rom versions when I'm dealing with MAME are compatible. I would hate to download a 3000 rom pack file only to have a ton of crap of games I don't care about and the specific game I wanted was not there. There's also the risk of getting a virus too. The virus scanner won't catch them all
Torrents are sketchy as hell these days unless you're using a VPN. Very easy to get an ISP flag for copyright infringement.
Yup. I've never done much when it comes to pirating things, but torrents used to be a lifesaver when I had a scratched PC disk and could no longer install my games. Used them to burn new copies of 2 or 3 old scratched up PC games like ten years ago. However I recently had a movie that I wanted to watch, but it was scratched up, so I went to torrent it and burn a new copy and I got a notice from my ISP of copyright infringement the next day. IIRC they took my internet down for like an hour or so too.
Been torrenting since 2004, never got an email from my ISP, if I did I work mark it as spam :D Another alternative is to use newsgroups. They been around since the late 70's and you will never get anything from your ISP. Yes you have to pay somewhere between $10-15$ a month but it's worth it. Unlimited GB's per month, plus your speed will always be at max when you download.
Any specific newsgroup you'd recommend? I hear this alot but have never been given any definitive info or leads.
https://sabnzbd.org/ Really nice newsreader https://controlpanel.newsho... Newshosting really good and pretty cheap
Checks fave sites. Still there.
Nintendo be pissed about getting ripped off. No Wii U back up saves whatsoever and none for the switch either 15 months in.
Wii U supports back ups via usb (I.e. external harddrives). Not sure about SD cards.
Yeah but that usb will only work with the original console as it is proprietary encoded. One of the, if not THE main point of having a back up save is if something bad happens to your console. Makes it not worth bothering at all.
Not at all what this article is talking about.
Getting ripped off by roms and pirated games so hard on the original wii and ds, and not allowing back up saves thereafter is probably related blawren4.
Switch gets it within two months
You're right. No game save back ups on the 3DS & Switch is probably related.
Hmmm! Is Nintendo fault for not having its virtual console on the switch.
Um. No, it isn't. This has nothing to do with any plans to have no virtual console on Switch. Nintendo have been after rom sites for a long time before Switch was a thing. Nintendo has every right to go after these sites. You may not like it but unlike emulators roms that aren't made from the your original cartridges is illegal to download them.
They have to make a showing of protecting their IP, because (legal) reasons. I'm sure they know by now that they can't eradicate anything already spread widely across the internet.
It is only illegal to download something that is still sold. If the item is no longer in production or you already own said item then you can indeed get it via emulation.
@Lord_Sloth Where did you hear that nonsense? As long as Nintendo, Square, Sony, or whoever still holds the IP, it is illegal to download them, provide downloads, or sell. Just because you THINK something should be ok DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT IS ok to download. For a long time, nothing has been done because they are not being sold anymore. But now, the VC for WiiU and 3DS is still available and it hurts potential sales of an IP they own. With Sony and MS doing PSNow and BC, expect them to start targeting ROM sites as well. In the past, digital sales were not a thing. Now they are, and companies are cracking down on their IP rights.
There is a reason that copyright laws exist, and that is protection of IP. This includes distribution. The lesson...get too big and you will be scrutinized/sued/shut down. Keeps anyone from getting too big and being too influential. Simple as that. As people that used these two sites migrate to other sites, those sites will get bigger and move under the microscope. No sound company should allow the distribution of their IP to be out of their own control. Allow ROM sites, remakes and fan made games, etc to exist and you may as well just throw away the IP you've built up for many years as it isn't yours anymore.
Hey Nintendo....How about you release old school games from N64 and GC era. People will buy them.
I'm sure Nintendo has a plan for each of their IP, whether it be an online service game, a ground up remake, a remaster, a sequel, a mobile game, or kill it to allow something new to flourish, which is the point. They get to dictate when and if they release these old games. I would certainly love some GC games, as I haven't ever owned a GC, and I don't want to pull out my Wii and then try to find GC games to play on it. It is Nintendo's responsibility to develop long term growth and must balance new releases, old releases, third party releases so that developers remain happy and the sales continue to grow. What happens if they release GC games, like TTYD and then try to release a new paper mario game that is totally different. DOA even worse that what unfairly happened with the last couple of releases. If they release all of their games on a virtual console, what does this do to the third party retro type games on an already crowded eshop and the relationships Nintendo has built with them? In the immortal words of Kylo Ren, Let the past die...kill it if you have to.
They do and continue to do so Wii/wii u both had N64 on virtual console switch will once it’s netflix of Nintendo’s games style service starts not to mention either this Christmas period or next N64 mini they could also release them on 3DS VC I’m pretty certain of this being that they got the original Mario 64 on the older DS and with extras also diddy kong racing DS sure 3DS can handle N64 but think itll be on switch once their online service kicks in.
Copyright laws will eventually destroy the internet as we use it now. Just wait until there are internet wide algorithms that can detect any copyright infringement. No streaming, parodies (Fair use is only legal when you obtain the media legally, which getting the permission to actually rip physical and digital media is almost impossible and requires a lawyer), etc. Even fanfiction is technically infringement if a site that hosts it makes profit from it being hosted there. You'd be surprised what's technically illegal under DMCA.
Before people start praising Nintendo for protecting their properties, ask the people who download their ROM(s) why they're downloading said software in the first place. There's a lot of games from the 8 and 16 bit era I never experienced, and there's people who provided methods of being able to play said games (English patches, etc), yet there's people who act like downloading ROM(s) for ANY reason is automatically illegal. If Nintendo actually took the time to ask, research, and provide some sort of service so people can experience these games/software, the ROM downloading will be cut to a minimum.
People act like it is illegal because it IS illegal. I see your point, does not make it any more legal than it already isn't.
Well the reasons your using them is illegal to play games to you never owned. I fully understand tho those are the games I would want to play or the games that these days won’t see light of day again due to licensing issues, California games goldeneye turtles on NES all the old Disney games from mega drive snes days. Disney afternoon collection was cool but majority of the big hitters were missing no mickey no lion king Aladdin
"Well the reasons your using them is illegal to play games to you never owned." Define owned; because owning a game can mean one of many different definitions - cartridge, a paid download straight from Nintendo on a Nintendo console, or other LEGAL means. All I said is methods to help enhance the game is available, and I found those ways to help enhance the experience. "People act like it is illegal because it IS illegal. I see your point, does not make it any more legal than it already isn't." Consumers have proven time and time again that they are willing to pay for something rather than pirate it if it is easily available when they want it. (From the article). I stand by my original statement - Nintendo needs to step their game up and provide a service so pirating is limited to non-existent. Going after websites is only going to be a never-ending cycle which will end with Nintendo losing money over a battle they can't win. Like the article says, for every one site down, two more appear.
So because they don't want to sell it, it's ok to steal it? That's now how the world works. They aren't obligated to make any of those games available to you and you're not entitled to possess them.
I have a great idea just buy the original games.
i wish nintendo would stop getting rid of virtual console or stop deleting it and making us buy it again, idiots
Damn, a 100 million $ fine, lol. But Nintendo still won't release all their NES or SNES games on the Switch. They just like the idea that they're in control of all their old IPs and can nickel and dime gamers system after system selling them the same game over and over again, hence the absence of a unfified account system. And probably they must not have a thought about all the games on the NES or SNES which rights belonged to other publishers and would be forever lost without emulators and ROMs. Oh well. I was clearing stuff out of my HDD to fit more movies and TV series, maybe I'm going to do the opposite now and make sure I have all the Nintendo (and Sega, and Sony, and SNK while I'm at it) ROMs, in case all the other websites like Loveroms get shut down and that seriously spells the end of the retro-emulating scene.
If Emuparadise sees what Nintendo is doing it would be very wise of them to stop or face the same consequences. Sadly Emuparadise I've always used when I wanted games on my pc.
"Is buying a game legally and then emulating it later down the line really the worst crime?" No its not, but that doesnt mean that the law shouldnt be enforced. If people dont like the law you change it not break it. There are a lot of laws I dont like, I dont think this author would be happy if I just started ignoring some of those laws with their property... but no one died so was it really the worst crime? Also lets be very real here. I have bought a lot of SNES and NES games, but when you go on to a site that offers ROMS, are you telling me people ONLY downloaded the games they had a license to play... yeah right!
I know it's illegal but I feel like some of these sites are actually there to protect archives of obscure games.
Good! Get em Nintendo!
does not matter, when one door closes, another one opens............somewhere. You will never stop piracy.
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