Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! After 18 years the biggest ROM (and most arguably the safest) where you can download ROMs, ISOs, and Emulators is going in a different direction. That website is EmuParadise. I was a little bummed to learn that it was going to pulling all the games they had on the website. If you remember a while back Nintendo sent them a cease and desist letter forcing them to take down all of their first party IP’s from their site. They still had third party IP’s for Nintendo consoles, and a bunch of games across every console ever created. Now with Nintendo just flat out suing ROM sites EmuParadise is just getting out of the way before anything happens to them. It kind of sucks.
A little story about EmuParadise I used them to download some GameBoy ROMs on the site years ago when I was fooling around with emulation on my old PC. It really got me in to emulation and here I am today! Blogging about all things gaming related including emulation. They had everything in the world of retro gaming and it gave people options to get games they want to play. Not all classic games are on eShops, or any other platform. Many are just straight up hard to find physically. I don’t see why Nintendo is doing this and they (along with other developers) just need to come up with a way to make ROMs easily accessible for a price. Nintendo’s way sure isn’t working. Especially since you can’t transfer your eShop purchases from previous gen hardware you are pretty much paying for the same game multiple times. And what about the games that aren’t on the eShop or on their classic mini consoles that are first party games? Want to play Super Mario Sunshine? How are you going to? I hope you have Wii or GameCube and CRT TV laying around. If you can own movies and music digitally (old or new) why not retro games? I don’t see what Nintendo is getting out of this. I would understand if it was current gen or even last gen games but these are old out of print games. If I purchase a copy of Super Mario Sunshine or any other physical copy of their retro first party games Nintendo isn’t getting a dime. I’m pretty much getting it used so Nintendo already made money off of it years ago. That’s the argument I and a lot of others have. Something I feel needs to be done and hopefully someone steps forward and comes up with a system where you can own just about any retro game digitally. I’ll pay the money for them (at a reasonable price of course).
Anyway here’s a link to EmuParadise’s statement. It’s just sad if you ask me. How do you feel about ROM distribution? Do you think Nintendo is right for doing this? Did you ever go to EmuParadise? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time! Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! Remember that TOGETHER EVERYONE AHCIEVES MORE! Thanks for reading folks. Game on gamerz!