Nintendo Move To Nobble Sites That Kept Their Brand Alive During ‘Dark Days’
Despite pocketing billions Japanese gaming Company Nintendo has moved to nobble the people who kept their brand alive by giving gamers acces to old retro console games.
Their action has forced 18 year old, EmuParadise a ‘Classic Nintendo’ gaming site to voluntarily shut down following legal action by Nintendo against two similar online portals.
In its legal action, Nintendo is seeking $180,000 for each Nintendo game offered and up to $2m for each trademark infringement.
EmuParadise said it could not risk “potentially disastrous consequences”.
It said it intended to remain online but would be taking the site in a new direction.
“We run EmuParadise for the love of retro games and for you to be able to revisit those good times. Unfortunately, it’s not possible right now to do so in a way that makes everyone happy and keeps us out of trouble,” wrote founder MasJ.
The two websites named in Nintendo’s legal action, filed in Arizona, were LoveRetro and LoveRoms, and were both registered to the same company, Mathias Designs.
Both sites are now closed but offered games originally designed for a number of classic consoles including those by Sega, Sony, and Atari.