Takedown Notice Wipes Game Boy Advance Emulator From GitHub
A popular browser-based Game Boy Advance emulator with nearly 100 working games was removed from GitHub this week. The takedown request was sent by the ESA, which acts on behalf of Nintendo and other game companies. The problem hasn’t been sorted out completely, however, as nostalgic games can easily find alternatives, even on GitHub.
Playing games using browser-based emulators is a niche pastime of some of the most dedicated gamers.
For Game Boy Advance fans there are a few websites that offer this option, albeit without permission from Nintendo.
While emulators that utilize all of their own code don’t break the law, they can face legal issues when packaged with pirated ROMs and distributed to the public. Nintendo is not happy with this activity and has cracked down on it on several occasions.
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