If you're a regular reader of these very pages, you may well be aware that Nintendo has been on something of a takedown streak just lately; yesterday we saw that Nintendo of America had enforced the removal of a fan-made Pokémon project, and countless stories of emulation sites seeing a similar fate have been doing the rounds, too.
One such site, going by the name of Good Old Downloads, refuses to back down to the pressure, however, instead taking the opportunity to outwardly mock Nintendo's practices and the sites that have backed down from distributing games illegally. The site shared this short video on Twitter, replacing Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime's original words to say “if it’s not emulated, why bother?”
As you can see, the video then shares various images of media outlets reporting on the recent surge of emulation site takedowns, before placing a new logo on Marvel's Thanos as he states "I'll do it myself". The logo represents a new venture for the site which aims to emulate retro games - likely including Nintendo titles in the process.
Illegally sharing Nintendo's property online is a risky business at the best of times - and rightly so - but outwardly mocking the company certainly takes things up a notch. We can't imagine Nintendo being best pleased about this, and wouldn't be surprised to see the site succumb to a similar fate if any legal actions do take place.
Is this going too far? Do you think the site would soon be taken down anyway? As ever, feel free to share your thoughts with us below.