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Retro game preservation in limbo after Nintendo files lawsuit

moncler outlet trebaseleghe By law, Nintendo is well within their rights to defend their property when someone else is distributing it without permission. What the lawsuit doesn touch on, however, according to those who run these sites, is the value that they have when it comes to the preservation of older video games. moncler outlet trebaseleghe

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piumini moncler uomo Video game companies have begun to copy that formula, though it a slow process. Playstation has begun to make older games available through their Playstation Now streaming service, and Nintendo will soon be implementing their Nintendo Switch Online, which will open up a library of retro games to stream to the Switch console. piumini moncler uomo

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