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Cordova, TN; March 8, in the year of our Lord 2015 -- Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is acknowledging the reality that Nintendo loves emulation. Do you think I have gone crazy by saying that? Do you think I have lost my ever loving mind? Do you think I am off my rocker? Gone cuckoo? Gone wacko? A few fries short of a Happy Meal? Insane? Bonzo? Or any other description of losing ones mental faculties. Before you completely write me off, and write off this column I want you to think about something. No not all the other times I have been right. No not all of the propaganda out on the Internet. I want you to think about Virtual Console. What is Virtual Console?

Virtual Console on the Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U is an emulator. What do emulators play? ROMs which are older versions of video games. So Nintendo is emulating on their own systems. At the same time they are out there attacking the competition. Emulator websites, and ROM sites give away the games for free. They do not provide Nintendo any royalty payment for the old games. Nintendo loves emulation. They want a monopoly on it. They want to get paid for it. They want to deny anyone free access to older games. Nintendo wants you to pay for it on each new system.

What if you have already purchased an older video game? Why should you be required to pay for your own property a second time? Nintendo has never addressed this issue over the many times Family Friendly Gaming has brought it up. Greed is the only reason I can see. Nintendo could license ROMs and emulators on other sites. They have refused to do so. In fact they have gone out of their way to try and put them out of business. Why? Because Nintendo sees all of the video games they published as their property. They think they own it after you have paid for it.

I for one am sick and tired of hearing how much Nintendo hates emulation. They are doing it themselves. They want an emulation monopoly. They want to get rid of their competition. Yet competition is a good thing. In fact many new and cool innovations have come into existence thanks to competition. Nintendo has been historically slow to catch up to innovations within the industry. Then there is their perception problem. They are seen a selfish and greedy. Nintendo needs to address these issues as well as come clean on their true motives around emulation. They love it as long as they are getting money from it.

God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming


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