The Iso Zone joins the list of romsites removing their warez downloads links

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Aug 15, 2018.


    28,019

    208
    Front-page
    bqUAjK0.
    Another long-running romsite, The Iso Zone, has joined Emuparadise and LoveROMS in the warez graveyard. Iso Zone has existed for years as a major warez site for larger game files, usually isos, hence the name. As of August 15, they are no longer offering download links to anything illegal. No explanation was given, other than a message saying "We are no longer offering download links. Thanks to everyone who helped make this site, and thus the world, a better place. We have some fresh ideas of where to go next. We also want to hear yours!"

    9S4yLRm.
    Shortly after this change, another site name cropped up, offering itself as a replacement for Iso Zone. As this new site, which seems to have been established fairly recently, offers warez, naming it is against the rules. A message on the board states that they plan to re-host everything from Iso Zone, with the help from users of other, now defunct romsites.

    UPDATE: A statement was made.

     
    Discussion (208 replies)
  1. fixingmytoys

    fixingmytoys GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    4
    Jan 4, 2018
    Australia
    Well I knew this would happen which Is why I just did a big raid there on everything I wanted
     
  2. LittleFlame

    LittleFlame I was way off, you guys suck

    Member
    8
    Jan 30, 2015
    Netherlands
    The Death Road to Canada
    One after another eh
     
  3. Sinon

    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

    Member
    8
    Sep 15, 2015
    Costa Rica
    Noooooooo!

    ripperoni

    Why is this happening?
     
    Wolfy, Raylight and daxtsu like this.
  4. Memoir

    Memoir Just a Memory

    Member
    19
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    Somewhere, over there!
    Should probably lead with "links have moved" ..

    Oh, well. People will read what they want to I guess.
     
    Last edited by Memoir, Aug 15, 2018
  5. snails1221

    snails1221 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    6
    GBAtemp Patron
    snails1221 is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Sep 10, 2015
    United States
    Anonville
    These sites are dropping like flies
     
  6. Chary
    OP

    Chary Never sleeps.

    pip Senior Editor
    38
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    Provided for your listening pleasure:



    I wonder if this is part of Nintendo's crusade, or just them being careful and not having the old site get taken out.
     
    Gamer4647, Ritsuki, RedoLane and 8 others like this.
  7. bananapi761

    bananapi761 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    5
    Jan 8, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Norn Iron
    Not seeing a sign of this stopping, the remaining well-known ROM sites will be gone soon enough. I was an active member there myself, mostly spent time on the forums but their downloads were always a convenience.
     
  8. TheMrIron2

    TheMrIron2 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Aug 5, 2017
    Ireland
    It's frustrating. Do Nintendo think this will improve their public image or something, or do they think that piracy of 30 year old games will improve their financial situation? I understand their concern, but it's despicable that they're destroying gaming archives without any intention of preserving them through more legitimate means, like a Virtual Console.
     
    Gamer4647, Subtle Demise, VMM and 7 others like this.
  9. Sinon

    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

    Member
    8
    Sep 15, 2015
    Costa Rica
    Next you are gonna tell me that "Mania" site will also be removing all warez
     
    Shiro_Senpai likes this.
  10. Chary
    OP

    Chary Never sleeps.

    pip Senior Editor
    38
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    They've been entirely removed FROM the site, though. I see no issue with that title. That's the thing. They may be slowly shifting over to this new site (which is mentioned as existing), but not everything is there, either, and their idea is to painstakingly reupload everything to MEGA. With the much inferior UI, as well. Iso Zone is dead, replacement or not.
     
  11. XDel

    XDel Author of Alien Breed: Projekt Odamex

    Member
    7
    Jul 25, 2012
    United States
    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    Damn, I should have called it so everyone would revere me as a great prophet.
    OK, I predict a certain French Planet site is next.
     
  12. Memoir

    Memoir Just a Memory

    Member
    19
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    Somewhere, over there!
    Right, but all people are seeing is that one source is dead. With no reference (on their end) to the fact that another has taken its place.

    I hope they don't use MEGA. I'll stick with P2P I guess.

    Also, I never mentioned the title.
     
    Last edited by Memoir, Aug 15, 2018
    Shiro_Senpai likes this.
  13. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    23
    GBAtemp Patron
    the_randomizer is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    Overly-litigious jackass companies.
     
  14. TheMrIron2

    TheMrIron2 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Aug 5, 2017
    Ireland
    Company*. It's just Nintendo. I have never seen Atari, Sega or Sony take any action about the piracy of games that are decades old. Nintendo's old-world approach to everything is really starting to show and people don't like it.
     
  15. Sinon

    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

    Member
    8
    Sep 15, 2015
    Costa Rica
    They do care about newer games, like Sonic Mania and God Of War, but they don´t take down years old games
     
    Last edited by Sinon, Aug 15, 2018
    GensokyoIceFairy likes this.
  16. TheMrIron2

    TheMrIron2 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Aug 5, 2017
    Ireland
    That's not what I said though. I said that Nintendo are hellbent on taking down games that they don't even sell commercially anymore, of course companies will get sensitive about games that are currently on the market; but I haven't seen any other company aggressively take down pirated copies of games on systems that are 2 generations old or more.
     
  17. Sinon

    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

    Member
    8
    Sep 15, 2015
    Costa Rica
    yeah, only Nintendo does that
     
    Last edited by Sinon, Aug 15, 2018
    Bungee_Cord and TheMrIron2 like this.
  18. NFates

    NFates Wants to understand™

    Member
    5
    Mar 13, 2016
    Dominican Republic
    Probably home.
    I'm just hoping this is all to make good Virtual Console deals and rewards for the Switch and beyond... But first I need a Switch

    In a perfect world, all games would be documented and anyone could access older games freely, easily and at any time. Nintendo doesn't want us to live in a perfect world. Why can't we have our libraries?

    </rant>
     
    TheMrIron2 likes this.
  19. x65943

    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.

    Moderator
    14
    GBAtemp Patron
    x65943 is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jun 23, 2014
    United States
    Midwest
    I think it's the legal team all the way. I don't think any of the higher ups at Nintendo know much about this.
     
    Subtle Demise and Snugglevixen like this.
Loading...