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    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!"

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    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.

     
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  3. fixingmytoys

    fixingmytoys GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Well I knew this would happen which Is why I just did a big raid there on everything I wanted
     
  4. LittleFlame

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    One after another eh
     
  5. Sinon

    Sinon You can call me either Mike or Autumn
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    Noooooooo!

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    Why is this happening?
     
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  6. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    Should probably lead with "links have moved" ..

    Oh, well. People will read what they want to I guess.
     
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  7. snails1221

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    These sites are dropping like flies
     
  8. Chary

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    I wonder if this is part of Nintendo's crusade, or just them being careful and not having the old site get taken out.
     
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    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.
     
  10. TheMrIron2

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    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.
     
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  11. Sinon

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    Next you are gonna tell me that "Mania" site will also be removing all warez
     
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    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.
     
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    XDel Author of Alien Breed: Projekt Odamex
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    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.
     
  14. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    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.
     
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  15. the_randomizer

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    Overly-litigious jackass companies.
     
  16. TheMrIron2

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    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.
     
  17. Sinon

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    They do care about newer games, like Sonic Mania and God Of War, but they don´t take down years old games
     
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  18. TheMrIron2

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    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.
     
  19. Sinon

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    yeah, only Nintendo does that
     
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  20. NFates

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    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?

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    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.
     
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