Nokia Busted Promoting Nintendo Emulators In Advertisement

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Hey, Nokia: just because your own experiment with handheld gaming went pear-shaped doesn't mean you can go advertising other people's games on your phones.

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Nintendo are currently investigating a commercial for Nokia's N900 smartphone, which reportedly showed the phone happily playing a bunch of retro emulated games for the NES, SNES Game Boy and Spectrum, among others. The clear insinuation being that any ROMs involved in playing these games would, in 99% of cases, be illegally downloaded.

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We'd point you towards the video, but it's since been pulled.

Nintendo Investigating Possible Copyright Infringement By Nokia [Edge]
Nokia demonstrates retro emulator [Pocket Gamer]

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nventure
nate venture

Oh, poor move Nokia. You just don't quite understand the whole video game thing, do you?

If a company is going to allow emulation/ROM playing on their phone, even if it's blatantly open to it, you NEVER EVER admit it to ANYONE. Not even on your deathbed Nokia. You take that to the grave!