Microsofts Edge extensions store is believed to have actually been hosting “prohibited copies” of traditional video games like Mario Kart 64, Super Mario Bros. and different other titles like Sonic the Hedgehog, Pac-Man and Tetris. Even the Microsoft-owned IP Minecraft was unofficially offered.
According to The Verge, the designers behind these listings were not Microsoft, Nintendo, or “any other” associated celebrations. The pages were taken down right away, some user evaluates for these game uploads supposedly date back to last October – indicating these listings have essentially gone unnoticed till now.
Including to this, the official “Microsoft Edge Dev” Twitter account apparently went to the degree of promoting these “vintage” games. Heres an image, that was obviously taken before the tweet was deleted, contacting all Mario Kart enthusiasts:
” IMPORTANT: This emulator is not affiliated with nor endorsed by Nintendo. All graphics, video games, and other multimedia are copyrighted to their particular owners and authors. This game is for ALL Mario fans!”
One bold person by the name of @olynative on Twitter gambled with the Mario Kart 64 extension and said it downloaded a ROM of the video game.
A few of the listings that are now no longer readily available apparently clarified that they had no affiliation with the game companies who made the titles. Undoubtedly, this still doesnt cut it.
As soon as again, action has now been taken and most of these game listings have actually been gotten rid of. We doubt Nintendos ninjas would have been too satisfied had they stumble upon them. Crisis prevented.