Gameboy Advanced Emulator GBA4iOS Has Been Taken Down by Nintendo

Riley Testut, Developer of the extremely popular Gameboy Advanced emulator GBA4iOS has recently announced on Twitter that Nintendo has sent a DMCA Notice for the popular Gameboy Advanced Emulation iOS application to be shut down.

Well it’s official, @NintendoAmerica has sent a DMCA Notice requesting http://t.co/2egsx0sRNS to be shut down.

— Riley Testut (@rileytestut) May 13, 2014

The issue doesn’t seem to be the emulator, but the fact that the in-app browser links directly to a ROM website. The solution would be to link the in-app browser to a search engine like Google, and let user find the Rom files themselves, which isn’t hard.

This shutdown will not effect anyone who already has the Gameboy Advanced emulator installed on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, but will affect people who do not already own the app and want to download it.

The app was just about to reach it’s 10 million download mark, and the 18 year old Dallas-based high school developer seems to be determined to get the app back up and running. We’ll be sure to keep you guys posted for more news about the return of GBA4iOS, and any problems the app may face in the future.

A lot of people seem to think it may be a sign that Nintendo is trying to remove all other competitors as they may porting some old Gameboy classics to the iOS platform, but only time can tell what the future holds for Nintendo’s relationship with iOS.

[Source Twitter, Riley Testut, CoolRom]

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