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Did Nintendo download a ROM and sell it back to us?

Fascinating video from Chris Bratt at Eurogamer, laying out the evidence that Nintendo might’ve used an online ROM for the Wii Virtual Console version of Super Mario Bros.

I appreciated Bratt’s broader point: Copyright holders are often worse than fans at preserving their IP (I know for me personally, I don’t even have archival episodes of some of my old podcasts, thus proving his point). Companies should respect this and act accordingly