EmuParadise Removes All Its ROMs and ISOs

Doris Richards
August 10, 2018

EmuParadise is throwing in the towel after Nintendo forced the shut down of two separate ROM providing websites, LoveROMs.com and LoveRETRO.co.

"I started EmuParadise 18 years ago because I never got to play many of these incredible retro games while growing up in India and I wanted other people to be able to experience them", he added. Fans of the community that the website has created need not worry, as it seems that according to the post from the site founder, no lawsuits have been brought against the company. The company did so by suing the Arizona man that allegedly owns them, claiming video game piracy.

EmuParadise ROM downloads are no longer available on the site, which was a move made by the staff to avoid legal ramifications. The statement also promises something of "a new beginning" for the site after its 18 year running time, but at the moment it sounds as though the site's next phase is still in development.

The announcement says the "situation with regards to emulation sites has been changing recently", and administrators don't want to put the site's contributors at risk by continuing to host potentially-illegal content. "I can not in good conscience risk the futures of our team members who have contributed to the site through the years", continues the post. They state that while "we've always complied with takedown requests", it's not possible to provide ROMs "in a way that makes everyone happy and keeps us out of trouble".


I started EmuParadise 18 years ago because I never got to play many of these wonderful retro games while growing up in India and I wanted other people to be able to experience them.

"When I started EmuParadise things could have gone either way", the owner added. But you won't be able to get your games from here for now.

The site will continue to live on by doing "cool stuff around retro games", but it's not clear what that means - perhaps it will turn into a general retro gaming discussion platform, a marketplace, or something else entirely.

"We have already made several plans of what is going to happen next", they continued.

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