GBA4iOS, the massively prominent GameBoy Breakthrough emulator for iPhone and iPad, has been taken offline due to a DMCA request demanding that the organizing website be taken offline.

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Right now, the application is no more offered for download from the main website and there’s no word on whether it will ever before live once again.

This isn’t exactly surprising, provided the application’s capability to duplicate capability of Nintendo’s hardware. For emulation supporters, this kind of thing isn’t new, however it’s still a disappointment to view such a high quality application comply with an unfortunate destiny.

NDS4iOS, a Nintendo DS emulator with similar performance, remains offered at the time of this writing, though that could not be the situation for much longer.

Nintendo lately discussed its objective to explore launching its own applications for “clever gadgets,” so extracting the emulation crowd could be the initial step towards that end.

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