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This should be news... but I can't start a topic in NEWS.  Is that intentional?

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A Massive Leak of Nintendo Source Code Is Causing Chaos in Video Gamers

The leak unearthed new revelations about classic games like 'Super Mario 64,' and caused a split amongst preservationists about what to do with likely stolen material.

The gigaleak. That’s the name retro enthusiast and amateur game developer Cosmo came up with when they realized the trove of secrets that had leaked out of Nintendo last week, which have dominated gaming’s attention ever since. Source code for games like F-Zero and Link to the Past. A full development history of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Prototypes for Super Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Island, which Nintendo called Super Mario Bros. 5: Yoshi’s Island at some point. A cache of emails from Argonaut Software, co-developers of Star Fox.

It’s a massive and historically unprecedented look at the creative process of a company that, like Apple, prides itself on secrecy. It was also most likely stolen, and thus represents an invasion of privacy that has fans and preservationists confused on how to view the material...

[Stolen?  STOLEN?  Oh, say it ain't so, hackers STEALING data!   {BD} ]

On Friday afternoon, an anonymous 4chan user posted a link to several files hosted on anonfiles, a service for people to share material without fear it’ll get linked back to them. Even in the rough and tumble world of 4chan, people were hesitant to see what they were...

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