The free Switch emulator is open source Yuzu made headlines a few weeks ago When it was released on Android devices.
Now, in somewhat related news, the unofficial and leading Yuzu subreddit “r/NewYuzuPiracy” has been banned. according to computer gamesthe subreddit — which covers Switch game piracy “as well as simulations” — jumped from about 37,000 members on May 1 to more than 70,000 before it shut down earlier this week.
The subreddit was banned “due to a violation of Reddit’s content policy against creating or reusing a subreddit to form or serve the same purpose as the previously banned or quarantined subreddit”. It was originally created in May 2020 after ‘r/YuzuPiracy’ was banned in April 2020.
The new subreddit has reportedly “grown exponentially” in recent weeks following the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on Switch. It seems to have ended up becoming the “de facto home” for discussion about mods for the new Zelda as well as how to download and emulate the game.
Kotaku Uploaded images from the subreddit openly sharing Tears of the Kingdom game download links, with many pre-ban users mentioning how it was only a matter of time before the subreddit was terminated. There’s no sign of Nintendo being involved in this latest shutdown, but the Switch creator broke the news last month after the Dolphin Emulator store listing for Valve’s Steam service was indefinitely delayed.
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