Programmer Uses NSA Tool to Liberate Legendary Super Nintendo Emulator From EA

Half a decade ago, when I wrote about the tale of NESticle, the groundbreaking Nintendo Entertainment System emulator that helped break open the retro gaming scene for the internet era, I had to dig through a lot of corners to pull together some old threads from forgotten forums and chat logs of obscure Internet Relay Chat channels where scene drama often felt like a life-and-death endeavor for people who wanted to understand the inner-workings of their childhood cartridges.

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