Microsoft’s Edge extensions store hosted illicit copies of Sonic and Mario Kart 64



An image from the Mario Kart 64 listing on the Edge extensions store.

Microsoft’s Edge extensions store was hosting likely illegal copies of a number of iconic games, including Mario Kart 64, Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Pac-Man, Tetris, Cut The Rope, and even Microsoft’s own smash hit Minecraft. The developers listed on the titles weren’t Microsoft, Nintendo, or any other recognizable game developer, meaning that they almost certainly aren’t official copies of the games.

In the hours since we published this story, all but one game we found has been removed. We had also seen another Sonic game, another Mario game, a couple of Pac-Man games, and a variety of copies of 2048, Flappy Bird, Fruit Ninja, Temple Run, but they aren’t available anymore. All that remains is what appears to be a copy of…

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