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It didn't take long for Microsoft to take notice of this little mix up and cut all ties. The NESBox emulator, built to play NES games on the Xbox One, has had its certification to be published revoked. Someone at Microsoft must have let the app slip through the cracks after it was revealed to pass certification over the weekend to a whole lot of confusion.

The emulator's official Twitter account claims that it must drop Xbox One support before being submitted again for publishing.

Developers must submit all game related software through the [email protected] program, something that NESBox did not do. Microsoft takes a stance that emulators are gaming related and therefore, not standard apps that can be published through normal means.

Good call. In the spirit of good will and friendly competition, allowing the ability to play a rival's games on your platform is walking on really thin ice. I'm glad Microsoft stepped in before this turned into a bigger fight.