UPDATE: Okay, now I'm home.
So here's Kotaku's story that's catching all sorts of heat online.
The backlash was so bad, they released an update on it on the bottom of the story:
Update: 10/10/2021: 2:20 p.m. :An earlier version of this story was understood by many readers to be a direct suggestion to illegally download this just-released game. We regret this interpretation. Kotaku believes emulation is a vital part of the world of gaming, not least when it comes to game preservation, while not directly encouraging anyone to break the law and download games they have not purchased. We believe our readers are intelligent adults capable of making such choices for themselves, independently of us.
Regardless, I'm not anti-emulation and not going into the messed up legality of this, Kotaku screwed up. Surprised Nintendo hasn't blacklisted them given their reputation (especially since Kotaku seems to be DARING them to strike, as seen below)
Remember, a thinly veiled backpedal still means Kotaku gets to keep all the controversy clicks.— 👽 Metroid dRED Mage 👽 (@theWellRedMage) October 10, 2021
Left: earlier today. Right: current. pic.twitter.com/JAmB9hR9pA