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Topic: Why region lock at all?

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SCAR392

21. Posted:

Whatever the reason... It exists.

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OptometristLime

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kkslider5552000 wrote:

I'm actually interested if the 90% piracy thing for World of Goo is that relevant. That statistic was only a month into the game's release, and most of that game's success wasn't from its first month on PC. I'm sure there are much better examples than a random indie game.

It's open for debate certainly, but it's one example to start some conversation. Feel free to provide a more relevant / counter example.

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willobee

23. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

Whatever the reason... It exists.

Topic OVER!

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Region locking will surely be going away once everything goes digital and cloud and what have you. Until then it exists to keep international markets a bit more stable.

'Course that means to access games not digitally available in your region, you may need to fiddle with some settings. On the 3DS it is at least as simple as changing your location in the eshop. I think. Maybe.

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WaLzgi

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willobee wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

Whatever the reason... It exists.

Topic OVER!

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Region locking will surely be going away once everything goes digital and cloud and what have you. Until then it exists to keep international markets a bit more stable.

'Course that means to access games not digitally available in your region, you may need to fiddle with some settings. On the 3DS it is at least as simple as changing your location in the eshop. I think. Maybe.

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willobee

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Isn't it? Dang. I know the Wii shop was that simple, though I think it would delete any games you bought in one region if you swap to another.

I have no idea what I'm talking about, let's be honest.

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xBASSxMONSTAx

26. Posted:

Region lock sucks. I'm glad when this region lock crap gets scrapped with the new generation of consoles.

We should all be free to play all games especially those from Japan that never get published over here.

I was really upset when project zero 4 for the wii was only Japanese. That game was tremendously scarier than the 1st three of the series,

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WaLzgi

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xBASSxMONSTAx wrote:

Region lock sucks. I'm glad when this region lock crap gets scrapped with the new generation of consoles.

We should all be free to play all games especially those from Japan that never get published over here.

Then companies like XSeed will have no purpose :O

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willobee

28. Posted:

I can't imagine the number of people who would import Japanese games into an English speaking country is much. XSeed would still be able to translate so the games have a broader appeal. Region locking disappearing would be best for PAL and NTSC regions, I think. I feel bad for all the games PAL gamers never get to play. And the one or two NTSC gamers don't get... Disaster Day of Crisis I'm looking at you!

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Bankai

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LordLzGlad wrote:

xBASSxMONSTAx wrote:

Region lock sucks. I'm glad when this region lock crap gets scrapped with the new generation of consoles.

We should all be free to play all games especially those from Japan that never get published over here.

Then companies like XSeed will have no purpose :O

XSeed localise games for the PS3 and Vita.

The PS3 and Vita are not region locked.

There will always be a role for localisation and marketing companies and those that know the market better than some corporation sitting in a head office halfway around the world.

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CM30

30. Posted:

Personally, I've always wondered why no one's petitioned for region locking to be banned by law. Or at least tried to pass a law against it like in some countries.

Maybe if enough countries passed laws companies would have no choice but to give it up or lose all business.

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rayword45

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thelastlemming wrote:

You're acting like it's a black/white issue, in reality hackers in general are not Robin Hood characters with noble purpose.

Circumventing always-online DRM is something I could sympathize with, but I don't put region locking in the same category.

I'm not treating it like it's black/white, I apologize if it came off that way.

However, it's very truthful that most hackers are not interested in piracy. Again, using the PS3 as an example. A lot more people came on it's case when said custom OS abilities were removed. There are people interested in piracy as a main cause, but those people make up a fraction (and those who do the majority of the hacking understand why those who make games deserve to get paid).

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OptometristLime

32. Posted:

@rayword45 we ended up commenting along the same lines. :)

Going back to your earlier point, fostering good will in the consumer is the best way to inhibit piracy. Simple as that!

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Miyamoto on his desire to focus more on the (hard)core Nintendo fan.

[The casual] attitude is, ‘okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.’ [...] and to me it’s kind of a pathetic thing.

You are what you eat from your head to your feet.