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Hating region locking since DSi

Male, Finland

Thu 24th October, 2013

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Kolzig commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nint...:

Excellent. This guy or gal should be given a reward or some medal. The software based region lock is one of the stupidest stone age decisions Nintendo did with DSi and every handheld after that. They basically crippled the portability of their international handheld device because of greed.

I hope this hack will thrive and do well in the future as all 3DS customers deserve a region free console that you can buy games for in every region. Shame that the same can't be achieved with the eShop, I really hate lazy developers like Nicalis who do publish great games, but don't care about Europe and release almost no games here. Still waiting for Ikachan for example, two years and counting...

What I hope is that Nintendo takes notice and finally makes a system update for 3DS and makes it region free since this hack has proved it is just a system based block. Wii U should be region free as well. I am currently in Japan and it really pains me to see games like Fatal Frame 5 and then realize it is not in western countries and most likely never will come just like it's predecessor...



Kolzig commented on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy States a ...:

This release is all nice and all that, but wtf euro price is the same as the dollar price? Is Capcom on drugs or something? 29.99 USD is 23.60 EUR. NOT 29.99 EUR.

I feel sorry for the UK gamers, that GBP price is 31.73 EUR so it's the most expensive of this ripoff of prices.

And since this is again just a eShop release instead of a physical cart release, all this price fixing makes even less sense.

Crapcom should make Miles Edgeworth duology come out since they denied the second game from the western gamers and never released it here.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

The new Gamecube controller pricing seems alright if what I saw being 20 pounds in UK is correct. Wait what? The adapter costs only 20 dollars in USA? That must mean the price is quite low in Europe also. Ohhh niiice. I thought the adapter will cost something crazy since I saw some pre order pages on some netshops and the price was insane, more like 50€ just for the adapter, but I guess that was before the official pricing was announced.

The Gamecube controller is still nearing perfection as a controller even though it's over 10 years old already. It may look horrible and strange compared to other controllers, but when you put that sweet controller in your hands, it just feels so natural where all the button placements are.



Kolzig commented on Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Exp...:

Regarding the Circle Pad Pro and the new Super 3DS... I really hope Circle Pad Pro supported games wouldbe supported by the new Super 3DS out of the box. Like for example Resident Evil: Revelations and Monster Hunter 3.

I suppose it would need a patch from Capcom and I don't believe a second that they would update their old games.



Kolzig commented on Azure Striker Gunvolt Targets An Australian Re...:

I hope along with this game also Mighty Gunvolt comes to Europe. Would be nice if Inafune's team would give also European Kickstarter supporters the code for Mighty Gunvolt like they did for the Americans.



Kolzig commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo ...:

Shame, MH3 on Wii U is amazing. Would've loved to have MH4 on Wii U as well.
But this isn't that surprising considering this is Capcom we are talking about, their business decisions often don't make any sense, for example the whole Resident Evil Revelations 2 mess.



Kolzig commented on Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Nu...:

How is it now with the costume packs, do all those three come later for sale? I suppose the master quest DLC has already one of those costume packs in it?

How about the Club Nintendo exclusive Ganondorf costume set? Is that coming as a paid DLC also?



Kolzig commented on Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Nu...:

It was really dumb to have the limited edition in very short numbers for this. The limited editions for Mario Kart 8 and Zelda WW HD were in much more huge quantities since I see those gathering dust in my small hometown's brick&mortar shops shelves even now.

This was the first one that actually has something useful in the limited edition. The scarf can be used daily, but MK8 had an ugly blue shell statue and Zelda WW also had just a statue.

I would've bought the limited edition, but in Finland also one shop only sold it and apparently in VERY limited quantities.



Kolzig commented on Miiverse Update Moves Search Boxes and Improve...:

I don't read it for the user posts since there is a lot of weird spam like content and childish posts.

But the verified user posts are awesome and it's great to be in direct contact with some developers who are active in Miiverse. I really respect those developers who keep posting and having good discussions with people. For example Renegade Kid's pr person had some really nice replies. Also Brian Provinciano seems active there, shame he is not making a Wii U version of Retro City Rampage.

Nintendo needs to do still a lot of work, 3DS and Wii U friends list needs to be unified so it's the same in both, there needs to be possibility for private messages on both platforms, either in friends list or through Miiverse. If Miiverse then the PM should be in the web version as well. They need to work on this whole communication network on being more user friendly.



Kolzig commented on Atlus Just Can't Stop Offering Discounts, With...:

Hah, what a surprise that the discounts are only for North America. This is like the sixth or seventh discount sale for Atlus in USA and in the meanwhile in Europe we have had pretty much nothing and still don't even have SMT4 released here.

Also, Code of Princess was twice more expensive when they did a so called sale here a few weeks ago.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (Europe):

I suppose the FIFA on 3DS will again be that lazy crap "legacy edition" where they just update rosters, but it's otherwise exactly the same game as the past 3-4 games.

Kind of weird to see EA price it at 35€ since the Wii U version of FIFA 13 is still prices at 60€ in the European eShop.

Really a lot of stuff have strangely high prices still in the eShop, too many publishers that just don't care to permanently drop the prices to increase sales.



Kolzig commented on Stealth Inc 2 Sneaking Onto the Wii U eShop on...:

I have the first game bought through Steam on PC and have played the original free PC Stealth Bastard as well. Still kind of hoping they would release or bundle the first game also to Wii U. New customers to the tranchise will be puzzled why the second part is going to be on Wii U, but not the first one.

Still awesome to see a hugely talented studio like Curve Studios making exclusive games for Wii U, you definitely get the feeling that these guys especially know how to make special gamepad using mechanics.



Kolzig commented on Game Schedule Outlined for Nintendo Treehouse ...:

I hope they talk more about Super Smash Bros for Wii U, everything is already known about the 3DS version, but what we need now is new info on the main console version.

Also, still such a shame not to see Fatal Frame 5 not yet on that list. NoE and NoA better be working on that translation for that huge game already. It's bigger in my list than any of the games in that graphic.



Kolzig commented on Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hy...:

@97alexk Awesome, they confirmed the Nintendo 3DS Winter 2014 Bonus Game Promotion now for Finland as well!

Still waiting for confirmation about the Smash Bros CD and the Ganondorf as there is no mention about that in the official Bergsala Nintendo Finland pages. But if Sweden told you that it must be going live also in Finland.

This is nice, it's almost like we had a real Club Nintendo, but with some workarounds. :-)



Kolzig commented on Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hy...:

This is great, but sucks for example if I want to buy somehow from abroad the Hyrule Warriors Limited edition, or even the regular edition, they will not accept it for the pre-order costume pack offer.

Their rule say that the game must be bought from that country that you live in. For example in Finland the limited edition is already gone and was anyway sold in only one webshop.

Also what I don't like about at all is that Club Nintendo countries get the Ganondorf pre-order costume pack, but us who live in 3rd world countries like Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. We don't get the Ganondorf pack.

Or is there a chance that us Nordic gamers could for example make a UK account and then somehow register it beforehand so we can get the Ganondorf costume pack. I heard some did the UK trick with the Mario Kart 8 offer and received the downloadable free game code immediately, instead of waiting to August like Bergsala's special offer was.

All in all, it really sucks to live in a 1st world country that Nintendo treats like a 3rd world country.

If only Bergsala would actually step up and get games and consoles to appear in shops. I see someone above complaining about 0 presence in Norwegian shops, it's the same in Finland, it's almost like Nintendo doesn't even exist. The shelf space is minimal and there are practically no advertisements anywhere. Also there is a huge lack of demo units, there should be demo units in every possible shop so that kids and adults could see what an awesome piece of hardware Wii U is.

But enough with the complaining, anyways I am happy that Bergsala is at least trying to step up and work something up with Nintendo, we used to get nothing while other countries got everything. Now we at least get something. Bergsala is doing ok job with the digital pre-order gifts of Nintendo,



Kolzig commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

Hahaha, this way beyond too hilarious. Six month delay just to add a map and off tv play.

Hahaha, Yves Guillemot is really funny.

Especially if he tries to sell this higher than 19.99 price tag on the release date. Also, all DLC should be included in the main package to make up for the delay that they in the end did for no good reason.

Where are the gameplay videos for the Wii U version? Why was this only announced because something happened to leak in Mexico?



Kolzig commented on This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the Ga...:

Gaaaahhhh, we definitely need this one in Europe and North America.
Now more than ever. Please please Nintendo surprise all of us and release FF4 HD and FF5 in the western countries.

Day one perch.
I would even buy the Japanese version, if there was no archaic region lock existing on Wii U (and 3DS). So no possibility to import, would not make any sense.



Kolzig commented on Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date o...:

Hahaha, now that would funny. If all this delaying and postponing and "making sure that it's as great version as can be" is just in the end to have only map usage with the gamepad touchscreen, that really can't be all that they have done special for the Wii U version if it's taken this long? :-)

Still don't believe that this game will be released on Wii U. That day will not come. Yves Guillemot will make sure of it.



Kolzig commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

Typical Warner decision, I'm very sure this wasn't up to TT Games to decide as they have good relations with Nintendo.

This same crap was pulled with Arkham Origins by Warner.

Edit: Also, unbelievably stupid to have launch day DLC. Why is it not on the disc normally already in the main game?



Kolzig commented on Stealth Inc 2:

Has been announced by the developer that the North American release date is 24th October. Hopefully the European release date happens at the same time or at least very close to the date.



Kolzig commented on Review: The Fall (Wii U eShop):

The developers said that they are currently working on a patch for the game and also on the EU release. I will myself look into getting this game when the EU release becomes reality.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (Europe):

Wow, now that's a high price for Teslagrad when it has been already in several PC sales for less than 5€ in the past year.

We are getting a Wii U demo? Cool, now that's a sight for sore eyes. The eShop certainly could use a lot more demos.



Kolzig commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

Quite sad to hear that Nintendo still hasn't learned from their mistakes... :-(

Here's hoping that the inevitable software update comes still someday that makes the 3DS and the Super 3DS region free. It most definitely is a software block and not a hardware block. Also would not hurt to make Wii U a modern console by making it also region free. It really pains me to not be able to play games like Yakuza 1&2 HD.

It is just so strange that Nintendo is so often the first to make all the big good changes regarding the controllers and all that, but then they are still a stone age company when coming to stuff like open world and no borders and artificial region locks. They really ruined the handhelds with DSi's region lock. Was the eShop the only reason they made the region lock? The account system has always been quite poorly made by Nintendo engineers so maybe they just didn't have the brains to make a proper account system and had to resort to include a region lock at the same time so only one region eshop could be accessed and cartridges from the same region.

The most stupidest part of region lock is that not all same games get released in USA an Europe. NoA and NoE have some absurd ways of not releasing games so that one region gets something the other one doesn't. Wii U isn't even that necessary to be region free, but the handhelds are. It's just insane that if I were to go to USA or Canada for a trip and saw some new game there and wanted to buy it, but it would not work on my 3DS. It used to be awesome with DS and DS Lite when you could do that. The same goes for if an North American gamer goes on holiday to the old continent in Europe and sees for example in England some awesome new game and wants to buy it. Nah nah, Big old Nintendo don't want to you to buy their games freely. They don't like to earn money. So go home and wait for the game to be released there, IF it ever will be released.



Kolzig commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV's European Release Pushe...:

@FragRed There you are correct. The old Sega was horrible in Europe neglecting all the other countries where they did not have an official presence like Nordic countries. Actually quite a lot similar how Nintendo is doing now, terrible job. Brio toy company used to be the supplier in Finland bringing Sega consoles to Finland.

I am hoping that with Sammy Sega the situation is different.



Kolzig commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV's European Release Pushe...:

Atlus is such a pathetic company. It's not like SMT4 is the first game that they try to pull this bs with. They have in the past already showed that they do not care about the European market at all.

I really hope that the Sammy-Sega buying Atlus will change things. Sega will hopefully start to fix Atlus issues in Europe so that Europeans get the future game releases same time as North America.

It's really unbelievable that they don't even care to release the game on a cartridge and in a box to the brick & mortar shops and still even just as a digital copy it still takes 15 months to get it to Europe after the American release?

The low price doesn't help, they have completely destroyed their credibility and also the sales of SMT4 in Europe with this circus. Most of the interested gamers and fans have already stopped caring and will instead go for other games that come out during October.

Of course it could be blamed that the region lock is to fault here and I bet Atlus hopes that people will instead blame the 3DS region lock. I mean the region lock was dead idea already when it was born with DSi. But this is just incredibly pathetic for a company to mess up the release of their own game.

This is like watching Nicalis not release games (Ikachan etc.) in Europe, except in a bigger scale since Atlus games are tons more famous than what Nicalis has put out.



Kolzig commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

I am excited about almost everything about the Super 3DS. Will be great to get to see it live in October when I'm going to Japan.

New screens, the Super Famicom buttons, better 3D, better battery, C stick, ZR and ZL buttons, microsd support etc all that is really awesome.

The things that suck about this new one are actually quite major ones still.

1) The name is horrible, it should be Super 3DS as a homage to the Super Famicom like they did with the buttons. I hope Nintendo wakes up and changes the name at least in Western countries.

2) Also when speaking about the buttons as I like the LL/XL versions better because of the bigger screens, I would have liked to have the same awesome full coloured Super Famicom buttons in the LL/XL version also and not just the colour of the button letters.

3) They need to make 3DS region free and rebuilt the account system still so that it's not tied to the hardware. I hope the Super 3DS helps them in achieving this.

Also I hope this new Super version of 3DS means that the better processor and memory leads to 3DS having soon GBA, DS, N64 and even Gamecube games.

Does anyone know if the microSD support means that it supports also SDXC cards and not just SDHC cards?



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal Mor...:

Too late for us Europeans since for some odd reason we are not getting our own Direct.

Oh well, have to watch it later on Friday morning from NoA Youtube account.

Really excited about this game, maybe the biggest game release of this year on all platforms, especially now that Affordable Space Adventures has been postponed to Q1/2015.



Kolzig commented on Affordable Space Adventures:

Always buying Nifflas games and will buy this one also.

This reminds me so much about the great cave flying games of the 90's like Wings and Wings 2.