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[gamespot] Xbox One will be region locked - Report

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The Xbox One will require game software to match the console's hardware region to play, according to a report by Digital Trends.

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to the publication that region-specific encoding will be put in place to comply with legal requirements for selling the hardware across various global markets.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/xbox-one-will-be-region-locked-report-6408917
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Most if not all consoles already have some sort of region locking. (Aside from NTSC and PAL versions)
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Microsoft includes a similar feature on the Xbox 360, but allows game developers and publishers to determine whether they will opt to lock out players who import games from other countries. Nintendo’s Wii U software is also tied to the country of console purchase. Sony is yet to make an announcement regarding region locking on the PlayStation 4.

Sensationalist headline.
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Most if not all consoles already have some sort of region locking.

 

PS3 doesn't, as per the article.

 

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While the PlayStation 3 natively allows users to play discs from other countries, the PlayStation 3 version of Atlus-published fighter Persona 4 Arena recently became the first game on the platform to enforce region locking.

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I wont be buying the crapBOX One and this renforces my decision.re
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I don't think I've heard a positive thing about the xbox one since it was announced lol, GG Microsoft.
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I wont be buying the crapBOX One and this renforces my decision.re

Nearly every single console in the world has employed this tactic for years.

Quit being such a drama queen.
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post

Nearly every single console in the world has employed this tactic for years.

Quit being such a drama queen.

Keyword "Nearly". I will go with the what has less control.
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Keyword "Nearly". I will go with the what has less control.

I guess you don't own many games on Steam on your gaming PC either? Most games on Steam are region locked. rolleyes.gif

What an absolutely pointless article, next they'll be telling us that the Xbox only works with games specifically programmed for the Xbox. No way, where's my freedom of choice!? Won't be buying an Xbox if I can't play my Wii U games on it.
Edited by IcedEarth - 5/28/13 at 2:42pm
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Nearly every single console in the world has employed this tactic for years.

Quit being such a drama queen.

Pretty much this. I don't know why anyone expected anything different, confused.gif
    
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post #10 of 73
Hate engenders hate.

Even though this is pretty much a non-issue on the basis that pretty much every game console, and a lot of DD and streaming services, use region locking the fact that the XBox One has been negatively reported so far means that people will now go out of their way to find fault with it.

And write click-baiting articles on its "failings" - real or perceived.
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