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This thread just blows my mind. Practically every console worth anything released in the past two decades has been region locked. LOL. Kids were modding their consoles to play JP games on The saturn, PS2, etc, etc.

I have no idea what's up with this article, but clearly someone needs a history lesson in consoles. This is nothing new, nor is it unique. Just unbelievable, really.
Edited by xoleras - 5/28/13 at 3:34pm
post #22 of 73
Aren't all consoles like that except for a few?

I mean, I could play my Omani copy of Red Dead Redemption in my UK PS3 but no DLC works with it.

Apart from that I thought most consoles had a region lock, like PAL, etc.
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Originally Posted by xoleras View Post

The idiocy in this thread just blows my mind. Practically every console in existence has been region locked for decades. LOL.

Just unbelievable, really.

Correction: Most digital devices have some sort of region lock on content.

Although, I never really understood why. Is it really beneficial in some way to block content beyond a certain boundary?
 
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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.

I find the XBOne about as appealing as a pile of used tissues at this point and I still agree, this isn't a reason to be angry...If it's anything like the Xbox 360, Aussies will still be able to get UK games and the like.
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Didn't "News" sites do this with Sim City too? Willing to anything for the click I see. Even something strange for a piece of change.

Indeed, which is why I think MS failed so hard...They need to ensure these reveals, etc are great or this happens.
    
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Another nail in the XBOX One coffin...
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I really hope that all this means is region coding similar to the bluray scheme, or even simpler, PAL vs NTSC. I was considering getting one of these eventually, but not if I can only play Australian releases. We pay about $20 more for each game down here, I can't remember the last time I bought a game from a local store.
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Some of these overreactions lachen.gif
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post #28 of 73
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Indeed, which is why I think MS failed so hard...They need to ensure these reveals, etc are great or this happens.

You cant polish a turd, even if your Microsoft.
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Some of these overreactions lachen.gif

I find lots of entertainment value in these console wars discussions. tongue.gif
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And that is false... Purchasing games for others would never work if that was true.

What? That makes absolutely no sense. Steam absolutely has region locks on content, it's well known fact. Please, learn to use google. I would chalk it up to a simple mistake but, reading your sig rig title tells you consistently are misinformed. lol

I have zero love for the xbox, but hating based on this is just dumb.
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