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The Australian GTA IV not the full deal? Neither is the NZ version? Why not just import it then?

Looks like Rockstar thought of that. According to an email many readers have received from Rockstar in the States, the game is "region locked for [its] specific territories". Which consoles this includes and whether it applies to the multiplayer we're not sure.

The email goes on to reinforce Rockstar Oz's earlier statement regarding the changes to our version of the game being minor. Kotaku AU's attempts to get an answer from Rockstar Oz regarding the region locking have been met with failure, but this looks official to me.

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The source contains a copy of the E-Mail the bloke received, supposedly from Rockstar.

I dont see how region locking the game would affect the game actually working, since PS3 machines are all region free coded...but i wonder if that will affect multi-player?

That would suck big time if it does.
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Yeah, PS3 is region free. Maybe this applies to XBOX.

One more reason to get a PS3.
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yeh well many people with an xbox are playing the full unlocked game right now, (australians included) while ps3 owners sit in the corner.
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yeh well many people with an xbox are playing the full unlocked game right now, in Australia too while ps3 owners are twiddling their thumbs.
With modded consoles and pirated versions of the game, so not really a reason to get an Xbox.
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With modded consoles and pirated versions of the game, so not really a reason to get an Xbox.
But even if you modified a ps3, you still wouldn't have the game and be playing it right now.
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But even if you modified a ps3, you still wouldn't have the game and be playing it right now.
Now that I actually looked into it, the game wasn't really leaked. So the whole point is moot.

http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=68768
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Now that I actually looked into it, the game wasn't really leaked. So the whole point is moot.

http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=68768

Check the date, that article was posted 2 years ago.

I think you will find it wrong, as I said many people with an xbox are enjoying the game right now while ps3 users aren't.

No need for a flame war though, just correcting the first comment by dedaim.
post #8 of 28
So all of a sudden this has turned into a console fanboy war?

Luckily I have both consoles... I just sit back and enjoy games for both consoles while watching fanboys of each console rip each other a new one.
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way to ruin the thread guys.

dam console fanboy nerds. go away, this is a PC overclocking forum... with a large variety of console news ... but take your immature lil wars elsewhere, go to some ****ty site like Gamespot or something.

or troll around in the specific console forum if you're gonna argue over which system is better.
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Austrailians will find a way by this.
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