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Well the recent scene release of GTA4 was a region free PAL version so looks like it was in the end region free. Although games can be ripped they cannot remove the region copy protection, and apparently the PAL version is open to all PAL territories.
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with the PS3, i dont think it matters anyway.

no matter what region the disc may be coded, the PS3 machine itself is coded region free. i dont see how they could lock it down even if they wanted to? i thought playback based on region coding was determined by the machine.

i think they must of been talking about Xbox360 version.
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with the PS3, i dont think it matters anyway.

no matter what region the disc may be coded, the PS3 machine itself is coded region free. i dont see how they could lock it down even if they wanted to? i thought playback based on region coding was determined by the machine.

i think they must of been talking about Xbox360 version.
the 360 isn't always region locked. There are a few games for it that are international. But seeing as how the AU is getting a different version, it seems it would make sense to lock it. As for the PS3, Sony is gonna see this as a console mover, so I'm pretty sure Sony is gonna want to sell it in the AU and they probably release an update just for the AU market that only limits them to the AU version of the game.

Sounds like a lot of work right? But money is the motivating factor. MAke the game region locked and censored so you can have a few sales? Or make the game region free get a lot of sales but get sued or fined? But Sony is still in the red while making a profit, so when it comes to the Law, sony doesn't want to deal with. But they most likely will say it's the DEVS fault for not making a restricted version of it and not Sony's
    
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This isn't a big deal...
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This isn't a big deal...
Except for Aussies who are getting bad edited versions of the game....
    
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Wait a minute, did someone say that people are already playing this game??
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Wait a minute, did someone say that people are already playing this game??
"Illegally" yes. Just wait a few more days.
    
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Im just wondering if it is region coded to divert certain people to certain servers...an australian person playing on a us server may have a lot of lag in the game "depending on isp" but even with a great connection you will still have a bit of lag. i hope this is to help keep gameplay smooth and lag free and not some ploy to edit gameplay for certain regions/ or segregate ps3 players from 360 players.
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Im just wondering if it is region coded to divert certain people to certain servers...an australian person playing on a us server may have a lot of lag in the game "depending on isp" but even with a great connection you will still have a bit of lag. i hope this is to help keep gameplay smooth and lag free and not some ploy to edit gameplay for certain regions/ or segregate ps3 players from 360 players.
The ps3 and 360 are p2p based not server based. The only servers used are one for your stats and records. Oh and matching people up. It lags especially when your in NJ and your play a guy in gears of war who is hosting from Jamaica.
    
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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.
Wait, how did you correct me? I said that the PS3 wasn't region protected.

You haven't disproved that.
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