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360 region coding

That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guyRegistered User regular
edited October 2008 in Games and Technology
I bought a copy of DOA 4 online and they sent me the PAL version. With this work on a US 360? I am not able to test it yet as my 360 comes tomorrow.

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    ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I think some 360 games are region free and some are not, depending on what game it is.

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    LemmyLemmy Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yeah, it will work.

    Here is a list of region free games from a while ago, with DOA4 on it.

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    KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I generally use Play-Asia for compatibility guides. They have a easy tick system that'll tell you if it will work.

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    InzignaInzigna Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Kelor wrote: »
    I generally use Play-Asia for compatibility guides. They have a easy tick system that'll tell you if it will work.
    With, generally, a lot of question marks.

    That said, fuck region coding, it should be thrown out of the window.

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    KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm disappointed that Nintendo went ahead without it after they were the first to bring it up originally. Hopefully we'll see it gone for good with the next generation of consoles.

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    InzignaInzigna Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Is region coding software-based or hardware-based?

    I mean, can't Microsoft just release an update to make the 360 region-free? Since it already supports selected region-free games.

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    LemmyLemmy Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Kelor wrote: »
    I generally use Play-Asia for compatibility guides. They have a easy tick system that'll tell you if it will work.

    They're pretty good usually, but since they don't carry PAL games, they're not ideal.

    Unfortunately, there is nothing better than them. It usually comes down to typing '[game name] region free' into Google.

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    poshnialloposhniallo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    This is a good resource for importing 360 games.

    http://forum.xbox-sky.com/xbox360_regional_compatibility_guide/

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    halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Kelor wrote: »
    I'm disappointed that Nintendo went ahead without it after they were the first to bring it up originally. Hopefully we'll see it gone for good with the next generation of consoles.

    You will never see region coding go away. If a company can sell the same product for 25%-40% more in another country, they will lock out the ability for the consumer to get the product cheaper overseas.

    It's price fixing.

    It's also of note that Parallel Importing is technically illegal in the U.S. (That means it's illegal to import a product that is being sold in the U.S. already). Enforcement is spotty, but you can have packages rejected in customs for that reason.

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    poshnialloposhniallo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    What constitutes a different product?

    A foreign language version has different packaging, may contain different languages, and may be encoded different (PAL/NTSC).

    Is it another one of those "words mean whatever the people with the most lawyers want them to mean" situations?

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
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    psyck0psyck0 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    halkun wrote: »
    Kelor wrote: »
    I'm disappointed that Nintendo went ahead without it after they were the first to bring it up originally. Hopefully we'll see it gone for good with the next generation of consoles.

    You will never see region coding go away. If a company can sell the same product for 25%-40% more in another country, they will lock out the ability for the consumer to get the product cheaper overseas.

    It's price fixing.

    It's also of note that Parallel Importing is technically illegal in the U.S. (That means it's illegal to import a product that is being sold in the U.S. already). Enforcement is spotty, but you can have packages rejected in customs for that reason.

    Isn't price fixing also illegal, though?

    Fuckers.

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    Mr RayMr Ray Sarcasm sphereRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    psyck0 wrote: »
    halkun wrote: »
    Kelor wrote: »
    I'm disappointed that Nintendo went ahead without it after they were the first to bring it up originally. Hopefully we'll see it gone for good with the next generation of consoles.

    You will never see region coding go away. If a company can sell the same product for 25%-40% more in another country, they will lock out the ability for the consumer to get the product cheaper overseas.

    It's price fixing.

    It's also of note that Parallel Importing is technically illegal in the U.S. (That means it's illegal to import a product that is being sold in the U.S. already). Enforcement is spotty, but you can have packages rejected in customs for that reason.

    Isn't price fixing also illegal, though?

    Fuckers.

    Yes, but what poshniallo said. More lawyers.

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