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News DSi games to be region locked

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    I'd still rather a Pandora anyhow.
     
  3. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Can't I have both?
     
  4. yuusou

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    Wouldn't you rather play ZSNES online against me on a Wifi connection?
     
  5. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    So they too are removing backwards compatability and region locking it. Great eh?
     
  6. CardJoe

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    You can do that on a DSi?! ;)
     
  7. Joeymac

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    Nintendo are really doing everything they can to increase piracy for the DSi.... maybe they just don't like money.
     
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    Haha yeah my first thought was, fine then, I'll just find a way to circumvent it. Might as well download a few games unavailable in my region while I'm at it... Again giant corporation, Stop Penalising Your Paying Customers, arg!
     
  9. mmorgue

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    Yep, I agree. The harder they try to lock these things the down, the more incentive they give people to hack it.

    For example, if Sony hadn't region locked the PS (or PS2 or PS3) for games, then I wouldn't've pirated the StreetFighter Zero series as I wanted a Japanese version, not the PAL/NTSC versions.

    I would have paid the full price and import costs to purchase a fully legal, authorised Sony game, albeit from Japan. I don't see how Sony would have lost out in that respect. But then, I guess as a dumb consumer, what do I know?
     
  10. yuusou

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    You can, but not all games. Also N64. And Megadrive. Something you can't do on the DSi is play ePSXe and play some Gran Turismo 2 anywhere.
     
  11. Narishma

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    The PS3 isn't region locked.
     
  12. Dreaming

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    Have to agree with the general consensus this is just going to make people download the games and flash them onto memory cards now it's going to be that much easier :/. I mean it's about push and pull factors when someone pirates a game and they're just giving the pirates and legitimate users another reason to not pay.
     
  13. benjamyn

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    Course they do, they make tonnes of it, much more profit than Microsoft or Sony (Games divisions only)
    And the DSi will almost definately get them oodles and oodles more cash.

    You should have said "maybe they just don't like their fans/consumers" :p
     
  14. Mentai

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    I think that was his point. By pissing off their fans/consumers they'll make LESS money than they could have. Of course it'll still turn a mega profit, but why settle for less than you could have?
     
  15. DXR_13KE

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    what Nintendo wants to say is:

    "PLEASE PIRATE MORE!!!"
     
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    I stand corrected. Ta!
     
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