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Old 2011-01-11, 19:34   Link #321
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Ugh...! Region lock... That sucks so bad...
Guess I'll have to import a 3DS... Tch...


I saw the presentation for Nintendogs+Cats online, but wow, Iwata in person...


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If not , then , check PSP2.
Even if you talk about something that doesn't exist...
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Old 2011-01-11, 20:14   Link #322
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Old 2011-01-11, 21:11   Link #323
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Besides, what do you have against a bit of exercise?
I don't mind if it's an alternate method, but being forced to do things other than play games to play a game... that's just ridiculous.
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Old 2011-01-11, 22:25   Link #324
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I don't mind if it's an alternate method, but being forced to do things other than play games to play a game... that's just ridiculous.
The way I see it working would be for convenience, like a way to unlock certain things you would otherwise have to unlock through some intricate way in-game.
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Old 2011-01-12, 01:20   Link #325
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I don't mind if it's an alternate method, but being forced to do things other than play games to play a game... that's just ridiculous.
You mean you don't like being rewarded for using a device as it is intended to function (i.e. a portable being, you know, portable)? Anyways, like I said, for something that's supposedly going to be in all games, it's doubtful that it's going to be the only way to unlock things.

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Old 2011-01-12, 11:12   Link #326
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You mean you don't like being rewarded for using a device as it is intended to function (i.e. a portable being, you know, portable)?
I don't know about you, but I don't carry my DS everywhere I go for no apparent reason. I only take it when I'm going to have time to use it, which usually means it's going to be in a bag or backpack, not my pocket. That usually negates 90% of the "pedometer" function that would actually count towards these achievement things.
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Old 2011-01-12, 13:51   Link #327
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Female-parent-fornicating region lock....

Oh well, at least all the good games are Japanese anyways, so only need one 3DS.
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Old 2011-01-12, 13:58   Link #328
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So now we have the first region-locked handheld? *sigh* And I had such high hopes about region locking when the PS3 became region free.
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Old 2011-01-12, 14:24   Link #329
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So now we have the first region-locked handheld? *sigh* And I had such high hopes about region locking when the PS3 became region free.
Second, people seem to be ignoring the fact that the DSi/Xl was also region locked.
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Old 2011-01-12, 14:27   Link #330
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How so? My DSI bought in Australia plays Drabonall Z: Supersonic Warriors perfectly fine in spite of the game being Japanes and bought in Taiawan!!
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Old 2011-01-12, 14:34   Link #331
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How so? My DSI bought in Australia plays Drabonall Z: Supersonic Warriors perfectly fine in spite of the game being Japanes and bought in Taiawan!!
It seems some games have gone through, but for example, a Japanese Pokemon Black/White game can only be played on a Japanese DSi. I suppose it's fair to say that it wasn't widespread, so it wasn't that much of a problem until now.
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Old 2011-01-12, 14:35   Link #332
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How so? My DSI bought in Australia plays Drabonall Z: Supersonic Warriors perfectly fine in spite of the game being Japanes and bought in Taiawan!!
game that been released before dsi is not region locked like Drabonall Z: Supersonic Warriors
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Old 2011-01-12, 15:36   Link #333
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It seems some games have gone through, but for example, a Japanese Pokemon Black/White game can only be played on a Japanese DSi. I suppose it's fair to say that it wasn't widespread, so it wasn't that much of a problem until now.
Black/White, while region locked on the DSi itself, could be played on any regular DS/Lite, though. I'm pretty sure the same goes for any other DSi games, too. So it wasn't really a big deal except for people who only owned a DSi.
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Old 2011-01-12, 15:52   Link #334
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So now we have the first region-locked handheld? *sigh* And I had such high hopes about region locking when the PS3 became region free.
Just want to point out, despite ps3 and psp are region free, sony did managed to impose an export/import ban to european nations. So what is the point of being region free, if you make it illegal to import software, openly, in the first place? In this matter both japanese companies are screwed up, trying to please publishers/regional license holders and not to appear as the bad boys in front of consumers. Same with MS, leaving region locking up to the publishers.

DSi enhanced software are region lock on DSi systems, not on DS. DSi (only) software is region locked, but those game can only be played with DSi machines anyway, examples are game that make use of the camera, or requires the extra processing power that the DSi has to offer.
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Old 2011-01-12, 18:00   Link #335
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So what are everyone's thoughts on the Game Coins pedometer?
I don't like it. It'll mean almost all games will have some extras to unlock this way, similar to how every Xbox 360 game needs to distribute 100 gamerscore in achievements. I foresee ridiculous extras, requirements, or even gameplay mechanics arising with this system.
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Region Locked
Region Lock = no Etrian Odyssey
no Etrian Odyssey = no 3DS (in the foreseeable future)

Where's the outrage taking place so we can convince Nintendo to change their mind?
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Old 2011-01-13, 16:14   Link #336
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Gotta be honest region locking isn't really a BFD to me, I only imported a tales of game and SRW for the ds anyway.
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Old 2011-01-13, 19:38   Link #337
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I'd have to see what the game libraries are before deciding if it were a big deal to me. I have about a 60/40 ratio of English/Japanese games for my DS, so it's hard to say. Granted I only have like 12 DS games, but still.

Jump Ultimate Stars 3D, please?
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Old 2011-01-13, 19:41   Link #338
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Jump Ultimate Stars 3D, please?
I second that -.-
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Old 2011-01-13, 19:50   Link #339
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I second that -.-
Actually I'm hoping it doesn't come out anymore. Stupid region lock look what you've done to me.
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Old 2011-01-14, 01:02   Link #340
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As much as I defended 3DS in the past, I couldn't excuse region-locking. Granted, Nintendo INVENTED the concept, so you can't blame them for doing what they have been doing for years. But it is disheartening that I can not import American translated games for 3DS.

Sometimes I wonder if the Japanese even knows we Australians exist.
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