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    Are Xbox 360 region locked?

    Well, antoher trip to the states..

    Is there any worth getting an Xbox360 there?

    If they're region locked on games and DVD then its bugger all..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    i think some games are region coded

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    some?
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Quote Originally Posted by sawyen View Post
    some?
    The 360 has the facility to region lock games. It's down to the publisher whether they choose to make use of this feature.

    Cheers,
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    Yeah so you'd really be screwed in some cases unless you don't mind importing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fat jez View Post
    The 360 has the facility to region lock games. It's down to the publisher whether they choose to make use of this feature.

    Cheers,
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    typically, games with licensed content are region locked (e.g. anything with real songs in it).

    try http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-14-71-fc-49-en.html for region-free games (usually western games which have no hope of selling in bulk in east asia and don't warrant their own production run)

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    perhaps some examples of region locked games?

    I'd like to know stuff I'd be missing out too..

    USD399 seems pretty decent for a premium console..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Viva Pinata - Region free
    Guitar Hero - Region locked (I think)

    Why not get a HD-DVD drive & Elite HDD ? The elite drive is like £70 over there, then you could just buy a core 360 over here
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    Viva Pinata and Guitar Hero are both region free.

    Mostly it depends on the game developers as previously stated, for example all Activision games AFAIK are region free and all EA games are region locked.

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    hmn... lets see if I could make this thread into a poll
    Me want Ultrabook


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    great.. now this'll make things a little more transparent..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Developers/publishers making 360 games have the choice to region lock their games or not. But thats not different to the original xbox, apparently some of the later games like Fable were region free.

    As said above, Play Asia usually says if a game can be played on your regions 360. Some new games haven't been tested so its unknown if they work or not.


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