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New 3DS models will be region-locked, (th)womp (th)womp

If "no region-lock" was on your list of desired features for Nintendo's new 3DS models, well ... we hope the addition of a C-stick, ZL and ZR buttons, built-in NFC and a better CPU will make up for that feature not making the cut. GameSpot has confirmed with Nintendo that the new 3DS and 3DS XL wil...

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Konami investigating Metal Gear Rising's region lock on Steam

Konami is looking into region-locking concerns related to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Steam. The news comes from a tweet recently issued by JP Kellams, a creative producer at Platinum Games. Kellams assured players that the "first thing I did in the office today was talk about the MGR region ...

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Report: Xbox One will be region-locked

The Xbox One will be region-locked, meaning all software must match the region of the console itself, Microsoft confirmed to Digital Trends. This means a US Xbox One won't be able to play games imported from Europe or Japan, for example. "Similar to the movie and music industry, games must meet ...

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate servers region-locked

When Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate comes out in March, you'll have no help online from the Japanese players who will have been practicing for months. The servers for online multiplayer in the Wii U action RPG are region locked, according to a GameReactor interview conducted with producer Ryozo Tsujimot...

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Streamlined Xbox Live region-switching now available

Swapping regions on Xbox Live should be smoother now that Microsoft has flipped the switch on its new migration account page. Spotted as a pilot program earlier this month, the account migration page is a streamlined process for Xbox Live users to swap accounts from one Xbox Live-serviced part of t...

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Xbox Live region-switching being streamlined this month

Microsoft is in the process of making account migration across regions a little less painful. Neowin reported early today the company is testing a pilot program that will allow users to transfer their gamertag, Achievements, Microsoft Points and time left on Live accounts with ease. Microsoft has c...

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Borderlands 2 region-locked in Russia, players speak out

Steam versions of Borderlands 2 are region-locked to Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ukraine, Lithuania and Estonia, meaning players with the RU version will be unable to play online with anyone outside of these areas. Many people in these regions pre-ordered Borderlands 2 without r...

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Persona 4 Arena will be region locked on PS3

The PlayStation 3 version of Persona 4 Arena carries with it an unusual distinction: The Arc System Works-developed fighter will be region locked, meaning that North and South American copies of the game won't function on Japanese PS3s, and vice-versa. "Yes, the PS3 version game will be region-lock...

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The Old Republic will not be region locked at launch

If you're a Star Wars buff who happens to be Australian, or an arctic explorer, or a space-pilgrim on your way to colonize Hyperion, know that BioWare has totally got your back. In order to ensure that gamers in exotic locations still have access to the highest number of droids possible, BioWare ...

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Nintendo comments on 3DS region locking

Nintendo has offered vague confirmation to VG247 of last week's report that 3DS hardware and software would include regional lockout programming. "Nintendo 3DS hardware is available in three versions: Japanese, American and European/Australian," clarified a company statement, which added that "ther...

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