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Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC region-locked, disc size to blame

Those hoping to import a boxed retail copy of Eidos’ highly anticipated augmentation salvation will have to think twice. A certain Australian VG247 news editor might be particularly upset by this news. [Update] A message on the Eidos forum suggests the PC boxed retail copy will no longer be region-locked in the UK and Europe. […]

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  • Nintendo confirms 3DS region-lock

    In a statement just given to VG247, Nintendo has confirmed that 3DS hardware will come in three region-locked varieties, following rumours that the handheld would be geo-specific.

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  • Sega - Statement on Bayonetta region-locking expected near Jap launch

    Sega Europe’s just no-commented a report that Bayonetta’s going to be a region-locked Japanese release. The firm just told us on the phone that a statement is likely to be release on the matter near the game’s Japanese launch on October 29. Translated, this probably means it is going to be locked out on both […]

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  • Nintendo: DSi was region-coded thanks to international age ratings

    DSi has been region-coded to protect the innocent, Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton’s told The Times. “There are many different age requirements with games around the world,” said Yarnton when asked why Nintendo had blocked games from other regions. “I’ve been involved with the Industry Body, and we’ve just had the Byron review, so it’s […]

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  • DSi software is region-locked, Nintendo confirms

    CVG’s just published a Nintendo statement apparently confirming that DSi software will be region-locked. “DSi software (software that is only compatible with DSi) is region-locked, eg: European DSi software can only be played on European DSi consoles,” said a rep. “Nintendo DS software however is region free so you can play any DS software on […]

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  • Public Home spaces to be region-locked

    Lordy. According to this PS3F story, Home’s public spaces are to be region-locked. From the piece: If you want to meet up with your pals from abroad, then you’ll be able to invite them into your apartment, but warping into the game space to bowl or play chess is not possible. This is allegedly to […]

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  • New PS Store won't be region-locked

    SCEA has confirmed that the new PlayStation Store, launching later this month, won’t be region-locked. A rep told Gaming-Age, that “no changes to the store will be made as part of this revamp relating to region locking”. Still waiting on an official release date and other details about how the new Store and its related […]

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