Australia Considers Banning Region Locked Game Consoles

#1badboyPosted 7/28/2013 11:54:58 PM
http://aussie-gamer.com/news/australia-considers-banning-region-locked-game-consoles/
#221_21Posted 7/28/2013 11:57:25 PM
Welp, there goes your Nintendo products. Thank god Xbox One changed their policy on time m i rite?
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#3MegaMettaurPosted 7/29/2013 12:01:08 AM
Lol they might as well ban gaming out there anyway when games cost like $80 a pop.
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#4Forty_AcesPosted 7/29/2013 12:02:42 AM
Maybe it's just me and I'll sound silly as hell when I say that, while Australia looks like a pretty nice place, I couldn't see myself living there with how terribad the video game market really is.
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#521_21Posted 7/29/2013 12:04:44 AM
Forty_Aces posted...
Maybe it's just me and I'll sound silly as hell when I say that, while Australia looks like a pretty nice place, I couldn't see myself living there with how terribad the video game market really is.


That's YOUR reason why you wouldn't wanna live down there? My reason is simply because anything and everything down there can kill ya!
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#6lambchipsPosted 7/29/2013 12:05:55 AM
as much as i hate region locking I dont think the bill will pass...
if they block region locked game consoles, they would have done it with dvd and bluray players already

if it does somehow pass there will be a drawback... my guess is that importing games will be regulated
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#7OoSubaruoOPosted 7/29/2013 12:11:45 AM
21_21 posted...
Forty_Aces posted...
Maybe it's just me and I'll sound silly as hell when I say that, while Australia looks like a pretty nice place, I couldn't see myself living there with how terribad the video game market really is.


That's YOUR reason why you wouldn't wanna live down there? My reason is simply because anything and everything down there can kill ya!


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#8MegaMettaurPosted 7/29/2013 12:14:17 AM
lambchips posted...
as much as i hate region locking I dont think the bill will pass...
if they block region locked game consoles, they would have done it with dvd and bluray players already

if it does somehow pass there will be a drawback... my guess is that importing games will be regulated


Not like it's a big deal anyway. Australian gamers import anyway because it's the cheaper alternative (for some stupid reason)
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#9SMASHKING84Posted 7/29/2013 12:21:11 AM
don't blame them they have to pay TWICE what we do for LESS games.
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#10ShadyBrad1984Posted 7/29/2013 12:38:12 AM
This is in response to an inquiry that was set up by the Australian Government into why We pay more here in Australia then UK/US. Specifically why we pay more for downloaded content.

Apple, Microsoft, amazon were all asked to explain and the inquiry found their reasons to be a load of crap.

This is why Region-locking may be banned here as its the only reason we pay more according to the government inquiry.
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