Australia Considers Banning Region Locked Game Consoles

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User Info: badboy

badboy
3 years ago#1
http://aussie-gamer.com/news/australia-considers-banning-region-locked-game-consoles/

User Info: 21_21

21_21
3 years ago#2
Welp, there goes your Nintendo products. Thank god Xbox One changed their policy on time m i rite?
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User Info: MegaMettaur

MegaMettaur
3 years ago#3
Lol they might as well ban gaming out there anyway when games cost like $80 a pop.
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Forty_Aces
3 years ago#4
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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21_21
3 years ago#5
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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lambchips
3 years ago#6
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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OoSubaruoO
3 years ago#7
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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MegaMettaur
3 years ago#8
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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User Info: SMASHKING84

SMASHKING84
3 years ago#9
don't blame them they have to pay TWICE what we do for LESS games.
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ShadyBrad1984
3 years ago#10
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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