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Old April 17 2011, 01:46 PM   #1
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Are 360 games Region Blocked?

Is it possible to buy games from the US when you're from old Europe?
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Old April 17 2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Re: Are 360 games Region Blocked?

I think you would need a us 360, I think it's region locked
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Old April 17 2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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Re: Are 360 games Region Blocked?

The X-Box 360 is interesting because not all games are region-coded, I guess it's up to the game manufacturer. While there are region-free games I would guess the majority are not.

Here's a starting point, I don't know how complete or accurate it is:
http://wiki.xboxic.com/Region-free_Xbox_360_Games
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Old April 17 2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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Re: Are 360 games Region Blocked?

My friend used to play games on the 360 that he ordered from Play Asia over here in the UK so I guess not or not for every region anyway.
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Old April 17 2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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Re: Are 360 games Region Blocked?

It is indeed up to the publisher. For example, when Sony acquired the multiplatform international publishing rights to Ghostbusters: The Video Game (giving it distribution control in all territories but North America), it was announced that the Xbox 360 version of the game was not region-locked, allowing users in foreign territories to import it and play it six months ahead of the official release date.
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Old April 18 2011, 01:23 AM   #6
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Re: Are 360 games Region Blocked?

Jax wrote: View Post
My friend used to play games on the 360 that he ordered from Play Asia over here in the UK so I guess not or not for every region anyway.
Same here, Play Asia is a good website to find out what 360 games a region free or not, i remember getting GOW at launch from Play Asia and it cost about £22 delivered, bloody brilliant...got quite a lot of games from there through 2007/8.

Only thing is you cant trade them in to the shop as they wont scan, if you want to get rid of them its eBay.
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Old April 18 2011, 04:43 PM   #7
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Re: Are 360 games Region Blocked?

I asked that question because I'd like to play Halo ODST and Reach with the original voices. Even though I set my console with English as its primary language, the voices within the game (dialogs) are still in French. And that sucks. Immensely.
My sister being currently in the States, I wanted to know if I could ask her to bring over these games, only if I could play them...
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Old April 18 2011, 09:49 PM   #8
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Re: Are 360 games Region Blocked?

Well i quick look at Play asia shows that Halo OSDT is region free as is Halo reach...so if she gets you the US versions they will work with the US voices.

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-14-71-ej-49-en-41-H.html
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Old April 22 2011, 12:18 PM   #9
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Re: Are 360 games Region Blocked?

Awesome, dude! Thanks!
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