Are 360 games Region Blocked?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Roshi, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Roshi

    Roshi Admiral Admiral

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    Is it possible to buy games from the US when you're from old Europe?
     
  2. clint g

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    I think you would need a us 360, I think it's region locked
     
  3. Mr. Adventure

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    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
     
  4. Jax

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    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.
     
  5. Timby

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    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.
     
  6. Haggis and tatties

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    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.
     
  7. Roshi

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    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...
     
  8. Haggis and tatties

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  9. Roshi

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    Awesome, dude! Thanks!