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Old 10-28-2004, 03:14 AM   #1
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PSP Region Free?

http://www.lik-sang.com/news.php?artc=3506
Update: Sony has now also confirmed that the PSP will be Region Free for games. You can play games worldwide from any region! This is some brilliant news for import gamers worldwide!

I wish I could get coroborating evidence on this, but if it is true, not only is it good news for importers, but it could do away with that whole archaic CD region coding of console games (which I hope it does).

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Old 10-28-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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http://www.cdfreaks.com/news2.php?ID=9455

Im not sure, but I believe it is region free... Or I hope it is ;)
because instead of a cd, its a cassete type like an MD or GBA game.

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Old 10-28-2004, 10:38 AM   #3
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No, it's not. It's just a CD in a dock.
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:39 AM   #4
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Taking a page from Nintendo. Smart move, but expected.

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Old 10-28-2004, 12:09 PM   #5
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That's good can happily import them RPG's now.
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:44 PM   #6
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Oh yeah its a cd in a dock my bad :0

The only thing NOT region free are movies that will be released in UMDs
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:51 PM   #7
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That's good can happily import them RPG's now.
If you can read Kanji that is.
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:52 PM   #8
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I'm glad I'm half Japanese, half white. I can read Japanese almost as perfect as english. So I'll be playing both american and japanese games (mostly japansese because i like the language better ;) )
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Old 10-28-2004, 06:05 PM   #9
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is it more poetic than english? i've heard its very rigid
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Old 10-28-2004, 07:37 PM   #10
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I think the hardest thing about reading Japanese in RPGs is that they tend to use archaic Japanese or a strange dialect, so even if you have been studying Japanese for 10+ years (like myself), its still a bit difficult to understand 100% of what's being said, even though you get the gist of it.
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Region locking is evil.
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I think the hardest thing about reading Japanese in RPGs is that they tend to use archaic Japanese or a strange dialect, so even if you have been studying Japanese for 10+ years (like myself), its still a bit difficult to understand 100% of what's being said, even though you get the gist of it.

Definitely, I'm playing Tales of Phantasia right now, and I understand some of it, even the jokes actually. But Japanese rpg's are pretty hard to understand, good thing Custom Robo has Hiragana subtitles for the Kanji.
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