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Completely Region Free Gaming

As a UK resident and follower of MajorNelson's blog, I constantly see listings for new games. The links for these games often don't work because I don't live in the US. Using links to the US store doesn't work because I can't add a payment method. Restricting games to specific regions hurts everyone. It hurts the consumer because we know we can't buy a game solely because of where we live, and it hurts the developers because they are losing out on sales. Removing all region restrictions and allowing all gamers to buy all games and DLC is something that needs to be done. It's the same with DVDs and Blu-Rays too. It's just another "here's something awesome you can't have because you don't live in the US".

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  • CleanlyRabbit55 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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  • CleanlyRabbit55 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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  • Banebhz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Come on Microsoft. I want to pay for the games. In Brazil many games are unavailable.

  • CharmedCello823 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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  • SwordofWhedon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @pawncracker Most major studios operate essentially as seperate companies in different regions and often don’t know what the other hand is doing. For some reason Disney UK has no issues releasing 3D discs and often sells identical discs for half the price, in a country where income and cost of living is half again more. There are lots more examples, but any Xbox specific efforts are likely mostly concentrated on by the US division, who wouldn’t have even thought to share the wealth.

  • isturbo1984 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's nice the Xbox is region free with its discs... but the industry is more or less all digital now. Having digital games being region specific means back to the stone age again (pardon the hyperbole). One step forward, two steps back.

  • flipmodeXXIII commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I feel ya. Being from the UK but living in Australia, I have the same thing. Especially annoying with Goat Simulator. The game was free with GWG a while back, but the DLC is region locked to US.

  • pawncrackers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Essentially, it's down to IP clearance. If the game fails clearance in specific countries, or deals cannot be made, then the easiest way through, is to publish where you can.

    I had the same disappointment with the Doctor Strange Cloak of Levitation avatar item - why Marvel/Disney kept it as a US exclusive item and couldn't make a deal for Europe/Rest of the World is beyond me..

    L

  • Shumayal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can actually fix the GwG problem. I live in UAE and it's the same problem. Even the kinect is redundant as I can't use the voice commands (Cortana). I was so excited and purchased the kinect but now I am disappointed that I wasted the money since voice commands don't work (my sole reason of getting it).

    About GwG, I solved the problem by buying the X360 games from marketplace using my xbox console whenever I can't from the computer. Even if it means calling home when I am away to a younger sibling and directing them through!!

  • TooskilledforU commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I wouldn't like this, some regions have bans on certain video games, and I fear that if they had regionless games, then they would just ban the games for ALL regions.

  • ZeroRisk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm in the same boat guys. Really annoying when they say there are 4 free games a month yet it's actually only w as xbox 360 on Xbox one fails to complete...
    But it's just annoying to be in a global online market with PC yet with Xbox you can't have what they have in other regions and you're willing to pay...

  • PhobosVortex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm suffering with this as well mate, and I live in Brazil, there are some games that are restricted here, I've made other more generic topic and already voted on yours, everyone should benefit from this, but I'm not seeing anything from microsoft to free this kind of things for us. I even voted for some of the games that entered on Retrocompatibility and I can't buy them at all.
    https://xbox.uservoice.com/forums/363186--new-ideas/suggestions/17413039-xbox-store-region-free-games

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