Sorry, I am kinda noob to hacking theories, correct me if I am wrong. I had read a news stating that the 3DS machine actually doesn't region locking the game, it is the game (software) that does the region locking, which means in another word, the game publisher can make the game region free if they want to (by not adding the region code into the game cartridge), but apparently no a single game publisher do so, at least at this moment. Well, let's say if this is true (only game does the region lock, machine don't), since some roms have been dumped, why don't we just make a comparison on the codes for the same game but at different region, i.e. Mario 3D land N.A. and Mario 3D land EU. I believe most of the data should be similar, but there might just a slight different, and that must be the region locking code. So by remove that code, or change to N.A. code, can it be made into N.A. region game? If the above theories is feasible, then we might be able to apply the same thing to Japanese 3DS game, and making it also region free. Well, it is just some thoughts that suddenly crossed my mind after I read the article, may be it is wrong from the start, but I would be glad if this can be true. Nintendo region locking policy is sucks!