Xbox One digital downloads now region locked

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Sicklyboy, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Sicklyboy
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    This doesn't bode well for those who have purchased download codes from other countries or imported a system and used local downloads. As stated in the article, if you are purchasing a download code online via a website such as eBay, make sure that the code is for the same region as your Xbox Live account.

    I really wonder if Microsoft plans to reimburse everyone affected by this, or if some customers are going to be left high and dry.

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  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    I have been hearing some conflicted report on this. Some said their games and DLC still works, while others are saying it is locked.
     
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    Perhaps it's something that's currently only affecting certain profile regions for the moment, or something that's being rolled out progressively rather than all at once?
     
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Still, I hope this is just a big misunderstanding. Cause region locking on digital contents doesn't make sense to me.

    I understand why Valve region locked some Steam games; Unlike Xbox Live, Steam allows game trading/gifting.
     
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  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    i know mic and sony love to copy everything nintendo does but this just takes the cake. see what you've done now nintendo?!! :P
     
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    Usual boo region locking I guess,

    Granted I can only see this troubling a few but in "first they came" fashion I will have to oppose it.
     
  7. Arras

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    Wow, that sucks. I think where I live the Xbone was launched much later than the neighboring countries, so quite a few people imported one from Germany.
     
  8. FireEmblemGuy

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    Now watch as everyone ignores the recent Steam region-lockings as they race for their torches and pitchforks.
     
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    I did find it amusing during the early announcements when people were badmouthing (quite rightly in many regards) the Xbone for doing a lot of what Steam already does and then 5 minutes later were off praising Steam.
     
  10. lokomelo

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    I have two games downloaded from USA store (I'm in Brazil), I'll do some checks and later I tell you if it is true or not


    Edit: I still not tested on xbox one, I'll do it as soon as I can, but I tried the Xbox Marketplace on PC and I got "Already purchased" for games that I brought from Brazil (where "tiny" games are cheaper) and from USA (where retail games are cheaper).

    I guess this news is lie, or at least is not aplicable for all stores in Americas.
     
  11. Taleweaver

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    The thing is that nobody bought an imported steam box yet, so it's not a fair comparison...yet. :unsure:
     
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    Ok, end of testings :P

    Forza Motorsport 5 from USA store: OK
    Tom Raider from USA store: OK
    Max the Curse of Brotherhood from USA store: OK
    Halo Spartan Assalt from BR store: OK
    Dead Rising 3 from BR store: OK

    So it either this lock do not lock purchases between Brazil and USA
    OR It not started to my game tag yet
    OR It is another kind of error and the MS's support attendant misinformed some users telling about region locking
     
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  13. Breadwin

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    Microsoft and their crazy non consumer friendly policies ! You think they would of learnt from E3 backlash and their DRM crap

    So they are being outsold by the PS4
    Large number of games run at 720p and are upscaled
    Have cut the price of the system already in some countries and are giving away Titan fall for free
    And want to region lock digital downloads WTF ?
     
  14. WiiCube_2013

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    Oh Microsoft why'd you go screw it up this now?

    The Xbox 360 marketplace seems region free for the most part, except Apps and Videos they tend to work within their country's specific IP(s) only otherwise it's unusable sadly.
     
  15. FireGrey

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    So both Steam and Xbox have done this and users have reacted negatively.
    I believe this will be good for Playstation, since this gen they seem their main marketing campaign is What the gamers want
     
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    I say if Developers Put so much effort, talent, work, blood, sweat, tears and most of their Sanity into making all the Wonderful Games then EVERYONE worldwide should be able to Enjoy and support this Magnificent Industry.......Regions be Damned

    All I Wanna Do Is Play Games :mthr:
     
  18. jalaneme

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    Yet ps4 digital stays region free for now, another reason to hate microsoft imo.
     
  19. tbgtbg

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    Region locking shit after the fact? Damn that's cold.
     
  20. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    24 hours after the news came, it still is "region free" for me. I got any trouble yet to run games from USA store...

    I'm a bit affraid, but lets hope this is just one more fan-boy-made hoax