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This week on Ask Joystiq, we look at downloading foreign content to a foreign system, streaming content to an Xbox 360, and identifying one --or possibly two? -- obscure Argentinian NES games.If you have any burning questions, unsolved gaming mysteries, or just a desire for musings from our knowledg...

April 4th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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This one has been in the works for a while, but it looks like you can finally pick up your very own region-free enabler for the Wii for $19.99. Wii FreeLoader allows you to play any GameCube or Wii game from any region on your Wii. You just stick the FreeLoader disc into the console, let it spin up...

February 28th 2008 at 2:50pm 0 Comments
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We're not quite ready to believe these things function as advertised just yet, but it seems that multi-region Blu-ray players are beginning to pop up on a few overseas websites. We're seeing a region hacked Samsung BD-P1400 and Sony BDP-S300 / BDP-S500, each of which are reportedly modified to play...

December 31st 2007 at 12:23am 0 Comments
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We're not quite ready to believe these things function as advertised just yet, but it seems that multi-region Blu-ray players are beginning to pop up on a few overseas websites. We're seeing a region hacked Samsung BD-P1400 and Sony BDP-S300 / BDP-S500, each of which are reportedly modified to play...

December 31st 2007 at 12:23am 0 Comments
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Why lay down a fat stack of cash for a new Wii on eBay when you can get one that is like new ... if, by "like new," you mean "has been modded and messed with and some dude played Fergie songs and Naruto on it." At the moment, iliksprite's modded, region-free Wii is a whopping penny, but with a brig...

December 6th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Play-Asia's got Call of Duty 3 for $48 (includes shipping -- from Hong Kong). That retailer down the street? Oh, well, they've got it for $59.99. We think the choice is clear. Don't you?[Note: Call of Duty 3 is region-free.][Via 1UP]

November 7th 2006 at 7:25pm 0 Comments
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Remember when Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan told Wired News that first-party Wii games would be free of regional shackles? Well, it turns out that she never received the internal memo stating the exact opposite: The Wii will not be region-free. Not even a little. Some confusion arose after David "there's...

September 15th 2006 at 8:25pm 0 Comments
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After getting promised the beauties of region-free content by our American Nintendo PR peeps, our hopes have been shattered by Nintendo UK who has now gone on record denying the claims. They put it rather bluntly, stating: "We are region-locked," and that Nintendo America made a mistake by claimi...

September 15th 2006 at 5:12pm 0 Comments
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As much as we would have loved to devote the entire day to Wii-related goings-on, we also had some other important business to attend to; and besides, there are several blogs out there that are much better at covering gaming minutiae than ourselves. Still, amongst all the hustle and bustle of produ...

September 14th 2006 at 8:17pm 0 Comments
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After tactfully cornering Nintendo's VP of Marketing at their NYC event, Joel Johnson from Wired News was able to extract a rather valuable tidbit of information that will likely please gamers all across the world. Perrin Kaplan casually confirmed that all first-party Wii games will be free of draco...

September 14th 2006 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Like Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfigher, the NTSC/J versions of Far Cry: Predator and Blazing Angels are compatible with US and Canadian consoles. You can order them for $39.90 each (plus shipping) at Play-Asia.com and laugh at your friends who paid $60 at Wal-Mart. Then you can ask yourself why everyt...

April 1st 2006 at 1:00am 0 Comments