In case you were wondering about import demos...

Ken Weeks
K. Weeks|06.29.06

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Ken Weeks
June 29th, 2006
In this article: demo, import, namco, ntsc-j, region, soccer
In case you were wondering about import demos...
In case you were wondering about import demos...

Overly optimistic reader Duscrom downloaded the demo for Namco's weird first-person soccer title, Love Football, to an American 360 via his Japanese XBL account. He dejectedly reports that, while Marketplace isn't blocked, "import" demos are indeed region encoded (Not very surprising, but you can't knock a fanboy for trying). It's a fact made more frustrating by the knowledge that piles of NTSC-J games are collecting dust on store shelves as I type, ignored by infamously picky Japanese gamers. Why not make these demos available to the rest of us, if only to create buzz and international goodwill? I'm sure there are plenty of appreciative, paying customers who would love to give, say, Bullet Witch a shot.
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