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Wario64
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(12-25-2012, 10:31 PM)
Risking an "old news" reaction since I saw this hours ago, but I haven't seen a thread yet

http://rocketnews24.com/2012/12/25/279608/

http://www.destructoid.com/uh-what-w...d-241255.phtml

V_Ben
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(12-25-2012, 10:32 PM)
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be right back, laughing forever.
kobashi100
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(12-25-2012, 10:32 PM)

Originally Posted by Wario64

Risking an "old news" reaction since I saw this hours ago, but I haven't seen a thread yet

http://rocketnews24.com/2012/12/25/279608/

http://www.destructoid.com/uh-what-w...d-241255.phtml

Nintendo dont play when it comes to region locks!!
Kyoufu
(12-25-2012, 10:32 PM)
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I just snorted from laughter.
Thunder Monkey
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(12-25-2012, 10:32 PM)
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Riiiiight...
EmmanuelMunoz
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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oh my...

Edit: I'm thinking it probably has to do with some sort of wireless transfer protocols more than anything. But I have no Idea.
JazzmanZ
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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the AC adaptor and HDMI cables are region locked
RoboPlato
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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I'm honestly confused as to how they even implemented this.
DUFFMCWALIN
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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LOL. I was thinking about buying a Wii U tomorrow, but I think I'm gonna save my money. What a messed up launch its been.
Dead Prince
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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lol.
ColdBlooder
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Different rules and laws for transfering images wirelessly propably.

And... Why is that an issue now?
Zombie James
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Region locking controllers... :/
ekim
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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What does it say?
Gintoki
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Hardware region locks? this is a new level
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Well I I have no use for a Jpn or EU controller anyways
Jomjom
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(12-25-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Quick someone try the HDMI and power cables.
dc89
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(12-25-2012, 10:34 PM)
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Kinda incredible.
Killthee
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(12-25-2012, 10:34 PM)
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Region locked controllers!?!?!?

Zee-Row
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(12-25-2012, 10:34 PM)
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WTF Nintendo? This is getting ridiculous.
EuropeOG
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(12-25-2012, 10:34 PM)
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Hope I am not too late to remind everyone... this is no big deal.
LiK
(12-25-2012, 10:34 PM)
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Nintendo.

GAMERG0D
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(12-25-2012, 10:34 PM)
That's pathetic.
FHIZ
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(12-25-2012, 10:35 PM)
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This needs to be brought up in the next Giantbombcast, let's start the year off with a good filling of Brad groaning and going "what the?! arrrrgh"
saunderez
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(12-25-2012, 10:35 PM)
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Meanwhile over at Nintendo the Cavalcade of Stupidity continues. What's next, region locked AV cables? Come on Ninty the possibilities are endless show us how far you can go!
Kyoufu
(12-25-2012, 10:35 PM)
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I can confirm that the stylus included with the GamePad is NOT region locked. Thank you Nintendo!
EmmanuelMunoz
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(12-25-2012, 10:35 PM)
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This is new to me:

Ogedai_Khan
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(12-25-2012, 10:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jomjom

Quick someone try the HDMI and power cables.

Hahaha! Perfect!
EloquentM
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(12-25-2012, 10:35 PM)
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It is retarded but who cares? Are you really gonna buy a controller from a different region?

Originally Posted by DUFFMCWALIN

LOL. I was thinking about buying a Wii U tomorrow, but I think I'm gonna save my money. What a messed up launch its been.

Why?
Beelzebub
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(12-25-2012, 10:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by DUFFMCWALIN

LOL. I was thinking about buying a Wii U tomorrow, but I think I'm gonna save my money. What a messed up launch its been.

Were you planning to buy a controller that you cant even buy yet, from a different region? How does this even affect your decision?
kingkaiser
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(12-25-2012, 10:35 PM)
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Jaruru
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(12-25-2012, 10:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by ColdBlooder

Different rules and laws for transfering images wirelessly propably.

And... Why is that an issue now?

Good point
saunderez
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(12-25-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by EuropeOG

Hope I am not too late to remind everyone... this is no big deal.

It is pointlessly anti consumer though so it gets big lols from me. Why would they feel they need to do this. Why?
DieH@rd
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(12-25-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Phife Dawg
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(12-25-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Bahahaha. I got to hand it to Nintendo though - that's some dedication.
SgtCobra
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(12-25-2012, 10:36 PM)
Hahahaha wow, this is the future people iwatadealwithit.jpg

Although I see no reason to replace my WiiU controller with another one from another region yet.
Ein Bear
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(12-25-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Whilst completely bizzare, I'm struggling to think of a scenario where this is actually a problem for anyone.
GQman2121
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(12-25-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by EmmanuelMunoz

This is new to me:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/JjBj3.jpg[IMG]

What could possibly be the reason for that? It's not even that large of a disparity.
Agent Icebeezy
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(12-25-2012, 10:36 PM)
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This is the craziest thing I think I've ever seen in gaming.
RoboPlato
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(12-25-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

I can confirm that the stylus included with the GamePad is NOT region locked. Thank you Nintendo!

You need to update the stylus firmware first.
test_account
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(12-25-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by ColdBlooder

Different rules and laws for transfering images wirelessly propably.

And... Why is that an issue now?

Which rules would this be? Honest question, i've never heard of different rules for transfering an image wireless.
Ryoku
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(12-25-2012, 10:37 PM)
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Obviously now, this is the death of the Wii U as we know it.

Overreactions in this thread hurt to read.
JazzmanZ
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(12-25-2012, 10:37 PM)
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I predict 20 page topic about how anti-cosumer this is, Nintendo is the devil/doomed/behind the times etc.
zroid
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(12-25-2012, 10:37 PM)
As stupid as this is, I can't find a single reason to give a fuck
metalslimer
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(12-25-2012, 10:37 PM)
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Fail to see how this is really an issue. Like someone said it's probably some data transfer thing, and honestly I'm unsure why 99.9% of people would care. Actually 100% people right now since 2 gamepad support is in no games.
Bog
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(12-25-2012, 10:37 PM)
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Who gives a dong?
crinale
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(12-25-2012, 10:37 PM)
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While not too many customers would have any issue about this, I still wonder why Nintendo actually implemented it.
ponpo
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(12-25-2012, 10:37 PM)
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Yeah, while extremely stupid at least the "different prices for different markets" argument makes sense in this case. You don't really need to import a controller from another region to play specific games like you do with the console itself or with games themselves.

Still strange.
Thoraxes
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(12-25-2012, 10:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by saunderez

It is pointlessly anti consumer though so it gets big lols from me. Why would they feel they need to do this. Why?

How is it anti-consumer when you can't even buy one separately?
Eric C
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(12-25-2012, 10:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by ColdBlooder

Different rules and laws for transfering images wirelessly propably.

Yeah, I'm wondering if they use a slightly different wireless standard for each region.
donkey show
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(12-25-2012, 10:38 PM)
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Well, until Nintendo starts actually selling game pads, let alone LE color ones, no biggie.

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