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Ghostbusters NTSC is Region Free
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Now if you're a Ghostbusters fan from Europe, chances are that the news that Sony's move to take timed exclusive rights over that region will have annoyed you ever so slightly. A title that was so close ... just getting snatched away like that.

Fear not folks, Destructoid are reporting that an Atari rep has told them that the NTSC version of the title, due to hit American stores on June 16th, will not be region locked and so those in Europe who can't wait (and want to 1 up Sony) can import theirs from any number of places. Might we suggest:

Play Asia.com - Ghosbusters - The Video Game

Whilst this is unconfirmed by ourselves, Destructoid are a pretty damn reliable site. If you want more confirmation though, I just purchased it, so I can be the guinea pig here if you want to wait. If not, jump in!




 
 

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Comment #1 by Wicelow
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 09:52:52 AM
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Nice.
I was hoping for the game to be RF.

I'll order it when it'll be confirmed.


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Comment #2 by AS9
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 09:54:45 AM
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Excellent! Will definitely consider this!


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Comment #3 by DJSambob
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 09:55:02 AM
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Nice one! Love Ghostbusters! Can't wait for the game!!!!


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Comment #4 by Eksdee
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 09:56:56 AM
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If this is true, this is a huge F.U. to Sony.


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Comment #5 by Thabomb045
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 09:59:19 AM
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great was very dissapointed when i found out it came to europe later.... this is awesome


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Comment #6 by Killer66250
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 09:59:35 AM
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Great news.


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Comment #7 by II KaotiK
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 09:59:53 AM
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So is this like one of the games where you can get 1k on the same game, but in 3 differet versions ect?

~Bryce


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Comment #8 by oFILECOMPLAINTo
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:01:15 AM
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i thought this game looked bad in the gameplay footage, hopefully there will be a demo.


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Comment #9 by Webb [STAFF]
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:04:23 AM
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@#7 Not that I'm aware of.


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Comment #10 by Astrex
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:05:33 AM
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That is some awesome news, I'm from the Uk does that mean it will work?


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Comment #11 by morpheus2n
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:07:43 AM
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Man i do hope that it is regain free


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Comment #12 by SuperGaz
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:16:51 AM
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Give us an update when it comes webb and i may just follow suit.


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Comment #13 by Diaxen
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:22:31 AM
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Hope it gets leaked soon because I can't wait to play it.


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Comment #14 by s.butler1
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:22:59 AM
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best news i've heard in a while, or maybe best news today anyway


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Comment #15 by CrosSBraX
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:24:39 AM
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awaiting confirmation !!


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Comment #16 by SengIV
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:27:37 AM
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People are really going to order it just to get it three days ahead of time? Or am I mistaken on the Europe release date?


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Comment #17 by orange20
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:32:36 AM
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imnot 100% sure since i live in the US but i think Europe got pushed back to late summer or fall


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Comment #18 by mijihon
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:34:14 AM
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@ #16

As the article says, Sony have bought timed exclusive rights to the game in europe. So 360 users won't see it for a while over here, hence the need to import.


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Comment #19 by Add-man
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:38:29 AM
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Most Uk online retailers have the 360 release at the end of october.Im going to import it.


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Comment #20 by blitz7287
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:38:56 AM
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lol f u sony.

i have a ntsc-u 360 anyways but its great news for europe.


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Comment #21 by Veteran
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:41:36 AM
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Old news.

And people asking if it'll stack, since it's region free I highly doubt it. Maybe the PAL version will be PAL only and show up as GhostBusters (EU) but who can say until nearer the release date.


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Comment #22 by blitz7287
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:41:48 AM
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oh one thing to note if your importing its abit more expensive. last time i imported a game it came to just under £55


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Comment #23 by oO Barricade Oo
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:42:17 AM
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awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Comment #24 by Wicelow
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:51:43 AM
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@22 : I can't say for all Europe but in France a game is worth 70€ (+-100$) so a 65$ imported game is a nice discount.

I'll order this one because of the earlier release date but most of the RF games I have are imports.


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Comment #25 by broken serenity
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:04:40 AM
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lets hope they dont end up patching it down the line with a lock once sony realises and starts bitching at them.


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Comment #26 by Darkxid3
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:05:22 AM
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Im tempted to buy it but im only gna once its definately confirmed.


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Comment #27 by Darkxid3
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:09:35 AM
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@22 £55?! ive seen it for 33.


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Comment #28 by wicket2961
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:16:49 AM
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I will have about 40 copies of this next week and will enjoy the game myself for sure.


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Comment #29 by Barry619
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:19:45 AM
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just try clicking the play-asia link to see the price, it's 40.59 UK on there, so about normal if this was going to be a full RRP UK game. Still way to expensive for what will be a mediocre game at best though.


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Comment #30 by tigro
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:25:37 AM
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dont forget you may have to import tax guys


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Comment #31 by Jappe XBA
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:26:55 AM
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I thought this is a game made of the TV show with two guys testing all stuff, but nooooo.


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Comment #32 by tigro
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:29:08 AM
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dont forget you may have to pay import tax guys


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Comment #33 by DampCobra
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:30:08 AM
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I've heard that the confirmed UK/Europe date is sometime in October. I will defo be getting this imported. I have a PS3 as well and was considering getting it on the less superior gaming format, but now I'll be looking out for a good import buy.
Ha ha, my very expensive karaoke machine will once again be without any games :)


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Comment #34 by Dr Nilsson
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:41:04 AM
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0025UOYR8


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Comment #35 by GaurdianHero
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:44:12 AM
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HAHA, suck it sony.


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Comment #36 by mmartynn
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:44:51 AM
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littlewoods uk sent me the NTSC version of silent hill homecoming before it was out here (and it worked on ym xbox). first in the uk to trade it in cus it was shit lol/
hopefully theyll send the NTSC ghostbusters if it is confirmed region free :)


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Comment #37 by ponypo2001
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:52:05 AM
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I'll be importing merely to spit in the eye of SONY trying to screw us Euro players.I could easily wait till October/November when it's due here but I'd feel happier contributing to a low sales figure in Europe.


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Comment #38 by Grijpwijk
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:58:19 AM
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Great! :D


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Comment #39 by VladimirK
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:10:25 PM
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I thought pretty much every 360 game was region free.
I've never had any problems with importing games from other places.
(Arkham Asylum, Assassin's Creed 2 and MW2 will hopefully be the same =/).


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Comment #40 by Veteran
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:18:47 PM
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@36: Silent Hill Homecoming isn't region free so I'm glad you think you used a NTSC-US copy on your PAL 360...



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Comment #41 by Veteran
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:20:01 PM
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Assassin's Creed 2 and Modernwarfare II will definitely be region free. The other AC was region free, so why wouldn't this? All Call of Duty games have been region free, so why wouldn't the new one?


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Comment #42 by RedOmegaZ
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:23:37 PM
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Sweet hopefully this works im in orlando for 2 weeks in July.


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Comment #43 by SuperWoody64
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:30:28 PM
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I'm sure people'll have it on u.s. ebay for 60 dollars US.
This is great news for our friends across the pond.
Way to drop the ball sony, wasting money. I guess they'll take it out on their customers... like usual.


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Comment #44 by Craigimuss
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:41:20 PM
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F*ck Sony. Bunch of idea stealing losers. Not gonna buy Ghostbusters nut it's the priciple that annoys me.


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Comment #45 by stevedb79
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:51:58 PM
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gamehubs.com have got this for £31.99 and say it is released in june region free
bring it on!!!!


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Comment #46 by silentbob0
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:52:15 PM
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This website is good for importing too, and I believe it is free shipping. I have bought from them a few times before:

http://www.dvdboxoffice.com/327-6924027 24924032/games/xbox360/products/90342058


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Comment #47 by xxXI Dave IXxx
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:54:31 PM
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Calling all fine British,

Please stick it up Sony's ass for me please!!!!!!!!


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Comment #48 by ferrari360max
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 01:12:05 PM
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Sweet! now i can get this, fuck you sony.


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Comment #49 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 02:07:12 PM
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Ah ha ha ha haaaa RED SKULL!


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Comment #50 by KingSigy
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 02:42:54 PM
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Wow, Sony just got Fed in the A.


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Comment #51 by sof2 veteran
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 02:53:28 PM
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good news


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Comment #52 by BurnYourEyes
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 03:13:43 PM
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are there any consequences for playing this in the uk?


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Comment #53 by Road2Recovery
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 03:18:52 PM
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My ass will be importing this straight away :D not waiting till the end of october here in the uk for the 360 release. Just hope the online will be fine playing it on a PAL console


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Comment #54 by kizwiz
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 03:23:39 PM
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Sony wernt trying to screw Europe over, just try and get people to buy the game on PS3. Not every xbox 360 player will read this and know it's region free so Sony havent exactly failed. And the PS3 version does have trophies. But I love Ghostbusters but don't mind waiting abit.


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Comment #55 by Prof Wernstrom
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 03:31:49 PM
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Comment #56 by Prof Wernstrom
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 03:32:42 PM
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Whoopsies. If you live in Europe is it possible to order the game online from America?


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Comment #57 by Cla55y
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 04:39:33 PM
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WHO YA GONNA CALL!!!! (NOT SONY :P) LOL importing this and at £31.99 its cheaper than retail over here :D


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Comment #58 by sneh
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 05:23:13 PM
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are there any pal versions being released anywhere in the world before october???


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Comment #59 by WhiskeyWarriors
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 05:25:06 PM
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do.. ray... egon


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Comment #60 by broken serenity
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 05:50:15 PM
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check out videogamesplus.ca they usually have games for a nice price that are region free and alot of the time they have stuff cheaper than play asia.


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Comment #61 by TheVoidRose
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 06:13:18 PM
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Stickin it to da man! You go girl!


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Comment #62 by VladimirK
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 07:33:56 PM
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Gamestop do international preorders.
You'll need to fax them your credit card/debit card statement though if it's a "high-dollar transaction".

For Assassins Creed 2 White Edition JB Hi-Fi do it aswell.


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Comment #63 by RenegadeSniper7
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:22:06 PM
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I hope so, fuck Sony.


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Comment #64 by ReD S1X
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:31:58 PM
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6 thumbs up for me!


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Comment #65 by mrtrick92
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 03:07:26 AM
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will definately do this but can we have an update once it comes through to double check please?


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Comment #66 by Redeye313
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 05:12:50 AM
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I hope it is region free.
I would love to get one over on sony and as soon as it's confirmed I will!


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Comment #67 by Flopsy86
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 12:05:57 PM
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sony suck big time! I won't get a PS3 and never will, if that was their intentions all along then they've seriously got the wrong end of the stick. Will consider importing this when there's confirmation that it works on PAL (UK) consoles.


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Comment #68 by northbloke
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 04:22:47 PM
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I wandered into a (UK) shop today and saw a few copies on the shelves. Not realising the difference till I read this I went and bought it anyway. It has a small NTSC logo in the top right corner of the cover and it's playing fine (it's good fun too). Obviously with Live being down I can't check that side of the game yet.


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Comment #69 by DampCobra
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 03:37:26 AM
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#68, what shop did you find it in?
Was looking in Grainger Games as they normally sell imports but couldnt see it.
Had to import mine :(


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Comment #70 by I Sgt Fenix I
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:35:29 AM
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Yah i went to grainger games too and they didn't have it in so got it from Amazon.com!


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Comment #71 by DampCobra
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 07:52:19 AM
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Cheers SGT, got mine from Grainger, sony wont be pleased lol


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