The Most Stupid Question Ever .....

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  • waddy256 22 Oct 2009 03:32:47 93 posts
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    But a question is never stupid if you don't know the answer.....

    however....

    Are PC games restricted by region ? I have only recently got into point/click and adventure games and thru ebay and amazon , I have realised that I can get most of the games I want to try, cheaper from the states despite the hefty P&P .

    I know dvd's and console games are region protected but does the same go for PC games ?

    Ive never chipped anything ever , as it has always seemed like a bit of a shady way to go about things and can't afford for things to go wrong if I attempted this.....so , can I safely buy PC games from abroad ?

    Many thanks and best wishes,

    Waddy.
  • silentbob 22 Oct 2009 03:34:12 29,026 posts
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    *blinks*

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  • Deleted user 22 October 2009 03:45:59
    A rather unusual question, and the answer is: no, they're not.
  • Genji 22 Oct 2009 03:48:52 19,687 posts
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    dude don't chip your pc, the feds will be on you in an instant. they monitor these things.
  • waddy256 22 Oct 2009 03:53:47 93 posts
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    So I can buy pC games from anywhere in the world and they will work on my (poor) Uk PC ?
  • Shane86 22 Oct 2009 03:56:21 281 posts
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    yes, but only if you hold alt and press f4
  • waddy256 22 Oct 2009 04:03:30 93 posts
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    huh ? seriously ?
  • Razz 22 Oct 2009 04:07:50 61,655 posts
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    No.

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  • waddy256 22 Oct 2009 04:11:09 93 posts
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    oh.........not my fault i dont know these things !
  • Razz 22 Oct 2009 04:13:27 61,655 posts
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    Why are you being so defensive? The correct response to someone helping you is "Thank you".

    You're welcome.

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  • waddy256 22 Oct 2009 04:14:43 93 posts
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    thankyou......kinda seemed that i was being made fun of tho
  • Razz 22 Oct 2009 04:16:29 61,655 posts
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    You're welcome. I didn't make fun out of you. But to be honest what did you expect when you called this thread "The Most Stupid Question Ever ....."?

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  • waddy256 22 Oct 2009 04:18:11 93 posts
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    and my follow up was "but a question is never stupid if you don't know the answer".....besides I wasnt replying directtly to you , just to some of the confusing posts before.
  • waddy256 22 Oct 2009 04:20:11 93 posts
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    How am I to learn if I cant ask a question ?
  • ilmaestro 22 Oct 2009 05:15:46 32,534 posts
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    disc wrote:
    We're all stupid anyways
    lol, saw that on nico the other day, too retarded not to enjoy.

    4235

  • Deleted user 22 October 2009 06:55:31
    Don't forget that games purchased in the US will attract no only P&P, but also tax when they reach here. That tends to make them not much cheaper at all.
  • Dirtbox 22 Oct 2009 07:25:25 79,203 posts
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    And that is the beauty of piracy.

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  • Deleted user 22 October 2009 10:01:02
    be wary of MMOs as well, playing over an intercontinental link can be a bit shit
  • dominalien 22 Oct 2009 10:02:25 7,065 posts
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    So I can buy pC games from anywhere in the world and they will work on my (poor) Uk PC ?

    Only if your PC meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for the game...

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  • THFourteen 22 Oct 2009 10:19:56 34,470 posts
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    nah the most stupid PC question ever was the one a few days ago asking if you could use a geforce 280x DDR3 if you only had DDR2 memory in your pc...

    hehehe
  • crispyduckman 22 Oct 2009 10:34:57 1,889 posts
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    I bought my latest laptop when I was in the US. The only annoying thing is that the '@' key, which gets a lot of use these days, is in a different place on the keyboard. I did a fresh install of Windows with UK language settings (which I recommend to get rid of bloatware anyway). You can change the settings without a fresh install but it might work a little less effectively if you have a lot of preinstalled apps.

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  • otto Moderator 22 Oct 2009 10:35:51 49,335 posts
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    Waddy, people are mucking you about. You can buy PC games from anywhere in the world, there's no region locking. The only issue is whether your PC has the minimum spec to run a given piece of software. And please don't press alt and F4 (unless you want to close an application).

    AngeleDei has a good point about being charged duty plus VAT on imports. You'll often be better off trying to find a downloadable version (I don't mean pirated, you can often buy online and download directly).

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

  • otto Moderator 22 Oct 2009 10:39:01 49,335 posts
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    I used to get stung all the time for it when I was importing console games (mind you, this was in Belgium and then in Canada - haven't really had much experience doing that in the UK).

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

  • pauleyc 22 Oct 2009 10:39:41 4,535 posts
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    otto wrote:
    You can buy PC games from anywhere in the world, there's no region locking.
    Unless it's via digital distribution - not as a rule but sometimes it's quite irritating; for instance you can't buy in Europe Assault on Dark Athena via Steam or Dragon Age: Origins via Impulse. But that's another can of worms.
  • Xerx3s 22 Oct 2009 11:22:03 23,944 posts
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  • Carlo 22 Oct 2009 11:23:48 18,220 posts
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    20charactersmax wrote:
    A rather unusual question, and the answer is: no, they're not.
    Unless they are online versions of games, and the servers for a particular key are region-locked.

    ..or something

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  • Deleted user 22 October 2009 11:28:06
    Don't know of any online PC games that have region locking on multiplayer.

    Well, MMOs excepted, although you can flit between servers anyway without needing a new key.
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