Archive for October 7th, 2008

DSi software will be locked to region

DSi-Only Software Will Be Region Locked

Say goodbye to the region free handheld gaming of before. Nintendo had always been region free when it came to their handhelds and now they will implement the lock due to its “internet features”. Huh?! I thought them internets were all the same wherever we went?

Let’s just hope they don’t release something cool in Japan that we can’t get on the North American version of the DSi. I also hope that the physical games will still be region free.

One thing I don’t get with the region locks in any console is the fact that the language barrier alone is already a turn off from buying let’s say the latest Bleach game. But I’m a fan and has a basic knowledge of gaming hiragana and katakan. Wouldn’t me purchasing the game be of any help to the game? If the developer would like it to be restricted to region, they can always build that in. But as for me I prefer region free gaming so I’m not always stuck with North American games.

Help get Stan Bush in either Rock Band or Guitar Hero.

You Got The Touch: Stan Bush Wants “The Touch” In Guitar Hero, Rock Band

For a lot of us who grew up in the 80s, the Transformers is one piece of our childhood that cannot be forgotten. How else can we explain the crowded movie theaters last year when Michael Bay came out with Transformers. We went there to see Optimus Prime and Megatron. How else can we show our love for those massive robots? We can immortalize them in song.

If you missed the Transformers the Movie (it’s available on Amazon), Stan Bush wrote a number of songs for the movie in true 80s rock anthem fashion.

Mike Fahey wrote to Stan Bush and asked him if there was anything he could do to help get his Transformers songs into either Guitar Hero or Rock Band. Stan Bush replied that he’d appreciate to have his games there.

So tehre you have it fans. We must help Stan Bush get “The Touch” into Rock band or Guitar Hero. I’d personally prefer “Dare” and it be available on both franchises. But this would seriously be a win.

Since no instructions were left on the Kotaku post on how to move this forward. I guess writing to both EA and Activision would be the next step.