If the rumors are to believed, games for the Nintendo 3DS may be region locked. This isn’t anything unusual for consoles, but both the PSP and DS had open region games. I’m not sure how I feel about this; it doesn’t really affect me since I don’t do much travelling, but it definitely will hurt those that do. While the DSi and DSiXL were also region locked, a lot of players are used to the original systems which allowed them to play any game without worrying about where it came from. This will definitely hurt the import scene. With this and the battery life rumors, it seems like a lot of bad news is coming our way about the 3DS, has your interest been swayed any?
John is what you might call something of a badass. When he's not writing about games or playing them, he's playing in the Kansas City band "Documentary" and drinking as many different beers as often as he can. He's a huge comic nerd in the best sense of the term, with a particular love for the Creator Owned movement.