While I am a proud PS3 owner, I live in a country where the PSN isn't really available and as a direct result have absolutely no access to the Playstation Shop, unless I create a fake account which "lives" in some other country which does have access to the shop. Of course, from what I understand, that won't get me far since my credit card won't match my declared location.
I know there are ways around it and to my best of knowledge this circumvention of the system does not constitute as anything illegal, correct me if I'm wrong (after all, I'm just trying really hard to give them money in exchange for services).
I am aware there are guides for this, but plenty are outdated and some not so trustworthy. I'd much rather rely on the experience of the fine people of this site (or on their recommendations of a specific guide).
Also, there are some specific issues which concern me more than others:
- Where is a recommended place to buy PSN prepaid cards online. Why is said place recommended?
- Are there any considerations regarding multiplayer/region/whatever when buying PSN games in this "illegitimate" manner?
- Will the games I buy with my fake account behave nicely on my actual account?
- What if at some point in the future the Playstation store becomes available over here? Will it affect me in some adverse manner?