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According to Reddit you can get locked out, but you can contact Steam support to get your games back: Hello fellow Russian. I've moved to the EU several years years ago and had some games which were locked-out. Here's what I've done: I wrote to the steam support and asked what can I do about it. I got asked the following scans: ID, Address Card ...


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It would appear that the games are not region locked according this this Wiki article that states: "The Game Boy and Nintendo DS product lines do not use regional lockouts for physically distributed games; however, software specific to the Nintendo DSi are region-locked, and cartridges released by iQue in China can only be played on DS models ...


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While I cannot find any official Steam documentation (there are lot's of reddit posts however, this one for example), I can share my own experience. I moved from Russia to the U.S. in 2017, and this is what happened: Currency in my wallet was converted to USD. My shop is now US shop - all prices are in USD. All my games are in place, I can download and ...


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Yes, what you want to do is possible. While all 3DS software is region-locked, Nintendo DS software is not. Because that region-locking isn't encoded into the DS software, you can play software from all regions on your 3DS. You can even check out this youtube video where someone demonstrates a DS games from North America, Japan, and Europe on their North ...


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The Nintendo Switch is region-free. As the link states: Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed the system won’t be region locked, meaning players will be able to play globally released software on the console-handheld hybrid. The Wikipedia page for the Switch explains further: Unlike previous Nintendo home consoles, the Switch is region-free ...


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Depending on the version of Forza 4 you have, you might be out of luck. The best solution I can think of (without getting into a system hack) would be to sell your game and purchase a US-region specific or region-unlocked game. This kind of sucks, I admit, but maybe you can get lucky with a trade. Either that, or trade in the system. If you own an NTSC-U/...


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From the Steam Subscriber Agreement: 3. BILLING, PAYMENT AND OTHER SUBSCRIPTIONS A. Payment Authorization ... You agree that you will not use IP proxying or other methods to disguise the place of your residence, whether to circumvent geographical restrictions on game content, to purchase at pricing not applicable to your geography, or for any ...


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It actually happened to me. There was the full Commandos collection in Steam sales and I couldn't get it because it is not available in Germany (I guess why :/). I told a (good) friend and he gifted it to me out of the blue. The games are in my library and I can download them. I guess if you don't abuse this it should be ok, but I cannot guarantee it as ...


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I've moved from Russia to US and I have no problems playing my games or buying new ones.


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Portugal is a PAL region. The UK is also a PAL region. There should be no problem. If you happen to have a game not from a PAL region, here is a compatibility guide.


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As in Ryan's answer, Nintendo DS games aren't region locked. I can confirm this myself as I'm in the UK and I regularly import US/Japanese games that don't make it over here. However, the Wiki quote raises this small caveat that I feel needs explaining more: software specific to the Nintendo DSi are region-locked What this means is that, if you use a ...


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From the Nintendo Support Forums, this same question was asked and this answer was chosen by the moderator as the best answer: No. Nintendo 3DS games and systems are both region-locked, so a German copy of Pokémon Sun would only work on a Nintendo 3DS system from that same region. Similarly, a NTSC Nintendo 3DS system would only be able to play a Pokémon ...


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I can confirm! I have PAL Halo 4 running on my US NTSC Xbox with no issues!


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No, a region 1 Xbox is like any other DVD player - it will not play DVDs from other regions: Each Xbox 360 console is manufactured for a specific DVD and game region, following international standards. The Xbox 360 console can only play discs that are sold in the same region as the console. Your only option (short of modding the console, which you ...


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You do not require a region Y account to use your region X content in region Y. You can continue to purchase and play on your region X account from region Y with no problems and as long as you maintain a valid payment method for region X. I know this because I am doing it and have been for many years. If you want to purchase content that is specific for ...


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You can use the Switch in any country you like. Depending on where you buy the switch you get a different plug for the charger(Note: That part that goes into the switch is always the same). If you plan on traveling a lot you would need a different charger, or better a adapter to plug it into the local electricity network. Something like this. WIFI is ...


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Out of the box, no. The Nintendo 64 has a region lockout chip which prevents NTSC (Japanese and US) games from running on a PAL (European) machine. However, through the use of third-party devices, most games should work. I personally own a N64 Passport Plus which I use to play Hey You, Pikachu! on my own N64. It basically works by using a second, local ...


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Well, I have to accept an answer that "worked for me", so I have to write my own: not a single problem I have seen, even though I had a RU/CIS version of, for example, Bioshock Infinite. I can still install it (the button is active, the download starts) and likely also play it (I don't want to download 40 GB to test it now). Probably because Steam didn't ...


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PS3 games are region free but the game saves are apparently not. I haven't used any cross-region games on my PS3, so I haven't experienced the particulars. Someone does suggest a (fairly complex) method of getting around PS3 save region lock though: (you need a pen drive, PSP or any other USB mass storage device) On your old game/PS3, copy the ...


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How do you play a region-locked xbox 360 game? You can play a region-locked xbox 360 game on a console for that region as you have already figured out. The three regions are generally identified by the different output standards that they support in those regions of NTSC, NTSC-J, and PAL. Can an xbox account in the US region exist on a foreign console? ...


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The original Etrian Oddyssey games are DS titles, therefore they wont be restricted by 3DS region locking as established in this answer. This means it doesn't matter where you get Etrian Oddyssey 1, 2 & 3, they will play on any 3DS device in any region. Just make sure to buy your 3DS & your copy of Etrian Oddessey 4 from the same region. As you've ...


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Yep, it's all the same as on PS3. Primary account shares all content with other accounts and you can have multiple primary accounts. Excerpt: If a user activates a system with his or her account, other users on the system can use applications and enjoy some PlayStation Plus benefits from that account, even if that user is not logged in. If ...


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The following information doesn't seem to be easy to find so hopefully the following information can answer other questions. N64 game controllers and Rumble PAK's are not region specific. They all send and receive the same commands over the controller wire. Technically the N64 Mouse could be considered region specific because the only games that used it ...


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Update additional to Puce's answer. After hours of research, here is 'theoretical way' to determine state of your target game. TL;DR: Use steamdb.info to confirm package's information, if AllowCrossRegionTradingAndGifting not set to No, your friend might be able to gift that game for you. (Provided that app information does not restrict downloading or ...


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If you are not keen on Japanese, I'd recommend to focus on the USA one. Language can be changed in some Japanese games, but only if English is supported. The vast majority of JP games only support the Japanese language. A second language only appears when the cartridge is expected on international market, and only in their versions. Most Pokemon games do ...


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According to this article: In general, neither digital nor disc-based games will be region locked, but PlayStation recommends that all users purchase games at the region of their residence to guarantee the best overall experience and customer service. In certain instances, a software publisher may choose to region lock a game title for specific reasons, ...


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