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Cheesemeister
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(06-12-2013, 02:37 PM)
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UPDATED 7/12: NOW IS THE TIME!!!

FAQ: Can region-locking be removed from the Wii U and 3DS?

We are operating on the assumption that it can be removed through a simple firmware update.

This week, we declare our independence from region-locking!

Customer service statement via Barrel Roll Gaming:

Originally Posted by Nintendo of America

Nintendo has no plans to remove region locking from our systems. By taking this approach, Nintendo is able to include parental controls and ensure compliance with regional standards and rating systems.

This holds absolutely ZERO water, as adults don't need ratings systems. Even when parental controls do come into play, it would be extremely simple for there to be a setting to block games from unfamiliar ratings systems by default. Even parents should have the option to allow foreign games.

The campaign continues!

PS4 and Xbox One are now BOTH totally region-free. We can do it!

I'm asking for YOUR support to help end region-locking once and for all. Contact Nintendo by any means possible and DEMAND an end to region-locking NOW!

As you know, every Nintendo home console since the NES and every handheld since the DSi has made use of region-locking. This has kept many region-exclusive titles out of the hands of otherwise prospective customers. If it hadn't been for the original DS being region-free, not many in the West would've been able to play Ouendan and turn it into a a cult hit.

Now, more than ever, is our chance to tell Nintendo that we want the Wii U and 3DS to be made region-free. Please help in any way that you can. Please remember to be polite!

Ask your favorite video game journalists to cover this campaign!

While localizations are wonderful and will always have their place, the value of consumer choice in determining what games to consume cannot be denied.

Thanks for your help.

Please sign this petition! Now with over 22,000 signatures!

Here are just a few of the many, many Miiverse posts to "Yeah" and add your words of support! You guys rock; I can't keep up with them all!
Per Miiverse guidelines, be sure to post in the general-topic communities: YouTube, NintendoLand, Netflix, Hulu, TVii, Wii Street U, and other non-game-specific communities. An archive of previous days is in post 6 below.

https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXTMrcyA


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[/QUOTE]

The top 20/21 posts in the E3 2013 Community are about ending region-locking!

On Facebook and Twitter, use hash tags #EndRegionLocking and #NintendoRegionFree, and follow @EndRegionLock.

Like Operation Region-Free on Facebook!

Post on Nintendo's official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo

Tweet at:
@Nintendo
@NintendoAmerica
@NintendoEurope
@NintendoUK
@NintendoES
@NintendoFrance
@‏NintendoDE

Here are some posts about this issue on Reddit!
http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/commen...remove_region/
http://www.reddit.com/r/nintendo/com...ooks_like_the/
http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comme...ntendo_to_end/

Write a letter! Snail-mail addresses...

Nintendo Co., Ltd.
11-1 Hokotate-cho, Kamitoba,
Minami-ku, Kyoto
Japan

Nintendo of America
4600 150th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Nintendo of Europe GmbH
Nintendo Center
D-63760 Grossostheim
Germany

Mention that you'd like to see region-free systems on Club Nintendo surveys!

Media coverage!

Ars Technica
Atomix (Mexico)
Attack of the Fanboy
Cowboy TV (Greece)
Critical Hits (Brazil)
Cubed3
Eurogamer (Germany)
Explosion
Gamebug (Australia)
Gamechup
Gamekicker
Gameplorer (Germany)
Gameranx
Gamerzona (Spain) - 2
gamestitch
Gameswelt (Germany)
Gametalk
Gaming Vlog Network
Gamnesia - 2
HD Blog (Italy)
JP Games (Germany) - 2
Kulture Geek (France)
Lazygamer
Leviathyn
Los Gameboys (Mexico) - 2
Mii-Gamer
MyProffs - 1
MyProffs - 2
Nintendo Invader
Nintendo Teens
NintendoFans (Germany)
Nintendojo
PCG Media
Polygon
QuickJump
Spieletester (Germany)
Sponge
Stevivor
T3 (Australia)
TechnoBuffalo
TechRadar
TechSmart (South Africa)
Turtletechie
The Verge
WareGround IT News
Wii U News (Austria)
XGN (Netherlands)

YouTube videos!

BradleyNews11
BroKenGaMezHD
Content Patch
DaKidWiiTrailers
darkgamer001
Duxa7iva (Spanish)
GameSpot - 1
GameSpot - 2

KGPrestige
KITT171
nxtgen720
Ryan Maloney
Scottish DuckTales - 3
Scottish DuckTales - 4
ScottMtc (Italy)
SpanglishBoyGamer (Spanish)

Older media coverage is archived in post 17.

From sixteen-bit:

Title logo courtesy of XxBroBuzzxX.
Last edited by Cheesemeister; 07-12-2013 at 10:14 AM.
slit
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(06-12-2013, 02:39 PM)
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Let's convince Nintendo to release more games.
codhand
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(06-12-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by slit

Let's convince Nintendo to release more games.

they only have so many assests to reuse
LeleSocho
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(06-12-2013, 02:41 PM)
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Even if we manage to have 10 times more visibility of #PS4noDRM Nintendo won't care, they are just done this way.
Ken
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(06-12-2013, 02:43 PM)
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Most of the good Japanese 3DS games aren't import friendly anyways.
Cheesemeister
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(06-12-2013, 02:43 PM)
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Added 6/25!

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The Yeah's keep coming. You can't stop the unlock!
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Canis lupus
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(06-12-2013, 02:43 PM)
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Who can we tweet to, unlike Sony, I dont know any Nintendo guy beside Miyamoto, Iwata and Reggie and I dont think they are on twitter interacting with gamers.
RagingAvatar
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(06-12-2013, 02:44 PM)
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Man, I wish this would happen..
My Wii U doesn't have the biggest library in the world, being locked to the Japanese releases just sucks..
nubbe
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(06-12-2013, 02:44 PM)
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yeah, right

Twitter? For Nintendo?

They have just discovered the internet
Speevy
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(06-12-2013, 02:44 PM)
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I don't think any released console has ever gone from region locked to region free, has it?
Last edited by Speevy; 06-12-2013 at 02:47 PM.
IncandescentPrecept
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(06-12-2013, 02:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

A defeatist attitude never accomplished anything! Let's make it happen!

It's a realistic attitude. Nintendo aren't in touch with their fans like Sony is.
Somnid
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(06-12-2013, 02:44 PM)
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Hardware region-lock or no I want to see Nintendo do more things like what they are doing with Pokemon X/Y. Full simultaneous global release with language select is absolutely the ideal, region-unlocking is still a band-aid. Any little bit helps though.
SmokyDave
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(06-12-2013, 02:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by nubbe

yeah, right

Twitter? For Nintendo?

They have just discovered the internet

Seriously. You want to be looking up their fax number.
Kokonoe
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(06-12-2013, 02:45 PM)
I'm with this.
Vinnk
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(06-12-2013, 02:46 PM)
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You can count on my steel Cheesemeister!

For this cause and your constant twitter live translations, I'd follow you to hell and back!

..Or at least retweet some of your stuff.
The Smoking Bun
Banned
(06-12-2013, 02:48 PM)
Not being region free is anti-consumer. Such a violation should not be tolerated. How dare they dictate where I can and cannot import games from.

I think Nintendo deserves their fair share after Microsoft and Sony.
Cheesemeister
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(06-12-2013, 02:48 PM)
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Media coverage! (through 7/6)

Amaebi (Japan)
Another Castle
CVG (UK)
derStandard (Austria)
Destructoid
Eurogamer
Fix&Play
Game Debate
Game Info & Blog 2.0 (Japan)
Game Rant
Game Revolution
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Games Trust (Germany)
GameSpot
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My Nintendo News
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Nintendo Everything
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T3
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VG247
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Analog Addiction
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Blades64
Banned
(06-12-2013, 02:49 PM)
Start a revolution on Miiverse! :)

...Seriously...
KingSnake
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(06-12-2013, 02:49 PM)
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I don't get why people who call themselves gamers come to piss on this thread. They can do that in all the other Wii U threads.

Already yeahed.
DaBoss
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(06-12-2013, 02:51 PM)
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I think Miiverse would be more effective, I would totally do it if I had a Miiverse account.

Originally Posted by slit

Let's convince Nintendo to release more games.

Way to start off the thread man.

Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

Added Nintendo's accounts to the OP.

Those are the PR accounts though. Would they really listen through that?
Vanille
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(06-12-2013, 02:52 PM)
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You have more chance of convincing them to implement a proper account system than going region free.
Vinnk
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(06-12-2013, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by SmokyDave

Seriously. You want to be looking up their fax number.

A lot of Japanese businesses (I would say most) still use fax machines. My company does and most of the places we order materials from want you to still fax the orders in. You think Japan is so high tech...
FlyingSaucer
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(06-12-2013, 02:52 PM)
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You have my sword.

I still haven't bought a 3DS because of region-lock - my DS game collection was already evenly splited up between the three major world regions, so a region-free hardware is a pretty big concern for me.
Sirius
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(06-12-2013, 02:53 PM)
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If Nintendo actually responded to the requests core install base, I'd be inclined to think that they might actually consider this.

But it is such a pointless attempt, at the end of the day Nintendo is still a corporation. Their stance on anti-piracy measures and local price gearing have always been strict, why would they let up for the satisfaction of a relative minority (Aus gaming market for example)?
Plinko
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(06-12-2013, 02:53 PM)
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If there's one company I expect to NOT listen to fans, it's Nintendo.
Cheesemeister
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(06-12-2013, 02:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by DaBoss

Those are the PR accounts though. Would they really listen through that?

They listen, but don't reply directly.
Soulhouf
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(06-12-2013, 02:55 PM)
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Okay let's do it.
We can DO IT.
Avallon
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(06-12-2013, 02:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by LeleSocho

Even if we manage to have 10 times more visibility of #PS4noDRM Nintendo won't care, they are just done this way.

Do people really believe that #PS4noDRM made a damn bit of difference in defining how Sony's already-built console would function? I'm sure they saw it, but I highly doubt it made them change how their system functioned. The PS4 was most likely without Microsoft's restrictions in the first place.
blizzardjesus
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(06-12-2013, 02:56 PM)
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You do know that Nintendo's reason for no region free is the regional differences between games rated by ESRB, CERO and Peggie?
KingSnake
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(06-12-2013, 02:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Plinko

If there's one company I expect to NOT listen to fans, it's Nintendo.

They somehow listened to the Miiverse about the PAL versions of VC.
10k
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(06-12-2013, 02:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by slit

Let's convince Nintendo to release more games.

Dat first post always nails it.
Kid Ska
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(06-12-2013, 02:58 PM)
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Yessss. I need that black 3DS XL.
Jamix012
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(06-12-2013, 02:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by SmokyDave

Seriously. You want to be looking up their fax number.

...Why do people insist Nintendo doesn't listen to the web? Their console online may be 2nd tier but really? It's because of the web we got operation rainfall to go through and Earthbound to come to the Wii U - which frankly is a lot more listening to it's fans than either Sony or MS have done.

Edit: Also 60hz VC. When exactly has Sony listened and responded to the community? The no DRM thing is a big maybe and they were probably already planning it before hand.
Last edited by Jamix012; 06-12-2013 at 03:05 PM.
Thai
Bane was better.
(06-12-2013, 02:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

I don't think any released console has ever gone from region locked to region free, has it?

This is more of a concern. It's essentially too late to reverse course.
Nemesis_
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(06-12-2013, 02:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by blizzardjesus

You do know that Nintendo's reason for no region free is the regional differences between games rated by ESRB, CERO and Peggie?

This makes no sense considering there are two other consoles, one of which is totally region free and the other is partially.

And both are subject to the same ratings boards / limitations.
DaBoss
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(06-12-2013, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

They listen, but don't reply directly.

I guess you're right about that.

Originally Posted by blizzardjesus

You do know that Nintendo's reason for no region free is the regional differences between games rated by ESRB, CERO and Peggie?

Then what about the other consoles?

Originally Posted by Thai

This is more of a concern. It's essentially too late to reverse course.

It isn't a hardware thing I think, more of a software thing.
POWERSPHERE
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(06-12-2013, 03:01 PM)
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They've sold tonnes of games for that whole period, why would they change?
sixteen-bit
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(06-12-2013, 03:03 PM)
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yeah I'd love to play Culdcept 3DS and Farewell Umihara Kawase
Last edited by sixteen-bit; 06-12-2013 at 05:12 PM.
Cheesemeister
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(06-12-2013, 03:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

yeah I'd love to Play Culdcept 3DS and Farewell Umihara Kawase

Titles like these deserve to get extra sales from abroad! It's all gravy.
Terra_Ex
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(06-12-2013, 03:04 PM)
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It's an outdated and annoying practice that needs to end, but it probably won't. Doesn't hurt to try though.
Arabian Mage
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(06-12-2013, 03:05 PM)
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I'll tweet, but I really don't think they'll do it, this isn't just a localization of few games like what operation Rainfall wanted, they'll have to make significant changes that would cost them tons of money.
danielcw
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(06-12-2013, 03:06 PM)
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Do we even know, if WiiU or 3DS games can be all region right now?
Is it possible on a technical level, wihtout much extra work or a redesign?
zroid
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(06-12-2013, 03:07 PM)
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ugh... as much as I support this cause, it just feels so futile. :<

Haranguing them on Miiverse may be slightly more fruitful, at least.
LeleSocho
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(06-12-2013, 03:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Avallon

Do people really believe that #PS4noDRM made a damn bit of difference in defining how Sony's already-built console would function?

Did I ever said that?
Josh7289
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(06-12-2013, 03:09 PM)
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Not gonna happen, sorry.
Canis lupus
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(06-12-2013, 03:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

Added Nintendo's accounts to the OP.

I really wish Nintendo had representatives like Shuhei Yoshida who interact with gamers.
Soulhouf
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(06-12-2013, 03:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by danielcw

Do we even know, if WiiU or 3DS games can be all region right now?
Is it possible on a technical level, wihtout much extra work or a redesign?

The games aren't the problem. Every game has a region code, even on PS3. It's just that the console doesn't block it when the region doesn't match.

Originally Posted by Josh7289

Not gonna happen, sorry.

^This kind of mentality is laaaaame.
Nintendo can't ignore fan's protests if it becomes big enough.
So, why not try and be optimistic?
Last edited by Soulhouf; 06-12-2013 at 03:15 PM.
Mysterious
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(06-12-2013, 03:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

Added Nintendo's accounts to the OP.

Here are some people with some sort of power within Nintendo (or its localization process).

Bill Trinen
Cynthia Gordon
Masahiro Sakurai
Last edited by Mysterious; 06-12-2013 at 09:30 PM.
nubbe
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(06-12-2013, 03:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vinnk

A lot of Japanese businesses (I would say most) still use fax machines. My company does and most of the places we order materials from want you to still fax the orders in. You think Japan is so high tech...

It would be funny if Nintendo got thousands of faxes one morning
lolez2matt
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(06-12-2013, 03:12 PM)
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You have my fax!

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