Topic started: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 09:23
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Rod Todd
Joined 24 Jan 2004
1149 comments
Sat, 4 Dec 2004 09:23
If the governments of the world were not bitch-boys, bent over and greased up for the corporations pleasure, they'd do something about this crap.

One one hand, Sony are prosecuting the fact that chipping devices are illegal - even ones that WON'T play pirate games, only imports.

On the other hand, a whole region is denied a gaming gem.

I say, chip your PlayStation 2 now, and bollx to Sony.
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Joji
Joined 12 Mar 2004
3960 comments
Sat, 4 Dec 2004 11:28
I have to second that. It's this kind of thing that still pisses of many a gamer, leaving us with no choice but to import.

I know Sony don't agree with chipping our PS2s, but the truth of the matter that Sony never mention is that, 1. They would rather turn a blind eye and take your money, as you buy an official import copy than a dodgy net download from some guy for 3 pounds, and 2: Most of us don't need to chip our machines now, due to the delights of Action Replay Max, a true god send for any PS2 owner. Action Replay Max is available from Game stores up and down the country and is worth your 20 quid.

In a similar way to Freeloader on GC, Nintendo also turn a blind eye, and while not encouraging you to get import games, they to would rather you pay the full amount that for an import title, than use a free net copy. This I expect is why there has never been a crackdown on Action Replay and similar devices, not since the NES/SNES days. A good thing too.

Katamari sounds great and I'm not gonna miss out just because of red tape. I'll be bagging an Action Replay Max from Game real soon. This is just one of many import gem games out there. Have a look around lik-sang.com or playasia.com and you'll see what I mean.

Good review there Spong. Well done.
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Rod Todd
Joined 24 Jan 2004
1149 comments
Sat, 4 Dec 2004 12:26
Joji wrote:
Most of us don't need to chip our machines now, due to the delights of Action Replay Max


Joj, I don't know about this Action Replay Max. It sounds interesting.

How does it work.. I know, I should just google, but for the sake of everyone else on the forum who is not familiar with it... Is it a "flip trick", do I have to mess about inserting and ejecting discs, because I really am too impatient for that stuff ;-)
7.1 Surround, 140 inch 1080p projector. Loadsa consoles. Suck my knobs SS4!

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