Gamer Limit writes: "For those of us outside the US, and some even still in, there's always been a bane to our existence. That thorn in our side is otherwise known as Region Coding.
Arguably, one of the most aggravating forms of copy protection that has ever been introduced. Developed originally to prevent people from trying to use incompatible software with incompatible hardware, it evolved into simply a form of price discrimination. Publishers argued that people would be able to purchase software cheaply overseas, so developers and hardware makers decided to simply prevent their own customers from buying something they wanted."