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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2011, 02:11:57 PM »
Buying a PS3, just my opinion but I'd definitely get it from a shop, the prices shouldn't be vastly different and you get to play it the same day! ~ Waiting would be interminable.

My local game store doesn't take cards but always gives a discount when you have to go and the cash out after browsing. An independent store will probably give you a bit of a discount if you bought a system and a couple of games. They sell PS3s in Homeplus too.
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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2011, 02:17:06 PM »
@Goken

Mass Effect 2 on the PS3 is awesome, always been a playstation guy so never played 1 but did the interactive digital comic thing beforehand which imports the choices you make whilst reading to the game, looks like I missed out on an epic story.

Going straight back in for another playthrough, perhaps with a female Shepherd in a different class, ME3 is going to be awesome!
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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2011, 02:19:54 PM »
Buying a PS3, just my opinion but I'd definitely get it from a shop, the prices shouldn't be vastly different and you get to play it the same day! ~ Waiting would be interminable.

My local game store doesn't take cards but always gives a discount when you have to go and the cash out after browsing. An independent store will probably give you a bit of a discount if you bought a system and a couple of games. They sell PS3s in Homeplus too.

i wish there was a like button on waygook.

but seriously, thanks for the advice. i think i'm gonna do some research and then go hunting this weekend or next.

i like the idea of a discount if i bought a bundle.
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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2011, 02:48:07 PM »
I have bought in English

little big planet
heavy rain
uncharted 1 and 2
MGS4
bayonetta
Mass Effect 2
Resident evil 5
Assassins Creed 2 and brotherhood (had to go to Yongasn for 2 and brotherhood has menus in korean)
Batman Arkham Asylum
GTA4 (hated it)
Red dead redemption
Bioshock 2
COD modern warfare


Just to add a few to this list that are also definitely in English...

Borderlands
Fallout 3
Little Big Planet 2
Dead Space 2
Infamous
Ratchet and Clank
Final Fantasy XIII
Tekken 6


Anyone else excited for Uncharted 3 later this year?  :D

Also, after reading everything here, I'm on my way to buy Mass Effect 2... it looks (and sounds) incredible.

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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2011, 02:54:37 PM »
I wanna buy it too (ME2). Though what about number one? is there a story i should be following or can i just jump into ME2?

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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2011, 02:58:57 PM »
I downloaded ME2 from playstation store it took almost 24 hours to download haha.

Anyway, if you install the download content there is an interactive digital comic about 10 minutes into the game. It explains the story of Mass Effect 1 and you get to make some choices about things you would have done which are imported to you character in ME2. Not sure if this is included on the disc but get the download content anyway you get more missions and team members.
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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2011, 03:07:34 PM »
 Ok Cool. But how do i get PSN credit in this country? Is there a way that I can buy PSN cards here? Or can my Korean "Check" card work on the PSN?

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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #67 on: March 23, 2011, 03:16:52 PM »
Ok Cool. But how do i get PSN credit in this country? Is there a way that I can buy PSN cards here? Or can my Korean "Check" card work on the PSN?

I use my Irish credit card to top up my European account... no bother there.

But for my American account (which I need for PS1 classics - compatibility issue), it's a complete pain in the arse. I have to either ask a friend in the States to buy a card and then email me the number, or I have to ask an American friend here if I can borrow a credit card. Also, I should mention that the American store seems to have a much better selection than the European one.

In short, you'll need a credit card, and I've never seen PSN cards here. I don't think it's possible to buy them.

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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #68 on: March 23, 2011, 03:17:49 PM »
@paladin777

Like Micelleh said, Unfortunately you will need a credit card to load money onto your PSN account. So if you don't have a Korean one you will have to use one from home. I us my SA card for my account.

@Goken

I think 3 is going to be absolutely epic. Really interested to see who from the second game will be on the team.

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Forgot that one, and I got it here. Definitely a must buy.
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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #69 on: March 23, 2011, 03:24:37 PM »
Bleh...I dont have a credit card :(. Back home (South Africa) we can buy PSN cards in any game shop...shouldve topped up before I left... Ill just have to find it somewhere then. Thanks for the info though :)

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« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2011, 03:36:16 PM »
You could give this a try: https://www.entropay.com/

Its a virtual credit card. You just need to link it to an account back home or here. It should work as far as I know. I was looking at using one for online transactions but then didn't need it.

I know its not an ideal option, but it might be the only one if you want to get a hold of dlc. I have also run into a problem that dlc doesn't work for games here. I am also from SA and when I have downloaded something for a game I bought here it doesn't recognise it. That's what made me download Mass Effect 2 rather than buy a disk version.
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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2011, 06:19:55 PM »
Ok, Ill have a look at it. Thanks :). But just one queston: Whats "dlc"?...

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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #72 on: March 23, 2011, 06:49:29 PM »
Play asia sells PSN cards!!!!!! And is now shipping crysis 2 :)

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« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2011, 07:57:27 AM »
Excuse the ignorance, but if I bought a PS3 in Korea, it would be the same PS3 say, if I bought it in America? Is it loaded with a Korean operating system or only able to play a certain region of game?

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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #74 on: March 24, 2011, 08:11:14 AM »
@paladin777

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Play asia sells PSN cards!!!!!! And is now shipping crysis 2

Nice! I'm glad that sorts out the problem for you. DLC stands for downloadable content. So for any game packs or extensions you would want to get off of psn. But, the dlc you get for a game is linked to the place ( region) your account it based. I downloaded the Joker pack for Arkham Asylum and the game doesn't pick it up. I don't know why this is as games are region free. It might be because of the differing TV signals.

@Greenfloyd

Games are region free but the signal output to your TV isn't. So as long as you have a HDMI compatible tv its not a problem. You can change the language of the operating system to English. The guys I bought my ps3 from did it for me.
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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #75 on: March 24, 2011, 08:40:18 AM »
Thanks.

And if I were to bring it back to the U.S., it would work okay there too as long as I had the right T.V.?

Not that I'm likely to buy a PS3. No time to play it :'(.

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« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2011, 09:05:40 AM »
Thanks.

And if I were to bring it back to the U.S., it would work okay there too as long as I had the right T.V.?

Not that I'm likely to buy a PS3. No time to play it :'(.

Yes - it is region free, so you can take your games and buy a PS3 in USA... or, take your PS3 and buy games in USA... and as far as I know you will only need a plug adapter, not a power converter (dont quote me on that though...)


As for the 'right TV' - i used it on a old prjeciton tv with scart for a few weeks before i got annoyed with the lines... So, for a 'right TV' i am going to suggest a 1080 hdtv - the difference in graphics is unbelievable and is truly the only way to get the most out of you ps3 imho!
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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #77 on: March 24, 2011, 09:31:05 AM »
@paladin777

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Play asia sells PSN cards!!!!!! And is now shipping crysis 2

Nice! I'm glad that sorts out the problem for you. DLC stands for downloadable content. So for any game packs or extensions you would want to get off of psn. But you get for a game is linked to the place your account it based. I downloaded the Joker pack for Arkham Asylum and the game doesn't pick it up. I don't know why this is as games are region free. It might be because of the differing TV signals.

@Greenfloyd

Games are region free but the signal output to your TV isn't. So as long as you have a HDMI compatible tv its not a problem. You can change the language of the operating system to English. The guys I bought my ps3 from did it for me.

why would the signal output be different? unless you're referring to PAL vs. NTSC? i'm pretty sure korea uses NTSC, which is the same as it is in north america.
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Re: PS3 players in Korea
« Reply #78 on: March 24, 2011, 12:00:40 PM »
@qtrules

I was referring to signal output. I didn't know North America also uses NTSC. No problem for him then.

I'm from SA and we have PAL so I've had a problem with trying to download and play South African PS1 games.

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« Reply #79 on: March 24, 2011, 12:14:53 PM »
ahhhh-ha! i understand :D.


quick tip for anyone else who calls america, or canada home:

the blu ray region for korea is region A which is the same region in north america.

so if you like the look of any bluray movies you see, buy them with no remorse! they will work at home! (of course, check to see if they say region A on them first ;) )
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