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  1. Are any other importers getting tired of the region locking?

    by , 18th July 2012 at 03:07 AM
    I know I'm likely in the minority here, but are any other import players getting tired of the region locking that Nintendo has started to use? For those who don't know, you have to have a Japanese system in order to play the Japanese versions of Black and White on a DSi/3DS handheld. The original DS isn't affected by this. Additionally, no matter what, you can't do cross-region transfers with the Poke Transfer system, meaning my Japanese HGSS teams can't be sent to a US BW game card.

  2. A growing anti-Japanese sentiment in the fandom?

    by , 13th July 2012 at 10:33 AM
    (I'd normally post this on my personal blog off-site, but I figured it'd be suitable to post here due to the subject matter)

    Is it just me, or does there seem to be a growing (and sadly ironic) "anti-Japanese" sentiment in the US/EUR Pokémon fandom? It's something I've noticed that's creeping up on various sites. Some of it specifically targets anyone using Japanese names and terms, even when the context calls for it. I've also seen people treat the entire franchise as English-centric, ...