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I bought my ps3 from USA and got some game disc from Australia (region 4) it doesn't work,a message pops up when i press start (cannot play on current video settings, but i was told that ps3 games are region free

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PS3 games are region locked to the Blu-Ray standards where the game was bought. I doubt that Sony will change this, because they are one of the major backers behind the region standards. Your best bet to play the game is to softmod your PS3 (risky) or to hardmod it with a modchip (vaguely illegal, warranty voiding, ect.)

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