software writers were given the option of making their games region free, none did as they can rip far more money out of joe public if they are region specific, dvd regions would legaly have to be enforced. Unless of course someone found a way around it
Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.