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What I mean by this is if I asked a question about "why something is a certain way in the gaming industry," would it be on topic?

For example: Why are some games region locked?

Would a question like that be on topic? What tag would be used (gaming-history)?

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I believe that this would fall under off-topic territory because it's essentially a question about game design.

From the reasons to vote for an off-topic question closure:

Questions about Game Design and Development are off topic. This includes speculative questions about developer intent, with respect to both mechanics and narrative. You might want to ask over at GameDev.SE, but be sure to read their FAQ.

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