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The confirmation of Western and Japanese in video game stereotypes

  Introduction There is truth to the statement that different cultures produce different values, rules and beliefs, and they portray them in different styles even though they are using the same medium in different cultures. This of course also applies to video games. Even though much has been already been said about the differences between […]

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Localizing the Fantasy: A Look Inside the Video Game Localization Process

Localization. One of those words that gets thrown around all the time in the gaming world. Games aren’t translated, per say, they’re localized. Yes, this does, of course, include translation, but it also comprises numerous things that gamers playing a freshly localized copy of Death Zombie 89 or Free Fantawilly would never realize. Admittedly, many […]

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Video Game Localization

Video game translation and localization – namely that of games originating in Japan – have come a long way since the days of Zero Wing*. Back in the 80’s, it was common to come across unnatural, incorrect, and sometimes just plain ridiculous translations in video games. Video game translation and – namely that of games […]