At the Guardian, Tauriq Moosa writes about the Mass Effect Trilogy. “This year, when everyone has been encouraged to isolate and death has been omnipresent, experiencing a grand narrative of community has been fulfilling. Mass Effect carefully balances the personal and the political in Shepard’s place in the […]
At Popshifter, friend of the Gutter Sachin Hingoo writes about Yakuza 0! “Sometimes at the expense of actual fun, Yakuza Zero is a period piece, offered up in earnest. Diversions like full renderings of classic ’80s Sega arcade games like Space Harrier, weirdly engrossing karaoke and disco dancing […]
In a lovely video, Jacob Geller discusses video games as a practice in translation–not just in language and localization, but of sound and visual experiences. (Thanks, Matthew!)
Check out this Animal Crossing: New Horizons island dedicated to the horror works of Junji Ito! (The creator shared some video on Reddit here).
The solstice and the the Fourth of July have passed and summer is definitely upon us, my friends. It’s hot, with cicadas (Brood X and Broods Otherwise), fireflies, fireworks, thunderstorms and humidity released upon my part of the world at least. And I have some suggestions for things […]
At Gamasutra, Atlus’ Scott Strichart talks about translating the humor and tone of Yakuza 0 and translating and localizing games in general. “We’re doing it line by line, and suddenly we’re like ‘oh shit, here’s a pun.’ And when you hit that, you have to take a step […]