BBC Archives shares a 1991 report on “Nintendo and the Japanese Software Boom”: “Gordon Brewer visits Japan, to gauge the state of the Japanese software industry. With Nintendo having already demonstrated that a Japanese corporation can quickly dominate the US video games software market, should the big American […]
Komazawa Isolation have a series of videos recreating videogame moments in Tokyo. They have the Yakuza walk and run down. Watch them here!
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!)
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 […]
At Motherboard, Emanuel Maiberg writes about the revelation that City Of Heroes lives. “‘When City of Heroes closed in November 2012, this was very fresh in my mind,’ Pardini wrote. ‘Instead of trying to develop a server out in the open to suffer the same fate as Infinite […]