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The Legends of Localization series takes a detailed look at video game translation and how games change during the translation process. See here for more details.
Famous Game Translation Quotes: “You Spoony Bard!”
This short little line from 1991 is still quoted all the time today. Here's why.
Tiny Toons, Back to the Future, and the Metric System
This game references Back to the Future's 88 mph, but how is it handled in the Japanese version?
Why Some Japanese Game Titles End with “if”
Japanese entertainment titles sometimes end with "if" - here's what it means.
Final Fantasy VI Translation Comparison (Day 5)
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Legends of Localization IRL
Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda
How would your experience with Zelda 1 have changed if you’d been born in Japan versus America or vice-versa?
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This is what happens when you let a computer translate a game!