What’s the Deal with That Creepy Sonic CD Secret?
A hidden mode in Sonic CD features a spooky message written in Japanese. What does it say?
How Nintendo Recently Changed Zelda 1 Even More
Nintendo has been quietly altering The Legend of Zelda for 30 years. Here's a look at the latest changes.
How Ganon’s Motivation Changed in Breath of the Wild’s English Translation
This is a good example of how a single translation can significantly effect an entire story.
Is This Snowy Translation Really Literal?
A line of dialogue includes a translator's note about literal translations. What *is* a "literal translation", anyway?
People Used to Marry Pokémon All the Time
Get that honeymoon trip booked - it's time to get hitched to some Japanese critters!
Funky Fantasy IV: A Machine-Translated Video Game Experiment
I Google-Translated an entire video game one day. The results were so surprising that I even wrote a book about it!
Is This Character in Pokémon X/Y Transgender?
Pokémon localizations are filled with interesting changes concerning gender roles and cultural values.
Tricky Translations #1: Maou & Daimaou
These two simple words are tricky to translate. Here's why, and how they've been translated since the 1980s!
How a Quote in Final Fantasy IX Became More Famous in English Than Japanese
This beloved quote references two past Final Fantasy heroes. But what does it say in Japanese?
How to Pronounce Ryu’s Name
How do you pronounce Ryu's name? The question has baffled gamers around the world for decades.