A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are some game translation articles worth millions of words.
Localized Names in Video Games that Changed Later On
One side-effect of translation and localization is that established names can change at any time. Here are some examples from games.
Memes and References in Video Game Translations
Pop culture references and Internet memes sometimes get added into game translations. Here are many examples.
Game Translations that Turned Surprisingly Political
Politics can seep into everything, including game translations. Here are some examples.
Game Translations with Amusing Religious Quotes
Bad translations and religious references often mix in amusing ways, as seen here.
24 Times “Yoshi” Was Called “Yossy”
Everyone's favorite green dinosaur has a slightly different name in Japan, as these pics demonstrate.
What Happened When I Auto-Translated the Official Final Fantasy Browser Game
This official browser game was only released in Japanese - here's what happens when you auto-translate it.
28 Fake NBA Teams in Japan’s “Super Dunk Shot”
This Japanese basketball game had crazy fake names for NBA teams and players.