Famous Game Translation Quotes: “You Spoony Bard!”
This short little line from 1991 is still quoted all the time today. Here's why.
Favorite English Game Translations of 2010-2019
The 2010s saw many Japanese-to-English game translations, both official and fan-made. Here are some readers' favorites!
How Pearl Fey’s Gravy Accident Was Handled in Japanese Ace Attorney
An important clue in this mystery game involves gravy, but what was it originally in Japanese?
How Were These Japanese Characters and Typos Handled in Ace Attorney?
What does this decorative Japanese text say? And are these English typos based on Japanese typos?
Localization Roundup #10
Includes: Ace Attorney localization info, Judgment news, funny food translations, blue vs. green, and more.
Localization Roundup #11
Some Japan-only games are finally no longer Japan-only. Plus lots of other game localization news bits!
Memes and References in Video Game Translations
Pop culture references and Internet memes sometimes get added into game translations. Here are many examples.
Tricky Translations #4: “I” & “Me” in Japanese
There are dozens of ways to say "I" and "me" in Japanese. Let's look at how they work and who uses each one!
Viral and Memorable Mistranslations of Japanese Game News
There are plenty of games with bad translations, but game *news* can get poorly translated too. Here are some examples.
What the Temple Text Says in the Ace Attorney Games
This game features some decorative Japanese text that was left untranslated. What does it say?