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It takes time, but when you're willing, you can achieve anything.

Sometimes when we play video games we forget just how many people were involved in creating the final product. This can be especially true of massive, story-focused games like RPGs, which can have a great deal more contributors due to the nature of what they offer.

One of those people - when playing a game developed in another language at least - is the translator, oft overlooked but integral to the release. We recently had the chance to chat with Alexander O. Smith, a legendary translator perhaps most famous for his work on the Final Fantasy series who also holds much-loved translations for Phoenix Wright, Vagrant Story and other titles, about what it is like behind the scenes. Here's what he said.


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How to localize your app store descriptions - Blog

How to localize your app store descriptions - Blog | Game localization | Scoop.it
Localizing "just" your app is not enough to get it out to your target audience. The popular app stores out there (Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Pho in lingohub's software localization blog on

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Kinect and sign language translation

See how Kinect's sign language translation capabilities help the hearing and the deaf communicate. http://research.microsoft.com/

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Kinect and sign language translation

See how Kinect's sign language translation capabilities help the hearing and the deaf communicate. http://research.microsoft.com/

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Dear newbie translator

Dear newbie translator | Game localization | Scoop.it
Dear newbie translator: I know. The first year (or two or three) as a freelancer is/are really hard, and it's easy to get discouraged. So for those days when you feel really down, here are a few th...

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Some truths that maybe a young and illusioned translator may forget about the world of translation.

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AGM Blog (EN): Video Game Localization

Video game translation and localization – namely that of games originating in Japan - have come a long way since the days of Zero Wing*. Back in the 80's, it was common to come across unnatural, incorrect, and sometimes ...

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Troubles in localizing games in a foreign language other than english

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The Key Checklist For International Website Content Localisation

The Key Checklist For International Website Content Localisation | Game localization | Scoop.it
The localisation of your international website content goes way beyond language. Check out this handy 9-point checklist of key elements to remember.

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What makes great translators great?

What makes great translators great? | Game localization | Scoop.it

About one month ago I received a LinkedIn invitation from Amaury Lainé, a young French translator who wrote to me asking this question: “What makes great translators great?” 

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Globalization Experts Discuss the Future of Localization (L10n)

Globalization Experts Discuss the Future of Localization (L10n) | Game localization | Scoop.it
Hear what localization and internationalization experts predict for 2014 and beyond. We invited globalization pros from NetApp and Google for this discussion.

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Developer Stories: Localization in Google Play | Android Developers

Developer Stories: Localization in Google Play | Android Developers | Game localization | Scoop.it

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Square Enix is aiming for the best in temrs of Localization.

Square Enix is aiming for the best in temrs of Localization. | Game localization | Scoop.it

From spoony bards to mog clocks, how Square is tackling the translation needs of the HD era.


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