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Language Automation, Inc. and oprainfall Partnership - oprainfall

Language Automation, Inc. and oprainfall Partnership - oprainfall | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
LAI and oprainfall will be working together to help get games our readers are interested in, localized! Find out how you can help this process along.
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The Dangers of Over-Localization

The Dangers of Over-Localization | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
LAI explores how over-localization affects games in the marketplace.
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Gamasutra: Karin E Skoog's Blog - Art for Life’s Sake: How Culturally-Focused Games Can Transform Overall Consciousness

Gamasutra: Karin E Skoog's Blog - Art for Life’s Sake: How Culturally-Focused Games Can Transform Overall Consciousness | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
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Overseas localization can be worthwhile - even for a small indie game

Overseas localization can be worthwhile - even for a small indie game | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
Christine Love saw unprecedented success for her game Analogue: A Hate Story after Korean audiences took to it, leading to a full, official localization.
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UK devs need to avoid 'Americanisation' and push British culture in play, argues TIGA

UK devs need to avoid 'Americanisation' and push British culture in play, argues TIGA | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
Trade association TIGA has called for UK developers to push forward British culture in their games, warning against what it claims is an increasing trend of 'Americanisation'.
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Video Game Localization and Translation: How Koreans Culturally Adapt Content for America

Video Game Localization and Translation: How Koreans Culturally Adapt Content for America | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
Video game localization, translation and cultural adaptation within the video games industryis usually about adapting to a foreign culture or country. Not much attention is paid to games manufacturers in Asia localizing for Europe or North America.

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Homegrown Developers, Localization Breathe Life Into South Asian Gaming | TechCrunch

Homegrown Developers, Localization Breathe Life Into South Asian Gaming | TechCrunch | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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In Africa, devs struggle to create modern games for 3K cultures

In Africa, devs struggle to create modern games for 3K cultures | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
The African digital games landscape is still in its infancy. Here’s what local developers and game studios are doing to help it grow.
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The Secrets Behind World of Warcraft’s Italian Localization - World of Warcraft

The Secrets Behind World of Warcraft’s Italian Localization - World of Warcraft | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
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GDC - Guild Wars 2 Localization with ArenaNet - Blistered Thumbs

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VIDEO: Atlus Teases "Etrian Odyssey IV" in English

VIDEO: Atlus Teases "Etrian Odyssey IV" in English | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
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Atlus is bringing the dungeon-crawling RPG Etrian Odyssey IV to Nintendo 3DS in North America on February 26, 2013, and a new teaser trailer has been released to build up some hype. Enjoy a quick look at the localization in the nearly 90-second clip below.

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Culturalization of online Arabic games leads to market boom | Game Power 7

Culturalization of online Arabic games leads to market boom | Game Power 7 | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it

Culturalizing games to boost game sales.

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How fans translated "close to a million words of dialog" in new Baldur's Gate localizations | News | PC Gamer

How fans translated "close to a million words of dialog" in new Baldur's Gate localizations | News | PC Gamer | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Creative Director Trent Oster talked to us recently about Overhaul Games' remastering of the classic BioWare RPGs, as well as the notable possibility of a new Baldur's Gate game.

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The Regional Differences of Languages and Their Impact on Game Localization: Exploring Spanish Localization across the Americas

The Regional Differences of Languages and Their Impact on Game Localization: Exploring Spanish Localization across the Americas | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
How are game translators able to account for these regional differences, maintaining an immersive experience consistent throughout an entire region?
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The state of games localisation | Game development | Features by Develop

The state of games localisation | Game development | Features by Develop | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
Develop reports on the translation firms that now have more to do and less time to do it in
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From Babel to Star Trek: The Quest for Translation | KQED

From Babel to Star Trek: The Quest for Translation | KQED | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
Conversing with Klingons may be a piece of cake in the Star Trek universe, but here on earth, language translation apps still have a long way to go.
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iPhone App Localization: How To Get 767% More Downloads By Localizing App Keywords - MAKE APP Magazine

iPhone App Localization: How To Get 767% More Downloads By Localizing App Keywords - MAKE APP Magazine | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
How to localize your app keywords. iPhone app localization has helped me get 767% more downloads. Start localizing your app keywords today!

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Playing the game[1]|chinadaily.com.cn

Playing the game[1]|chinadaily.com.cn | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
Chinese-made video games are moving into international markets and 'Westernizing' to appeal to a wider audience.Ear to the ground 
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Check out LAI in the China Daily news, discussing game localization and bringing Chinese games to Western markets.

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A beginner's guide to video game localization

A beginner's guide to video game localization | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
VGW Contributor Jasmine Pues gives a basic overview of video game localization and provides a glimpse into the world of translation vs. localization.
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Transforming Game Localization | Language Automation, Inc.

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Learn about agile game localization!

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Is Google Translate Causing Developers to Revert Back to Mistranslations from the Days of the NES and SNES?

Is Google Translate Causing Developers to Revert Back to Mistranslations from the Days of the NES and SNES? | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
While established game developers and publishers now dedicate the time and resources necessary to solid translation, tools like Google Translate have given rise to a new sector of poorly translated games – games from indie developers looking for...
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Video: Crafting the 2.5 million words of Guild Wars 2

Video: Crafting the 2.5 million words of  Guild Wars 2 | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
In this free video, ArenaNet's Bobby Stein and Angel Leigh McCoy share lessons learned in crafting Guild Wars 2 's narrative and discuss new techniques in generating post-release content.
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Capcom Games To Be Localized In Up To 15 Languages Next Year | Siliconera

Capcom Games To Be Localized In Up To 15 Languages Next Year | Siliconera | Video Game Translation & Localization | Scoop.it
"We've seen a great deal of expansion of markets in emerging countries and regions," says Capcom's Katsuhiko Ichii.
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Localization plays an essential role for licensed games

NCSOFT, the publisher of two Guild Wars games, Blade& Soul (B&S), Lineage series and AION, has announced its significant growth in Q3 2012 thanks to the successful launch of Guild Wars2 (GW2).

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