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Video Game History: My! How Things Have Changed!

Video game history starts as far back as 1940. That is when the Westinghouse brand displayed a computer at the World’s Fair. The computer, which was the brainchild and design of Edward U. Condon, was stylized to play the classic game, Nim. Nim is a game where players try to be the last one to Read more about Video Game History: My! How Things Have Changed![…]

Video Game Translation Challenges: How They Impact Game Play

Video game translation challenges abound for translators who must try to sort out the cultural differences and language variances in video game play. Therefore, working as a translator in this field can seem, at times, somewhat daunting. However, the work must continue for translators as video games have become a phenomenon in the marketplace. You Read more about Video Game Translation Challenges: How They Impact Game Play[…]

Top Video Game Languages that are Globalizing the Market

Top video game languages are superpower languages as they hold the power seat in terms of revenue – meaning downloads. Stats currently indicate that the US is no longer a front-runner in this respect. Instead, both South Korea and Japan surpass the US on Google Play. Japan follows the US, revenue-wise, on the App Store. Read more about Top Video Game Languages that are Globalizing the Market[…]

Adapting Video Games into Different Cultures

Adapting video games into various cultural venues can be a challenge in this age of globalization. However, in order to be successful in the field, localization is a priority. Indeed, cultural adaptation cannot be overlooked as some games have failed because the adapted version was not culturally revised for the gamer. That is why developers Read more about Adapting Video Games into Different Cultures[…]

Great Video Game Designs

Great Video Game Designs – Major Elements

Great video game designs feature certain key elements that make them enjoyable to play time and again. When you learn these elements, you too will recognize a great game when it comes your way. Pay attention to the components that make a game stand out and you will find out that the game will offer Read more about Great Video Game Designs – Major Elements[…]

Playing Video Games Boosts Health

Playing Video Games Boosts Overall Health

Playing video games naturally boosts a gamer’s health and immunity. So, if you have been scolding your child about spending too much time gaming, you may have to revamp your thinking. While video games keep playtime inside, they also offer some other advantages that are rather astonishing. Spend an Equal Amount of Time Indoor and Read more about Playing Video Games Boosts Overall Health[…]

Game Localization Decisions

Game Localization Decisions Direct Game Play

Game localization decisions tend to make the business of game playing serous business. Fans, then, do not make the decisions about localization. Instead, the companies, themselves, are the decision-makers. That is because the process can cost a lot of money. Every time localization is undertaken, a company makes a calculated risk. Game Localization Decisions May Read more about Game Localization Decisions Direct Game Play[…]

Japanese Gaming

Japanese Gaming – Impacts on Localization and Development

Japanese gaming, when localized, involves so much more that strategizing globally. That is because economic, geopolitical, local, and cultural components are involved. Plus, Japan has been involved in gaming for quite a long time. Japanese Gaming Impact – Geemu In Japan, the term for game is geemu. However, a video game is often described as Read more about Japanese Gaming – Impacts on Localization and Development[…]

Video Game Localizaton

Video Game Localization and Specialization

Video game localization is nothing to take lightly. When an English video is produced in multiple languages, you need to ensure that the product meets certain criteria. In order to achieve results then, it helps to have a translator play the game. Not only should he experience the game but learn the game’s rules and Read more about Video Game Localization and Specialization[…]

Lag Compensation

Lag Compensation is Used to Solve Game Delays

Lag compensation is often used to resolve delays in game play. That is because lag and game play are not exactly compatible partners. Lag represents a delay between player action and a server’s reaction. In order to prevent lag then, you need to be proactive. For example, it helps to update the network hardware from Read more about Lag Compensation is Used to Solve Game Delays[…]