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Video Game Translations

Are you up for the challenge, scholars?  Unbeknownst to many, translation does not end at mastering the language in literary texts.  Have you ever wondered about a translated video game (whether good or bad) from another country – Japan, perhaps?  Well, considering that some of you are avid and talented gamers, it is only appropriate that we take a brief look into the glory and intricacy of Japanese to English video game translations.  It’s only right that we begin with a funny flash of the historical mistranslated version of Zero Wing, 25 years later.


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