Last week, we released our latest Legends of Localization book!
It’s the debut of our new line of bite-sized LoL books that focus on a single subject instead of a single game. This one takes a look at bad video game translations from the 1970s to today, AND we go much deeper than the well-known “All Your Base” mistakes (although “All Your Base” is definitely featured). There are games in there that I’ve never heard of, like a Gundam text adventure and a bunch of obscure arcade games.
While at SGDQ, we realized that we were about 2 hours away from the corporate headquarters of Bang Printing. They’re our favorite book printer, and they’ve printed every LoL book to date. So Kari Fry, Ryan Novak, and I drove up there to take a tour! Here are some pictures from that trip:
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Lately I’ve been researching all the Japan-exclusive Famicom games. I just came across a Mario game I’ve never heard of called I am a Teacher: Super Mario Sweater. It’s a “game” on the Famicom Disk System where you design sweaters with Mario characters. You could edit the measurements of the sweater to ensure the perfect fit, then send your disk to a company and they would make the sweater you designed! :O
Summer Games Done Quick is live riiiiight now! Legends of Localization’s entire anthology is up for grabs as prizes throughout the event:
- Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda
- Passport to the Legend of Zelda
- Legends of Localization Book 2: EarthBound
- Passport to MOTHER 2
- (brand new book that hasn’t been released yet!)
Watch the stream here and keep an eye out for the LoL prizes. And speaking of SGDQ, Fangamer has a fun new crop of GDQ products available to buy right now!
All profits from the sales of GDQ merchandise goes straight to Doctors Without Boarders. So not only will you be getting some cool stuff, you’ll also be helping people in need. So, buy somethin’ will ya? It’s for charity!