Translation

security

Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls

Documents, screenshots, and audio obtained by Motherboard show that humans listen to Skype calls made using the app's translation function.
Joseph Cox
8.7.19
Games Features

An Online Feud Killed a Gaming Oddity People Had Waited 21 Years For

The strange world of fan localizations—a land of eternal hope and broken promises—dashed the excitement of fans ready to play this obscure 'Twin Peaks'-inspired game.
Patrick Klepek
8.6.19
Games Features

The Near Impossible 20-Year Journey to Translate 'Fire Emblem: Thracia 776'

Nintendo's heralded strategy series is now completely playable in English, thanks to the tireless work of fans battling what the community dubbed the "translation patch killer."
Patrick Klepek
7.29.19
rights

Lawyers Are Furious That Immigration Courts Are Getting Rid of Interpreters

The change could mean many immigrants will be left in the dark during their own hearings.
Mary Retta
7.25.19
Localization

How a Major JRPG Wound Up Getting Totally Re-Written Months After Release

Some games get patches. Other games, like 'Ys VIII,' have scripts thrown out after fans rip it to pieces—and the publisher agrees with them.
Patrick Klepek
11.29.17
last week in art

China Is Using Potato Chip Bags to Sell Bob Dylan Lyrics

Marketing gimmicks, they are a-changin'.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.12.17
Modders

The Modder Who's Finally Translating 'Dragon Quest' into Arabic

The NES isn't even capable of scrolling text from right-to-left, but that hasn't stopped him.
Patrick Klepek
5.18.17
Modders

The Modder Slowly Translating 'Stardew Valley' into a Language Most Games Ignore

Most games are released in English in Indonesia, leaving players to struggle through with their second language.
Patrick Klepek
5.11.17
Censorship

Localization Isn't Censorship, And The Difference Is Important

A localizer at XSEED had their name removed from an upcoming game over the deletion of KKK reference, raising fiery debates over intent and "censorship."
Patrick Klepek
4.27.17
Motherboard

‘Russia’s Google’ Is Collecting a Database of Rare Languages

Including Elvish.
Becky Ferreira
4.13.17
Internet

This Job Could Be Yours If You Speak Fluent Emoji

A London-based translation company is looking for someone to help it make sense of emoji.
Samantha Cole
12.13.16
Final Fantasy

What Happens When You Ask Google to Translate 'Final Fantasy'

There's a reason humans are still involved in translating video games, but it doesn't mean there aren't lessons to be learned.
Patrick Klepek
12.13.16
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