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The Power of Localization and Translation in Video Games

The Power of Localization and Translation in Video Games

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In 2013 the Freemium games began to appear in earnest. In this business model, the game itself is provided for free, but the players have the option to purchase premium and exclusive items for the game either in-game or in online stores created specifically for these games. Both video game translation and localization strategies need to be included as part of the overall game development in order to ensure the success of these, and other video games if they are to have any real chance of success in the online world of gaming. With the onset of the Covid-19 global pandemic, while many businesses have been shut down, online gaming has increased immeasurably. Video game translation ensures that the game can be enjoyed by as large an audience as possible. Game localization is the mea...
The top up-and-coming video games that should be on your wishlist

The top up-and-coming video games that should be on your wishlist

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The coronavirus situation at the moment is quite unbelievable, and it’s affecting near enough every aspect of both businesses and our everyday lives. Not only are companies and small businesses coming to a standstill due to social distancing and self-isolation practices, but several arms of the entertainment industry (such as film, television, theatre and video games productions) are having to come to a halt. While times are currently hard and uncertain, with the COVID-19 pandemic even affecting the release dates of video games in some instances (which we will get onto), that doesn’t mean that we don’t still have titles to look forward to in the pipeline. If you’re looking for some reasons to get excited about video games coming in the (hopefully) near future, check out this short l...
Free to play old games from the 90s

Free to play old games from the 90s

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Old games from the 90s - There is a plenty of pay to play Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (MMORPG's) or old games from the 90s available to purchase, World of Warcraft and Aion for example. However, there are other free to play old games from the 90s that can provide a fun experience while providing a massive interactive world for your character to adventure in. Dungeons & Dragons Online Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) was initially released as a pay to play subscription based game back in 2006. In an effort to boost profitability and increase its player base DDO became free to play later. DDO is set in Eberron a land of high fantasy where players can quest, both solo and in a group, for riches and magical items. Played from a third person perspective, t...
What is Esports and why is it so popular?

What is Esports and why is it so popular?

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Esports is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world - it essentially stands for electronic sports but a better definition would be the organised competitive play of multiplayer video games. An emerging industry, it has now grown to such an extent that players are signed by teams, teams which are run by millionaires and sponsored by huge international corporations. Whilst the total esports prize money pool was predicted to be around $5million in 2010, this increased to over $211 million in 2019. The popularity of esports has continued to increase over the last few years, and this trend is predicted to continue, with the ever-growing industry attracting new followers all the time. Esports has an estimated global audience of 454 million people, which is predicted to rise to o...
Best Video Game You Can Play with Your Kids

Best Video Game You Can Play with Your Kids

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The video game industry has been experiencing significant growth over the years. Not only are new titles coming out left and right, but more and more attention is being shifted to various age groups. And while in the past, game developers were trying to make games that will cater to everyone’s needs, things are a bit different nowadays. Today, there are games that are created with different age groups in mind. And while the distinction can certainly be felt, that doesn’t mean one age group can’t enjoy them as much as the other one. That being said, here are some video games you can enjoy playing with your kids that guarantee great fun for everyone. Super Mario Super Mario has seen many developments and adaptations over the years. Even the older versions of the game still get a l...
Recommended online video games for gamers – Casus

Recommended online video games for gamers – Casus

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Online video games - Did you know that there are games that are only one level long? What would you expect these games to be like? Short? Easy? Well, that’s certainly not the case with Casus. Casus is an online game which, as the first sentence implies, is only one level long; one ongoing, increasingly difficult level. Game Background Information Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be that much background information on the game, or its creator. The creator is only known by their moniker, TimeBlog. Even their blog doesn’t contain much personal information about them. The music for the game was created by Liam Berry. Game Description Casus is a game that involves a typical cliché storyline about a catastrophic prophesy foretelling the destruction of the world when a...