Friday, 6 November 2015

Japanese video game English localisation news - 36


  • G-senjou no Maou - The Devil on G-String (PC)
  • Shōjo Kakumei Utena: Itsuka Kakumeisareru Monogatari (Sega Saturn)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter (PC / PSP)
  • UmiharaKawase (PC)
  • Sound of Drop - fall into poison - (PC)
  • Nights of Azure (PS4)
  • Airship Q (Vita and eventually PS4)
  • Tomoyo After & Little Busters (PC)
  • Muv-Luv
  • Dead or Alive Extreme 3 (PS Vita / PS4)
  • Zero Time Dilemma (3DS / Vita)
  • Libra Of The Vampire Princess

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Japanese video game English localisation news - 35


  • Yakuza 5 (PS3)
  • Mushihimesama (PC)
  • Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes (3DS)
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Wii U)
  • Narcissu (PC)
  • Puzzle & Dragons - FF7 cameos (mobile)

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Ways in which living in the future is awesome

  1. You can get to information so fast!
  2. People share opinions on the internet so fast it's almost like being psychic!
  3. Some diseases which used to be a death sentence no longer are!
  4. People can 3D print out replacement body parts and stuff! It's amazing!
  5. People aren't allowed to smoke in anywhere that's a workplace or public transport!
  6. Working from home is do much more doable for certain office type jobs!
  7. I can find and get goods shipped to me from the other side of the planet, no problem!
  8. Though I am running out of space in my house to keep video games, I also own about 2000 video games on PC and console that have no physical presence!
  9. Incredibly rare recordings of music (bootleg concerts / demos) are just available with no hassle. No furtive cassette trading, 10th generation copies of stuff artists didn't think are good enough to release but you still want to listen to.
  10. It's easy to find and converse with people who have similar hobbies / interests, even if they are really niche.
  11. It's so much easier these days to obtain technical knowledge, and tools. Whether paid or free. 
  12. Coding is also so much more high-level, and the goal is "make your code easy to work with" rather than "do clever stuff in a crazy unreadable way to make it efficient then write some comments, which will turn into lies as soon as someone else changes something".
I <3 living in the future!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Japanese video game English localisation news - 34

Covers October 15th - October 24th. All PC / Steam releases, for some reason.


  • The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya (PC)
  • Kero Blaster (PC)
  • Xanadu NEXT (PC)
  • Little King's Story (PC)
  • Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (PC)
  • Downwell (PC)
  • Dungeon Manager ZV (PC)
  • Mugen Souls (PC)
  • Kagura Douchuuki (PC)
  • Harmonia (PC)

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Japanese video game English localisation news - 33


  • Arland Atelier Trilogy (PS3)
  • The Boogie Man (PC)
  • Rumours: PS2 emulation on PS4
  • Bloodborne GOTY edition (PS4)
  • Yokai Watch (3DS)
  • Rumours: Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess HD
  • Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (3DS)
  • Fatal Frame / Project Zero : Maiden of Black Water (Wii U)
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4)
  • Digimon Cyber Sleuth (PS4 / PS Vita)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes®: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below™ (PS4)
  • Legendary Pokemon "Hoopa" in Pokémon X / Y / Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby (3DS)
  • DLC for Vanguard Princess (PC)
  • Kero Blaster (PC / mobile)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3 (PC)
  • Tales of Zestiria (PS3 / PS4 / PC)
  • Love Language Japanese Year 1 Gentlemen Edition (PC)
  • Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut - Classified Edition (PS3)

Friday, 11 September 2015

Japanese video game English localisation news - 32


  • Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4, PC)
  • fault milestone two side:above (PC)
  • Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! (PC)
  • Magical Eyes - Red is for Anguish (PC)
  • Ghostlight blog post about porting Japanese games to PC / Steam
  • Dot Matrix Hero
  • Final Fantasy V (PC)

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Thursday, 27 August 2015

My experiences with simulator sickness

I get terrible simulator sickness. The thing where you get the feeling of motion sickness while trying to play a video game.
The theory on the root cause is that the eyes and the body are reporting different things, (i.e. the eyes say “you just moved” and the body says “nuh-uh, you’re just sitting here”), which causes the brain to go “this is so weird! You must have been poisoned! Time to throw up!”.
But... I am not sure if it’s 100% right.
I’ve looked into it a lot (and I mean *a lot*), because I don’t like getting sick, and I can say this for certain:
  1. Tiredness affects it. More tired = get sick faster.
  2. Reticules can help
  3. It can sneak up on you without warning
  4. Consuming ginger helps a little. Drugs help a lot but they make you too drowsy to play. And who wants to take drugs in order to play a game? Seriously.
There are many solutions involving turning off head-bobbing, increasing field-of-view, wearing seafaring wristbands, having a fan blow in your face, and - this one is crazy and actually works a bit - wearing a fake nose. Or rather, a prosthetic bridge to my nose, because I don’t really have one otherwise. The fake nose might let me play for twice as long! Which is... 20 minutes instead of 10. Hahaha!
Things that are mysteriously ok:
  • I played through the whole of Portal (I really liked this game)
  • I played through half of Mirror’s Edge (with the little red dot on the screen switched on)
  • I played all the way through Doom and Doom 2 when I was a teenager
  • On-rails shooter games, e.g. Time Crisis, House of the Dead, etc
  • Elite Dangerous. I think it's because my brain has no real-life experience of space flight
Things that are not ok:
  • Most FPS (including Doom 1 and 2)
  • That FPS on Nintendo DS that’s set in a mental hospital, I could’t even play that!
  • Minecraft, Gone Home, other first-person games that are not shooters.
  • I can’t get past the opening cutscene of Bioshock
  • Portal 2 :( I really wanted to play it too!
  • Stacking, by Doublefine Games, even though it is weird 3rd person - I think it’s the angle
  • I got halfway through The Unfinished Swan then suddenly got incredibly sick without warning. Like, I was completely floored for a whole afternoon, world spinning.
  • The poo-spraying missions in Saints Row 2 - the rest of the game is fine, as long as I’m driving and not a passenger.
  • One time a rotating door in a hotel lobby in real life had the same effect on me, just briefly.
Seriously, lots of people act like it’s a solved problem, telling me that all I need to do is adjust field-of-view, but it totally doesn’t work. “Have you tried field of view?” YES ALREADY. “ok ok I was just trying to help” Hahaha! Sorry anyone I’ve been grumpy towards.
Finally, this condition affects many East-Asian people [study], and I think that is why there are so many more third-person games released in Japan, and so few first-person games.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Japanese video game English localisation news - 30


  • La Mulana EX (Vita)
  • Grandia® II Anniversary Edition (PC)
  • New Style Boutique 2 (3DS)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (PS4)
  • One Piece Warriors 3 (PS3 / PS4 / PS Vita / PC)
  • Amnesia: Memories (Vita, PC)

Monday, 24 August 2015

Japanese video game English localisation news - 29


  • Devil's Third (Wii U)
  • Senran Kagura 2 : Deep Crimson (3DS)
  • Star Fox Zero (Wii U)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Wii U)