Here’s one of the things I’d never considered when it comes to localization. With tensions between these countries so high and SEGA trying to break into the Chinese market I can see why they may have such a problem with this.
Jung-Sheng Lin posits that by simply using the line the “country” of Taiwan in the hostesses question Taiwanese gamers praised SEGA for being progressive or siding with Taiwanese people that would like independence from Chinese rule. Of course as soon as Chinese celebs started hearing about this and the news started spreading SEGA needed to patch the game and remove the dialogue completely so as not to stir controversy.
Something that should have been a nothing issue needed new dialogue to be recorded and an entire patch rolled out even though the game hadn’t officially released in either country yet!
Watch the entire GDC talk after the jump!
Finally, Ryu Ga Gotoku releases. With a budget of 2.1 Billion yen behind it can it hope to recoup its costs? Or will Nagoshi be out of a job?
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SEGA’s latest restructuring has led to the creation of an entirely new concept in hopes of simply communicating their Corporate Identity.
The new identity “Amazing SEGA” promises to excite and surprise players with the quality you should expect from one of Japan’s top entertainment creators.
Current SEGA Corporate Director, and Chief Product Officer (not to mention director/creator of the Yakuza series) Toshihiro Nagoshi takes us behind the scenes in the creation of this new identity that will hopefully be a solid foundation for all SEGA brands and subsidiaries going forward. Using an in house developed headset to measure the human eye while playing SEGA games. The headset captures moments players feel excitement and joy while gaming! They then took this data and converted it to images and sounds to create a visual and audio representation of that moment that SEGA amazes the players.
It’s an amazing idea and I love the idea of capturing surprise to use in your brand. It’s a very SEGA thing to do and one of the reasons I still stand by that company today.
Hit the jump to see more behind the scenes videos.read more
So Yakuza 7 will be revealed next month. No idea what’s going to happen yet so here’s my hopes for the next title in the series.read more
For those that missed yesterday’s SEGA live stream Nagoshi-san revealed he’ll have more news to share about the next Ryu Ga Gotoku game May 30!
No idea what will be shown but given it’s happening via a live stream I can’t help but feel like it’ll be something minor. Maybe a keyword they’ve decided to work with this time around. Or they could be showing off changes to the Dragon Engine!
You can be sure we’ll be watching and waiting for any small clue about where the series is headed next!read more
At last night’s Famitsu Awards 2016 (where Yakuza 6 picked up an excellence award from the magazine!) the series director and CCO of SEGA, Toshihiro Nagoshi, took to the stage to confirm the existence of the next title in the Ryu Ga Gotoku series.read more
Well here’s something no one expected but I’ll be happy to see it happen!
March 16 2017 over on the Bandai Namco blog it was announced that the upcoming season pass DLC will feature characters from franchises outside of the Tekken universe!read more
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We’re back from an extended break and trying something new. A long distance podcast over discord with my brother (and new editor!) Lachlan! We’re still working out the kinks but stay tuned for bigger and better things! Nice to back in the swing of things again.read more
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Finally after years Two Best Friends play return to Kamurocho.read more
Noah Ezrin is back with a look at Kabukicho in 2016! After his awesome tour around the launch of Yakuza 5 (Watch them here and here) it's great to go back and see just how Kabukicho has changed over the last 3 years. You...read more
Long time Yakuza Fan and friends of the site KHHSubs are now on Patreon to help fund translations of Ryu Ga Gotoku games and related content videos! Head over to http://patreon.com/KHHsubs and give if you can. KHHSubs has been subbing unreleased Yakuza games for years...read more