10.16.09

New controls

Posted in Culture/Language, Japanese, News, Site news at 1:13 pm by yuka

Been translating these last few weeks. 37signals’ second book “Rework” due out spring next year. The Japanese version will be published by Hayakawa Shobo. No date is set yet for that one. Because the original is written in American colloquial English, I’m having a bit of a hard time localizing some of the phrases. (I remember “Getting Real” not having nearly as much colloquial as this one does.)

These guys are responsible for this CyberBike. Added ‘controls’ have a way of disappearing into the relative unknown. It’s better that way. Anyone remember the abomination known as Virtual Boy? So can this one actually be the one that’s not going to be scoffed at?

Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker screenshots and 2D artist-demo available here.

And a new Wii control. Actually, it’s a PS3 one. Is it some kind of trend to make things that look like other brand’s equivalent? And did they not think about the confusion they might produce? And yes, compare it to the Wii Black control.

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