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Everybody check out the new issue of gamesTM (Issue 88) for a review and feature on Policenauts!


Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:04 am
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My issue arrived today. I can get high quality photos today, or scan it on sunday, if you like?

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I don't think it would be appropriate to post images from the magazine this soon. But feel free to post your thoughts on the article.


Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:27 pm
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My copy hasn't arrived yet, but this is just further evidence that GamesTM is one of the best publications out there. I subscribed back when they ran their Policenauts translation preview, and compared to most American gaming rags the content is just so much richer and more extensive! :)


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Just read it. Congrats on the great review and interview! Though they did seem to focus a bit much on controversial things like sexism, net lingo, and homophobia, all of which I think are pretty minor elements in the grand scheme of the game. I did want to ask about your response to the two instances of gay-slang, though, which was different in the GamesTM interview from what had previously been stated here and on Something Awful that it was true to the original Japanese?

I also saw your response on SA about renaming some of the music tracks, like "BCP HQ" to just "BCP". I guess it relates to your magazine answer about proper nouns, but I wanted to ask about that particular example. It seemed that characters often said the same word after BCP, which I assumed to mean "headquarters". I was wondering why you decided to leave that out? Not that I really care one way or another, just curious. And guess I've gotten used to seeing "HQ" written a lot here and in Snatcher! :)

Congrats again, it was really a thrill to see such lavish coverage of the translation in a quality mag like GamesTM!


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I did want to ask about your response to the two instances of gay-slang, though, which was different in the GamesTM interview from what had previously been stated here and on Something Awful that it was true to the original Japanese?


I don't remember saying here or at SA that those words were explicitly in the original game. I know someone at GAF said that -- why, I don't know.

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I also saw your response on SA about renaming some of the music tracks, like "BCP HQ" to just "BCP". I guess it relates to your magazine answer about proper nouns, but I wanted to ask about that particular example. It seemed that characters often said the same word after BCP, which I assumed to mean "headquarters". I was wondering why you decided to leave that out? Not that I really care one way or another, just curious. And guess I've gotten used to seeing "HQ" written a lot here and in Snatcher! :)


I maybe could have left "HQ" in there, but at the time I thought that the "HQ" part was unnecessary for that song title.


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I don't remember saying here or at SA that those words were explicitly in the original game. I know someone at GAF said that -- why, I don't know.

I think Artemio said it here, not sure who on SA.

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I maybe could have left "HQ" in there, but at the time I thought that the "HQ" part was unnecessary for that song title.

Oh well I meant in the game dialogue in general. It seemed I heard "HQ" being said a lot, but maybe I'm wrong? Again, just curious.

Anyway, awesome article. Here's my fav quote! :D

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"The English text had to fit into the limited number of character spaces assigned to the original, much shorter Japanese text - without cutting any of the original script at all. The fact that the team managed this is commendable, but the fact that they managed to do it while also keeping the script well written, witty and interesting is nothing short of incredible. The quality of the translation is up there with the best fan efforts we've seen and is also much better than many more so-called professional localisations that appear in modern full-price releases."


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Snatcher42 wrote:
Marc wrote:
I don't remember saying here or at SA that those words were explicitly in the original game. I know someone at GAF said that -- why, I don't know.

I think Artemio said it here, not sure who on SA.


Ah, well, I don't remember seeing that.

Just to let everyone know, the issue can be purchased here:

http://www.imagineshop.co.uk/item_show.php?itemID=1343&action=home


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Holy Crap!!!!
Just finished the game for the 1st time.....LOVED IT!!!!!! LOVED IT!!!!
My jaw was on the floor, the amount of work that this project encompassed is just staggering!!!! The dedication and obvious love for the source material is evident. I am so very thankful you guys put so much dedication into this project!!! It is truly a FANTASTIC!!!FANTASTIC!!!! GAME!!! Also, bought the GAMESTM on saturday and waited to read it until now so I could be fresh from the game.....
What a massive sucsess for the whole team!!!!
My thanks and praise guys!!!!! :)
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Yea Congratulations on that, it was a pretty interesting article. I remember buying the first time you were covered in GamesTM. That's what got me to check out the site.


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