The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the worst localization?

Back in March, Chris covered a Mad World patch that had the both of us scratching our heads: The English translation of the game's party system UI was using the term "mob" for "party" or "group." While you can kind of see the logic, it's not something an actual professional localization team would ever do, as the word mob means something entirely different in English-language games.

Fight or Kite: Harry Potter Magic Awakened’s February update nerfed dailies and degraded the UI

Over the holiday and new year’s break, I spent the vast majority of my free time in mobile MMO Harry Potter: Magic Awakened. Because...
This is not a doll.

The Daily Grind: How patient are you waiting for MMOs to be brought to your region?

A reader once asked me what motivated me to learn Japanese because she figured that since I cover so many Japanese MMORPGs and follow...
Please don't be horrible?

Blue Protocol will be published by Smilegate in South Korea

After an exceedingly long wait for any information about the game, Blue Protocol fans are finally getting some solid information about the game in...

Final Fantasy XIV takes a look behind the scenes at the tasks of the localization team

It can be easy at times to forget that Final Fantasy XIV is a multilingual title with day-and-date releases for every major patch -...

Lost Ark will support 34 more countries at launch – Belgium and The Netherlands aren’t among them

Good news, global MMORPG players: Lost Ark is expanding its global reach beyond North America and Europe. "To ensure that this beloved game can be...

The Daily Grind: Should international MMOs have global servers or regional servers?

My first experience with MMOs was Final Fantasy XI, and so it was weird to me when I started getting some experience in the wider...

Phantasy Star Online 2 prepares players for closed beta with English voice acting and retained progress

Fans with an Xbox One are going to be playtesting the localized version of Phantasy Star Online 2 on February 7th. Players on the PC...

Not So Massively: Kingdom Under Fire 2 is ambitious, unique, and deeply flawed

When I first heard about Kingdom Under Fire II by publisher Gameforge, I wasn't sure what to expect. I'd heard that it combined elements...
Look, we all know it.

The Daily Grind: What would convince you to play an MMO temport?

Ah, the noble temport! The MMO equivalent of a mayfly, released in a rush, with the hope that the cost of marketing plus localization...
Very, very, very late.

E3 2019: Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally coming to the US in 2020

All right, so it has already been seven years and basically everyone who was excited about this game has probably long since given up...
Such a compelling narrative of 'gun'

Tencent gives up on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds being approved in China

Tencent has been waiting a long time to release PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China. For more than a year, the game has been in "testing" whilst waiting...

Path of Exile teams up with Kakao to publish in Korea

Opening service in a new region is always an exciting sign of success for a game, so it's good news to hear that Path of...
Not another one.

Kritika Online is shutting down in the west in April

Sad news for Kritika Online fans today, as En Masse Entertainment has officially announced the shuttering of the game on April 30th of this...

Interview: Bless Online on early access, pay-to-win, and its western refuge on Steam

Last night's bombshell that Bless Online is closing down its final Korean servers, leaving the game's Steam version in the west as the only...
ride eternal shiny and chrome

China’s delays on video game licenses may last another 4-6 months

It's been a bit of a rough go for games in China recently; Monster Hunter World was the first massively popular game we watched...

Conan Exiles is being brought to Asian territories (to the tune of ‘Beauty and the Beast’)

Korea and Japan are places you can game, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan; Ignoring them is lame. As Conan Exiles moves closer to release, Funcom has revealed...

Revelation Online teases cross-server features, works on German and French versions

There's a new sheriff, er, producer in Revelation Online's territory, and he's making his mark by outlining his priorities during 2018. Producer Ty Parr gave...

Path of Exile patches in new language support with 3.0.2

It is entirely possible that you speak English but don't really have that as your primary language. Yes, you can read English texts, but...
Three-point landing! Sort of.

Bless Online starts its second closed beta in Japan on October 12

Let's take a moment to take stock of Bless Online, shall we? In South Korea, the game is testing its complete rebuild. In North...