Why Cut Content is Localized

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NOTE: This video does contain some swearing.

BriHard’s latest video takes a look at why some content is localized differently in other regions.

If you enjoyed the video, make sure to check out our content covering localization and censorship.


Localization and Censorship – PushDustIn and Soma go over the differences between localization and censorship.

Why Localization Occurs – Why translate content differently in other regions and not just have a direct translation of content?

Introduction to Sex, Japan and Video Games – Discusses mature themes in Video Games and clears up the misconceptions made by gamers.

The Love of Translating – It shows how vastly different one single translation can be.

What Does Midna Mean at the End of Twilight Princess – This article shows how strong the meaning of translation can be. Also SPOILER ALERT for those wanting to click on this.


BriHard is also known for his other two videos, How Misinformation Spreads and The Cause of Localization.

Make sure to check out his Twitter and subscribe to him on YouTube!

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    1. The next SourceCast (after the Pokemon focused one with NintenDaan) will be a debate centered around censorship vs. localization featuring people to represent both sides. Since this is ongoing discussion (Sakurai’s column “Don’t Need This, Don’t Need That” is even trending now) we figured it was still relevant enough to feature.

      I’m sorry if we burnt you out of the discussion…it’s a very important issue for Source Gaming as one of the main things we do is translate things ourselves and look at the original meaning in various games.

      We have a lot of other things planned, don’t worry 🙂 March’s schedule is essentially filled up now and we are working on several projects.

  1. Video was really well done. Thanks a lot for sharing it SG! I especially liked the notes on licensing costs and such for original audio.

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