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Digging for Treasure: The Ys Series

Welcome to Digging for Treasure, a semi-occasional Fanbyte column where I try to highlight games that aren’t the most mainstream. You may have heard of them, you may have even played them, but this column is for people who haven’t and need a convincing push to try a new game…

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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

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A Dedicated Group of Fans are Translating Entire JRPGs

Localizing a video game is a tremendous amount of work that goes beyond just simple translation. Normally, this task is performed by localization experts, either through outsourcing or through an internal development team, but one group of fans is taking on the ambitious task themselves. Fan translations are commonplace, but…

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