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Sony boss upsets Arabic gamers

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With all the trouble currently occurring in the Arabic countries up north you would think corporates would tread gently when discussing issues directly related to these countries. Well Shuhei Yoshida obviously did not get that email and managed to upset a few Arabic gamers.

When asked via twitter if the PlayStation 4 would support Arabic, Yoshida simply answered

This set off a string of upset tweets demanding why not to which Yoshida then responded

In the end it really is just a simple case of people from different languages trying to converse in English. Granted Yoshida’s initial response was maybe a little curt but it was in response to the following tweet which you can’t say was overly friendly to start with

So I think this storm in a teacup can be put to rest now. The PlayStation 4 will not support Arabic on release but it will be available in Arabic-speaking countries.

I also don’t think this is a great surprise as the PlayStation 3 doesn’t currently support Arabic even though a petition with over 45 000 signatures exists requesting it. On the one hand I think the written Arabic language is a beautiful thing that would be a nice addition to the console yet I can understand the complexity of adding a language that doesn’t follow the same rules as most Western or Eastern languages.

Last Updated: September 3, 2013

181 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    September 3, 2013 at 11:32

    Ah who gives a crap about the Arabic gamers??

    Reply

    • Zubayr Bhyat

      September 3, 2013 at 11:48

      That is wrong on so many levels. Take that ignorant mindset elsewhere kthx 🙂 They have money, therefore have influencing power over a product, especially one as important as the PS4.

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        September 3, 2013 at 11:58

        And in fact I have a friend in Bahrain who is a serious gamer. She’d eat you for breakfast for that comment Tim.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Assassin o'Kings

          September 3, 2013 at 12:10

          Eat him? Wow. Ok then. Moving on

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:10

            people in Bahrain must be hungry hehe

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            September 3, 2013 at 12:13

            I dont know, the place sounds pretty Bahrain to me.

          • JHN

            September 3, 2013 at 12:14

            win

          • ToshZA

            September 3, 2013 at 15:44

            Upvote for you sir!

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 3, 2013 at 13:16

          Bahrain is awesome, an island Las Vegas (lots of South African expats there), although I personally like the splendour of Dubai and the emirates. 😀

          Reply

    • Skyblue

      September 3, 2013 at 11:53

      No dude, just no.

      Reply

    • RinceThisandCochon!

      September 3, 2013 at 11:57

      Slaps Tim hard* Gamers are gamers boet, no matter where you are! Bad dog!

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 3, 2013 at 12:09

        I guess my trolling skillz need serious work…. damn man you slapped me so hard i broke my office chair! lol

        Reply

        • RinceThisandCochon!

          September 3, 2013 at 12:20

          Bwahahaha 😉

          Reply

    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      September 3, 2013 at 12:06

      EVERYONE SHOUT AT TIM FOR HAVING AN AN OPINION!!!!

      Fuck okes, its the internet, If you can not figure out what a troll is, rather stick to facebook mmmkay?

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 3, 2013 at 12:07

        atleast you saw it like that, Ive been slapped and eaten for breakfast lol

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          September 3, 2013 at 12:15

          Use this next time 😉

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:16

            Ek sal probeer om die internet te leer, wanneer ek verstan nie all die goed, maar my afrikaans is baie kak….

          • Admiral Chief Assassin o'Kings

            September 3, 2013 at 12:23

            Inderdaad

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:24

            whats that mean?

          • Admiral Chief Assassin o'Kings

            September 3, 2013 at 12:25

            Indeed

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:26

            damn learnt something new today 😉

        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          September 3, 2013 at 12:15

          Fok die naaiers 😉

          Reply

      • Sageville

        September 3, 2013 at 12:39

        If you need to clarify that your comment was a joke, then it’s clear that it wasn’t funny.

        Personally, I have ZERO tolerance for bigotry of any sort even if it was intended as a troll or a joke.

        Reply

        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          September 3, 2013 at 12:42

          Then perhaps you misunderstand the idea of premise and satire. No ones bashing no one here friend, so perhaps take your high and mighty attitude and apply it to something like charity or taking care of the elderly.

          Reply

          • JHN

            September 3, 2013 at 12:45

            wow people put your big girl panties on. it was a joke

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 12:45

            Who man. No name calling! We are all aliens here, okay?!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2013 at 12:58

            😀 Bow down before me!

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 13:02

            NEVA!

          • Sageville

            September 3, 2013 at 13:00

            Wow, that’s very condescending.

            Why do you feel so aggrieved by my personal opinion?

            You also like telling people to go away, to facebook or charity work, you must feel threatened, well don’t be, I’m not that scary.

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 13:03

            Yes you are! *hides under desk

          • Sageville

            September 3, 2013 at 13:06

            Those nekkid pics weren’t meant for you!

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 13:08

            0-O

    • Sageville

      September 3, 2013 at 12:34

      Not cool dood.

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 3, 2013 at 12:35

        but I was trolling! 🙁

        Reply

        • JHN

          September 3, 2013 at 12:46

          its ok bro we still luv you

          Reply

        • RinceThisandCochon!

          September 3, 2013 at 12:47

          Ya, right… I know Gavin paid you to say something controversial so some pretend shit-storm ensues, thus allowing him to be Brenda, I mean, BATMAN of the week. Good job!

          Reply

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 12:48

            I want to be paid off too…could use the extra cash to buy a pie

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 12:50

            Screw the pie, put it towards GTA5V

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 12:52

            Or make up the difference of the X1

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2013 at 12:59

            Only another $99.98 to go then… I er.. assume. *cough*

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 13:04

            Wow, he’s cheap …… Timmy love don’t cost much

        • Sageville

          September 3, 2013 at 13:03

          I know bru, but to the outside and new readers they may not know you like we do (unfortunately).

          I like to throw reminders about that stuff from time to time. Makes me feel like a Ultra-interweb cop, yeah thats how I roll.

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 13:06

            good on ya mate!

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 13:11

            Very true. I wrote an article recently (yes, I fucking rock) that included OVG in the main body. It made sense to because the community would know who I was talking about. But need to also realize that there are thousands of people who read the articles, and the comments, that do not know us all. So it is worth being very obvious if trolling, or pointing it out. Least people who come here think they’ve typed in 4chan by accident…

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 3, 2013 at 13:25

          Ah, you need to take the patented Jim Lenoir Trolling Master class. A master troll trolls to such an extent that they don’t even know they’ve been trolled.

          Also… never tell people they’re being trolled. You must own it, own IT! It’s all in the hips, trust, lift, tuck and duck! THRUST, LIFT, TUCK and DUCK!!! Now repeat after me, “THRUST, LIFT, TUCK and DUCK!!”

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Assassin o'Kings

            September 3, 2013 at 13:26

            TWERKER JIM

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 3, 2013 at 13:29

            Strangely… my trolling technique works with twerking too….

    • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

      September 3, 2013 at 12:49

      I see you pissed some people off…..You are becoming a man

      Reply

      • RinceThisandCochon!

        September 3, 2013 at 12:51

        It’s too soon! He can’t leave the nest yet!

        Reply

        • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

          September 3, 2013 at 12:51

          Fly Tim Fly. you are on your way to 4chan!

          Reply

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 12:52

            We don’t utter that word in LG *spits on floor

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 12:54

            Bah, we spit on that filth. GARRRRRRGH PooWEE

        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 3, 2013 at 13:03

          But Rince I wanna fly! *I BELIEVE I CAN FLY! I GOT SHOT DOWN BY THE FBI, ALL I WANTED WAS A CHICKEN WING SO THEY SHOT ME IN MY ……*

          Reply

    • Jude

      September 4, 2013 at 16:20

      Wow racist!
      No one cares about you either you scrub of earth

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 4, 2013 at 16:36

        seriously man was a joke even says it! even big EDIT scrub of earth has a nice ring to it like i give a shit.

        Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    September 3, 2013 at 11:38

    Maybe he was taking a dump and was caught mid wipe? As long as all devices has English I am happy. It’s bad enough that the French demand their language be used at the Olympics as well.

    Reply

  3. Kromas

    September 3, 2013 at 11:57

    Learn English,Spanish or french as those are the three approved world languages and you will never have a localization issue.Then again Mass Effect in Afrikaans would be hilarious. “Hallo. Ek is Komandeer Suiphard en die plek is die plek is effen lekke'”

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    • RinceThisandCochon!

      September 3, 2013 at 11:59

      BWAHAHAHHA! Or Jack speaking it!

      Reply

      • Kromas

        September 3, 2013 at 12:15

        “I will destroy you!” should be translated to “Ek gaan jou opf*k!”

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 3, 2013 at 12:16

          op kak?

          Reply

          • Kromas

            September 3, 2013 at 12:19

            how did you get kak from f*k? 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:21

            ek wil jou op kak!!! se maar nux ek sal jou dood skiet!! sker!! think thats scissors saw it in bakgat 😉

          • Admiral Chief Assassin o'Kings

            September 3, 2013 at 12:29

            You want to poop on him?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:31

            0_0 I said that! I would die in Pretoria seriously ;P

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2013 at 12:34

            If you said that in CT there would be any number of responses, depending on the place you said it :/

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:35

            explain

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2013 at 12:36

            You get some strange & deviant people in CT 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:36

            hulle wil opkak op mense?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2013 at 12:43

            Ek sou nie verbaas wees nie of die antwoord ja was.

          • Kromas

            September 3, 2013 at 12:34

            Yes … for me too poop on!

          • Admiral Chief Assassin o'Kings

            September 3, 2013 at 12:29

            O_O

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 3, 2013 at 12:04

      Hearing Afrikaans in Far Cry 2 was the funniest thing ever because it was completely unexpected.

      “Waar is hy? Ek het hom verloor.”
      “Yes!… wait…what did you just say?”

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Assassin o'Kings

        September 3, 2013 at 12:08

        “Ek gaan jou vrek skiet”

        Reply

        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          September 3, 2013 at 12:15

          hahahah this thread is killing me

          Reply

      • No Longer SIR Twakkus

        September 3, 2013 at 12:28

        I cant remember much of the game except for the Afrikaans merc’s. The first time I heard they where speaking Afrikaans I stopped shooting at them and just ran around them to hear all their scripts. Fun times!

        Reply

  4. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 3, 2013 at 12:13

    Well now we know THE REAL REASON the petrol price is going up. Thanks Sony. Thanks a lot -_-

    Reply

    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      September 3, 2013 at 12:14

      hahahaha

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 3, 2013 at 12:15

      WIN!

      Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 3, 2013 at 12:17

      jy is verkeert die petrol gaan down wees

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        September 3, 2013 at 12:21

        Until a massive increase in October. dude. I work on Market Indicators for my company. Here’s a little gem for you:
        In July 2010 the cost of filling up a 50L tank on the coast was R401.50.
        In July 2013 it cost R643.00. Thats an increase of R 241.50
        Even typing this hurts my wallet.

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 3, 2013 at 12:23

          crap! so everything goes up except my salary!

          Reply

        • No Longer SIR Twakkus

          September 3, 2013 at 12:30

          FLIPPEN HELL!!
          What is the expected increase for coming years? Do you know?

          Reply

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            September 3, 2013 at 12:33

            The Syria crisis is going to hurt us. Big time

          • No Longer SIR Twakkus

            September 3, 2013 at 13:02

            Think I am going to invest in a horse. At this rate it will be more economical than a car.

        • Admiral Chief Assassin o'Kings

          September 3, 2013 at 12:31

          ;-(

          Reply

        • Kromas

          September 3, 2013 at 12:37

          Well then. Time to invent transporters.

          Reply

    • OVG

      September 3, 2013 at 13:02

      Comment of the week

      Reply

    • Sageville

      September 3, 2013 at 13:17

      LOL….and in this chart you can clearly see the correlation between the lack of Arabic in the PS3/4 and the price of Brent Crude….

      Reply

  5. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    September 3, 2013 at 12:14

    In all honesty the fucktard who sent the first tweet was a bit rude. Language barriers aside, even the response was hardly noteworthy. People brewing bullshit on twitter just looking for a way to spend their day.

    Now dealing with the language/cultural barriers, both participants are from vastly different backgrounds, what might seem as rude for the one is completely a non issue for the other. With this in mind you can understand the possibilities of a complete breakout of a silly issue.

    Sony has every right to decide what and how they develop software on THEIR console. Yes ideally I would love an afrikaans pack for my PS but I aint going to troll a head exec to get it done. You go around the right channels rather than having a hissy fit on the internet. Yes They had a petition and they got 45000 signatures. Thats rad, thats how stuff is supposed to work. Doesnt necessarily mean you are entitled to getting what ever you want just because of the fact. Its a product/service you as the consumer buy, if you were not happy with the product why did you purchase it? Fucksake.

    #rantover

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    • JHN

      September 3, 2013 at 12:16

      yeah dude if you ask a question like an asshole expect to be answered like an asshole.

      Reply

      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        September 3, 2013 at 12:17

        testify

        Reply

        • JHN

          September 3, 2013 at 12:18

          AMEN

          Reply

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            September 3, 2013 at 12:25

            Preach it

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            September 3, 2013 at 12:27

            TWERK IT! ok Ill go sit in the corner again.

    • RinceThisandCochon!

      September 3, 2013 at 12:22

      LOL! Dude, has OVG been teaching you the ways of RAGE? 😉 But agreed, if you ask a question like a cock, expect an answer in the same vein.

      Reply

      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        September 3, 2013 at 12:26

        Ive always been a mean bliksem. And nothing pisses me off more than stupidity and narcissism. How this “pissed off” a whole continental region, fuck knows. I think journo’s are just causing KAK for the sake of hits (not LG, duh)

        Reply

        • RinceThisandCochon!

          September 3, 2013 at 12:32

          Agreed. I blame Gavin first, then Geoff, and then Zoe. The ring leader I believe is Darryn 😉 But seriously, you see the way people speak on twitter and they are generally self declared entitled wankers.

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:33

            WHich is why i have used it like twice

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            September 3, 2013 at 12:36

            Better than facebook though 😛

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 12:38

            It can be good. I follow a load of companies, and only people I think are okay.

        • Skyblue

          September 3, 2013 at 12:37

          Arabic is actually a very course language so I wouldn’t be surprised if it was just a translation mix-up of how he would have phrased the question in Arabic but done via Google translate or something. It does sound dickish though. When looking at the phrasing of the question and the answer I thought it was curt and very precise and cudo’s for actually responding.

          That said, unfortunately that part of the world, like South Africa, is largely devoid of tolerance for anything which can be even remotely construed as a slight against their various cultures.

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          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            September 3, 2013 at 12:43

            Didnt know that, good point.

    • RinceThisandCochon!

      September 3, 2013 at 12:24

      Also, Merican petitioned and got 25,000 votes to have a Death Star built and did they? NOOOOOOO, because that would be wrong!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 3, 2013 at 12:39

        We don’t need to build one. The moon is already an artificial space craft that could easily be converted into a death star once the need for secrecy is over. TINFOIL HAT ENGAGE!

        Reply

        • RinceThisandCochon!

          September 3, 2013 at 13:15

          How would we move it though? Unicorns?

          Reply

          • Sageville

            September 3, 2013 at 13:19

            Lazers dood, it’s always Lazers.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2013 at 13:19

            Don’t be silly, we need the unicorns to ride into battle against the tooth fairies lest we’re overwhelmed and lose all our teeth, forced to spend the rest of our lives in indentured servitude.

          • Sageville

            September 3, 2013 at 13:22

            is that somewhere near the Cape flats?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2013 at 13:24

            lol

      • Sageville

        September 3, 2013 at 12:42

        Don’t remind me, I’m still gutted!

        Reply

        • RinceThisandCochon!

          September 3, 2013 at 13:15

          I know man, ruined my whole week.

          Reply

  6. TiMsTeR1033

    September 3, 2013 at 12:20

    Mortal Kombat “Finish him” afrikaans translation “maak hom dood!”

    Reply

    • No Longer SIR Twakkus

      September 3, 2013 at 12:22

      Actually a more direct translation is: “Voltooi hom” 😉

      Reply

      • Skyblue

        September 3, 2013 at 12:22

        LOL!

        Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 3, 2013 at 12:23

        yeah man I failed Afrikaans soooo bad at school.

        Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        September 3, 2013 at 12:26

        Now say Banana Milkshake.
        heeheehee…….

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 3, 2013 at 12:27

          piesang melksommel

          Reply

          • Kromas

            September 3, 2013 at 12:29

            More traditional would be geel melkie as in yellow nesquik. Then again I prefer pienk melkie cause awwwweeeeee yeaahhhhh!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:34

            so if I want a bannana milk shake in pretoria I ask for geel melkie?

          • Kromas

            September 3, 2013 at 12:42

            well if you are asking specifically for nesquik. If you really want a banana milkshake don’t go to Pretoria 😛

          • No Longer SIR Twakkus

            September 3, 2013 at 12:47

            Ja, as jy baie snaakse kyke wil kry!

          • HvR

            September 3, 2013 at 12:51

            wel in sekere plekke mag jy dalk ‘n moerse suprise kry.

        • Skyblue

          September 3, 2013 at 12:29

          Hier kom die Piesang Melk Skommelaar!

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Assassin o'Kings

            September 3, 2013 at 12:30

            XD so filthy

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 3, 2013 at 12:40

        You complete me 😉

        Reply

        • No Longer SIR Twakkus

          September 3, 2013 at 13:05

          Really bro! I love you to, long time! Promise 😛

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 13:05

            spread the love!!! now spread AIDS!!!

      • Sageville

        September 3, 2013 at 13:20

        Sounds dirty, like at the end of a full body massage and the boss tells your masseur to “Finish Him”…. and that’s where the term “Happy Ending” came from.

        Reply

    • Skyblue

      September 3, 2013 at 12:23

      That is kak Afrikaans bud, lets try –
      Bliksem hom in sy moer in!
      Trek sy gat deur sy oe uit!
      Sit die koek in sy suster in!… wait, I’m off topic

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 3, 2013 at 12:24

        ek wil koek en koffie he?

        Reply

        • Skyblue

          September 3, 2013 at 12:27

          Koeksusters en koffie klink nou fokken lekker as jy my vra.

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:28

            ek hou baie om koksusters te eet

          • Skyblue

            September 3, 2013 at 12:29

            LOL, sounds you visit Thailand, a lot.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin o'Kings

            September 3, 2013 at 12:31

            HAHAHHAAAA koksusters are cross dressers. And you like to eat them?

            Koeksusters on the other hand….also don’t like em

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:32

            serious? koksusters are cross dressers?

            Whats a dwarf? a dwergie? sounds so wrong!!

          • Kromas

            September 3, 2013 at 12:41

            Dawie die kabouter!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:42

            a dwarf is a kabouter?

          • HvR

            September 3, 2013 at 12:49

            Dwarf = dwerg or dwergie
            Gnome = kabouter

        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          September 3, 2013 at 12:28

          Eks nogal lus vir huspot en n skaap boutjie.

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:28

            huspot? I got the rest

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            September 3, 2013 at 12:35

            Its a mash of carrots and potatos. I think its dutch or old school afrikaaner kos.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 12:36

            damn I can learn sooo much its scary…

          • No Longer SIR Twakkus

            September 3, 2013 at 12:46

            You rolling old school Afrikaans tjomma 😉

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            September 3, 2013 at 12:51

            Best believe 🙂

  7. Rynier G Schoeman

    September 3, 2013 at 12:37

    Pretty clear that mR ARAB isnt too hot in English so he kept it short. Im not seeing anything wrong here . Must I go make a scene about PS4 not having Afrikaans support?

    Reply

    • Kromas

      September 3, 2013 at 12:40

      Just a little note. Arabic is a second gen world language (not one of the top 3 and official but close enough to be called sort of a world language and actually is in some places.) where afrikaans gets spoken a bit in Namibia,South Africa and a lot in Australia (see what I did there 😛 ). Still I would love us starting a petition cause it is one of the most expressive languages out there. 😛

      Reply

  8. Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    September 3, 2013 at 12:47

    wow….things are serious down here……Where’s the love people?

    Reply

    • Skyblue

      September 3, 2013 at 12:54

      Hugs?

      Reply

      • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

        September 3, 2013 at 12:55

        Hugging is for sissies, Real Gamers show love by serenading them with sweet Parlotones music

        Reply

        • RinceThisandCochon!

          September 3, 2013 at 12:56

          Darryn!

          Reply

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 12:57

            Angelic, little princess,
            I wanna wake up
            To your face every morning

        • Guest

          September 3, 2013 at 13:00

          Disqus isn’t showing the hug… I’ll send you a link

          http://tshirtgroove.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/hugs-t-shirt.jpg

          Btw, your lyrics still apply !

          Reply

          • Skyblue

            September 3, 2013 at 13:02

            GEEZ, I am having an awesome day. First Chrome crashes like the cheap knock-off it is and now IE is messing me about while I’m installing Firefox, Damn!

            EDIT: soz about all the double posting but Disqus is also being the proverbial *@#$

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 13:03

            Shame dude….I feel you pain, usually Chrome is the one that gives less hassles

    • RinceThisandCochon!

      September 3, 2013 at 12:55

      • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

        September 3, 2013 at 12:56

        LOOL love the Hip Hop Remix of that

        Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 3, 2013 at 13:00

      umar is that you!!!

      Reply

      • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

        September 3, 2013 at 13:02

        No I’m an Arab gamer, I don’t wana speak to you!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 3, 2013 at 13:03

          Who cares ;P

          Reply

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 13:04

            What, damn you! Let me write an angry tweet about this now!!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 13:05

            dont forget to say how angry you are!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2013 at 13:08

            and now the circle is complete 😀

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 13:11

            I dont like the new look Umar unless thats the real you then I rest my case

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 13:13

            This is the real me…:(

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 13:14

            seriosuly? but you look like an anime dude

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 13:16

            because I am!…da dummmm!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 13:17

            holy crap!!! you must use alot of hair gel then

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 13:16

            Lies, you have yellow hair! Non of this emo BS! Do we like old Umar Avatar, YES! Do we like new Umr Avetar NO! What do we want!? Old Avatar! When do we want it!? NOW!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 13:17

            I can photoshop it out! you know what I can do!

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 13:20

            sorry,no

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 13:47

        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 3, 2013 at 13:04

          then voetsek! humba wena you!

          Reply

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 13:06

            🙁 yay, you can go sek your own voet!!

        • Skyblue

          September 3, 2013 at 13:05

          lol!

          Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 3, 2013 at 13:06

          YOU LOOK CHINESE!

          Reply

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 3, 2013 at 13:06

            BUT I WEAR JEAN PANTS

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 13:07

            you are wear a jean pant en dra a poopvanger?

  9. HvR

    September 3, 2013 at 12:58

    45 000 (even 90 000) isn’t nearly enough to justify the development expense this early in the development cycle.

    Went through that exercise with a small set of 300 short phrases and was a nightmare.

    They will have issues with the smallest fonts representing characters correctly and there is various dialects and combined with technical terms you find a translation that is understood in Turkey is unreadable in the northern parts of Africa.

    And since 80% of the games are only going to be available in English French or Spanish what is the point?

    Reply

    • RinceThisandCochon!

      September 3, 2013 at 13:09

      What you said.

      Reply

  10. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 3, 2013 at 13:13

    I’ve noticed that if you ask Yosp nicely, he’ll go above and beyond to accommodate you, “be a dick”, and Shuhei Yoshida brings his own brand of trolling. Had that Mcintosh chap asked nicely, Yosp would have probably written a long tweet about the localisation process, and gone to great lengths to explain the problems they face with bringing Arabic to any console.

    As for Arabic itself, it’s a pretty cool language though, and if I had the time I would gladly learn it. Sadly, I am but one banana…

    Reply

  11. seriously

    September 4, 2013 at 16:23

    What if it was,
    Ah who gives a crap about American gamers,
    You’d see triple the amount of replies

    Reply

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