We spoke with Mel Fleming, Localization producer at Bioware about localization, Devil Spit, scotch, sailing and more when she spent some time with us this week.
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Questions for Mel:
What is the most interesting (to you) change you've ever had to make for localization purposes?
How much of localization work is "pure" translation versus adaptation to cultural norms and vocabulary?
What scotch pairs best with localization?
@KirstinCarnage: What advice do you have for someone wanting to get into the industry w/no relevant exp/education?
@JoltStudios: What the heck is the difference between scotch and whiskey?!
@pringtella: What's your favorite color? Would you rather eat Pringles or Nutella? :D
What we’re playing/reading:
Mel: Fire Emblem Fates
Tanya: Tom Clancy’s the Division, Street Fighter V
David: Still Fallout 4, but this time there’s the Survival beta.
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