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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Chute, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Chute

    Chute very low idiot tolerance

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    almost definitely been asked before but I did a couple of searches and couldnt find much.

    my question is... why do we in the UK have to wait for games? I'm off down town later to spend some xmas money and fancied mohh2 as I've read a lot on here about it, but lo and behold I have to wait until february.

    why is that? clearly the game is finished, so why delay?
     
  2. Mario13

    Mario13 I'm behind you!

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    Im in Liverpool so am in the same boat as you and its so frustrating.

    I think it has something to do with converting it to PAL which is harder to do than to NTSC.

    Worst of all Brawl might not be out until July/August!!
     
  3. drunk_duck

    drunk_duck The Neek

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    the reason we have to wait is because we get the european version and it takes time to translate it into all our european languages.
     
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    wombateer Do you feel lucky punk?

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    jimbo wii are cool!!!!!

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    we speak english ffs.

    but im thinking there trying to fix the online glitch
     
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    drunk_duck The Neek

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    there aren't trying to fix anything! it's just purely the reason i said!
     
  7. Frogger

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    Hah, we just have PAL as standard, and so do the rest of Europe. It's quicker for the company to just put a lot of languages into one version, even though none of us likes it. Shouldn't you be getting used to it after all of these years?

    Mind you it can't take that long to translate...
     
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    The conversion from NTSC to PAL is the main reason behind the delay, but added to that are the multiple translations for different countries within Europe. I am pretty sure that the English version of the game could be released after minor adjustments have been made to the US version, but the publishers want to release the game within Europe at the same time.
     
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    Actually, all our games have American English, so much for making an effort.
     
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    Good point. I forgot that most of our games arrive with the letter "U" missing in "Colour" and other such careful "translations". :lol:
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    because they release it as an european release and they have to translate the game into different languages
     
  13. Chute

    Chute very low idiot tolerance

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    yeah I should, and to be honest, 'am' used to it.

    I blame this forum, before I used to look at the 'coming up' list on Game to see when stuffs due out, but when you read so much on here about how great a game is you kind of forget and just assume that a small percentage of the stuff you're reading is written by brits.
     
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    jjrules352 Mario Kart here I come!!!

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    this is so frustrating i share your grief european brothers!!
     
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    Chute very low idiot tolerance

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    This is true. I was lucky enough to have a job that meant I travelled round Europe a lot. I dont speak another language but it wasnt a problem because everyone can speak english, except the french. Well, thats not actually true, the french can speak english, they just wont, especially not to an englishman :)

    Yeah I know I should not rely on everyone else to speak my language but I think most will agree, 'english' is universal, and I did learn the most important thing in a lot of languages - how to say 'thank you'
     
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    M4573RM1ND Cloverfield's biggest fan

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    Most games are by nintendo based in Japan, so japan almost always gets 1st dibs on everything (Wii was developed by NOA, so It was released in America 1st). They then have to get the American and European game developers to make the games in their respective region, because the Wii is region locked. If you were to buy an American Version of MOHH2 on ebay or something for a Wii you bought in England, it wouldn't work.
     
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    M4573RM1ND Cloverfield's biggest fan

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    Seeing as I live in America, in the southwest, its full of immigrants from Mexico (many of them illegals), learning spanish was a very useful skill. For instance, now whenever I go through teh drivethrough at McDonald's, I can say "Yo quisiera un numero uno, por favor" instead of "I want a number one meal" and having the person ask over and over again in horrible english with a shitty accent what I wanted. I can also tell what the maids at hotels are saying (caught them plotting to steal from my room once :lol: )

    With spanish and english, I can speak to nearly everyone on the western hemisphere
     
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    What's PAL?
     
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