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Gaming in Provincial Russia. Part Three

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The Saga Continues!
Greetings again, ye noble Destructoid readers! This is my third and – at least for now – final entry in the Epic Tale of Struggle and Suffering of a Lone Gamer in the Land of Bears and Vodka



Well, at least Steam allows me to play my games in whichever language I want… Wait, what!?


Well, sure, not all the Russian gamers are as picky as me and many are content with the localizations. And I’m well aware that a whole lot of people don’t have enough language skills to enjoy untranslated games. So maybe they are the ones who benefit from this situation? I say, hardly so. You see, most translated games are big-budget cross-platform ones with a mandatory PC release. Anything other than that – console exclusives, indies, niche titles – aren’t getting a translation at all. Console games usually have translated manuals, but even those are done poorly. So I guess I’m the one to complain, huh?
Hopefully, little by little the situation is going to improve. In the recent years many publishers have moved to dropping Russian voiceovers whatsoever and releasing games with only the in-game text translated. While it’s certainly a nice move to me, what I’d actually like is the right to choose the way I play my games. 

And this concludes my mad, childish rant about localization and to the whole “Gamer in Provincial Russia” trilogy. Thanks to everyone who read it!
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About Tonichone of us since 12:03 AM on 05.06.2013

Hi everyone!

Please, call me Tonich. That's what everyone calls me. I live in Nizhniy Novgorod - a pretty large and picturesque city in Central Russia (yep, that's it on the header image).

Currently at the age 30, I am a taught historian, reluctant archivist, occasional tour guide and aspiring composer/musician. I write songs, play guitar and sing (badly) for the art rock act The Heckfish. Oh, and I also play videogames. :)



My gaming habits started with the NES era, and my favourite consoles are Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and PlayStation 2. I'm more of a PC player currently, so why don't you check out my Steam Page?

You can also listen to my music here.

I have been blogging here on Destructoid since spring 2014. Here's a selection of my blogs you can read if you'd like to know me better:

My "Gamer in Provincial Russia" trilogy:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Ten Things About Me

My Top 10 Games List

My call to arms online playing

A musical gift just for you. Yes, I mean you, silly