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ゲーム. Japanese grammar, expressions, vocabulary as used in the context of video games.

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Kanji for „Pro“?

What would be the Kanji for „Pro“ (Professional or athlete), in a context like Pro-gamer.
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Circle inside a circle character. What is it?

So I started playing Steins;Gate in Japanese the other day. And in one of the Tips about a character from the 雷ネット翔 , キラリちゃん is described as 頭が良くて、スポーツ万能。しかもカワイくて性格も〇 (But inside of 〇 is another ...
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Meaning of Mako variant Kanji from Final Fantasy 7

What does 魔晄 really mean and how is it read? The FF VII Wiki lists Mako (Kanji is 魔晄) as meaning "magic light". I am assuming the furigana for this Kanji is 魔{ま}晄{こう} based on the English word Mako. ...
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What is the etymological origin of the word キノピオ (Toad in Super Mario Bros)?

I just found out the Toad character from the Super Mario Bros is known as キノピオ in Japan. Where does that name come from? I know 茸 (きのこ) means mushroom, but what does the suffix -ピオ stand for? Thanks ...
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Understanding 「やったこと」 and 「〜んだ」。

This is a line from a game that I'm attempting to take apart and understand. A man has committed a murder, and is panic-thinking he doesn't want to be caught for it. He thinks/says out loud this ...
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What does this sentence mean: “これぐらいで, その始末とはな” [closed]

Dear users I have a question regarding a Japanese phrase I encountered in a video game. Context: In the video game, a young boy survives a bandit raid on his home village. Unfortunately his father ...
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Looking to understand a fantasy name

This is related to Beyblade, regarding a team exclusive to a game that didn't get translated to English. Each blader has their own holy beast to command and I'm not getting the name of one of them. ...
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Correct spelling of “Gemu Otaku”

In studies on contemporary Japanese culture, they use "Gemu Otaku" in the sense of "video game nerd", "game freak". Is this an academic term only or do people actually use this term in Japanese ...
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What is オー・マイ・ガブリーヌ?

It's from a video game called Xenogears. You can play rock-paper-scissors with a man and when he loses he says this: 負けたのか、この俺が!? そんなバカな……!? オー・マイ・ガブリーヌ! Is it something like "Oh my God!"?
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Can an English video game be translated into Japanese without kanji?

I want to get my game translated from English to Japanese. Can it be done without the use of kanji (i.e. using only hiragana and katakana)? Kanji characters seem that they will be too small to be ...
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Question about directions and particles

I'm playing a Japanese video game and am having a small problem understanding the configuration instructions for my controller. These two sentences in particular: 左スティック上方向で前に移動 左スティック右方向で右に移動 I ...
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Japanese Term for “Cutscene”?

As in, the kind you would see in a video game. Do people just use カットシーン, or is there some specific term?
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English for 会心 as a stat in an online game

Simple question, Google Translate and rikaikun translate 会心 as "Satisfaction" or "Congeniality", although if it is in an online game where it is a stat attribute, what do you think would be the best ...
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センスで嗅覚も研ぎ澄ます - “sense of sense of smell?” Why use センス?

In the Zelda video game guidebook I am translating there is a part of the game where you transform into a wolf and have to rely on your senses. The title of this section of the guidebook is ...
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Recognizing Japanese handwriting and translating [closed]

I have found an old Japanese note that I would very much like to translate. Background info: I found it in an old gaming console where you're supposed to scan barcodes (barcode is at the back of the ...
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What word is used for an enemy in a Video Game?

What is the most common Japanese word to use when referring to any kind of enemy in a video game. I know the word モンスター is common for non-human enemies, but is there just a general term for any kind ...