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Posted by Jeff
New Hero "Rock Howard"

At around midnight last night, I decided to chute out and go to sleep. Up until that moment, I had been tossing around the idea of staying up for a couple more hours to download Garou: Mark of the Wolves from Xbox Live Arcade as soon as it was posted. But you know what? Sleep is awesome.

So I woke up this morning, sat up in bed, and immediately set about buying and downloading the game. And I was rewarded with a text description that really set the morning off right. Here's the mangled English you'll see when looking at the download description for MOTW:

It is the latest title of the Fatal Fury series [GAROU -MARK OF THE WOLVES-] comes to Xbox LIVE! With the New Hero “Rock Howard” who is only son of Geese Howard and rose up by legendary wolf Terry Bogard, story of the new wolves begin. It banned the traditional line-system but instead bring in the brand-new systems such as “Just Defense”, “T.O.P. In” and “Braking”. It is not only system which renewed but also all the characters are new comers only except Terry Bogard. Don’t miss the extreme battles of wolves!

It's maybe one step above machine translation. If you've been playing SNK games for a good, long time, you probably already have the tools required to appreciate such busted English. While a lot of localizers say they want to prevent another "All Your Base" moment with their translation work, sometimes there's just no substitute for barely legible nonsense.

As an added bonus, here is me reading said description. I just woke up, so these are the first words I've spoken today, in case you're wondering. Maybe I should shout this at the top of my lungs every morning, just to get right before the day begins. 

Listen! 

(PS: Good to see I'm not the only one with an appreciation for awesome things.)

Posted by Someguy0504

Broken English Win!!!

Posted by OmegaPirate

Hahaha! epic! gotta love engrish

Posted by Trnck

Pardon my English...

Posted by ROBdaMOB

more games need this with your enthusiasm

Posted by AuthenticM

Hahaha

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Posted by Crono

Should have filed this under Engrish.

Posted by Bossman4595

its hard to decide if it is a win or fail........

Posted by Rinkalicous
I love badly translated english. Like when you mouse over the icon for Rakion...




Posted by MltvBlackmail

I just woke up a little while ago, and then I realized this was the first thing I needed to check out.  You are correct Sir, this is indeed the best way to wake up.  I haven't seen a language butchered this badly, since my grade 10 "translator assisted" French project.  And by "assisted" I mean, I wrote the whole thing in English and hit translate.  I enjoyed the audio option as well, it only heightened the level of hilarity, well done.

Posted by Tylea002
@Bossman4595 said:
" its hard to decide if it is a win or fail........ "
No, its epic win. I laughed so much

Jeff should so be "that guy that does the trailers" now, but only for broken english. Made my day.
Posted by Zabant

Jeff has such a sexy voice

Posted by Crono
@Tylea002 said:
" @Bossman4595 said:
" its hard to decide if it is a win or fail........ "
No, its epic win. I laughed so muchJeff should so be "that guy that does the trailers" now, but only for broken english. Made my day. "
Hahahaha I agree, but only for Engrish trailers :)
Posted by JohnDudebro

This sounds like a Squirrelking fanfic.

Posted by Blair

Uh-Mayz-Ing.

Posted by Sanj

lmao, awesome.

Posted by Rhaknar

I love the Engrish in the SNK games, and i love this game as well. Came out in a time where i had "moved on" from fighters (blasphemy i know) so i never actually played it, I didnt even know that it was all new characters except Terry. Its just as good as I always heard to be honest, it helds up great in my opinion. I love the ninja kid, whatever hes called.

And from a few matches online, the Ken syndrome is in full force, as all I have faced are Terrys and Rocks :p

Posted by Chirotera

I wish my name was Geese Howard

Posted by Crono
@Rhaknar said:
" I love the Engrish in the SNK games, and i love this game as well. Came out in a time where i had "moved on" from fighters (blasphemy i know) so i never actually played it, I didnt even know that it was all new characters except Terry. Its just as good as I always heard to be honest, it helds up great in my opinion. I love the ninja kid, whatever hes called.And from a few matches online, the Ken syndrome is in full force, as all I have faced are Terrys and Rocks :p "
I believe you mean "...only except Terry [Bogard]."
Posted by MrChlorophyll

It is make me happy with laughing.

Posted by mooncake

Hey Jeff, what about your thoughts on the actual game? I hear the online is broken, but I REALLY WANT TO PLAY THIS GAME

Posted by Alex_Murphy

I don't know why they can't show this to any random english speaking person and ask them how they would say this in normal English speech.

Posted by CitizenKane

You have to love good old Engrish.  Seeing things like that makes my day that much better.

Posted by Agent_Lost

oh man, great stuff

Posted by JokerClown88

Wolves Win!!  

Posted by erinfizz

Wow, silly. The audio really sells it. :)

Posted by Linkyshinks

lol, it is in keeping with SNK. Awesome news though!!!


Posted by SnakeSDR

The text was awesome enough, but then to hear jeff read it in an announcer style voice, pure gold.

Posted by dannymac

This kind of stuff still cracks me up, especially since it is fairly rare nowadays from what I can tell. My only recent encounter with this sort of broken english is when I foolishly rented Cooking Mama: World Kitchen for my fiance. She played that game for all of two minutes before the sound of the woman's instructions and positive feedback annoyed her so much she vowed to never play it. I have a higher level of acceptance for this type of thing as I've lived in the Bay Area for most of my life and I work for Starbucks. Enough said. If you want to hear some high quality, pure, unadulterated broken english, then just check that game out. Actually, don't. In fact, it's better if you just take my word for it. That game is terrible and you'll never get the sounds of "don't worry, mama will help you" out of your head...it still haunts my nightmares.

Posted by TheClap

The new system: Braking.  Hopefully to be in seen in future driving games.

Posted by Captainlunchbox

God, Jeff, this sounds official. This should narrate the trailer.

Posted by skrutop

It winner!

Posted by eduardo

Dude... Jeff... did you read the achievements? Broken as hell too.

Posted by ElectricHaggis

With it is and how it hits the forest.

Posted by Chewii101

Once in a while there should be another All Your Base moment for giggles.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Da Engwish iz FINE 4 a m$$ge b0red.

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

For Victoly!

Posted by YetiAntics

Braking, eh?

Posted by Junpei

A Winner Is You!

Posted by shintsurugi

Teh awesome reader is you, Jeff! Broken English for the most amusing win.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Yes. I approve.

Posted by TobyD81

How's that? I am the Satan of martial arts!

Posted by InsanePotato

Lol great sound byte Jeff :). Hillarious description

Edited by Deadend

lol good old engrish

Posted by Aaox

Wow. I am going to looking forward to the battle of wolf, but I don't know if how appreciated my Engrish will to be!

Posted by FlipperDesert

i think that reading is going on my brother's "Here's what happened on the internet this week." pen drive I'm giving to him in a few days. Conglaturations!

Posted by SinGulaR

This sure amps up my confidence in my English skills :)

Posted by ImperiousRix

Jeff feel too asleep.
Downloading Garou: Mark of the Worves making him better feeling.

Posted by Caddy

That truly is amazing.

Posted by Metal_Mills

lolwolves

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