Five Incredibly Important Game Soundtracks

Five Incredibly Important Game Soundtracks There’s no getting away from it – the world of gaming edges into everyday life more and more. Game characters as diverse as Pikachu, Hitman, Zelda and the Mario Bros. are household names across the planet. Games create worlds as rich and complex as any novel, and are as visually […]


What Automobile Logos Tell You About the Brand

What Automobile Logos Tell You About the Brand Luxury items are often identified strongly by their associated logo. The swiss watch, the designer handbag, the perfume bottle: all of these are given credibility, style, and a promise of quality by the logo attached to them. But nowhere is that maker’s mark more definitive than on […]


Localisation security: the top ten issues to look out for

Localisation security: the top ten issues to look out for In today’s connected world, our most valuable assets cannot simply be guarded under lock and key. So how do we ensure that the localisation process meets the security challenges of the digital age? Open for business? Why is localisation security so important? Because, put simply, […]


Fast beauty: The need for speed

The need for speed: is the beauty industry learning from fast fashion? In the last decade, fast fashion has reshaped the way the industry does business. A huge dose of pace has been injected into the production cycle, taking fashion to consumers more quickly than ever before. There are now indications that the beauty sector […]


How to keep all the plates spinning at once

How to keep all the plates spinning at once It’s 10pm on a busy Friday night at the charming yet, at the moment, rather chaotic restaurant I used to work in back in my hometown. The orders are coming in faster than the meals are going out. The customers are getting hungry and table 12 […]


Outsourcing Banana Skins

Outsourcing Banana Skins …How to avoid slip-ups when working with a localisation service provider There are numerous reasons to outsource your localisation, not least the specialist knowledge of a localisation service provider (LSP). But getting a great workflow in place with an external company can be challenging. We look at the major banana skins that […]


Gamescom, 22 – 26 August

A Gaming Geek’s Guide to Not Being Lonely at Events It’s the countdown to one of the biggest events on the gaming calendar – Gamescom 2017 takes place in Cologne later this month.  But, alongside a sense of anticipation, sometimes it’s only natural to feel a little apprehensive about making those all-important connections. Joe Heider, […]


Toni Erdmann, the man behind the fur

The film Toni Erdmann has been marketed (in Britain, at any rate) as a German comedy (though it is a German-Austrian co-production. To be precise, it’s been marketed as “Hey, look, the Germans do have a sense of humour!”, but ‘comedy’ is not the right word. The word ‘peculiar’ was the first word to pop […]


Sunset Boulevard

Made four short years after Frank Capra’s life-affirming It’s a Wonderful Life, Billy Wilder’s masterful noir, Sunset Boulevard, is Hollywood at its darkest. It absolutely revels in, not only the dark heart of Hollywood, but all the cynicism and reality-biting life of post-war America.


The Birds at Brompton Cemetery

The red sun sets on what is an unseasonably mild evening for this time of year as the artfully lit cloisters on either side of us frame the main event: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. On a big screen. In a Victorian cemetery.


1984, The Playhouse, London

The oppressive, punishing din of a black noise from the abyss syncopated with flashes of blinding white light, with no possible means of escape from the claustrophobic theatre seat I am inhabiting, my nonchalant fiancé to one side and a row of students to the other.