The PowerSwitch – Localization Is Not Censorship – Episode 24

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Localization changes lead some to believe that some games are being censored, Persona 5 faces several critiques about its Western localization, Nintendo Switch and its abundance of ports, the early struggles of Switch’s eShop, ARMS introduces its new fighter Helix, Nintendo introduces the New 2DS XL, more rumors of upcoming Switch games, and Peter’s personal history with the Mario Kart series



  • (1:58) – Main Topic: Localization Is Not Censorship
    • Akiba’s Beat and “KKK Witches”
    • Persona 5’s localization struggles
      • Oddly-phrased lines
      • Pop quiz trick questions
      • LGBT representation
    • Understanding global cultures
  • (14:51) – Caller: Matt (New Jersey)
    • Persona 5 critiques
    • How to properly localize
    • Thoughts on the Persona 5 LGBT issues
  • (28:05) – Caller: Videogameguru64 (Illinois)
    • Does Nintendo Switch have too many ports?
    • Early Switch eShop struggles
    • ARMS reveals new fighter Helix
    • New 2DS XL announced
    • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga remake rumor
    • What if Monster Hunter went to PS4?
  • (40:07) – What It Means to Me: Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart 64
    • Mario Kart Wii
    • Mario Kart 7
    • Mario Kart 8
  • (48:27) – Outro


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Peter Spezia

Editor-in-Chief at Rhymes With Asia
Speaking into a microphone about nerd culture is a passion project for Peter Spezia, formerly known as SMYNYouko. Peter has been an Internet broadcaster since 2007, with past shows including Show Me Your News and WTF, Pokémon. His latest ventures include hosting The PowerSwitch - gaming's call-in talk radio show - and writing for A University of Michigan alum, Peter lives in the Great Lakes State with his wife Rachel as he works in video production for FCA US LLC. When he isn't keeping track of the latest video game industry news, Peter is either playing the guitar or staying fit.