Monday, January 14, 2008

The translation of Buzz! The Mega Quiz

Last birthday I was offered a game for my Playstation 2... Buzz!™ The Mega Quiz. It's a very nice Quiz game where you can play with up to 8 player with these funny controllers that they call the "Buzz! Buzzers".

It's a very fun game to play at home parties. The game/show is hosted by Buzz who is voiced (in the Portuguese version) by a famous Portuguese TV show presenter.

The game is composed by a few different rounds where you try to answer the question correctly and, hopefully, faster than your opponents.

There's a round that's called the Globetrotter. In this round you're supposedly traveling around the world and have to answer questions about the country you're in. The player that answers correctly has to choose the next destination.

The other day I was playing this game and I had to choose the next destination, so I chose Peru. I was surprised by the fact that the plane didn't go to Peru... it went to Turkey...

Why did the plane go to Turkey? Why is this funny? Well, in Portuguese, Peru is also a word... the name of an animal. Which animal? The Turkey!!! For some reason, the translators translated the word Peru when it was supposed to be the name a country.

Anyway, I'm still having fun playing Buzz. And it's extra fun every time I choose to go to Peru.

Didn't you find this funny? Well, I wouldn't too. It's just that I haven't posted anything for a while and was fearing you'd forget about me. Geez, this just got worse, right? Buzz, turkeys and trying to be funny. What's next? One day I will be photographing myself playing violin on a laptop. I will then be doomed.

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