International borders are slowly being penetrated in the world of games. Hugh Duffel proffers a group of people whom we should thank for this newfound openness.
Joe Blancato writes about the perils of outsourcing coding labor, and looks further down the road in "Outsourcing to America."
For some, game worlds are already work. Mark Wallace looks at people making a living off others' virtual worlds, and what this could mean in the future.
"Brazil is a country of seasoned, passionate players that have chosen a different path to video game enlightenment." Spanner relates the different path that South American gaming has taken, postulating that it may actually be a better one.
In 2001, the shooter genre was blown open by Croteam (who?) in Croatia (where?). Allen Varney spotlights this unlikely developer, and how their success portends the increased globalization of game development.