The games industry refers to the "Western" and "Eastern" markets, which roughly breaks down to U.S. and Japan respectively, but the rest of the world is often overlooked. Michael Thomsen reminds us how the Third World plays games.
You'd think that an addiction counselor would be the last person to get hooked on World of Warcraft, but that's exactly what happened to Mark Kline.
It was hard to play videogames as a Québécois before they were localized into French, but Remi Savard taught himself English in order to play Final Fantasy and loved it. When the industry began translating games into his mother tongue, however, there was something lost in translation.
The courtrooms and investigations portrayed in the Phoenix Wright series may seem cartoonish or over-the-top, but, as Fintan Monaghan shows us, they accurately criticize the faults of the Japanese legal system and the series may actually bring about legal reform.