Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Fantasies Inspire Chinese Gamers

From BBC News: Fantasies inspire Chinese gamers

"Last year China had almost 100 million internet users; one-fifth of them played online games.
In 2004, the online gaming industry was worth $600m. That may not sound like that much, but it represents growth of 60% over the year before.

A 31 year-old who set up an online gaming company (Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd) just six years ago has been named China's second richest man, with an estimated fortune of more than $1bn.

Beijing wants to capture the market, and is setting up a college of internet gaming to train developers to come up with healthy games. "

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