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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Global Gaming league (GGL) going for China

Who does not like video games. It is a great way to pass your time. Online gaming has become a mojor source of making money and entertainment. In China online gaming is a thriving business. The Global Gaming league (GGL), one of the largest online gaming companies has opened their office in the Sichuan province of South West China.

GGL has 1.3 million opoerators around the world at present. In an interview with Xinhua.net, a news website Brett W. Hawkins, president of the company, told that Global Gaming League (GGL) is expecting at least one million subscribers in China by the end of 2006.
According to an article, ‘Online gaming growing fast in China, study says’ published in the standard.com last year China made more than US$ 298 million revenue from online gaming in 2004 and by 2009 this figure would quadruple. This huge market created lots of opportunities for game companies domestic and international.

Every day hundreds and thousands of players play online games in China. One of the most popular games is Warcraft played by 1.5 million people in China

Although Chinese government is encouraging online gaming it is also concerned with the people who spend 10-15 hours in playing games. The Massive Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games ( MMORPG) is filled with violence. Last year one video gamer in Shanghai was stabbed to death by another game player for selling his weapon. Such problems has forced the government to control the gaming habits of people.

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