Above the Crowd

Archive for 2004

The Revolutionary Business of Multiplayer Gaming

October 19, 2004:

It’s so easy when you know the rules It’s so easy all you have to do Is fall in love, play the game -Queen, Play the Game What’s the most valuable Internet company in China? Is it a portal? Is it an e-commerce site? No. The most valuable Internet company in China, clicking in at US$2.0B in market cap, is an MMPORG. MMPORG, an acronym whose length is matched only by PCMCIA, stands for Massively MultiPlayer Online Role-playing Game (a shorter acronym, MMOG is also gaining acceptance). Simply speaking, MMOGs enable multiple players from multiple geographies to meet online and ...

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