Gaming the Risks

Huang, Joyce
September 2009
Forbes Asia;9/21/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 14, p50
The article informs that Soft-World International, Taiwan's largest developer and distributor of online games, made record sales during the economic slump. According to Soft-World Chairman Wang Chin-Po, Taiwan suffered its worst-ever recession following the onset of global economic troubles last September, but during that time Internet-based games jumped out to become a very important recreational outlet for people to kill time at home or at work.


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