Articles about Gaming in Korea

The PC gaming phenomenon in Korea was one of the subjects talked about in the MMORPG session I went to at Comic Con 2007.  This was something I didn’t know about so I decided to do a little digging on my own.  Below is a list of article I found and read during a quit little web search.

My key take aways for this articles:

–  The PC is Korea’s primary gaming platform due to a trade embargo steming from political issues from WWII between Korea and Japan

–  High penetration of broadband enables rich content in Korea

–  Internet cafes and pay as you go fee structure enable PC access to everyone

–  Korean culture encourages collective behavior, hence the success of MMORPG’s

Korean Gaming

Gaming in Korea Part 1:


Why is Korea the King of PC Gaming (Gamespy)


Gaming Offline: Is Korea a harbinger of a Western Boom?


Whither Korean Gaming – Have Korea’s Online Gaming Companies Peaked?


Forget Reality TV. In Korea, Online Gaming is it


Zoom Cloud Index of Stories out of Korea