im planning to put up (as a school prj on java) a litte gaming zone featuring (initially) multi-player chess game. i may or may not (depending if time will permit me) create the game engine. (or ill just get an open source chess angine). my question is what is the importance or "business solution" (if there are any) that is being brought to Yahoo (or Excite) companies by putting up a game zone like chess? yes i know there are a thousands of gamers that login to yahoo games to play. i know that they can also earn by just putting banner ads from sponsors. what other reasons or importance are/is there? the prob is i have to justify "networking proj" that ive proposed to make as a net proj. what are the benefits that these big companies gain? "business solution"? :/ need ur opinions.