Video game addiction: China imposes gaming curfew for minors

God may be a gamer (see the post above), but that doesn’t exactly make online gaming popular in a little country called…um…The People’s Republic of China.

In other words, “Oy!”

via BBC News

China is imposing a curfew on online gaming for minors, the government has announced.

Gamers under 18 will be banned from playing online between 22:00 and 08:00. They will also be restricted to 90 minutes of gaming on weekdays and three hours on weekends and holidays.

Its part of China’s latest move to curb video game addiction, which officials say is damaging to children’s health.

China is one of the world’s largest gaming markets.

The official government guidelines – released on Tuesday – include spending limits for minors.

Gamers eight to 16 years old can spend up to 200 yuan (£22, $29) per month, while those between 16 and 18 years can spend up to 400 yuan on their gaming accounts.

China is the second-largest gaming market in the world, with US global revenue surpassing China for the first time this year due to China’s increased regulations on the industry, according to research firm Newzoo….

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