Chinese government: MMO players need to register their real name

China announced a radical new measure to keep citizens’ MMO addictions in check: mandatory real-name registration with the government for all newly-created accounts. The news is reported by China Daily:

The government will start real-name registration for online game players this year, said Zhang Yijun, director of the General Administration of Press and Publication’s technology and digital publication department.

Four online game companies’ operations have been suspended after it was found that their software did not have the mandatory anti-addiction system, he said in Qingdao on Wednesday.

(source: China Daily)

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