Korea Will Impose Ban on Uninterupted Gaming
The Korea Herald has reported that the Korean government is working on a law that it hopes will “eradicate video game addiction among teenagers”.
The policy introduces a system that slows down and eventually even shuts off the internet connection of underaged gamers to remove their access to online games.
Although we are still waiting for the full list of MMO’s that will be affected by this it is interesting to note that the Korean government has indicated that the titles cover about 79% of the domestic online game market.
Remarkable is that Lineage does not fall under the policy, other popular games such as Maple Story, Mabinogi, Dungeon & Fighter and Dragon Nest.
This policy is a direct answer to some of the recent media hyped gaming addiction related deaths of gamers and in one sad case even the death of an infant.
Source: The Korean Herald