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Wednesday July 18, 2007 10:24 am

Chinese Teens Get Restricted Video Gaming Online


Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Video Games


Online Video GamersThe Chinese, under a new ruling that took effect Monday, have decided to limit the hours that teens can play online games. The user must enter their ID card number and after three hours (based on the length it takes to play the strategy game “Go”) the computer prompt reads “do suitable physical exercise.” If they continue, the software slashes their points in half, and after 5 hours, are wiped entirely.

Companies such as The9, which runs the game WOW, says that most of the 3.5 million subscribers in China are adults and doesnt think that the ruling will effect their business. Designed to cutback on video game addicts, some experts say that savvy teens can beat the system by using false identities. Isn’t it great to be on this side of the planet?


Read More | newsvine

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