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  • China turns on your game timer for those under 18



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    No playing video games after 10 p.m. No more than 90 minutes of gaming on weekdays. Want add-ons like virtual weapons and costumes? Keep it to $57 a month.




    The Chinese government has released new rules aimed at curbing video game addiction among young people, a problem that top officials believe is to blame for a rise in nearsightedness and poor academic performance across a broad swath of society.






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    The regulations, announced by the National Press and Publication Administration on Tuesday, ban users younger than 18 from playing games between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. They are not permitted to play more than 90 minutes on weekdays and three hours on weekends and holidays.




    The limits are the government’s latest attempt to rein in China’s online gaming industry, one of the world’s largest, which generates more than $33 billion in annual revenue and draws hundreds of millions of users.






    Going to be interesting to see what this does to the political climate in China. Any government setting restrictions on you during your free time and how you spend your money is never going to be a popular thing.




     




    There is something to say for video game addiction. Maybe it'll work?




     




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    The enforcement of this ban is going to be through some sort of online system. 




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    Chinese officials will also require everyone to register accounts for online games using their real name and phone number, which will help government entities to regulate playing time






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    a government statement said. "We are also going to gradually perfect and enrich the functions of the identification system, to achieve gaming time data sharing across platforms, so we could know and therefore restrict the total time every minor spends on gaming across platforms."






    It is unknown how they will enforce the ban for offline games, and I couldn't find the consequences of breaking the rules. 




     




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    It is not clear how offline single-player games factor into the new guidelines.






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