South Korea Seeks to Establish “Curfew” on Online Gaming

Parents, are you having trouble keeping your kids from playing WoW all night?  Well in Korea, it’s a VERY serious problem.  So serious, in fact, that the government plans to get involved…

The South Korean government is seeking to impose an online gaming “curfew” to help a generation of internet-addicted teens kick their collective online gaming habit.  The new law, being written by the Korean Ministry of Culture, would seek to establish an online gaming blackout period on popular online games for school-age users.  For example, popular MMORPGs like “Maple Story” and “Mabinogi” would be unplayable in households from midnight to 8am.  Many Korean game developers have already agreed to the plan, and 19 Korean MMORPGs plan to implement some kind of curfew.

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