Play video games in China? Well now the Chinese government is calling for all gamers to register their names with a centralized system, to limit continuous play. Read on for more details.
Reasons for justifying this monitoring system have been mainly centered on one goal: getting kids to stop playing games and come to class or work. Minors are limited to three hours of play of a certain game, then they must log off and exercise. Apparently the system is just in “beta-mode” at the moment, and minors can just switch between games.
So it’s kind of like a “Wii friend code” type of online system as opposed to an umbrella “Xbox Live” structure. Kids skipping class and work is a big problem in China, reports officials. One of the reasons for this is the obscene amount of cyber-cafes, and the influx of chinese gold farming businesses day in and day out. The Chinese Gold farming industry is rumored to produce $9 billion a year. It’s reported that if children don’t reform, they’ll have to go to a mandatory Internet addiction clinic.
Source: China Daily