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China Bans Kids From Video Games After 10 p.m., Sets Daily Time Limit

China Bans Kids From Video Games After 10 p.m., Sets Daily Time Limit

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The Chinese government has introduced new regulations that limit when children can play video games, the alotted time, and the amount of money they spend on microtransactions.

As reported by The New York Times (via Kotaku), the Chinese National Press and Publication Administration said the measures aim to benefit "the physical and mental health of minors." The law became effective as of Tuesday this week, stating anyone under the age of 18 cannot play games for more than 90 minutes a day from Monday through Friday. On weekends or holidays that number is slackened slightly to three hours.

Also included in the measures are a curfew that forbids young people from playing games between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. (meaning no more overnight sessions) and a limit on the amount kids can spend on DLC and microtransactions. The figure varies depending on how old the player is, but works out as between $28 to $57 a month.

The law will be enforced by ensuring minors register their real names and identification numbers when they connect to the internet to play. This means the Chinese video game market will be one of the most heavily regulated in the world – but since it's worth $33 billion in annual revenue, it's also one of the most valuable.

Like in the West, video games in China have become a political football with state-run media branding some games as "poison." President Xi Jinping has been stringent in regulating tech companies during his second term of office, and in the last year, licensing freezes and other strict measures have slowed the Chinese games industry's growth.
I choose which parts to bold, which I identified as most important.

I feel this is a huge move by the government. I don't like it. I think it's a means to control a problem not exclusive to gaming (at least a problem the government identifies) and one the government doesn't know how to combat, grasping at straws with this move. I would feel this way about limiting time to any form of media, but I'm intrigued at the timing with the Blizzard/Hong Kong fiasco.

It's a bold move cotton. Let's see how it plays out.

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When the government decides to play mom and dad for you...
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Maybe an unpopular decision but I support it. When I was a kid (I'm 24 now) my parents wouldnt allow me behind the computer,tv,games etc for more then a few hours per day and there were no smartphones around then either. When I worked at a school a year ago the kids were crazy with the phones. Some would cry if you took it away and they had more interest in making tiktoks and snapchat videos then being out playing with other kids. Growing up so engrained in technology is not good for your social skills,mental health or physical health so I think its really important to create technology free time for kids even if it is by force so that they have a base when becoming adults. Think this should be a worldwide thing.
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"Limit on the amount kids can spend on DLC and microtransactions"

Poor Ubisoft.
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China is a shit hole.

Telling parents how to parent lol
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Maybe an unpopular decision but I support it. When I was a kid (I'm 24 now) my parents wouldnt allow me behind the computer,tv,games etc for more then a few hours per day and there were no smartphones around then either. When I worked at a school a year ago the kids were crazy with the phones. Some would cry if you took it away and they had more interest in making tiktoks and snapchat videos then being out playing with other kids. Growing up so engrained in technology is not good for your social skills,mental health or physical health so I think its really important to create technology free time for kids even if it is by force so that they have a base when becoming adults. Think this should be a worldwide thing.
I do understand your perspective. I know if my parents had the government backing them up to limit my playtime they would have loved it. I remember playing Kingdom Hearts 1 for so many hours, holding my pee, I had to crawl to the bathroom because I couldn't stand up I had to pee so bad. Kids are dumb (innocent to a degree). They need monitored.

But, I don't think video games are a dangerous form of entertainment which needs the government to step in and restrict it in this way. I think parents should be responsible for that, perhaps with resources from the government. I don't think micro-transaction purchases should be limited either. My view is the government shouldn't be allowing certain types of micro-transactions to begin with. I don't know the exact intent of this law, but due to the timing it feels like a response to the Blizzard incident or to combat micro-transactions - of which I don't feel it works.

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"Limit on the amount kids can spend on DLC and microtransactions"

Poor Ubisoft.
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China is a shit hole.

Telling parents how to parent lol
Should you really be speaking about other countries being shitholes when your from the united shithole of america?
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Should you really be speaking about other countries being shitholes when your from the united shithole of america?
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Eating dogs sure beats murdering 30 milion civilians in tens of different countries in the past 70 years alone.

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Eating dogs sure beats murdering 30 milion civilians in tens of different countries in the past 70 years alone.
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