Internet addiction: Curfew on gamers

In international tech news, South Korea has imposed a gaming curfew to try to crack down on what authorities call an epidemic of Internet addiction among the young. The Culture Ministry announced this week that anyone under 18 would be blocked from accessing three popular online computer games after midnight. Many other games must add features that will drastically slow the speed of Internet access once a gamer has been logged on for a certain number of hours. The measures come in response to a rash of incidents that shocked the nation in recent months. In one case, a couple was charged with letting their infant starve to death while they raised a "virtual child" on the Internet. Whoa, as seen in The Week.

Okay, so why do we care about this? Internet experts look for trends coming out of South Korea because they embraced mobile technology and gaming much earlier than the U.S. did. Read my previous post about Internet addiction and take the test! Do you know someone who is borderline addicted to the Internet?
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northbetsportsbook said...
10:24 PM  

I know how you feel. I don't think I have ever seen a game that I wouldn't play. Hmm, except for the game Beastly based off the movie, that one I would never play even if it was the only video game left on earth. But other than that I understand what you are saying though. So many titles that you just can't pick between them.

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