Inbetween being generally horrible people and breaking human rights laws it seems as though the Chinese government have decided that the solution to fixing their country’s problems is to curb the terrible plague known as video game addiction.
The government have announced plans to restrict the time that minors and people under 18 are able to play online based video games in order to in their words, “Enrich people’s spiritual and cultural lives”. This has come in the form of preventing minors from playing online video games between the hours of 10pm and 8am and for people under 18 they will not be able to play more than 90 minutes during the weekdays and 3 hours during the weekend and public holidays.
As you can probably guess this is hardly any time at all to play any game let alone an online one which means that video games are being completely cut down in the lives of children and teenagers for the most part. Ironically this makes the current Blizzard controversy almost hilarious as this will affect almost all of Blizzard’s biggest games and will cut down their player base and profits hugely. Who would have thought that siding with the country that have literal state funded concentration camps would turn out to be such a bad idea.
I’m interested to know what you all think about this, do let us all know in the comments what your stance on this new chinese legislation is and if you feel it will be good or bad for the county’s youth. That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.