Gaming Addicts

244 The Chinese government is looking into measures to control online gaming by youths in response to recent events such as this:

In the latest saga over online gaming addiction in China, the parents of a 13-year-old Tianjin boy are suing the makers of World of Warcraft, blaming the game for the death of their son, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

The parents filed a suit against Blizzard Entertainment on Wednesday, saying their son jumped to his death while reenacting a scene from the game, the report said.

Their thoughts on how to combat the scourge of gaming addiction:

The Chinese government has already said it plans to restrict gamers to three hours of consecutive play, using a “fatigue technique? in games. After three hours of play, the online game would lose some player power, and after five hours, the player would lose most power. After that, there would be a delay of five hours before the game could be accessed to its full capacity.

Source: [Red Herring]

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