For South Korea, online gaming is a hot topic on the media. If you’re good at something like Starcraft II, you can earn a decent amount of fame and fortune off of your gaming skills. Sometimes, people may see online gaming as an opportunity to make something of themselves and play the game for hours on end. But a proposal is currently being decided upon which will limit online gaming for minors by 3 consecutive hours.
This would go on top of the current six-hour evening block which keeps minors under the age of 18 from accessing their online profiles which allows them to connect and game. The regulation comes from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to ban players’ accounts if they’re gameplay is detected to be on for more than the three-hours time. It’s still unknown how long minors will have to wait before they can play again without going over the limit, should the regulation go into effect.
It would be an uncertain future indeed if this type of regulation came to North America.