November 22, 2017
Archives  News  China Considers Strict Gaming Regulations  


Friday, August 5, 2005
 
China Considers Strict Gaming Regulations
9:05 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

In what may be a case of one step forward and two steps back the Chinese government has decided to fund their fledgling game industry to the tune of $1.8 billion, while at the same time planning stricter regulations on gamers. GamesIndustry reported recently that China is considering preventing the use of any player versus player games by those under the age of eighteen. Older gamers could face restrictions on their game playing hours, with mandatory cut offs after a certain number of hours per day of use.

"Minors should not be allowed to play online games that have player killing content," according to the Ministry of Culture's Internet Culture boss Liu Shifa. "Online games that have PK content usually also contain acts of violence and leads to players spending too much time trying to increase the power of their characters. They are harmful to young people."
Considering the broad spectrum of games which fall under the PVP ban this could be a blow to many game franchises active in China including Blizzard's World of Warcraft. For the entire article follow the link below.

GamesIndustry: Chinese Gaming Restrictions


Other Mac Games News for Friday, August 5, 2005

Aspyr Announces RollerCoaster Tycoon 39:13 AM
Custer is Glorified9:08 AM
• China Considers Strict Gaming Regulations9:05 AM
Diablo 2 Ladder Reset Announced9:05 AM
Hellgate: London Roundtable Chat Log Posted9:05 AM
Applelinks Reviews The Commandos Battlepack9:04 AM
Workaround For Star Wars: BattleFront Multiplayer9:04 AM
World of WarCraft Character Transfers9:04 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, August 5, 2005 on one page

Mac Games News for Thursday, August 4, 2005

New Black & White II Screenshots10:34 AM
Interview With American McGee On Bad Day LA10:33 AM
Yet Another Fable10:32 AM
George Lucas Seeks Improved Gaming AI10:31 AM
Is The Infinity Engine The Best RPG Platform Ever?10:31 AM
World Of Warcraft Talent Calculator Available10:31 AM
Blizzard Fan Art Contest10:30 AM
Guess Aspyr's Next Game10:30 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, August 4, 2005 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Monday, August 1, 2005
Friday, July 29, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  China Considers Strict Gaming Regulations