Ever heard of the Asian level of difficulty? If you’re a gamer, then you most likely have. The emotional damage of how good Asians at video games are is depressing. This is because of their skill, talent, and the time they spend on games. But all of that will change because of this one law in China.
China now prohibits gamers under 18 years old from playing for over 3 hours per week on any platform. It said that this step was a huge one that had to be done in order to pull the plug on a growing addiction to what it once described as “spiritual opium”
“Protecting the physical and mental health of minors is related to the people’s vital interests and relates to the cultivation of the younger generation in the era of national rejuvenation.”-Xinhua
China restricts online gaming to 3 hours per week | DW News
Under-18s are only allowed to play video games for a maximum of 1 hour a day from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM and only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. They can also play for one hour during national holidays at the same time.
The new law received different responses but most of them were negative due to how big and drastic the changes were. This will have a huge impact and will cost tons of losses on the gaming industry in China especially since the country has one of the biggest numbers of video game players on the planet.
But with teenagers being able to use their parents’ logins, will this new rule be able to control this “savage growth”? We’ll just have to wait and see.