Friday, June 30th 2006

Chinese Gamers Circumvent Anti-Obsession Measures

In response to an addiction to computer games by Chinese gamers, that has caused some deaths in the past, China's government brought in a system to prevent gamers from playing for more than three hours at a time. It has now been discovered that some Chinese gamers have circumvented this measure, by creating multiple accounts in the game, in order to spend more time online than they are permitted.

The government is now looking to take a different approach to preventing gaming addiction, by enforcing laws banning minors from using internet cafes. Security guards have been appointed to monitor the cafes, and staff has also received additional training. Source: Slashdot
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15 Comments on Chinese Gamers Circumvent Anti-Obsession Measures

#1
Homeless
I actually think this is a good idea. I know from personal experience, since I played more than 3 hours a day and I still do today. With less time on the computer comes more time for studying and other productive activities
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#2
rpg711
horroble idea and also dark, get a new computer that thing is from like 3 yrs ago
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#3
wazzledoozle
[quote=rpg711]horroble idea and also dark]Feel free to send him one.
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#5
error_f0rce
It sounds as if rpg still lives at home with mommy and daddy, or, doesn't fully understand the idea on being on a budget. If Dark wanted a new computer and had the money to get one... then he'd have one. Get it?
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#6
Unregistered
Put $50 aside for a year or so every month and he'd have enough for a decent DX10 system, for instance...
#7
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
[quote=error_f0rce]It sounds as if rpg still lives at home with mommy and daddy]or maybe hes just smart and knows there is such a thing as the right time to buy parts ;) thats why i stillhave a clocked 6800gt, handles whatevers thrown at it and there wont be anything thats really worth upgrading to until DX10 arrives. i dont feel like having an expensive paperweight :D

as for the jap government thing, its retarded. if ppl dieso be it, its not like their freeflowing with space over there :p
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#8
rpg711
alrite then... he is takeing the extreme of it.... he has a p4 1.6 ghz... i had that like 5yrs ago and it cost 200 lol
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#9
error_f0rce
[quote=Ketxxx]as for the jap government thing]lol, don't you mean China? :slap:
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#10
Unregistered
[quote=Ketxxx]as for the jap government thing]Really, change that to Chinese... I know a lot of Chinese and Japaneze peopel who would be offended by that. Some take their nationality, and the shortening of it quite badly...
#11
rpg711
lol being offended online is nothing... u cant really fight some1
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#12
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rpg711
lol being offended online is nothing... u cant really fight some1
It's a moral issue, not a legal one... DUH!
#13
Steevo
What morals? :laughing: No one has those anymore.


Just think about this, the company I work for has a continual running ad for help and takes applications all the time. "In case some one doesn't cut the mustard" as I was told. Yet they got offended when I went and got a few applications from other places and filled them out. In case "THEY didn't cut the checks".

The world is full of bastards.
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#14
Unregistered
Doesn't change the fact that it needs to be changed. Just because the world is full of assholes, doesn't mean you should go out of your way to be one... (Not aimed at anybody in particular).
#15
gygabite
Yes, WoW (and other games of course ARE) IS addicting, i said: I'll do my homework in 20 minutes (that was 3 o'clock pm), i only want to get to the next lvl. When i turned off my pc, it was 9pm.
But forcing them to play only 3 hours a day maximum, i still exaggerated from any point of view.
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