South Korea plans to abolish gaming curfew

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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The South Korean government has announced plans to scrap a controversial law that blocks young people from playing online video games late at night.

The law was introduced in 2011 to prevent excessive playtime and gaming addiction, and bans players aged 16 or under from playing online PC games between midnight and 6am.

Any games companies that do not comply with this curfew face fines up up to ₩10 million ($8,560) or prison sentences up up to two years.

But now The Korea Herald reports the nation’s Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism and Ministry of Gender Equality and Family plan

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