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ernsithe 25 points ago +25 / -0

The authorities in #China have today announced that for, anyone under 18 years old, they're to be limited to playing online games to only 3 hours a week! Plus only these 3 hours: 8 til 9 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be Chinese teenagers flipping out right now!

Wow. It's not just three-hours-per-week. It's specific three hours.

  1. RIP servers
  2. Makes it easy to avoid Chinese kids on international servers I guess.

Bonus: With any luck this radicalizes a bunch of kids against the CCP.

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TardedButNotDeparted 8 points ago +8 / -0

Imagine paying $800+ for console and games, only for 3 hours a week of enjoyment.

Don't see anyone making that purchase anymore.

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xAzureAceStarburstx 5 points ago +6 / -1

Do you think this is going to kill the entertainment industry's desire to sell video games in china?

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ThatsAlright 0 points ago +3 / -3

Bonus: With any luck this radicalizes a bunch of kids against the CCP.

Did you write this before or after you took your kids to be taught by drag queens? Just checking.

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specklemouse 3 points ago +3 / -0

One of the few good things about the internet is that nobody goes to the library any more.

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ernsithe 3 points ago +3 / -0

Wumao go home.

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cccpneveragain 12 points ago +12 / -0

While this is bullshit coming from the government, they are used to such things in China. I wouldn't mind if more parents would do it with their kids in the USA though.

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Daucus9 12 points ago +12 / -0

I would assume this just leads to more Chinese kids figuring out VPNs and the like.

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Knife-TotingRat 9 points ago +9 / -0

Well, here's something for the eggheads to study - do minimum age laws have an effect on creating bingers vs habituals? That is to say, the difference between being raised to learn how to discipline and limit yourself, and having limits imposed on you.

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Tourgen 7 points ago +7 / -0

taking responsibility for your decisions, your life is a trait usually taught by a father or father figure. It's a mostly masculine trait (personal responsibility). To promote this in your society it's critical to promote families with a mother and father present throughout the teen years of development.

You can see this most directly in the pre and post single mother welfare situation in the black community of the USA: 1950s v. 1970s and onward.

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Kaarous 9 points ago +9 / -0

That ought to help with a lot of the rampant cheating in multiplayer games on West Coast servers then. Good riddance.

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Sneak_King 8 points ago +8 / -0

Quota? So everyone has to play at least 3 hours? I thought the CCP had already cornered gold farming.

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TardedButNotDeparted 5 points ago +5 / -0

Took away the only hope these boys had for being alive. Male suicide skyrockets in China. RIP

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MetalGearMk4 4 points ago +4 / -0

Damn I would literally die

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xAzureAceStarburstx 3 points ago +4 / -1

lmao gay. read some books and lift weights nerd. COD killstreaks won't improve your situation in life.

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Arkana 3 points ago +3 / -0

"The authorities" isn't exactly covering every single province of China. I doubt this is going to be enforced in any serious way, just as a guideline for parents.

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TardedButNotDeparted 7 points ago +8 / -1

Oh, it will. The console makers will be forced to add in-game timers and restrictions.

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xAzureAceStarburstx 3 points ago +4 / -1

Remember when South Korea banned kids from Minecraft?

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RaisingPhoenix 3 points ago +3 / -0

This will probably end up being selectively enforced much like many (if not most) laws in china

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tryyttt 2 points ago +3 / -1

Well there goes their esports team

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Kweebecker 1 point ago +1 / -0

Only under-18 are subject to the limit. The training/replacements for the teams may be haphazard, but existing players are probably alright.

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acp_k2win 1 point ago +2 / -1

based