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More on China's 'console ban,' and why it's not exactly a ban

Engadget reports that the Dongfang Daily paper followed up with the Chinese Ministry of Culture following the supposed effort to lift the country's ban on game consoles, finding no conclusive evidence that such an effort was underway. Furthermore, the whole situation regarding the "ban" is more com...

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Korea to impose gaming curfew to curb minors' playtime

The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced two new policies aimed at stifling so-called video game addiction among the country's youth. Dubbed the "nighttime shutdown," users ages 19 and under of certain online games will be required to select one of three mandatory si...

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NetEase temporarily suspending WoW account creation in China

Though the legal and political struggle between China's General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) and Ministry of Culture over whether World of Warcraft should be allowed in the country rages on, the game's operator, NetEase, is taking matters into its own hands. According to Reuters,...

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China close to announcing punishment for WoW operator

JLM Pacific Epoch reports that, according to an unnamed source, the World of Warcraft struggle between China's General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) and Ministry of Culture (which has MMORPG operator NetEase stuck in the middle) may be near an end. For those joining us late: GA...

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