I just read this article on Gamesindustry.biz. Certainly there are a few cases of people playing games for so long that they seriously damage their health, or as was the case last week, can lead to death. Even still, five hours! Surely people should be allowed to spend their free time as they wish with interference from the government.
I can understand imposing a limit after playing for ten or twelve hours, but during the weekend a lot of people have nothing better to do, especially students. Why is the Chinese government taking away another means of entertainment for bored teenagers which may lead them to wondering around the streets with nothing else to do but smash in cars?
It’ll be interesting to see how this works out and if the government stick to the policy or perhaps relax it slightly. Anyone think this is a step too far?