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Growing concern over health standards in eSports has prompted a new federation to pledge to address the problem, as players fall victim to conditions ranging from wrist injuries to obesity, stress and diabetes.
China's Internet watchdog said it was kicking off a two-month campaign to clean up websites aimed at users under the age of 18, saying it wanted to promote a healthy online environment.
Staff from controversial Internet addiction treatment centre in China jailed for detaining students illegally
Director general and principal among four staff sentenced over holding young people in guarded rooms for days at a time. Court rejects former students’ request for public apology and compensation but all parties are considering whether to appeal.
Tencent makes it harder for China’s minors to bypass anti-addiction game limits by using adults’ accounts
For adult accounts the platform suspects of being operated by minors, players will be asked to verify their identities by scanning their faces, Tencent says. Users who fail to verify their identities as adults will be subject to the limits for minors.
The directive from the Supreme People’s Court comes amid the growing number of disputes over money spent by minors on these platforms. It adds more teeth to the recent anti-addiction guidelines for minors issued by the State Administration of Press and Publications last year.
With much of the US and Europe in lockdown, video game use has exploded.
When two Spanish footballers took to the controls of "FIFA 20" after the coronavirus pandemic saw their La Liga match cancelled, a stadium-sized virtual audience watched online.
Back when she lived in Pennsylvania, Lisa Silvestri was jogging through a memorial park when she saw a woman on her cellphone standing before a tombstone.
Do not assume that gaming is just a passing phase, and that your child will eventually grow out of it on his own.