China Gets Tough with Overzealous Virtual Gamers

China is worried too many of its citizens are addicted to online fantasy games. So it's developed new government standards, designating five hours as the limit of healthy roleplaying online. At that time you're life as a magician or warrior will be interrupted with the warning: "You have entered unhealthy game time, please go offline immediately to rest." Failure to follow orders — leads to lower, or zero, points in the game.



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