South Korea gaming curfew passes committee unanimously

South Korea's national assembly will soon vote on a curfew law preventing children under 15 from playing online games from midnight until 6AM. Chosunilbo reports the National Assembly's legislation and judiciary committee voted unanimously to pass the bill this Wednesday. The law would not affect offline and console games.

The government began making moves to enact a video game curfew last year. The program also included tests of a "slowdown" policy that would reduce the internet speed of underage users logged into a policed game for an extended time.

Government regulation isn't fun, but it could be worse for young South Korean gamers ... they could be Vietnamese adults.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.