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China's Ministry of Culture to introduce stricter gaming regulations

Rubi Bayer, @@rubi_

The Chinese Ministry of Culture is tightening gaming restrictions in what they say is an effort to protect minors from undesirable content in gaming. "Unwholesome" and "inappropriate" were the words used, and games targeting minors will be required to avoid such content beginning August 1st.

Pornography, cults, superstitions, gambling and violence were some of the themes specifically forbidden. In addition, these game companies will be required to "develop techniques that would limit the gaming time of minors in order to prevent addiction." No specifics on what types of techniques will be required were given. Finally, minors will be restricted with regards to online transactions using virtual currency.

Check out the full story at Xinhua Net.

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