The South Korean government has announced a pair of policies that would block access to online computer games by minors after midnight to help combat the rising problem of video game addiction among youth, reports the Korea Herald. In what’s being touted as the "nighttime shutdown," the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism hopes the new measures will help eradicate video game addiction among teenagers. According to the ministry, underage users will be forced out of gaming sessions when online access automatically shuts down as soon as the clock strikes midnight. The policy also includes a "slowdown" system in which...

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