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http://www.comcast.net/news/technolo...17/716843.html

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Under new rules that took effect Monday, Chinese Internet gaming companies must install a program that requires users to enter their ID card numbers. After three hours, players under 18 are prompted to stop and "do suitable physical exercise."

Sad to say it but, I think its a pretty good idea. Don't know how well it will work though.
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That sucks!
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so much for freedom
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3 hours is a bit long isn't it?
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Now its a hackers job to make billions of these "ID Numbers" and just give them out for free. thus entering a different "ID" everytime will let you play as much as you want.
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so much for freedom
"China" and "freedom" don't exactly go together.
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I see no issue. Sure, it's restrictive, but look at America. We don't have restrictions on how much screen time you can get, and almost 70% of our population is overweight. Issue? I think so. I am hardly condoning restriction of rights, but I think that something needs to be done about people not getting up and moving!
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How on earth is it supposed to know the difference between gaming and IM or web surfing.
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Meh, TO THE TV!!!

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I am hardly condoning restriction of rights, but I think that something needs to be done about people not getting up and moving!
Yep, and not to pick on poor misunderstood Mr.Fatty McFatfat, but being that obesity is USA's #1 health problem, those of us that choose to keep ourselves healthy and in good shape get to pick up the tab our medical insurance...

I think this time limit thing would be less disturbing if you got a certain allowance per week or month... I usually do all of my gaming in 1-2 long sessions per week so 3hrs a day would be useless to me. At least a set allowance would allow people to choose when they spent it based on their personal schedules.
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