The Weekly Raid: Korea Makes Account Boosting Criminal, Should The West Follow?

Korea has always had stiffer gaming regulations than the West. For years, account registration on Korean portals like Nexon or NCsoft required users to enter their Korean Social Security numbers, something alien to those of us who often use throwaway emails, names, and birthdays when registering. On November 20, 2011, Korea's Youth Protection Revision Act came into force. Commonly reffered [...]

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Korea Challenges WHO's Addition of "Gaming Disorder" as a Mental Condition

In December of 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed a new controversial addition to its official mental health classification guide. For its upcoming revision in May 2018, the WHO will be looking to add the term "gaming disorder" to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The inclusion of a "gaming disorder" label as a mental health issue is currently [...]

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