In the article with LATimes, it went over Riot Games popular video games of the likes of “League of Legends.” In China, the game company Tencent and the government is going to great lengths to shorten young teens playtime on these games. Riot Games made their games to stay playable as well as addictive in some aspects. That is how they rose to such popularity with the replayability for everyone who participates. Tencent and the Chinese government goes through stopping long playtimes of their young players by monitoring their IDs. They set up a curfew for the teens and kids to play these games. Unfortunately, even though it is implemented, this rule contradicts the American rules and standard for privacy. As of right now, the rules for limiting minor’s online gameplay is still there. Over time there may be a tracking system for the citizens of the country despite outside forces concerns.
In the other article, on Dexerto, it goes over more on the privacy and surveillance that the Chinese government is requesting. The government is putting pressure on the region Riot Games and parent Company Tencent. Tencent has pushed the branch of the company in China to develop surveillance update. This update would have pop-ups and notifications alerting players to get off the game soon. The company is adding additional time-based incentives for the player community to concede with the new update. So far, it is only the region of China that has this update. Riot GamesCulture and Tencent may or may not push the update on other regions of the world. It is all on the matter of addictive gameplay, eyesight decline, and problems that seem to come from playing videogames far o long.
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