China is limiting the amount of time gamers can spend online in an attempt to cut down the phenomenon of marathon gaming.The gamers are starting to protest.
According to reports from China's Interfax press agency, from October the government will introduce penalties for those who play an online game for more than three hours. Once the time limit has been reached the characters in the game start to lose their powers and, after five hours, games will flash up a warning message every 15 minutes.
Game Politics writes:
Interfax is reporting today, however, that Chinese WoW players have begun an Internet petition drive to protest the government action. . . .
As of Monday, over 1,000 Chinese gamers had signed the petition.