Viet Nam's information and communication ministry has asked Internet service providers to block access to online games each day from 10pm to 8am by March 3.
Because clearly video games were Vietnam's biggest social and economic problem.
I wonder if they will start protesting like Egypt and Syria
This is when Hackers become useful
That sucks. But honestly it should be the users choice when to play online and when not to.
No. This is how communism works.
In fairness, East Asia is usually where the stories of children starving to death due to neglect from their MMO-playing parents come from. I'm not entirely surprised this has happened.
Can we just bomb Vietnam and fly our boys in to bring democracy already?
Please tell me you're joking.
Who is we? All you do is sit at a desk and type nonsensical comments. So don't say we
Says the xbot geohot-loving pirate. Sure buddy. Surre.... "nonsense" is the guy at the desk that supports a pirate-douche like geohot. Knowing that piracy can and will put honest devs out of work and nearly killed all of PC gaming except Steam because people feel "entitled" to their hardware a bit too much. PS3 for homebrew? YA RIGHT, stop kiddin yourself.
ya im pretty sure killing thousands of ppl will bestow democracy /sarc
We did it before in 2005 and it worked.
Hahaha whose alt account is this? Masterful trolling, truly. This is no rookie we're dealing with.
I'm not about to drag my ass over to another country that doesn't need us. Hell I'm almost tired of fighting for idiots like you.
Like you did before? Did you not learn anything from Full Metal Jacket? Or all the old vegetables in us that fought in the war?
Let's think about this for a moment, shall we? Let's say the US or some place in EU decided, "You can't play late at night". Now, you get up at around 7 AM, get ready, walk out the door at 8:15, get to work at 9 AM, then work to 5 PM. You now have 5 hours to play your games online. Is that fair to you, the consumer? You paid for the game with your hard-earned money, then your government decides to tell you what you can and can't do with your very legal product? To put it bluntly, that's BULLSHIT.
get a night job from 11pm to 7am.... game all you want. no problem.
No. But I'm sure the gamers in Vietnam are.
Like hell that's going to be enforced. That's basically telling internet cafe not to take customer's money.
The site spells Viet Nam correctly, but whoever renamed it here didn't. I'm not getting offensive, just wanted to say. And I can't say I have too many ties to this country either, its complicated...
wow thats terrible. I dont see why someone cant stay up late the day before their day off and play several rounds of WoW online with their friends. Vietnam is a communist country so i am not surprised that they do things like since. Since communist goverment are always looking for ways to control the people.
We live in a world where cruelty exist.
oh well, there go that another potential job. Do you know that some people do make a living by playing game for others in vietnam? Some rich guys do pay other people to leveling up their characters, etc....like Everquest and such etc.... It actually pay pretty well too i heard. @masterchef2007, This is just consider minor issue. There are much worst, i know. I have been through it. You think u know, but you have no idea.
If I was Vietnamese I'd so GTFO....
There will be blood...
Why do I feel that the only reason a country would implement such a system of control is to choke more efficiency out of their working class citizens? Seriously, free time is free time - the government (within reason of course) should not be able to dictate one's leisure time, lest that leisure included criminal activity such as murder, rape, etc. you know, something criminal.
I live in VN, that's what the government do. If there's anything they can't control, they'll ban it. I'm sure the gamers will find a way to play illegally anyway. Like when they were blocking Facebook, people told each other tricks to access the website.
Government becoming too much of a Parent to people. They should not be allowed to control how you spend your free time.
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