VideoGamer.com's Emily Gera writes: "Korea's gaming industry is a monster. It has enough life to fuel both its multi-billion dollar business and an e-sports community that churns out professional video game players who become celebrities in their own right. The country is a hotbed for gaming cafes, which have swept across the nation with a Starbucks-like intensity. This is a nation hosting an industry that's grown so big, and so socially-acceptable, that it makes the West seem like it's stuck in a rural Stone Age.
But now there's something going on in Seoul. Back in April, Korea introduced legislation that put a curfew on online games. Thanks to this new Cinderella Law, between midnight and 6am all users under the age of 16 are locked out of online titles.
The Cinderella Law is the brainchild policy of Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, along with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF). The curfew is part of a government-led legislation built to curb video game addiction in the country."