A roughly translated news story on vietnamnet reports that young players in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam will be subject to a gaming curfew beginning in January. The crackdown by the city’s Department of Information and Communications follows a move earlier this year to curtail primary school students from playing games on weekdays between the hours of 8 am – 5 pm.
Under the new rules, gambling companies are also required to shut down from 10pm to 8am daily and not to provide online gaming to internet shops near any educational institutions.
The crackdown on online games is the result of a public outcry on the “negative effect of video games” on youth. Local reports have blamed an increase in everything from juvenile crime to school truancy on online gaming.
The report also mentions that 20 games were banned this year because they contained "illicit images, including 18 games that contained elements of violence." Authorities requested that four game providers remove the "digital content" that contained "illicit images."