Viet Nam News The word 'game', a consistent point of contention among adults and children, has once again initiated a battle between parents and educators. However, this time, the source of the game for children is those working in education and training. Children born in the early years of this century, known as Generation Z, are identified by their use of the Internet from a young age. Members of this generation are typically thought of as being comfortable with technology, with social media websites as the venue for much of their social interactions. Matters concerning this generation, especially their activities in virtual space, are a worry for parents. Lately, a lot of unease has been based around an online game entitled Chinh Phục Vũ Môn (Clash of Dice), initiated and co-organised by the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union 2 years ago. The game, organised in the form of an online general knowledge contest for highschoolers, according to the founders, is aimed at creating a … [Read more...] about Should online games be banned in school?
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HCM CITY — HCM City's Information and Communications Department ordered 18 of the city's telecommunications service providers to tighten control of online games. The result: internet shops must stop allowing online games to be played between the hours of 10pm and 8am and these shops cannot be within a 200-metre radius of schools. The weight of this new regulation is evidenced by the fact that HCM City currently has 4,000 internet shops and over 1 million internet subscribers. This new restriction, which was also imposed in Ha Noi, aims to cut down the abuse of online games among young people. Internet service providers must provide a list of internet protocol addresses of internet shops so that online game providers are prohibited from letting games be played past curfew. Internet shops that violate these regulations will be banned from offering online games entirely. In addition, the department has also ordered internet service providers to continue to research and … [Read more...] about Online gaming curfew rules implemented in HCM City
VietNamNet Bridge - Online games have been living quietly in the dark, because they cannot advertise their products under any form, and because they have not been granted operating licenses. In 2012, online games brought VND6 trillion in turnover, according to the Ministry of Information and Communication MIC. It is estimated that the industry now employs 7,000 workers. VNG with 1,600 workers and FPT with 1,100 workers, are the biggest online game firms. Most of available games are illegal In October 2010, MIC stopped granting new licenses to online games running on computers amid the public complaints about the bad effects of online games. At that time, the watchdog agency did not take care about mobile games, because the market was so small. However, in July 2011, MIC asked the government to allow licensing the new games "with educational and humanitarian values." The ministry said that the games licensed in the past became no more attractive to gamers, who then tried to play … [Read more...] about Online game firms live outside the law
Many discussions on online games have been held recently to consider the negative imapact they have had on Vietnam's youth. People have said that young people have spent much of their time and money playing online games. Violent, sexually explicit games have been blamed for many recent crimes. Many have argued that the government should ban or limit development of online games. However, other people said that it is not easy to implement a prohibition of online games. Players can play online games on foreign websites through internet. The country's authorities should delegate online game distributors to manage their sector directly. They must submit their management measures to the government for promoting and launching produces. Online games attract 2-3 million Vietnamese young people. Along with unwholesome content of many games, several games that are more wholesome have become hits in the country. Such games require players to have knowledge of Vietnamese culture, history … [Read more...] about Country should produce attractive and educational online games
The Vietnamese internet game developer, VNG, on November 22nd signed a contract with the Japanese company of DeNA to export online games to Japan. The signing has marked the exports of Vietnamese online games for the first time to other foreign markets. Under the contract, the game, "Pig Farm" produced by VNG will be supplied by DeNA for its Yahoo! Mobage clients in the Japanese market. Yahoo! Mobage is a social online games website operated by DeNA and Yahoo Japan. In addition, DeNA and VNG are cooperating in writing the Japanese version for VNG's game of Sky Garden in order to early introduce it into the Japanese market. The General Director of VNG, Le Hong Minh, said that after some time importing online games from its foreign partners, the company has now been developing its own online games. "VNG expects that the company will expand its exports of online games via its cooperation with DeNA in the Japanese market and other markets, as well," said the General … [Read more...] about VNG exports online games to Japan