Sunday, October 30, 2011

Shutdown Law. What exactly is it?


Many people have been asking me about the new regulation that will be imposed in South Korea known as "Shutdown Law". Hence, I felt like I needed to write a post about what exactly this new "Shutdown Law" is. In a nutshell, this law states that anyone who is not an adult (Initially under 19 in Korean age, now ratified to be under 16) will not be able to play any online games from midnight to 6AM.

You mean.... I can't do my grinding anymore for 6 hours a day???!?!?

This law is sprouting many controversies and heated up debates inside Korea. Gaming is so popular and prevalent in Korean society that just about anyone from the ages of 10 to mid 20s can be seen playing any type of online game. These days, it is not uncommon to see people in 30s or even 40s playing online games. There is not one but two channels dedicated to showing matches between professional gamers on television. It is not too difficult to see why such a regulation would cause up such a stir, but wait, it's just not about forcefully logging those pesky kids off from their games. Oh no, there's a lot more dirt we can uncover here.

(More after the jump)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword Main Theme


Debuts on November 20th, 2011 for US.

One of the greatest "legends" (pun definitely intended) of video gaming history.