Report: Vietnam to block access to online gaming after 10pm

Tuesday, 22nd February 2011 08:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Vietnam News is reporting that the country has asked interner service providers to block off access to online gaming from 10pm nightly from March 3.

The block would be lifted 8am daily. The move is said to “mitigate the side effects of online games.”

“Provincial departments of information and communication will inspect on-line games activities nationwide and deal with organisations that violate regulations by cancelling their services,” said ministry deputy minister, Le Nam Thang.

The report adds further that the block would help improve internet management “in a way that both meets the demand for information and ensures internet security while not affecting the lifestyle and customs of young people.”

There’s more on the move through here.

Thanks, AusGamers.



  1. ududy

    Ah, the simple beauty of authoritarian government.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Vietnam up next for a revolution, then. If any of those gamers can still get out of their chairs, that is. :-D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Rosseu

    what the fuck?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Ababi

    how would that help improve internet security?!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. nemsis

    good move

    teenagers need to sleep 8 hours to be focus and shiny when go to school in the morning

    #5 4 years ago
  6. MrBambinoDent

    lol yeah they need to be focus and shiny when they go online in Black Ops too

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight


    Oh they will right at 10pm in a midst of a game. :P

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Nozz

    Lets hope this doesn’t inspire other governments to take this kind of action.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DuckOfDestiny


    They’ll probably just spend the time watching porn instead.

    #9 4 years ago

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