Tencent caps game time to curb addiction in kids

Jul 05, 2017, 7:39 AM EDT
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Chinese internet giant Tencent, under pressure over complaints that children are getting addicted to its popular mobile game “Honor of Kings,” has decided to ration play time with a cap of one hour a day for kids below 12 years age and two hours for those in 12-18 years age bracket.

Honor of Kings, known as Strike of Kings in the west, is the top-grossing mobile game in the world, courtesy a strong community of more than 200 million users globally, writes Reuters.

Web addiction among teens has been growing in Asia, forcing China and Japan to set up detox boot camps for those who spend too much time on mobile gaming, notes Engadget.