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Seoul to Set Up Body to Deal with WHO’s Gaming Disorder Decision

Seoul to Set Up Body to Deal with WHO’s Gaming Disorder Decision

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to set up a body to address the World Health Organization’s decision to classify excessive gaming as an illness, while balancing the interests of the country’s high-profile gaming sector and growing concerns over gaming addiction, the government said Monday. The WHO last week defined problems caused [...]

Generation 3040 Emerging as a ‘Big Player’ in Gaming Industry

Generation 3040 Emerging as a ‘Big Player’ in Gaming Industry

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Video games, which were previously considered the sole domain of children and teenagers, have recently become sensational among people in their 30s and 40s due to the influence of the “retro trend boom.” According to an analysis of customer data conducted by E-Mart Inc. for three years from 2017 [...]

Verifying Conscientious Objection with Gaming Records

Verifying Conscientious Objection with Gaming Records

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — According to legal circle insiders, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office issued 10 guidelines to prosecutor’s offices nationwide on December 3 of last year to determine whether the claims of conscientious objectors are true. Conscientious objectors are individuals who refuse to serve in the military for religious reasons. Thus, the objectors [...]

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — As a flood of theme parks and gaming centers featuring virtual reality (VR) content have been attracting customers, a new survey highlighting the interest in VR content by the mass public was published yesterday. According to the market research firm Embrain, 81.3 percent of 1,000 adult respondents between the [...]

eSports on Track to Become a Thriving Biz in International Arena

eSports on Track to Become a Thriving Biz in International Arena

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – eSports, also known as pro-gaming, refers to a form of sports where the primary aspects of the sport are facilitated by electronic systems, namely videogames. The popularity of eSports is growing not just in Korea, but also internationally, to the point where global sports clubs are actively investing in [...]