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Refunds Soar for Children’s Video Game Payments Using Parents’ Credit Cards

Refunds Soar for Children’s Video Game Payments Using Parents’ Credit Cards

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of underage children using their parents’ credit cards or cell phones (direct carrier billing) to pay for their gaming ventures is on the rise, and as a result, refund requests from parents receiving monthly billing surprises are also growing.  According to the Korea Consumer Agency, there were [...]

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 [...]

Children Play Games to Escape Stress from Overbearing Parents and Academics

Children Play Games to Escape Stress from Overbearing Parents and Academics

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study conducted by Professor Eui-Joon Jung from the cultural content department at Konkuk University on a total of 2,000 subjects (comprised of elementary school, middle school, and high school students) from the Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi regions has revealed that children overindulge in video games to escape [...]