You may remember the rating fiasco for Diablo 3 in Korea where  Blizzard got the game approved by the rating board with the RMAH removed. The latest news from Korea is that the government will be banning the trade for commercial game items and the new law will be revealed by the  Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism next month

    Using bots to farm will also be illegal in Korea under the new law, and if the law is broken, perpetrators could face a 50 million won fine or even  a maximum of five years in jail.  Kim Kap-soo, head of the ministry’s content policy division added:

    “The main purpose of the games is for entertainment and should be used for academic and other good purposes”

    The new law will be a blow to Blizzard if they had any plans of trying to get the RMAH up and running in Korea, but based on  all the problems they had with the rating board, they probably threw in the towel a long time ago.

    Source: The Korean Times via IncGamers.com

    Should all Governments forbid videogame developers developing any games that allow item sales for real money?

    • No (54%, 1,482 Votes)
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