Despite the often draconian-seeming lack of an R18+ rating for video games that we struggle with in Australia, we often get off lightly compared to some countries.
Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communication has decided
the social threat of video games is too great and as such is in the process of asking ISPs and gaming cafes to block access to 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 the ministry's Deputy Minister Le Nam Thang.
Internet management should be improved in a way that both meets the demand for information and ensures internet security while not affecting the lifestyle and customs of young people, said Thang.
The request follows numerous stiff measures by the ministry to tackle the issue, including cutting internet access to agents at night beginning last September.
The article goes on to state that Vietnam has some 23 million Internet users (so roughly the entire population of Australia), and though there's no estimate about how many of those are gamers, it seems safe to assume there's quite a few of them that'll be affected by this decision.