Fighting Korea’s Gaming Addiction
The gaming industry in South Korea has seen one of it’s greatest peaks in 2003, following the release of massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, Maple Story. As a response, the amount of gamers found to be uncontrollably addicted to the social activity has rose in the years following that. The rise in gaming addiction in the country has been attributed to the abundance of MMO game releases as well as websites that are dedicated to reviewing them such as Toto and Eats (토토먹튀). Toto and Eats is a online system that is named after the combination 먹튀검증사이트 of two Korean words,Toto (토토) and eats (먹튀). Also known as “The Eating Site” (먹튀사이트), Toto and Eats aims to provide legitimate means to verification (먹튀검증) of MMO games as well as reviews of games.
A prominent verification website (먹튀검증사이트), such services have played a major role in propagating the issue of game addiction. In addition to this, the cultural views of South Korea, which see gaming as a major social activity has also had a hand in the increasing amount of game addicts. Consequently, locally developed mobile games, MMO games as well as Role-playing games have reaped extreme success in recent years. Gamers who are encouraged to further their activities without the self-discipline to stop tend to face issues with restricting themselves from gaming.
As a plan to counter this unhealthy social habit, campaigns have been held by the local government to educate the public about the many harms of falling into the dangerous rabbithole of addiction. Self-discipline is advocated as an important habit for gamers to exercise to ensure they don’t over-invest in gaming activities. In addition to this, the local governing body is also being advised to look into making video game addiction rehabilitation services available for addicts have ease in receiving treatment.