Tencent will check the ages of all its gamers

New York (CNN Business)Tencent will check the identities of all its gamers in China by 2019 with the aim of limiting the hours young people spend playing.

The tech conglomerate announced the sweeping new rules for its hundreds of millions of customers on Monday. It will check gamers’ IDs against police databases and block any accounts it can’t verify.
Tencent is responding to the Chinese government’s increased scrutiny of video games. China claims it wants to reduce the incidence of nearsightedness in children and adolescents.

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