Is Minecraft rated R in Korea?

As reported by The Korea Herald (via GamesIndustry), Minecraft will soon be classified as an R-rated game in South Korea thanks to Microsoft informing players in the region that they will need an Xbox Live account in order to play the game.

What is rated 19+?

TV shows with this rating may contain use of alcohol, more sexual content, mild violence or little strong violence, major blood or gore, and/or suggestive themes. Equivalent to hard TV-14 or soft TV-MA. 19 – Prohibited under 19.

Why is Minecraft an R-rated game?

The game has become an R-rated game in Korea after Microsoft, the owner of the game developer Mojang Studios, in 2014 changed its policy to ban anyone under the age of 19 from making an account to avoid the regulation, instead of bothering to create a separate server.

Is Minecraft rated T?

Minecraft has been rated as suitable for 7+ up to 13+ depending on which version of the game you are playing. Children aren’t asked for proof of age when they sign up.

Is Minecraft rated M?

Minecraft is rated 7+, meaning that the game is recommended for children from the age of 7 upwards. The PEGI system classifies a 7+ rating as a game that “contains non-realistic looking violence towards fantasy characters (…) that could be upsetting to very young children.”

What does 19 mean in Korean?

Numbers in Korean

Numeral Hanja Native Korean
19 十九 열아홉 (yeolahop)
20 二十 스물 (seumul)
30 三十 서른 (seoreun)
40 四十 마흔 (maheun)

Do kids need permission to play video games after midnight in South Korea?

Overview. Between the hours of 00:00 and 06:00, access to online games is blocked for all under the age of sixteen. The law has led those under sixteen to commit identity theft—underage South Koreans stole resident registration numbers in an effort to elude the law.

What is R-rated game?

R18: Restricted to persons 18 years and over. R: Restricted to a particular class of people.

Why is Minecraft an R-rated game in South Korea?

This strange restriction is due to the country’s ‘Cinderella Law’ – strict legislation which restricts games that could be played by children between the hours of midnight and 6am.

Is Minecraft illegal in South Korea?