Translated by Jeff Lee from Kiyat Games (https://www.facebook.com/KiyatGames)
Senator Chun Byung-Hun, the representative member of the Democratic Party as well as the president of the Korean e-Sports Association, called out to the larger gaming corporations for an active stance on the gaming regulations.
Senator Chun paid a visit to the G-Star convention center on the 16th and held a press conference in which he quoted “the larger gaming corporations of Korea must voice out in order to rid the public of misunderstandings regarding games.”
Senator Chun commented: “I’ve heard from the G-Star related reports that there were an increase in the presence of foreign developers and a decrease in that of our domestic developers. I feel that this may be credited to the recent wave of unfortunate news regarding the gaming industry. However, it is my belief that we must not conform to and be affected by such waves.”
Furthermore, he commented: “It is especially important in such times as these that leading gaming corporations take the initiative and take action in order to be the role model for other smaller gaming businesses to follow. The larger corporations must act as a big brother figure to the other businesses and set up an ‘umbrella’ for others to partake within.”
Senator Chun believes that the recent regulations have occurred due to the false stereotypes and misunderstandings for games in general. He calls for gaming industry to overcome these recent circumstances by facing them head on, and to stand up proudly in being the leading industry in the feature economy.
Regarding the recent gaming addiction issues, Senator Chun commented that “the issue will no longer exist if children are taught the correct gaming usages in their schools and homes, and when games steadily become a household culture. In fact, putting a veil called addiction on top of gaming will only bring social side-effects.” He commented further saying: “it has come to my attention that opinions are varying greatly among the different parties. I will try my best in order to bring about a just conclusion to this addiction issue.”