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Posted 2006-04-20 by Tony Walsh
Korean Moms Grind Games For Kids
A Maple Story mom?
Some industrious Korean mothers are power-leveling their kids' game characters, according to, a group blog exploring Korean gaming culture. Contributor Jun Sok Huhh discusses how online gaming has become a universal language among Korean children, particularly those aged 6 to 13, who play Maple Story.

Youngsters not involved in the game risk being ostracized, so mothers are helping out for several hours a day in order to maintain a respectable virtual-world status for their offspring, and to ensure they have time to attend to real-world duties such as schoolwork. You know, in my day, I had to walk five miles through the snow with no shoes or socks just to visit the local arcade.

Jun Sok Huhh cites a Korean news article mentioning how some parents have actually become obsessed with playing the game: "a mother who did a game for her kid had a big trouble with husband for game engrossment." Perhaps in this case, the husband could power-level for his wife...
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Comment posted by Burke Prefect
April 26, 2006 @ 3:40 pm
Vicous Cycle.
This is why we need to just teach our pets to play games. It's not like they're doing much else.
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