Joystiq has commentary on a Gamespot article
which goes into detail on the Korean Government's response to the country's growing online addiction problem
. From the Gamespot article: "When asked why South Korean society has had a more prevalent occurrence of online gaming addiction, Grace offered her own observation, 'There is a lot of stress in Korean society. Going to PC bangs is one way to relieve stress and disconnect themselves from the real world. It's mainly the stress-relieving factor.'"