It seems like fans of PUBG living in Iran will not be able to enjoy the popular battle royale title anymore as their government has decided to ban the game. The parliament of Iraq has basically decided to ban some violent video games, and some popular battle royale titles such as PUBG and Fortnite are on the top of their list.
The Iraqi government basically considers these games to be filled with violent content, which can have a negative effect on health, culture, and security of Iraq. In addition to this, they further claimed that such violent video games are also a threat to the morals of the children and youth living in Iraq.
Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr was one of the people who voted to ban PUBG and told the youth to stop playing the game. He further went on to tell the people about its addiction and asked them what they will get by killing one or two people in PUBG. According to him, the game is not a military game as it does not feature the correct way to fight.
Iraq Government Blocks Access to Violent Games
The government of Iraq has currently claimed that they will block access to violent games, and people will not be able to make any financial transactions related to such games. At the moment, we don’t know which other games are going to be banned, but PUBG and Fortnite are on their ban list for sure.
On the other hand, Nepal also banned PUBG a few days ago. The Nepal Telecommunications Authority basically issued a ban on PUBG because it was having a negative impact on the children. According to them, children were getting addicted to the game, because of which they were slowly drifting away from their studies and other daily routine work. The NTA stopped all downloads of the game right after the ban was issued.
Some organizations in India also tried to ban PUBG in their country. They claimed that the youth of India is simply wasting a lot of time on the game, because of which it should be banned. However, no serious action was taken against it and the game is still going strong in India.
Complains Regarding PUBG
All over the world, many parents have complained about their children getting addicted to battle royale titles such as PUBG and Fortnite. One mother even took it to social media where she claimed that her son stole her credit card to buy some skins in Fortnite. However, Nepal and Iraq seem like the only countries who think of the game as being a violent threat to the children, as they went to the extent of banning the game.
PUBG corporation did promise to introduce a new system in the game which will limit the playtime hours for underage players, something which might calm some parents down. In any case, the last few weeks have not been so great for the game as getting banned in two countries is not a small