PlayerUnknown's Battleground is a 2017 South Korea Battle Royale by PUBG Corporation
Nepal Telecommunication Authority has directed all the country's ISPs to ban PlayerUnknown's Battleground, commonly known PUBG, a popular multiplayer
The Metropolitan Crime Division had filed a Public Interest Litigation at the Kathmandu District Court seeking permission to ban PUBG claiming that the game was having a negative effect on the behaviour and study of children and
youths. The district court gave permission to ban PUBG the same day.
Senior Superintendent of Police Dhiraj Pratap Singh, chief of the Metropolitan Crime Division said:
We received a number of complaints from
parents, schools and school associations regarding the effect of the game on children. We also held discussions with psychiatrists before requesting the Kathmandu District Court for permission to ban the game.
Update: Iraqi parliamentarians call for a ban
15th April 2019. See article from en.radiofarda.com
Iraq's cultural parliamentary committee has submitted a draft on April 13th, 2019 suggesting to ban PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The draft proposal would have to go through a draft review by parliamentary speaker Mohammed Al Halbousi.
of the culture committee, Sameaa Gullab, commented:
The committee is concerned about the obsession over these electronic games that ignite violence among children and youth. Its influence has spread rapidly among
Iraq's society. We are proposing to parliament to block and ban all games that threaten social security, morality, education and all segments of Iraqi society.
Iraqi media reported incidents of suicide and divorce related to the games
during the last year. Local media reporting on the craze has claimed it has led to nearly 40,000 divorces worldwide and more than 20 cases in Iraq.
The parliamentary censorship call also cites the suicide game Blue Whale , which has been a
problem for some regions for quite some time.
Update: Iraq confirms ban of PUBG and Fortnite
19th April 2019. See
article from pcgamer.com
Iraq's parliament has voted to ban the popular battle royale games Fortnite and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds because of their supposed detrimental influence on the population.
A Reuters report says the ban was put into place due to the negative
effects caused by some electronic games on the health, culture, and security of Iraqi society, including societal and moral threats to children and youth.
Reaction to the ban was widely negative, according to the report, but not because people are
angry that they can't play Fortnite. They may be, but the real issue is that Iraqis apparently see the ban as a emblematic of the government's misplaced priorities: While Iraq continues to struggle with sectarian violence, inadequate infrastructure, and
political instability, the country's parliament has only managed to pass one piece of legislation since sitting in September 2018.