Iraq Is Latest Country to Ban PUBG to Protect Their Youth

April 19, 2019
Iraq Is Latest Country to Ban PUBG to Protect Their Youth

On Wednesday Iraq’s parliament voted on banning violent video games, specifically PUBG, but its more cartoonish counterpart Fortnite was also banned. The ban was due to the negative influence of such games on kids.

As reported by CBC’s Thomson Reuters, the ban was "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,"

Not only is the government of Iraq now required to prevent people from playing those games, but also have to stop any transactions related to them.

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, an influential Iraqi Shi'ite, called on the youth to shun these games and avoid them, also stating,

"What will you gain if you killed one or two people in PUBG? It is not a game for intelligence or a military game that provides you with the correct way to fight,"

Judging by the last part, games such as ARMA and Operation Flashpoint are perfectly fine, since then you at least learn how to fight correctly.

Be that as it may, Iraq officially joins Nepal and India on the list of countries that don’t like PUBG.