Battle Royal Games are getting banned in Iraq

Battle Royale games are banned by Iraq’s parliament, games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battleground and Fortnite are not longer allowed. According to Reuters, the parliament cited the “negative” influence these games can have on youth.

Battle Royale games were banned “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.”

Sami’a Ghulab claimed in a press conference that battle royale games “threaten the social and moral peace” of Iraq. 


Nepal did something similar they banned PUBG as they believe it is addictive to children and teenagers. There always have been country’s that question the impact of the video games on children. It looks like it is becoming a trend to ban video games that are deemed to be violent and that are believed to be a bad influence of the youth.

You can read the full Statement of the deputy director from Nepal here Sandip Adhikari, Telecommunications Authority told Reuters.

With Iraq and Nepal is also India taking measurements towards video games. In March 2019, 10 people were arrested in India for playing PUBG. The 10 people were arrested in Gujarat, the only Indian state to ban the video game PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds. The reason you ask? due to the impact on the “behaviour, conduct and language” of players. Rohan Khaunte the IT Minister of Indian state Goa went as far as to say that “PUBG has become a demon in every house.”

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