Battle Royale titles Player unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite are now seemingly in the same league in the country of Iraq with respect to facing bans. This is because the country’s parliamentarians have reportedly voted positively to impose bans on violent video games.
Now, as per a Reuters report, the key concern for Iraq parliamentarians has been the negative influence of these games on the younger populace - after an elongated period of real-world strife with respect to witnessing wars and bloodshed. Here, lawmakers have voted for the introduction of custom resolutions enabling the country’s government to ban people from accessing games online.
Iraq’s lawmakers have also seemingly identified threats resulting in negative influences on young minds, hence moving a potential resolution calling to ban games like Fortnite and PUBG - both of which involve high-octane action and in-game gore- during gameplay.
“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,” stated, Moqtada-Al-Sadr a cleric, in a statement accessed by Reuters. Here, Al-Sadr’s political concern holds maximum seats in the Iraqi parliament.
At this point in time, PUBG has been facing heat even in countries like India where there have been multiple proposals and petitions to ban the title; in fact, it is worth noting that Nepal has already banned the game citing that it is addictive to young children. In this regard, if you are a PUBG Mobile player, irrespective of countries, do share your thoughts on if the game is really that addictive.
PUBG, and Fortnite, right from the time of their launches have turned out to be hugely popular; these represent battle-royale game types and fall in the action-adventure and survival gameplay genres. In this situation, we laid our hands on another battle royale title called Free Fire (from Garena), the game did not come across as addictive for us, do check out and let us know if you think that this title could serve as a non-addictive alternative to the likes of Fortnite, PUBG, and all other addictive mobile games out there.