Fortnite and PUBG are banned by the Iraq parliament

    
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Yet another country has decided to ban online games over fears of addiction and negative influence on youth. The Iraqi parliament voted this past Wednesday to ban an undisclosed number of online video games including Fortnite and PUBG, citing “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” as the reason for the move.

As one would expect, the decision was not met with a great deal of praise. Hundreds of Iraqis took to social media to rake the country’s parliament over the coals for the decision, calling the resolution a case of misplaced priorities.

The country of Iraq still struggles with providing basic necessities like power and water, and unemployment among young people is widespread. The only other piece of legislation passed by the Iraq parliament was a 2019 federal budget law in January.

source: Reuters via Gamasutra
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Fervor Bliss

Why dont they teach how to read a research paper in K-12?

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Mark Mealman

Guess they don’t make democracies like they used to.

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3dom

It look like Iraqi government just don’t want the games to distract people from shooting each other on streets.

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Akagi

2004 called and want their joke back…

Do you really believe that people shoot each other on the streets today? You should read up some, maybe go adventure-travelling in Iraq and see for yourself.

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Ricardo Baião

That’s ironic, from a country which religion negatively influences the youth to go on truck trampling and suicide bombing sprees…

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Godnaz

What are tying to say? Who needs PUBG and Fortnite when you can play Insurgency outside?

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Godnaz

Color me shocked! Would that be like a chartreuse or maybe a lilac or something?