Pakistan becomes the latest country to crack down on PUBG for the children


PUBG’s not having a good week: It’s been banned in yet another country, this time Pakistan.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announced the temporary measure following “numerous complaints about Chinese battle royale PUBG wherein it is stated that the game is addictive, wastage of time and poses serious negative impact on physical and psychological health of the Children,” in some cases provoking suicides. The government is asking for feedback from the public ahead of a hearing on the game’s fate next week.

MMO readers will recall that multiple other countries have banned or otherwise hindered PUBG, including Iraq, Nepal, and India – the last of which is currently embroiled in its own tech spat with China.

On the upside, at least people are still caring about PUBG!

Source: Twitter. Thanks, Darthbawl.

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Jo Watt

I actually kind of forgot about PUBG being a thing.

Well I’m sure Fortnite can come save the day right?


Might as well have a law to prevent children from having fun, and get it done with… /le sigh

Techno Wizard
Techno Wizard

Yeah a pandemic isn’t as bad as a video game. Oh wait it is. COVID-19 is actually worse than playing video games. Nice to see the authorities have their priorities insanely out of order as usual.

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but the bureaucrats in charge of this stuff are all on the up and up. anyone there to ban them?