PUBG Banned by Jordan Over ‘Negative Effects’. In a virtual battle to the death, PUBG pits marooned characters against each other and have become one of the most famous mobile games in the world. Jordan prohibited the extremely well known but brutal online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Saturday, citing its “negative effects” on the citizens of the kingdom.
Often compared to the blockbuster book and movie series The Hunger Games, PUBG pits marooned characters against each other in a virtual struggle to death and has become one of the most famous mobile games in the world.
A source in Jordan’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority advised that the game “had adverse impacts on its users, resulting in it being blocked formally.” The move follows comparable prohibitions in Iraq, Nepal, Gujarat Indian State and Aceh Province of Indonesia.
Chinese tech giant Tencent stopped offering the game in May, instead directing users to a freshly launched an almost identical program it developed. PUBG is commonly common in Jordan and staff to have been warned by organizations in the Kingdom not to play it.
The country’s psychologists have advised repeatedly that the game promotes violence and adds to youth bullying.