What is PUBG?

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, popular as PUBG  is an online multiplayer battle royale game that has created quite a buzz in the world right now.  It was developed and published by a South Korean Game company called Bluehole. Not just in South Korea,  PUBG became an addiction of youths from all over the world, especially in Asia. The game was inspired by the very popular Japanese film Battle Royale.  This game became quite popular right after its launch. In Nepal only, it became the most downloaded game ever.  This is a simple battleground game where players kill enemies while saving themselves.

Players land on an island with parachutes and kill others with weapons found on the island. Players play in teams, direct each other and kill enemies together. Each team or player try to kill the other, and the last surviving team wins the game. The game, as simple as it sounds, is equally challenging and very addictive. This game became an addiction of many Nepali youngsters in the past few months.  But unfortunately, Government has already announced a ban on this popular game.   

Government issues ban on PUBG 

Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) issued the ban order on April 11. The authority directed all internet service providers of the country to block internet traffic from PUBG servers,

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The main reason behind the ban on PUBG is said to be the psychological effect it has on young people’s minds. Teenagers and youngsters were very addicted to this game, and parents were very worried about that.  Psychiatrists also suggest that the violence in that game can actually cause aggressive behaviour in real life as well.

Addiction of PUBG

According to resources, the authority had received verbal and written complaints from parents, individuals, and schools time and again. In the past few months only, there were complaints from 25 individual parents and more than ten schools. Violent and aggressive behaviour of teenage was observed, and children often screamed at their parents when asked to stop playing the game.

This addictive game not only caused violent behaviours but also hampered the studies of many youngsters. This game has not only become an addiction to youngsters but also to adults, especially unemployed adults.

Government’s action to PUBG

Following all the complaints and realizing the game’s effect, the government finally issued a ban on this game today. Players of PUBG are very angry with this step of the government, and the rage can be clearly seen on social media.  Banning the game could be a solution for now, but in the long term, there is no solution.  Kids today are so smart that they will find some other way to play this game.

Users can still use free VPN services to play PUBG. And, of course, games like this will keep coming time and again. People have argued after the ban that how many games will you ban because games like this will keep coming and youngsters will find some way to play these games.

For now, there is a complete ban on this game, but users will find any way to play the game. What are your views on the ban on PUBG? Leave us your view in the comment section.