Jul 17, 2018
SAUDI BANS 47 VIDEO GAMES AFTER THE DEATHS OF CHILDREN
The Saudi General Commission for Audiovisual Media has announced plans to ban 47 video games after the reports of suicide of 2 children being influenced to do so in an online game. Recommend : A photographer found a bag with 110,000 Saudi riyals in it
It's not an unfamiliar move in the Kingdom that's recently halted the sale of games like A Way Out, but the reason for the ban has some slightly unusual origins. Trending : Saudi police arrested a man for slapping street cleaner in Riyadh
- Saudi Arabia said the popular games such as Grand Theft Auto V, Assassins Creed 2 and Witcher were being banned for violating the rules and regulations reported one of the press, No further details were disclosed.
- A 13 year old girl and 12 year old boy took their own lives after playing the "Blue Whale Game", which encourages its players to do so. The Blue Whale Game has become a social media phenomenon even it is not a video game over the past 2 years in most of the countries. Read : Monthly average salaries of expats, Saudis, men and women
- The game encouraged to take online challenges for 50 days to self harm, think of it like a far darker, more harmful version of 'Ice Bucket Challenge' or other viral challenges that have appeared in the United States of America.
- Egypt and UAE have banned the Blue Whale Game even though it is not a video game, UAE's attorney General ordered to block several popular online games as they are damaging children's health in the country. See Also : Send money to home country through Enjaz online