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PUBG banned over concerns about its impact on children

Nepal has prohibited the massively trending however ruthless online game “Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds” over worries about its effect on kids, authorities said Friday.

In the multiplayer game, commonly known as PUBG, players parachute onto an island and search for weapons and gear to slaughter others and endure. The last player or group standing wins.

Nepal’s media transmission expert issued a round to all network access suppliers on Thursday to block PUBG on guidance from the Kathmandu area court.

“We sought an order from the court to ban PUBG after floods of complaints from parents, guardians and school organisations to block the game citing psychological impact on teenagers and students,” senior police official Dhiraj Pratap Singh told AFP.

The survival-themed fight game, made by South Korean firm Bluehole Inc, has been downloaded in excess of 100 million times the world over since it was propelled in 2017.

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