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11 countries that ban video games

Alex 5 months ago 116

Prohibitionist politics exists in almost every country. With the popularity of computer games, this policy is reflected in the gaming industry. Let's see which country banned which games and what the reason was.

1- Brazil

There are hundreds of banned games in Brazil. All games go through the supervisory board first and the supervisory board has to take notes. For example, a game called Bully was banned at school due to its violent content.

2- China

Another country where banning games is popular is China. Among the banned games is Football Manager 2005, as battlefield 4 portrays Taiwan and Tibet as independent countries because they think of it as a cultural invasion.

3- Iran

Sexuality, violence, nudity and games that defame the Middle East are banned in Iran. Battlefield 3, which features an imaginary Tehran invasion, is one of these games. Pokémon GO, one of the most popular games of the recent past, was banned in Iran for security reasons.

4- Japanese

There is a different censorship situation in Japan, which is at the forefront of game developments. For example, the atomic bomb "Fat Boy" found in Fallout 3 was renamed because it reminded it of the bomb "Little Boy" dropped on Hiroshima. In games they think are violent, such as GTA, Call of Duty, Dead Island, they prefer to go to small edits.

5- Malaysia

Games can be banned in Malaysia for reasons such as violence, sexuality, anti-religion, nudity. The entire GTA series is banned in the country. In fact, in September 2017, Steam also blocked access to its platform, saying it contained a game called Fights of God. The ban was lifted when Steam set the game to not appear in Malaysia.

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 6- Mexico

Mexico has a different history of prohibition. Although they have not banned a game nationally to date; Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 is prohibited in Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez states. But in other states it sells smoothly.

7- New Zealand

In New Zealand, the games are being reviewed by the country's film and literature committee. It can ban games for reasons such as extreme violence, animal cruelty, sexual content against children. Manhunt and the Postal series are banned in the country because of violence and persecution.

8- Saudi Arabia

In addition to banning games in Arabia, other practices are being made. For example, the GTA series is available on the shelves of stores that sell adult-only content at very high prices. Productions such as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Assassin's Creed are banned for 2 weeks, while productions such as Manhunt, Heavy Rain and God of War are completely banned.

9- Pakistan

In another country that bans video games, Pakistan' Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Call of Duty: Black Ops II are banned for portraying the Pakistani people negatively. Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni is also banned for being sexually explicit and praising homosexuality.

10- Singapore

Singapore residents won't be able to play a legend like Half-Life. In Mass Effect and The Darkness, they were first banned and later ethically considered games that could only be sold for adults.

11- United Arab Emirates

The forbidden games here don't stop there. Many games such as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Darksiders, Dead Island series are banned in the United Arab Emirates. It is also banned in the GTA Series in the United Arab Emirates.

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