Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games after children’s death

Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games after children's death
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Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games after children’s death

Saudi Arabia restricted 47 popular video games after the revealed suicide of two kids affected by an online game, report by Gulf News.

The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was forbidding 47 games, including Grand Theft Auto V, Assassins Creed 2 and Witcher, for unspecified infringement of principles rules and directions.

The boycott appeared after the deaths of a 12-year-old kid and 13-year-old girl who slaughtered themselves after taking Blue Whale Challenge. The infamous game is known to give a progression of testing errands to players of the game, for example, self-hurting or remaining up throughout the night and the last challenge of conferring suicide.

Here are some of the notable games that have been banned by Saudi Arabia:

Agents of Mayhem

Assassins Creed 2

Bayonetta 2

Devils Third


Grand Theft Auto V

God of War 1

Clash of the Titans

Street Fighter V


Dante’s Inferno

Draw to Death

The Witcher 3


Watch Dogs


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