Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games

Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games

Riyadh (Web Desk): Saudi Arabia has announced to ban a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game.


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

The ban was in response to the deaths of a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy who reportedly killed themselves after playing the so-called Blue Whale social media game, though the agency did not say what the connection was.