Iraq's parliament on Wednesday (April 17th) voted unanimously to ban the popular but brutal online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for "inciting violence" in the war-torn country, AFP reported.
The game pits marooned characters against one another in a virtual fight to the death.
It is ubiquitous in Iraq, which has been ravaged by decades of consecutive conflicts -- most recently the three-year battle against the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) group.
On Wednesday, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously voted to block video games which "incite violence", according to parliament's spokesman.
Specifically naming PUBG and its rival Fortnite, among others, lawmakers said the games "threaten social security, morals, civics and education" in Iraq society.
They asked Iraq's communications ministry and media commission to block access to the games, although a full ban will need approval by the cabinet.