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#ThrowbackToday: When PUBG ban broke the hearts of video gamers in India

In today's #TBT, we recall an instance last year that led to the ban of 118 Chinese apps and why, long before this, it was certainly causing ripples of anger across the nation  

Published on 3rd September 2021
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Battlegrounds Mobile India: Over 20M pre-registration of PUBG reboot in 2 weeks

Set in a virtual world, it is a battle royale game where multiple players employ strategies to fight and be the last man standing

Published on 4th June 2021
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South Korea's Krafton to launch Battlegrounds Mobile India to regain PUBG Mobile glory

Following the ban, PUBG Corporation -- a subsidiary of Krafton -- had said China's Tencent Games would no longer be authorised to distribute the PUBG MOBILE franchise in India

Published on 6th May 2021
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PUBG Lite to be shut down globally on April 29

The news of PUBG Lite's shut down was confirmed by the developers Krafton via a message on its official website

Published on 1st April 2021
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Apex child rights body against relaunch of PUBG until proper legislation is in place

PUBG, which was earlier distributed in India by China's Tencent Games, has sought permission from the government to relaunch in the country

Published on 11th December 2020
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PUBG will return with a specially made game for India, parent company to pump $100 million into Indian gaming market

The immensely popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile app was among the 118 Chinese apps that the Indian government banned in September over national security concerns

Published on 12th November 2020
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PUBG Mobile, Lite version will stop working in India from today

Tencent Games, that owns the mobile game, said on Facebook that it "deeply regrets this outcome" and thanked PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite fans for their support in India

Published on 30th October 2020
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Unable to play PUBG, 21-year-old West Bengal student allegedly dies by suicide

The government of India banned 118 Chinese apps, including the highly popular game PUBG Mobile, on September 2 

Published on 7th September 2020
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Why I won't miss PUBG: A small-time fan's account of the game that defined a generation

After the government of India banned another 118 apps, including PUBG Mobile, youngsters were in for a rude shock even as parents rejoiced 

Published on 4th September 2020
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RIP PUBG: Twitter filled with mixed reaction memes after government bans the app

Soon after the government banned the popular online game PUBG along with 117 other Chinese applications, a flood of reactions on various social media platforms like Twitter continued on Thursday

Published on 3rd September 2020
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PUBG exposes children to crime, negative thinking, says ISRO scientist

Former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation G Madhavan Nair said on July 3 PUBG does more harm than good

Published on 3rd July 2020
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After 11-year-old Mumbai kid asks HC to ban PUBG, court wants MCI's take on the matter

The bench was hearing public interest litigation filed by an 11-year-old boy seeking a ban on the well-sought after mobile game PUBG- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Published on 12th March 2020
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PUBG fever: Bengaluru teen throws stones on cars and houses like players do in the game

Locals got panicked and alerted Jala Nagar Police Station. The police arrived at the spot and tied him with ropes and moved him to the district hospital

Published on 23rd January 2020
Anil Kumar's PUBG Painting

This Drawing Teacher from Mandya just painted some 'killer' art on PUBG. Check it out!

Anil Kumar will be exhibiting his art in Bengaluru this weekend and has an entire series dedicated to mobile addiction and PUBG

Published on 11th October 2019
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Class 10 boy commits suicide after parents scold him for neglecting studies and playing PUBG

Death related to PUBG is on the rise among youngsters across the country. It seems as if the game is responsible for more deaths in real life than online

Published on 11th September 2019

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