PUBG is abbreviated form of Players Unknown Battle-ground is an online multiplayer gameplay, which became very famous among youths, Just after its publication. It touched the heights of the sky and became more controversial and worth to debate topic when young generation became addict and cases of suicide were reported.
We all are aware that everything has Positive as well as Negative sides, and it is always beneficial to shut down the thing that has disadvantages rather than advantages. This game has very rare benefits and people are not using them properly, and the fact is that its demerits outweigh its merits
Let’s talk about its demerits which are matter of concern:
PUBG affects one’s life, deflects both personal and professional life, and jeopardizes holistic development of an individual. It can harm a person in a divergent way, like psychologically, physically, socially and economically as well.
PUBG can engender behavioral problems. It has some intoxicating /addictive elements, and they are working as prime-movers for multiple disorders.
The battle fight triggers aggressive thoughts, bellicose emotions and the constantly invasive mood swings leaves an erroneous impression on minds. If a person plays for an hour in a day that is quite good for mental state, but consistent playing 5-6 hours a day is very harmful for psychological health and it is proved by the world health organization in 2018. It can out- turn anxiety, stress and impatience in some youths.
People are spending whole Nights on playing which can destroy physical health and a person can feel torn-out and lazy the whole day. The hours spent before screen is also lousy for eyesight and overall physical health, children are becoming room bugs which is not good for the brain.
It influences one’s personal and professional life. Professionals/employees are spending half of their working time on gaming (PUBG), and they fail to cope-up their targets in certain time. Their personal life does not remain stable, spending plenty of time on PUBG and not prioritizing family leads to breakups in relationships and divorces in marriages. This destroys family euphoria as well.
PUBG is pampering the academics of a student. Mostly Students prefer to be in video games instead of reading books and it lessens their academic scores. Researchers have suggested the young PUBG players are lagging behind academics and this needs to be addressed.
Students devote more time to PUBG and it works as entertainment to them and academics seems boring, here it arises a lack of interest among them.
One of the male students requested the then Governor J&K Satya Pal Malik to ban PUBG mobile, and claimed that game has resulted in poor results /scores for students of class 10th and 12th board exams terming the game as “future spoiler”.
Recently a 13-year old boy committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district reason younger brother didn’t let him play PUBG on mobile phone. They had installed PUBG game on fathers phone which became their source of addiction and elder one ended his life by committing suicide by the incident we can measure its addiction on younger generation and we need to review this to save future of our generation.
The killing and shooting elements of the game are promoting violence and are giving birth to psychological disorders, wrecking the health of young children. It was banned for some time in four countries India, Nepal, China, and Iraq. In India it was not a nationwide ban but they Banned it temporarily in some States like Vadodara, Rajkot, and Surat. This partial banning happened only when the Rajkot police commissioner issued notice on March 7. Around 20 players (mostly students) were arrested, after that the ban was lifted again. The Rajkot police also requested Google for removing it from the play store.
Situations of children are going worse, their abilities and academics are getting lower day by day. People are lagging far behind socially. PUBG players are of the view that they have some friends on gaming, making audio chats while playing through some advanced functions of PUBG and consider themselves socially active but looting and spotting enemies are not social interactions. The winning creates patriotism and enthusiasm, ‘winner winner chicken dinner’ gives rise to some kind of victory feelings in them. Whoever wins finds that game even more alluring, and the one who loses, becomes victim of inferiority complex, and this false obsession and enthusiasm pushes him more towards gaming and pressurizes him for spending and wasting more time on it.
Amidst all this I am really surprised when I remember my recent incident with a vegetable seller who told me during our normal interaction that he just recharged some money in order to buy things to make the game more fascinating. One thing here is peeping in my mind that people are facing unbearable financial losses in lockdown, one who is selling vegetables ‘mixing his blood and sweat’ working so hard for survival, putting himself in risk and is paying 800-1200 rupees extra for gaming. How pathetic it is what’s wrong with people, entertainment is good but addiction is not cool, excess of everything is bad.