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News video games 19 April 2019, 21:14

author: Jacob Blazewicz

PUBG and Fortnite Banned in Iraq and Other News From the World

Here are today's topics: refunds for purchasing Assassin's Creed: Unity before the free game promotion, PUBG, and Fortnite: Battle Royale banned in Iraq, the announcement of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series and the postponement of Steel Division 2. Welcome to your Daily Batch of News From the World.

Ubisoft offers refunds for Assassin's Creed: Unity

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Until April 25, you can download Assassin's Creed: Unity from Uplay free of charge. IIf you have had the misfortune to buy this game shortly before the action started, Ubisoft has good news for you. The companyhas announced that it will accept refunds from those who bought the game just before it was made available for free. This applies to transactions made after 2:00 PM EST on April 15, but before the start of the promotion on 17 April.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series Announced

Skybound Games has announced The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series, a collective release of anadventure game series based on The Walking Dead TV series The Walking Dead TV series It will include all the seasons of the main series, as well as the side installments of 400 Days and Michonne. Pre-orders can be placed via the official website. The publisher has also provided a trailer for the collector's pack - you can watch it below.

In addition to the standard edition, there are three collector's editions available only to those with a Skybound Insiders account. Prices of these versions range range from $99.99 to $349.99 and include, among others, T-shirt, cap, Clementine and Lee figurines and Disco Broccoli mascot. Collector's sets can be ordered until May 31 or until stocks are exhausted. The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series will debut in September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. In the latter case, we will buy the game only on Epic Games Store.

Fortnite and PUBG have been banned in Iraq.

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PUBG has been targeted by yet another country.

We recently learned that Playerunknown's Battlegrounds was banned in Nepal after a similar move was made by the Indian state of Gujarat. Now the Iraqi government has set out against Bluehole Studios, banning not only this game, but also the competitive Fortnite: Battle Royale (according to the Reuters agency). The decision was taken on the basis of a recently-adopted resolution, which enabled blocking access to games with a negative impact on "the health, culture and safety of Iraqi society, including those posing a social and moral threat to children and young people".

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This time, PUBG's biggest competitor was also hit.

The Iraqi government's decision is no surprise. On Tuesday, Muktada al-Sadr, the leader of the ruling country's Sadrist Movement, called on the youth to abandon PUBG, arguing that the game is not only addictive, but it also does not develop young people in any way. On the other hand, it may come as a surprise that time is spent on adopting such a ban when a country is facing much more serious problems, such as water and electricity shortages in certain regions.

Steel Division 2 delayed

At the beginning of the year, we learned that the launch of ">Steel Division 2 will take place on April 4, but later it was delayed until May 2. Unfortunately, this was not the last delay. Studio Eugen Systems announced on Steam that the continuation of the Second World War strategy will be released on June 20 (June 18 for buyers of Digital Deluxe Edition). The developers promise that this will be the last slip-up. In addition, further tests were started as a consolation for those who placed a pre-order. The beta-tests will run until April 23 and the next one will start on May 29 and will be available until the game's launch.

Last update: 2019-04-19

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