Nowadays, the majority of the students have smartphones in their pockets. With hand-held devices, they can either make use of the time to good effect or they can simply pass the time just by playing games. It’s up to them. Well, playing for entertainment is no wrong!
But if you keep on repeating it time and time again, then there is really a problem. Take for example:- PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) which has become one of the most popular games among all age groups in India since its inception in March 2018. To put it in simple terms, the game became a total addiction.
PubG has well and truly managed to dominate Angry Birds, Temple Run, Subway Surfers and Railrush. There is even a PUBG-themed cafe around it in Jaipur, people are getting married in PUBG style. Interestingly, even the members of the Indian Cricket Team are into this game after the end of the cricket match.
Google released its annual list of Android’s best applications and games of this year and PUBG Mobile won the award as the ‘Best Game’, ‘Most Competitive Title’ and ‘Fan Favorite’ categories.
PUBG craze has reached South India as well and VIT college in Tamil Nadu was struck by PUBG fever, forcing the management to ban the game completely but still, the students haven’t got rid of the game as they still play the game even on campus WiFi.
Circular for students playing the online games (VIT Men’s Hostel)
It has come to our notice that few students are playing online games like TUBG’ which is NOT PERMITTED. Despite our repeated instructions, hostellers are violating our instructions by playing online games inside the rooms which disturbs fellow roommates and spoiling entire atmosphere of the hostel It is strictly warned that playing online games and betting for such games are totally prohibited in VIT. Hence, the defaulters will be dealt seriously under VIT CODE OF CONDUCT Students are asked to concentrate on physical games or sports and give more importance to their career growth.
“It was a shock for everyone, but we don’t expect much from VIT,” said one third-year engineering student. Given that the students are adults, they are free and mature enough to know what’s good or bad for them,” said another student.
“They play in class on 4G, and in the rooms on college WiFi only. If you take something away, you just make people want it more,” a student said.