Arma 3 has been refused licensing in Iran over a scene in the game that portrays Iran as enemies of NATO.
Blizzard issued a response regarding the inability to access Battle.net or World of Warcraft servers from Iran. According to the post, the issue stems from applied US sanctions instead of government bans on specific content – although the latter is still true as well.
A number of MMOs have become inaccessible from inside Iran, apparently due to government bans on specific content.
Kuma Reality Games developer Amir Mirzaei Hekmati has been sentenced to death by the Iranian government which has accused him of espionage and working for the CIA.
Navid Khonsari, the cutscene director responsible for Grand Theft Auto 3’s distinctive cinematic feel, is working on 1979: The Game, which explores the events of the Iranian Revolution.