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[–] ryry117 1 points 40 points (+41|-1) ago 

On one hand, I'm angry because the developers lose money from this situation and also because this is another case of political correctness and social justice bullshit making us as a society weak, but at the same time, I'm glad because fuck Apple, they don't deserve such an amazing game in their store anyway, it would probably crash constantly anyway on a shitty mobile phone.

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[–] 4197068? 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The money they lost includes the time and effort that they spent porting it to iOS, which was probably a multi-year effort, and also included buying the engineers Macs, iPhones/iPods/iPads, and paying Apple their yearly extortion fee for the right to develop on their platform. There's no pre-approval process for the App Store, so you have to invest all that time into making the game just for them to say "no" on launch day.

It's criminal that a corporation gets to determine what code your device can and can't execute.

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[–] ryry117 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I doubt they lost a huge sum, with how much money their game(s) have made, but the fact that they have to pay Apple all this money just for them to say no is pretty fucking bullshit. If someone were to have the time and energy to take a case like this to court, I feel like with the right judge they would win some money and Apple would change this policy to prevent it in the future. Maybe one day.

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[–] onegin 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

I'm not that familiar with the series but isn't the idea that you empathize with him? It's not like it's glorifying the violence; if anything it seems like it would be validating toward children who have suffered.

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[–] Proppa 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It is. With this stupid logic they should also ban frogger because it depicts violence towards animals. Or hey let's take it a step further and call Binding of Isaac CP.

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[–] 123_456 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Even if it is glorifying violence against children -- who the fuck cares? It's not even real. Some people are fucking retarded. They get angry at stuff that is totally made up.

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[–] BeautifulInside 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well, you get bonuses out of picking up items such as the coat hanger or the belt. The message that the game tries to convey (or the absence thereof) is irrelevant. Censoring the message rather than the topic would be arguably worse.

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[–] HomerChimpson 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

The company that employs child labor and needs suicide nets in its Asian manufacturing plants is concerned with violence towards children... the irony is palpable.

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[–] Impuredeath 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I wonder if apple also blocks religion, since that is what it is based on.

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[–] jasotastic 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I just picked up my wife's iPhone, and I found over 150 results when I searched the App Store for "Bible." I got tired of counting. I didn't search Qur'an or Pali Canon.

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[–] VillaLopez 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Political Insanity strikes again.

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[–] ryry117 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

This ^^^

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[–] AreWeHuman 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

there is an up vote button for that

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[–] Norfair 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Remember that time they threw a hissy fit and suddenly banned the confederate flag?

Hopefully they aren't selling any Simpsons-related software...

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[–] profanion 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

So why is fictional violence towards children worse than fictional violence towards anyone else? They probably can't come up with anything.

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[–] TheBaconFromHell 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Apple is protecting its trademark. Nothing wrong with that. :P

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