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Sugar-Coated Drug-Dealing Game Approved For iPhone 73

Posted by timothy
from the just-try-calling-your-suitcase-a-bomb-at-the-airport dept.
Pocket Gamer writes "Of course, Apple wouldn't allow such a salacious games as Dope Wars on the hallowed corridors of the App Store. What Catamount's done is sugarcoat its game (quite literally) and turned it into Prohibition 3: Candy Wars — a reskinned version of the exact same game."
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Sugar-Coated Drug-Dealing Game Approved For iPhone

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  • Somehow... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by samriel (1456543) on Wednesday January 21, 2009 @04:20PM (#26551207)
    I think that inhaling any of the ingredients in the screenshot from TFA would be bad for you. Especially whole candy.

    Kidding aside, I don't think Apple had much choice. All it takes is five or ten idiots who can't see through their guise, and all of a sudden people are e-mailing them about keeping kid-safe apps off of the App Store.

    In conclusion, blame the shallow, gullible masses.
  • Re:Poppers (Score:2, Insightful)

    by hobbit (5915) on Wednesday January 21, 2009 @04:22PM (#26551241)

    Cocaine is known for making its users go on and on about the same thing, thinking they're being terribly clever when they're really just boring everyone else rigid. It is therefore well-loved by Slashdot AC trolls.

  • Re:Somehow... (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 21, 2009 @04:31PM (#26551375)

    Why does a KID have an iPhone? The only phone my kid has is a preprogrammed one with 7 set phone numbers they can call.

  • Re:Poppers (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 21, 2009 @04:55PM (#26551747)
    Indeed seems like you've had plenty of it today as it is
  • Re:Somehow... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by powerlord (28156) on Wednesday January 21, 2009 @05:23PM (#26552141) Journal

    Why does a KID have an iPhone? The only phone my kid has is a preprogrammed one with 7 set phone numbers they can call.

    Possibility 1. They don't have an iPhone, they have an iPod Touch. (queue the "why does a KID have an iPod Touch?" question)

    Possibility 2. Maybe they saved their money and bought it themselves (as a "major purchase") Either with them paying for it through their job, or with the understanding that the parents pick up X amount of the monthly fee, and they have to pay the difference out of chores/allowance/income?

    I could certainly see kids (and I'll be generous and group anyone under ~16 in that category) wanting an iPhone, and with that generation's increased use of SMS/IM, social networking sites, etc I see the iPhone/ipod Touch as a great tool for them (don't need a dedicated computer most of the time, can "time share" the family computer to load music or new apps). The only barrier to entry for them is the initial cost, and any reoccurring charges (for the iPhone), and of course keeping your "friends" from stealing it.

    Of course the real problem here is what the definition of "KID" is.

  • Re:Somehow... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by brkello (642429) on Wednesday January 21, 2009 @07:17PM (#26553735)
    Why not blame Apple for the stupid things they do? If they did this on the XBOX 360 the Slashdot crowd would be all over that. If they did this on a PC, people would be crying about the "think of the children" mentality in this country. But because it is Apple, it gets a free pass. I don't understand the worship of companies. Yeah, there are ones that are less evil than others, but they all want as much of your money as possible and they all are capable of making bad decisions. If you are going to have morals or an opinion, try applying it equally to any company rather than allowing yourself to be blinded by zealotry.

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