29 Apr '11, 4am

Is Android's Dog Wars App Really "Just a Game?"

Is Android's Dog Wars App Really "Just a Game?"

In March of this year, Apple pulled a controversial "gay cure" app from its App Store. This month they also pulled a controversial game called "Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration," a game that challenges players to get across the Mexican-American border without "losing" any of the immigrants in the back of their truck. As Apple continues to respond to public outcry and monitors every app that is sold through their App Store, Google seems to be doing the opposite. A recent app created by Kage Games and sold through the Android Marketplace allows players to feed, train and fight their dogs against others in order to be the best. Animal lovers everywhere have been understandably outraged. The Humane Society partnered with former dog fighter Micheal Vick to release a statement on the game. As posted on the Humane Society website , Vick had this to say: "I've come to learn th...

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ecorazzi.com 26 Apr '11, 4pm

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Want to save the planet? Al Gore has an app for...

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care2.com 01 May '11, 8am

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