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Nintendo let it pass but Apple says no? headscratch.gif
Kids play with Apple. Consoles appeal to a much older generation.


Apple makes premium products that cost more than consoles, and in any case it's the grown-ups that have the credit card to make the purchase to begin with.
 
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Kids play with Apple. Consoles appeal to a much older generation.

Oh yeah, I forgot that the 3DS and WiiU is totally marketed towards adults.
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They let Bioware RPGs, Wasteland 2, Witcher 2, Bioshock, Alien: Isolation, Call of Duty, Tomb Raider, Hotline Miami, and Grand Theft Auto on the App Store.. but they ban this?


It's either a mistake, or there's some ulterior motive.
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They let Bioware RPGs, Wasteland 2, Witcher 2, Bioshock, Alien: Isolation, Call of Duty, Tomb Raider, Hotline Miami, and Grand Theft Auto on the App Store.. but they ban this?


It's either a mistake, or there's some ulterior motive.

Uh...

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[Apple] has rejected the twin-stick shooter due to its reported depiction of violence toward children.

I don't recall the bolded part in anything but Bioshock, and even then it's not like it's the entire game.
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The idea that violence against adults is acceptable where violence towards children is unacceptable is not a new or unprecedented thing. It's the reason you rarely see children in open world games that allow you to kill npc's (GTA for example). It just seems unusual to me for Apple to draw a morality line in regards to expression where Nintendo did not.
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Apple makes premium products that cost more than consoles, and in any case it's the grown-ups that have the credit card to make the purchase to begin with.
Makes no difference. These toys are the new consoles. Kids demand and bond with these stuff since they are present and easier to use. Every kid plays with a telephone earlier than tv since they are interactive while tvs are not, so one is favoured over the other.
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Makes no difference. These toys are the new consoles. Kids demand and bond with these stuff since they are present and easier to use. Every kid plays with a telephone earlier than tv since they are interactive while tvs are not, so one is favoured over the other.

The second point I made certainly makes a big difference. Some overseeing adult has to pay for both the "toy" and the game. We are talking about parent(s)'s responsibility here. Unless of course we decide that Apple gets to be everybody's parents, even of adults, it seems. What next, censoring the sales of e-books?

What the developer is saying is spot on, it shows a great disrespect for artistic merit and for computer games as a medium, as art. As something that can't be taken seriously. There is a reason why there are age ratings. When Apple then decides to come in and apply a set of their own rules on top of that is when you get to see the indiscriminate power that a walled garden has over people's choice.
 
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ummmmmmmmmmm aren't gta 3 and vice city on the apple store? just wow.
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There's more to it than that.

Apple actively tries to make games into a shallow medium.

"“We view Apps different than books or songs, which we do not curate. If you want to criticize a religion, write a book. If you want to describe sex, write a book or a song, or create a medical App.”"

It's in their interest to prevent games from tackling social issues, from becoming more than a shallow ninety second bird-toss you can play with one hand.

They reckon that if they keep games dumb, people won't need more than their Iphones to play them.
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No idea why people like this game and praise it so much. Played it multiple times and thought it was mediocre.
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