Apple rejects crazy canuck's seal bludgeon game
Seal of disapproval
Apple has rejected an animated seal-clubbing game, in a move that many may consider to be a smidgen inconsistent.
iSealClub allows the happy bloodthirsty user to batter the bejesus out of blubbery aquatic mammals. The clubbing of seal cubs is illegal even in Canada, so the game knocks off points for any attempt at that while the cub makes a successful getaway. But that's not enough for Apple, which has rejected the application citing the rules on "objectionable" content.
The developer argues that gunning down animals for fun is perfectly permissible as evidenced by all the hunting games on iTunes, while Pocket God encourages players to flick pygmies into volcanoes and Grand Theft Auto allows the gunning down of police officers just to watch them die.
Inconsistencies from Apple are nothing new, though this is the first one that's earned Steve Jobs a box of chocolates: sent from PETA in recognition of his sterling work for non-existent animal welfare.
The developer figured he'd be OK based on previous approvals, but one can't help thinking that anyone involved in Apple development should know better by now. ®
That's the PETA PoV
Even though they euthanize more than 60% of the animals they rescue, PETA is a cult of whackjobs, nature-worshipping idiots. I guess Monsewer Jobs is a person-killing, research bombing seal saviour. How lucky for seals.
Fuck PETA and fuck Apple. I keep telling myself that the level of bullshit can't go any higher, but they keep finding ways to stack it on top.
Maybe so, but the *point* of pocket god is to "harm" the pygmies. And you do get awards for doing so. And that got approved.
Along with the hunting games and such - the point of a hunting game is to kill, I think we can all agree on that...
In Montana, stealing a horse was punishable by a longer jail sentence than 2nd-degree murder.... Some places/people do value animal life more than human life. Or in the case of Oregon/Washington tree-spikers (the "conservationalists" that drive metal spikes into tree trunks so-as to kill/maim loggers when their chainsaw backfires), "nature" is more important than humans.
We know Apple drones don't sleep well at night. They're drones. They never sleep, they just run really slow all the time.