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DOG FIGHTING GAME RELEASED for Android phones

Discussion in 'Pet News' started by RockRomantic, Apr 24, 2011.


  1. RockRomantic

    RockRomantic Gobsh!te

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    I know it's just a game...but damn this isn't cool :(

    A dogfighting game application called “Dog Wars,” in which players fight virtual dogs for virtual money, is being offered through Google’s Android Marketplace.

    Developed by Kage Games, the downloadable game allows players to choose an identity, pick their dogs and feed, train and fight them, thereby gaining “cred” and making money.

    The game is now available for free download. Players can purchase virtual “adrenaline pens,” from Android which can be used to “revive your dog during a fight or even bring it back to life.”

    “Never let your dog go hungry or thirsty… you must train it and feed it a while before you can fight other player’s dogs … Building Cred puts money in your pocket and lets you earn more in fights,” the game description reads.

    “Let’s get it on!”

    Given its exceedingly bad taste, and how it perpetuates pit bull myths and glamorizes cruel and illegal activity, there are many who’d rather see the game taken off — the market, that is.

    In a post on BSL News, (BSL standing for Breed Specific Legislation), readers are encouraged to flood both Google and Android with emails and complaints.

    (Android is an open source operating system created by Google. While Google does not approve every app offered there, it does maintain a website where people can complain about objectionable content in games and apps. You can find it here.)

    The makers sound more than a little defensive about the game.

    “It is just a video game,” they say in the game description, as if anticipating some controversy. “Perhaps one day we will make gerbil wars or beta fish wars for people who can’t understand fantasy role play games … Just because something is illegal in real life in certain countries, does not mean it is illegal to make a song, movie, or video game about it.”

    It doesn’t mean it’s right, or smart, either.

    DOG FIGHTING GAME RELEASED for Android phones – CALL TO ACTION | BSL News

    DOG FIGHTING GAME RELEASED for Android phones – CALL TO ACTION | BSL News
     
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  2. dobermummy

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    :mad: that is really bad :mad:

    idiots :mad:
     
  3. CanIgoHome

    CanIgoHome PetForums VIP

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    Ban it
    Ban it
    Ban it


    people do not buy it
     
  4. Nonnie

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    How is this any different from games like GTA? They all glorify criminal activity. Hell, you can even go and kill hookers for fun.

    Bad taste yes, but we kill humans in games all the time, we emulate wars both past and present, yet there isnt the uproar like there is when its animals.
     
  5. manic rose

    manic rose PetForums VIP

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    I know the game is extremely bad taste but there are games out there just as bad or worse. if you dont like it, dont download it, simple as
     
  6. Erzs

    Erzs PetForums Member

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    I think something fairly similar happened with RDR where you can kill and skin animals. I think, I'm not sure.

    With games like this there may be more danger to them than your average COD or GTA game. People don't have accessibility to the weapons used in said games or hookers for that matter (well, usually!), but more often than not people have access to, or keep pet dogs.

    It is just a video game but the comments made by the developers are a little ridiculous, for a start I'd question their ability to create a fantasy game if they class this as one!

    I'm generally against video games getting the blame for violence in real life as after all it's up to the individual and you'd hope people weren't so easily influenced, but unfortunately some are.

    As has been said, the best thing to do is just not buy it. It's in bad taste but they will always have the upperhand with saying it's just a game, because it is. And like Nonnie said, much worse can be seen in other games.

    As you can probably tell I'm 50/50 on this. :p Plus, it sounds like a rubbish game anyway!
     
  7. kirk68

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    It's a horrible idea for a game and, as Erzs has said, some people are easilly influenced. I knnow some people from around here that will play the game on their phones and then take it to the next level. Next thing we know, dogs will be going missing.

    I know some of you will say this is alarmist of me, but where we live this kind of behaviour does happen. Only last year we had to make sure all our rabbits were padlocked in as there were guys stealing pet rabbits to train hunting lurchers. When the police caught them their defence was that they'd seen it on the internet!!

    I'm not a fan of computer games in general, but the violence needs to be stopped. Kids are becoming desensitized to violence and death, it comes at them from all angles and we end up with a generation that thinks violence is normal. I say the game should be banned.:mad::mad:
     
  8. johnmuldoon

    johnmuldoon PetForums Newbie

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    Honestly I would rather people play this game than do the real thing.

    Yes - it might create more people wanting to try it in real OR it might make people actually think about it abit more.

    End of the day its a game........as said alot worse out there.
     
  9. DogLover1981

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    How is this different from playing any other video game? I would rather people play this than fight real dogs. I play GTA and it is a violent game. People play video games that are incredibly violent and more violent than GTA.
     
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  10. Pheonix*Ella

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    I didn't realize until reading more into it, but Google has no control over Apps released for the android since it is an open platform and it would go against the open standards for them to try to block the game somehow. Also, the developers probably like the attention the game is getting.
     
  12. manic rose

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    being an open platform is one of the reasons I love android. yes you get some nutters releasing sick games but you dont have someone else deciding what you should and shouldnt be allowed as an app like you do on apple's app store.
     
  13. Thedogsdinner

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    It's no worse than some of the other rubbish apps on the market.

    Really not suprised
     
  14. Elmo the Bear

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    "A controversial app that many say promoted dog fighting has been pulled from the Android market.

    "Dog Wars" was an app that let players train virtual pit bulls to fight by having the dogs pull ropes and drag tires.


    In recent days a number of organizations have called for the app to be pulled.


    Google appears to have listened and yanked the app from its store."

    Dog fighting app pulled - FOX23 News - The 10 O'Clock News
     
  15. manic rose

    manic rose PetForums VIP

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    ....and so google starts off down the same slippery path as Apple :mad: what apps they gonna pull next because people disagree with it? Like I said before if you dont like it, dont download. Simple as that. Dont think this would encourage people to start dog fighting anymore than a fighting game like Tekken encourages fights or GTA encourages car stealing......or angry birds encourages people to throw birds at pigs :crazy:
     
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    and how far do you apply that rule ?
     
  17. manic rose

    manic rose PetForums VIP

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    huh? well to every app I dont like :blink:
     
  18. Elmo the Bear

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    ?????? ... so its OK for them to have an app for anything they want and if people don't like it then they just don't download it... that's your view?
     
  19. manic rose

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    its the same as most things. theres always going to be tv programs, books, songs and especially websites that you dont agree with but you cant go round getting them all banned. you can easily find a lot worse than this app on the internet - theres websites encouraging anorexia and suicide for goodness sake. these do huge amounts of harm. theres no point even trying to shut them down tho. each time one is shut, another one will just spring up. their are not exactly breaking any laws, even though they are morally wrong, so there is v little people can do about them besides ignore them
     
  20. Elmo the Bear

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    But you're talking about the odd independent site set up by some oddball... this is corporate sponsored software... they shouldn't be allowed to produce irresponsible software and let the public choose... where does it stop?
     
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