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WszystekPoTrochu
06-26-2015, 06:28 PM
What the heck?

http://toucharcade.com/2015/06/25/apple-removes-confederate-flag/

Waddie
06-26-2015, 08:01 PM
It will be taken to extremes; it always is.

regards,
Waddie

Gerarddm
06-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Dumb move.

Phillip Allen
06-26-2015, 09:31 PM
be careful what you wish for lest you become a fool

Paul Pless
06-26-2015, 09:44 PM
be careful what you wish for lest you become a foolpersonal experience?

ron ll
06-26-2015, 09:53 PM
It's a swing of the pendulum. It has just been pushed to its apogee. It will settle back to common sense with time.

Paul Pless
06-26-2015, 09:56 PM
It's a swing of the pendulum. It has just been pushed to its highest apogee. It will settle back to common sense with time.its apple's standard corporate response, they're the big player in the room, or so they fancy themselves, they've well established themselves in a position to exercised control over editorial content, they are (even while denying it) so frikking white bread mainstream its pathetic, they really have no choice but to be as non controversial as is possible. . .

elf
06-26-2015, 09:57 PM
There is no common sense to war games.

ron ll
06-26-2015, 09:59 PM
Apple even caved to Taylor Swift. (Of course many suspect that was orchestrated as a duet from the beginning. )

Keith Wilson
06-26-2015, 11:04 PM
That's very silly of Apple.

There my be no common sense to war games, but they're a hell of a lot better than the real thing.

skuthorp
06-26-2015, 11:07 PM
Perceived commercial decision, silly. Only despots wish to erase history.
Hmmm………… hang on……...

PeterSibley
06-26-2015, 11:08 PM
They have just created a nice new market ... listen for the rush.

Captain Intrepid
06-27-2015, 12:39 AM
//shrugs//

It'd be much easier to pull everything with the traitor flag and add legitimate apps back piecemeal than it is to go through each app before dropping them.

I can't really bring myself to care, it's mostly just funny watching devotees of the confederacy foaming at the mouth in impotent rage.

Jim Bow
06-27-2015, 01:41 AM
Is "stupified" the same as "gobsmacked"?

GregH
06-27-2015, 06:55 AM
The heck with the flag thing- they (and all other game mfg's) should get rid of all games that involve guns!

WszystekPoTrochu
06-28-2015, 05:56 PM
The heck with the flag thing- they (and all other game mfg's) should get rid of all games that involve guns!

Let's get rid of games altogether, leaving solitaire and nothing else.

McMike
06-28-2015, 06:07 PM
There is no common sense to war games.

Huh . . . I've played tones of war games, if approached with an informed midset, they can be great illustrations of why we shouldn't wage war.

S.V. Airlie
06-28-2015, 06:12 PM
personal experience?Beat me to it!:)

WszystekPoTrochu
06-28-2015, 06:12 PM
Huh . . . I've played tones of war games, if approached with an informed midset, they can be great illustrations of why we shouldn't wage war.

Why even being informed? Distinguishing game from reality is all that's needed. No people die nor get offended when you wreak tabletop havoc just for the fun of it.

McMike
06-28-2015, 06:18 PM
Why even being informed? Distinguishing game from reality is all that's needed. No people die nor get offended when you wreak tabletop havoc just for the fun of it.

Like any media, the consumer gets back what they're willing to put in. There are a lot of overgrown children that get their rocks off by simulated death and are poor sports. ;)

elf
06-28-2015, 06:27 PM
A sad definition of fun.

Waddie
06-28-2015, 06:50 PM
A normal, well adjusted person can learn a lot about real war from a war game. Like it's usually a lose-lose scenario. But how do you keep it out of the hands of the radical fringe who don't know it's just a game, without denying it to everyone? Maybe registering them or have a three day waiting period....... how 'bout an "instant check"?

regards,
Waddie

McMike
06-28-2015, 06:59 PM
A sad definition of fun.

We've had this discussion in person Ems, remember? I played a video game that depicted D-day, the beach landings, it was very realistic, enough to make me sick to my stomach. It gave me a greater understanding of the futility of war and the insane amount of bravery required to take part in such a thing.
Like I said when we talked about this years ago, trust me, there can be great value in it in terms of providing a vehicle for imagining the realities of war.

McMike
06-28-2015, 07:02 PM
A normal, well adjusted person can learn a lot about real war from a war game. Like it's usually a lose-lose scenario. But how do you keep it out of the hands of the radical fringe who don't know it's just a game, without denying it to everyone? Maybe registering them or have a three day waiting period....... how 'bout an "instant check"?

regards,
Waddie


I know you're trying to be snarky so I'll just leave this one alone.

elf
06-28-2015, 07:26 PM
All of this is possibly true for a mature, well-balanced personality. But most of the citizens of most nations aren't. And, in fact, even at age 50 most aren't.

Adrenaline is addictive.